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* DatingWhatDaddyHates: Both Elizabeth and Julie

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* BaseballEpisode: In the Season 4 premiere, the schoolchildren are to play a game against one another in efforts to integrate the newcomers. The entire town shows up to watch.

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* AlasPoorVillain: Throughout the first four seasons, Mayor Henry Gowan doesn't seem to have a single good quality. Despite his wealth, he's always looking for ways to make more money, even if it means the mostly poor town residents have to suffer. He even spread lies about Elizabeth in an effort to have her lose her teaching position. But after karma catches up with him, it's hard not to feel a bit sorry for this man, who grew up in poverty and doesn't seem to have ever had anyone care about him.


** Elizabeth and her terrible cooking skills.

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** Elizabeth and her terrible cooking skills. (Yet in the books, Elizabeth cooks very well.)

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* LocalHangout: Besides the saloon and Abigail's Cafe, there is literally nowhere else for people to socialize in town.


* YourCheatingHeart: Nora thinks this of Bill Avery when he starts romancing Abigail


[[caption-width-right:320:Yes, that ''is'' Aunt Becky. [[note]] who’s since been fired from the show after being indicted in March 2019 on an alleged college admissions scam [[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:320:Yes, that ''is'' Aunt Becky. [[note]] who’s since been fired from the show after being indicted in March 2019 on an alleged college admissions scam scam. She's since pleaded guilty. [[/note]]]]


* WeddingDay: [[spoiler: Lee and Rosemary wed in the season three finale, "Prayers From The Heart".]]

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* WeddingDay: WeddingFinale: [[spoiler: Lee and Rosemary wed in the season three finale, "Prayers From The Heart".]]


** Rosemary's past roles being the title character of the play, e.g. a chambermaid in ''The Chanmbermaid'' and a fortuneteller in ''The Fortuneteller''.

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** Rosemary's past roles being the title character of the play, e.g. a chambermaid in ''The Chanmbermaid'' Chambermaid'' and a fortuneteller in ''The Fortuneteller''.


** Some other adult characters into all 4 roles as well, though there are a lot of melancholics in town: Abigail Stanton (phlegmatic), Bill Avery (melancholic/choleric blend), Henry Gowen (choleric/melancholic blend), Pastor Frank Hogan (melancholic), Dr. Carson Shepherd (melancholic), Florence Blakely (choleric), Dottie Ramsey (sanguine), Clara Stanton (melancholic/phlegmatic), Jesse Flynn (sanguine), Mollie Sullivan (melancholic), Cat Montgomery (phlegmatic/melancholic), Michael Hickam (melancholic), Julie Thatcher (sanguine), Tom Thornton (sanguine), Faith Carter (phlegmatic), Charles Kensington (melancholic), Shane Cantrell (melancholic), Ray Wyatt (choleric) AJ Foster (choleric/sanguine), Katie Yost (phlegmatic), Murphy McBride (sanguine), Ned Yost (sanguine).

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** Some other adult characters into all 4 roles as well, though there are a lot of melancholics in town: Abigail Stanton (phlegmatic), Bill Avery (melancholic/choleric blend), Henry Gowen (choleric/melancholic blend), Pastor Frank Hogan (melancholic), Dr. Carson Shepherd (melancholic), Florence Blakely (choleric), Dottie Ramsey (sanguine), Clara Stanton (melancholic/phlegmatic), Jesse Flynn (sanguine), Mollie Sullivan (melancholic), Cat Montgomery (phlegmatic/melancholic), Michael Hickam (melancholic), Julie Thatcher (sanguine), Tom Thornton (sanguine), Faith Carter (phlegmatic), Charles Kensington (melancholic), Shane Cantrell (melancholic), Ray Wyatt (choleric) AJ Foster (choleric/sanguine), Katie Yost (phlegmatic), Murphy McBride [=McBride=] (sanguine), Ned Yost (sanguine).


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* GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals: Elizabeth's youngest student, Opal, loves her teddy bear Brownie and carries him everywhere she goes.


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* MaternalDeathBlameTheChild: Subverted. A student of Elizabeth's, Philip, initially fears his father does not love him because his mother died giving birth, but the truth is his father is distant because of working hard to provide for them. With Elizabeth's encouragement, Philip and his father mend their relationship.


* RunningGag: Elizabeth and her terrible cooking skills.

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* RunningGag: RunningGag:
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Elizabeth and her terrible cooking skills.skills.
** Rosemary's past roles being the title character of the play, e.g. a chambermaid in ''The Chanmbermaid'' and a fortuneteller in ''The Fortuneteller''.


* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Thus far the only men Julie has shown interest in are outlaw Nate and ne'er-do-well Tom

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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Thus far the only men Elizabeth's younger sister Julie has a bad case of this, mostly because she ThinksLikeARomanceNovel. The two men she's shown interest in are the outlaw Nate and ne'er-do-well TomTom, both of which she has insisted are "misunderstood".

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* AdultFear: Young Rosaleen, whom is mute from trauma of losing her father, vanishing when Elizabeth's back is turned. Gets even worse when Elizabeth realizes she's gone to the dangerous coal mine.


* TheBartender



* CitySlicker



* PinkertonDetective
* PreacherMan



* {{Schoolmarm}}



* ShopKeeper



* WesternCharacters: Many standards including CityMouse/CitySlicker, the {{Schoolmarm}}, ShopKeeper, PinkertonDetective, PreacherMan, and TheBartender.


The show premiered on Hallmark as a two-hour pilot film in October 2013. That film featured Creator/MaggieGrace as Elizabeth, but the role was re-cast with Krakow when it was picked up as a series.



Not to be confused with the 2013 film of the same name starring Creator/MaggieGrace and Creator/StephenAmell.

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