Well, friends, we’ve arrived. It’s the finale for both our wonderful shows.  Can you believe it??? But the Hallmarkies Podcast Heart to Heart Hearties have some surprises coming up for you so you won’t get too blue. (Although, you #TeamNathan fans probably wouldn’t mind a bit of blue, given Kevin’s eye color, and the costumes he wears to make those peepers sparkle. πŸ™‚ ) It’ll be hard to get through, but we can make it, right?  It WILL be much harder without new episodes to look forward to.  Thank heavens for DVR recordings and Edify Films enabling us to pre-order Season 7. Thank you Elliott and Tiffany Wallach! And even though we don’t know exactly when they’ll start filming, we know that an 8th season of WCTH is secured. #Season8WouldBeGreat! Now all we need to feel complete is an announcement for season 2 of When Hope Calls. #MeAndYou4Season2

Well, I have a few treats for you today too, just to start you off. The WHC recap is below. As with all these, please remember that we recorded this in October…hence my Halloween scarf πŸ˜‰ We also talk about Hallmark television as a whole, since October is the end of the TV season, and the reign of Christmas movies began. Reflect on the very first season of When Hope Calls as a whole, and relive those feelings you had at the end of season 6 of WCTH; especially the awe you felt at the amazing job they all did on the editing.  And you’ll see my little girl make an appearance; the ladies were kind enough to invite her on so she could give a child fan perspective on both shows.  Funny thing, she says which team she’s on, kind of, and it’s the EXACT OPPOSITE of where she stands now.  Apparently turning 9 changes a person drastically! πŸ˜€

Then, a very special conversation: I got to chat with Hanneke Talbot, the feisty Nurse Maggie Parsons, and hear her side of the story of When Hope Calls. The fact that she’s actually British makes her doubly delightful!

Okay, everyone. I’ll be back on Friday with our very last #FaceOffFriday of the season.  See you then!  Be safe, be sane! πŸ™‚ This is Hooked Heartie, signing off. May your heart let your hope blossom! 


Well, #Hearties, as hard and discouraging as this quarantined lifestyle has proven to be, I must admit to there being some silver linings with the COVID-19 invasion. One prominent, and perhaps the most relevant one, is that because all the Hallmark stars have schedules that “have come to a screeching halt,” (a direct quote from Andrea Brooks herself,) they are also looking for ways to fill the time. They are much more able to chat in podcast interviews without those pesky filming hours getting in the way. πŸ˜‰

So I have a treat for you today! It’s another double dose, yes, but not of recaps. It’s a double dose of interviews with some of our beloved WCTH actors. The two lovely ladies are Andrea Brooks, the much-loved Faith Carter, and Gracyn Shinyei, the not-so-little-anymore Emily Montgomery. But she’s still adorable and delightful as ever! Did you see this awesome picture she sent me?!



The interviews dropped today, so I wanted to post them while they were hot. That being the case, we’re going to shuffle the schedule around a bit. Today is the interviews, then Wednesday we’ll have the WHC recap. Friday I’ll post another #FanFictionFriday story and the recap for last night’s episode. I know we’re due for another #FaceOffFriday, but since there’s only one episode remaining, I thought we’d have a repeat of the beginning of the season, and include three episodes. So look at that! We actually get three days this week! Hopefully everything sails smoothly for those posts. Fingers crossed! This is Hooked Heartie, signing off! May your heart let your hope blossom!



I know I missed Friday, but I do have a very good excuse: my daughter turned 6, and my son turned 2. Yes, it was on the same day, and in quarantine. But it was a good day, and thank you to all of you that sent them birthday wishes. It really did make their day!

I also realize it’s late, but I wanted to make sure I gave you a Monday post. So in the words of Lucas in last night’s episode, “I’ll be very quick.” Tonight, you get TWO podcasts: the recap of last week’s episode of When Calls The Heart, and the recap of last night’s When Hope Calls. Enjoy, and I WILL be back for a much-anticipated #FaceOffFriday. Enjoy!

This is Hooked Heartie, signing off! May your heart let your hope blossom!


Well, did you have a good weekend? It was pretty eventful after being so quiet. Two NEW movies, two new episodes! After such a stretch, we got Hallmark overload!

And did you notice that VERY special guest star who was visiting in Brookfield? More like he was on official business, but you know, tomato, tomahto. πŸ™‚ It’s funny. When this episode of When Hope Calls dropped on Hallmark Movies Now back in September, Nathan’s demeanor and air of confidence was a sharp contrast to the meek behavior we’d seen from him in Hope Valley during Season 6 of When Calls the Heart. But after watching last night’s episode of WCTH, (and a few before that too,) that boldness and authoritative attitude fit right in.

So have fun listening to Rachel and me gab about Gabe! (See what I did there?) πŸ˜€ Not to mention we giggle about the gold. I’ll be back later this week! This is Hooked Heartie, signing off! May your heart let your hope blossom!

Hi, everybody! This is going to have to be a quick one, but I wanted to make sure you got your dose of When Hope Calls today. There really isn’t much to say that Amy and I didn’t chat about in the podcast. So enjoy! I hope it helps the cabin fever. Stay safe! Stay healthy! And don’t give up hope! πŸ˜‰

AND! Don’t forget to come back on Friday for the second #FaceOffFriday of the season! It’s going to be quite the doozy! These Elizabeth and Lucas encounters, plus the Elizabeth and Nathan interactions are getting blurred, and it’s definitely much harder to define them. But I’ll do my darndest to award points fairly and objectively. See you on Friday! Until then, have a good week, okay?

This is Hooked Heartie, signing off! May your heart let your hope blossom!