Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Wendy French's "Full of It," the movie

Wendy French's novels are sMothering, Going Coastal, After the Rice, and the recently released Full of It.

At My Book, The Movie she speculates about the casting for a possible film adaptation of her new novel.

Here's the plot of Full of It:
Lauren Peterson has a brand new life, but no idea what to do with it.

After calling off her engagement, she's single for the first time in years and ready to take on the world. Instead, she discovers that starting over isn't all it's cracked up to be.

When a spinster aunt she barely remembers bequeaths her a house in Portland, Oregon, Lauren intends to fix it up and flip it for a tidy profit. However, her big mouth (which is always a step ahead of her brain) has other ideas, and before she knows it, she's moving in.

As Lauren takes on the task of making the house into home, she discovers plenty of surprises and colorful neighbors to shake things up. From faulty wiring and a new sinkhole in the living room, to the salty curmudgeon next door, Lauren's new life is heading in unexpected directions. Her friends and family think she's making a grave mistake, but for the first time ever, it might not be Lauren's mouth, but her heart that will finally come out ahead.
Read on to see who the author imagines portraying her main characters.

Among the early praise for Full of It:

"French shines at writing chick-lit with characters that face bigger problems than a bad shopping habit or a few extra pounds. Her fourth effort follows the lead of her previous novels, combining real issues with healthy doses of humor. Readers who appreciate French's realistic portrayals of young women finding their way won't be disappointed with her latest."

"French... locates the warmth in her heroine and creates an agreeable fantasy about 20-somethings trying to find a meaningful adulthood."
--Publishers Weekly

Read an excerpt from the novel and learn more about Full of It at Wendy French's website.

--Marshal Zeringue