If you’ve visited the blog or my FB page anytime recently, you know that my next release is Return of the Chauffeur’s Son, which releases June 2nd (a week from when i’m writing this). You may also know that this book is an homage to an old romantic movie and might have guessed which film from the book title.Confirmed! The old movie is Sabrina, a charming romance from the 1950s i think that you might have seen on TV. (They’ve remade the movie but the new one isn’t nearly as good as the original. Try to find it.) The original stars were Humphrey Bogart, William Holden and the amazing Audrey Hepburn. When i was young, people used to tell me that i looked like Audrey and that inspired me to seek out her films. I love bunches of them — Roman Holiday, Funny Face and especially Sabrina. In this original, Humphrey Bogart was too old to be the romantic lead, but Audrey is so engaging and amazing that i don’t think anyone cared.
A lot about the film is old and outdated today and i had a great time taking the tropes of the film and i hope the effervescent mood and translating it into a contemporary romance that just happens to be a triangle between three men. I reset the story in Napa Valley, California and filled it with the wine and food of that region, a detail i think captures some of the sensory quality of the movie.
If you plan to read the book, i hope you’ll pre-order it now. Here is the link to Amazon. And you can find it t all other retailers. To read an excerpt, Click HERE. I hope you enjoy it as much as i loved writing it. Here’s to Audrey!
As you probably know, i love movies and especially if they’re romantic. I enjoy these Top 10 movies lists and this one is great. What are your favorite Meet Cutes in a movie? A Meet Cute is a moment when boy meets girl for the first time and there’s an undeniable spark that leads to love. I think these 10 are pretty good. some of my favorites are on here. How about you. Check it out.
Next week, I’ll be unveiling the new cover for my upcoming release, COWBOYS DON’T RIDE UNICORNS. Be sure to check back. Thanks for stopping by!
The world is so complicated and devastating right now, it’s good to escape to some romance, so here are the Top 10 Chick Flicks! Which ones do you think they missed? I’m posting the video and then I’ll share a few of the films i think should be on the list.
Do you agree with the Top 10 Chick Flicks! ? I really like most of the films on this list — except maybe Bridget Jones Diary that i can take or leave. I would have put Notting Hill on the main list over Bridget Jones and maybe over Sleepless in Seattle. I would have put Love, Actually and Dirty Dancing higher on the list. Here are some of the chick flicks i think they missed and i’d be sure to include —
A Walk On the Moon — one of the most romantic, sexiest movies ever made, featuring an early, delicious appearance by Viggo Mortensen
Strictly Ballroom — Hilariously funny and intensely romantic, i adore this film. Paso Doble? Hell yes!
4 Weddings and a Funeral — Hugh Grant is the king of chick flicks and this one wins.
Last of the Mohicans — While certainly an action/adventure movie that appeals to guys, Last of the Mos is perhaps more romantic than any other film on the list. I will find you!
I’m sure there are others i missed. What about you? Which chick flicks would you put on this list and which would you leave off?