We’d like to imagine that when you write a book, you’re not doing it for the possibility of it becoming a movie or a television show. You’re doing it for the love of telling a story – one that you believe needs to be told or one that you have the passion to tell.
And you can tell when you read Julie Soto’s debut novel, that she’s writing for the passion of telling a story. She’s writing because she wants to entertain and bring your imagination to life.
That doesn’t mean that one should not be happy when their book is optioned for film and we’re definitely excited for Julie Soto’s debut novel Forget Me Not has been tapped for a television series, by Universal International Group.
“I am absolutely ecstatic to be working with Universal International Studios on an adaptation of Forget Me Not,” Julie Soto said in a statement. “I was blown away when I heard the news that they were interested in my book and even more excited at the prospect of a series adaptation.”
The book is about, “Ama Torres loves being a wedding planner. But with a mother who has been married more times than you can count on your fingers, Ama has decided that marriage is not the route for her. But weddings? Weddings are amazing. As a small business owner, she knows how to match her clients with the perfect vendor to give them the wedding of their dreams. Well, almost perfect…
Elliot hates being a florist, most of the time. When his father left him the flower shop, he considered it a burden, but he’s stuck with it. Just like how he’s stuck with the way he proposed to Ama, his main collaborator and girlfriend (or was she?) two years ago. But flowers have grown on him, just like Ama did. And flowers can’t run off and never speak to him again, like Ama did.
When Ama is hired to plan a celebrity wedding that will bring her business national exposure, there’s a catch: Elliot is already contracted to design the flowers. Things are not helped by the two brides, who see the obvious chemistry between Ama and Elliot and are determined to set them up, not knowing their complicated history. Add in a meddling ex-boss, and a reality TV film crew documenting every step of the wedding prep, and Ama and Elliot’s hearts are not only in jeopardy again, but this time, their livelihoods are too.”
Sounds like a book that we can’t wait to see on the screen. We’re interested how it could be a TV series, because it does sound like a movie to us. Well it also reads like a movie to us.
But it doesn’t matter, because we’re all about a second chance at love.
Forget Me Not hits shelves on July 11th. Will you be picking up your copy?