Hallmark TV Series Based on Books

Some of our favorite Hallmark TV shows are inspired by beloved book series!

I find that the characters and narratives in the show took on a whole new level of importance once I read the original books. It was truly fascinating to see how the show’s creators adapted the source material and brought it to life on-screen.

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Hallmark TV Shows Based on Books

Check out this list of Hallmark TV shows based on book series for a dose of cozy, heartwarming entertainment.

When Calls the Heart

Hallmark When Calls the Heart with Erin Krakow
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When Calls the Heart is an emotional television drama series, inspired by Janette Oke’s beloved Canadian West book series.

Follow Elizabeth Thatcher’s journey as she moves to Coal Valley in, Canada in the early 1900s to become a teacher and adapt to frontier life and build relationships with the local townsfolk while discovering newfound faith.

When Calls the Heart book series by Janette Oke

When Hope Calls

When Hope Calls Hallmark Show
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When Hope Calls is the heartwarming spin-off of Hallmark Channel’s beloved series When Calls the Heart. The series is based on the beloved books by Janette Oke and Laurel Oke Logan.

When Hope Calls centers around two sisters, Lillian and Grace, who open an orphanage in the small 1916 Western town of Brookfield. 

Chesapeake Shores

Chesapeake Shores Hallmark Show inspired by Sherryl Woods Books
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Cedar Cove

Hallmark Show Cedar Cove, Based on Books
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Love Comes Softly

Hallmark Love Comes Softly, Based on Books
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Love Comes Softly by Janette Oke is a beloved book series set in the 1800s frontier, following widow Marty’s journey towards faith and love. The books and movies, including the 2003 film adaptation starring Katherine Heigl and 11 subsequent films, have impacted countless readers and audiences.