A special companion story to Hallmark Channel's When Calls the Heart television series
After years of schooling, Beth Thatcher has graduated and is
determined to become a teacher. But when she’s assigned the position no one else
wants—in the tiny mining town of Coal Valley, located in the rugged foothills
of western Canada—she worries she doesn’t have the courage to accept. Inspired
by the diary of her aunt Elizabeth, who went west to teach school several years
earlier, as well as her father’s encouragement, Beth eventually decides to put
her trust in God and leave behind all she’s ever known.
But the conditions in Coal Valley are even worse than she’d
feared. A recent mining accident has left the town grieving and at the mercy of
the mining company. The children have very little prior education, and many of
the locals don’t even speak English. In addition, Beth’s heart is torn between
two young men—both Mounties—one a lifelong friend and the other a kind, quiet
man who comes to her aid more than once.
unexpected challenges, Beth is determined to make a difference in the rustic
frontier town. But when her sister visits from the East, reminding her of all
the luxuries she’s had to give up, will Beth decide to return to her privileged
life as soon as the school year is over? Download and start listening now!