"It's a story of love, laughter, and true grit, all elements that so strongly influence my song writing."
The eight novels in the series, dating back to 1998's Lonesome Cowboy, tell the story of siblings Savanah, Grady, and Richard Weston as they fight to keep the family ranch and legacy alive after the untimely death of their parents.
"Heart of Texas is an exciting project for me to be involved in as I very much relate to the dynamics and the powerful connection of friends and family of a small-town community," Twain said in a statement. "It's a story of love, laughter, and true grit, all elements that so strongly influence my song writing."
The five-time Grammy Award winner will serve as an executive producer on the show alongside Roma Roth and Christopher E. Perry, the duo behind Netflix's Virgin River series. "Reel World Management is excited to collaborate with Shania Twain and Debbie Macomber, two outstanding female creatives who have successfully built powerhouse brands, to create a series that will resonate emotionally with a global audience while also reinforcing the valuable themes of tolerance, female empowerment, family, community, diversity, and endurance," says Roth in a statement.
"I'll be able to write about love and loss and hardship and triumph. It's going to run the gamut in that sense. I'm still getting a feel for the sound and mood of the music. I'll be getting together with an arranger, and that's going to be new for me as well, getting involved with the actual scoring," Twain told the Hollywood Reporter.
Macomber's novels have spent over 1,000 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and have sold more than 200 million copies around the world.