Get All the Details on Bill Rancic's Debut Novel, a 'Story of Love, Survival and Hope'
02/18/2016 AT 06:30 PM EST
G.P. Putnam's Sons has acquired the Apprentice winner's First Light, set to hild shelves Nov. 1, the publisher announced Thursday exclusively to PEOPLE.
First Light chronicles a young couple telling their 10-year-old son a story of surviving a plane crash from their past while on a family road trip.
"First Light pulls from my own life experiences to tell a fictional story of love, survival and hope," said Bill Rancic in a statement. "My desire is that people finish this book feeling empowered to tackle life's countless challenges and obstacles. I believe through determination and faith anything can be achieved no matter how insurmountable the odds may appear. It was an incredible, cathartic experience writing my first novel, and I hope everyone finds the same inspiration and thrill while reading it that I had while putting it together."
The entrepreneur has quite a love story of his own: He's married to E! host Giuliana Rancic, whom he met during an interview, and they have a 3-year-old son, Duke.
The couple has stayed strong throughout Giuliana's cancer battle and infertility struggles while trying to conceive a second child via surrogate.
"In times like this we rely on our faith," Bill told PEOPLE in 2014. "Once the tears went away, we started to look towards the future."