The film starring Eduardo Verástegui inspired award-winning writer Lisa Samson to immortalize the story in a book

By People Staff
Updated April 14, 2008

Soon fans can enjoy the touching story of the film Bella, starring Eduardo Verástegui and Tammy Blanchard, in book form. After it was warmly received by the public, Grupo Nelson, the Spanish division of Thomas Nelson Publishers, was convinced to come out with a novel based on the movie.

The film is about the life of a beautiful waitress (Blanchard) and a chef (Verástegui), who both realize that their lives aren't what they'd envisioned them to be. Guilt-ridden and hopeless, they each fight to survive and understand life. Eventually, day-to-day New York City happenings lead to an unforgettable experience that changes their lives forever.

The novel, written by Lisa Samson, is based on the original screenplay by Alejandro Monteverde, Patrick Million and Leo Seveino. A Spanish translation of the novel will be published for Hispanic fans of the film, available in the United States on May 15, and in Latin America in June.