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Read the Books Before They Were Movies: Hallmark Channel Round-Up Post

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Happy Thursday, My Lovelies!  Those of you who've followed me for a long time understand my addiction to love for Hallmark Movies.  My favorite time of year is about to begin in 9 days:  Countdown to Christmas.  I love it when Mr. Sketchy Reader builds a warm fire outside on our patio, I make warm beverages, and we tune-in to the lighthearted Christmas romances.  It gets even better when the girls are home from school and we all bake fun snacks, roast marshmallows, and make creative s'mores...all while watching Countdown to Christmas.

Some of my favorite movies and series that have been on the Hallmark Channel were actually lovely books before they were adapted to the small screen.  Let's take a look at a few of them; you can click on the links below and read more on the original posts.

The following books are in my Nook and they are from the Hannah Swenson series.  This series is the basis for the Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Channel series, Murder, She Baked.

This series is so cute, and the books have recipes, too!

This novel is the fourteenth installment in the popular Chesapeake Shores series, the basis for the Hallmark Channel's series Chesapeake Shores.

I'll probably read more books this year that have been made into Hallmark Channel Movies and when I do, I'll share here on the blog!

Today I'd like to wish a Happy 25th Birthday to our oldest daughter, Shanley Belle.  Happy Birthday, Sweetie!  I hope you live in a quaint college town that could double as a Hallmark town one day!

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. Happy Birthday to Shanley Belle! Those Hallmark commercials make me want to get on the sofa for a week to watch them all!

  2. Happy Birthday to your precious daughter....hard to believe she is that old already! And I always forget to tune in to these shows so I'm glad for the reminder. We bought the DVDs of When Calls the Heart and we're watching those in the good! Hugs!

  3. Happy Birthday to Shanley Belle -- those years went fast, didn't they?!

    I love "Murder She Baked" and "The Bridge," too. I wish Countdown to Christmas didn't start till Nov. 1 but yes, I love it too. Every now and then I read a book and go "Hallmark Movie!" They are my guilty pleasure!

  4. I LOVE the Hallmark channel and wish I got the Hallmark mystery channel, we got that free for a few weeks as a trial and I taped every movie I could! I will be checking all these out! I can't believe your husband likes to watch them, mine is forever watching sports or news...have a blast this weekend!


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