Everyone says, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” It’s such a common phrase, and yet we all probably do it sometime in our lives. A good example of why we should not “judge a book by its cover” is the character of Rosemary Leveux (Warning, there are When Calls the Heart spoilers in this post).
Rosemary Leveux is an actress we all meet in season one of When Calls the Heart. And from the beginning, viewers are lead to feel a bit negatively about her. When we first meet her, we learn that she is coming to Coal Valley (called Hope Valley in later seasons) to find her fiancé. Very soon after this, we learn this “fiancé” of Rosie’s is our beloved Mountie, Jack Thorton. This is when the negative feelings will probably be aroused. We later learn that the engagement was called off, by Rosie herself, but that she wants him back. For a time, she is after his affections; rivaling with Elizabeth and even trying to wreak Jack and Elizabeth’s relationship. This, of course, is not successful, and Rosie finally moves on. She ends up falling in love with Lee Coulter, who she eventually marries.
Throughout the seasons, she becomes extremely lovable. She is definitely an important character, and a worthwhile investment. Not only does she being comedic relief and a personality unmatched by any other, she also has a kindness that is important for the show.
So, was Rosie an easy character to “judge by its [her] cover”? Absolutely. But, in the end, we learn that there is more to Miss Leveux than her annoying and irritating love for Jack.