The romantic and historic prairie series When Calls the Heart is set around 1910. It is about Elizabeth Thatcher, a young woman of good standing, lives in a big town with her parents, but has her own dreams. She dreams of teaching, but wants to do it somewhere she can make an impact, so she takes a position in the small town Coal Valley, a mining town. This is totally different than the luxury life Elizabeth is used to, but she wants to prove to her parents and herself she can stand on her own two feet and doesn't need them. But she quickly finds out it isn't as easy as she thought. Certainly not when Jack Thornton, a mountie, comes to work in Coal Valley. Jack is not happy with this at all and he and Elizabeth can't stand each other at first. Still, they do have a certain chemisty and pull to each other that they can't ignore.