Title: All American Girl
Author: Justine Dell
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publish Date: February 26, 2013
Event organized by: Literati Literature Lovers
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Omnific Publishing
Once she’s home, Lance Cummings becomes a constant source of indigestion. Lance is a single father who learned first-hand the devastating effects of a damaging relationship. He sees through Samantha’s nasty temper—straight to her cry for help. He wants to help her, but he also wants to know why Samantha ran from him—and their future—twelve years before.
Taking care of her Grams, dealing with an alcoholic brother, and getting Lance to remove his annoyingly attractive nose from her business is draining on Samantha. And she’s only got three weeks to finish her stagnated novel or her publisher will drop her. No pressure. To top it off, pretending to hate the man she actually loves makes each day in Vermont harder than the last. Especially when Lance turns up the heat.
Greetings! Thank you all for stopping by today. *grins like a maniac*
I’ve got the wonderful of honor of doing my very own Casting Couch for All-American Girl. *squee*
I swear, I think this is one of the most fun things about writing a book—deciding who would play the characters!
Here’s my A-list movie production cast members:
First up, Jenny, Samantha’s dear friend from New York. She’s quirky, fun, yet she can be serious (to keep Samantha grounded. Played by Katie Cassidy.
Next we have Candice, Samantha’s dear friend from years past. Candice is also the sister of Samantha’s love interest, Lance. Her personality is caring; she seems to always being moving quickly, but calmly. She’s got big plans but doesn’t quite know how to put everything together. I think Anne Hathaway is perfect for her!
Next up is Samantha’s Grandmother, Dorothy. Dorothy played a huge role in Samantha’s past and she’s one of the reasons Samantha must put her life back on track. Dorothy is wise, thoughtful, and she still has a nice touch of humor and sarcasm. Perfect for Fionnula Flanagan.
Samantha has as stepdaughter, Ava, from a previous marriage, who she thinks about often during her growth through the story. Ava is only 5, full of heart and fun-loving. Baliee Madison would play her perfectly. (Bailee is 13 now, so we would have to rewind her years a little…lol)
Lance, the hero of the story, has his own son, Jax. This little guy is 5, full of energy, loves to talk about dinosaurs! He’s also got some nice manners, thanks to his dad. *wink* Davis Cleveland would be perfect! (Again, though, we’d have to rewind his years a bit).
Finally, we come around to Samantha. She’s a heroine with a long history of life problems. She struggles with her emotions and strives to be the strong and beautiful woman everyone wants her to be. There are times she’s hateful and mean, but you can see the glimmer of love and hope beneath her eyes. For that reason, I think Amy Adams would play her perfectly. She could be the cold Samantha, and still make you love her. It helps that she already has that beautiful auburn hair and green eyes. And she could be the thoughtful Samantha, making you love her even more.
And LASTLY…we come to the hero, Lance. *swoon*
Ahem, sorry. I love him.
Lance is stubborn, but smart. Strong, but wonderfully soft. A dedicated father who’s had his own life battles. Never one to turn away from a challenge…oh, and he’s loved Sam since high school. He owns a construction company, so he’s big, with that sexy rough-and-tumble type look.
Uh…where was I?
Oh, yes…Lance. Let me get to the picture before I lose all train of thought. The PERFECT man for this part is Chris Helmworth. Period.
And there we are! The cast that makes up All-American Girl. Simply perfect. ;-) I do hope you’ll check it out to match these wonderful people with their wonderful characters!
About the Author:
Justine lives in the Midwest, happily catering to her family, which consists of a horse-obsessed teenage daughter, four dogs, and a husband who is too good to be true. She’s never moved from her hometown, but hopes to grow old in a much warmer climate. During the day she works a normal job with college students who try their best to keep her young. They’ve done a good job thus far. At night, said teenage daughter and her horse require mounds of love and attention. The weekends belong solely to her and her writing. That’s when she morphs into a sticky bug, unable to leave the confines of her computer chair. She started writing three years ago after seeing a movie that set off a chain reaction she couldn’t have stopped if she’d wanted. It’s not a hobby for her; it’s an obsession. One she loves and one she loves to share. Her debut novel, RECAPTURED DREAMS, is available now on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and wherever books are sold. Her second book, ALL AMERICAN GIRL, will be published Feb 26th, 2013 by Omnific Publishing.
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