Waiting on Wednesday (27)

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine to spotlight any upcoming releases you are eagerly anticipating!

Kissing Shakespeare by Pamela Mingle

14th August 2012

How beautiful is that cover? This sounds exactly like the kind of story I love, set in the theatre, romance, time travel, contemporary and historical setting. Lovely. I’m really looking forward to Kissing Shakespeare, it’s just a shame that I have so long to wait!

Miranda has Shakespeare in her blood: she hopes one day to become a Shakespearean actor like her famous parents. At least, she does until her disastrous performance in her school’s staging of The Taming of the Shrew. Humiliated, Miranda skips the opening-night party. All she wants to do is hide.

Fellow cast member, Stephen Langford, has other plans for Miranda. When he steps out of the backstage shadows and asks if she’d like to meet Shakespeare, Miranda thinks he’s a total nutcase. But before she can object, Stephen whisks her back to 16th century England—the world Stephen’s really from. He wants Miranda use her acting talents and modern-day charms on the young Will Shakespeare. Without her help, Stephen claims, the world will lost its greatest playwright.

Miranda isn’t convinced she’s the girl for the job. Why would Shakespeare care about her? And just who is this infuriating time traveler, Stephen Langford? Reluctantly, she agrees to help, knowing that it’s her only chance of getting back to the present and her “real” life. What Miranda doesn’t bargain for is finding true love…with no acting required.

What are you waiting on this week?

11 Comments Post a comment

  1. I discovered this novel on another blog and it sounds like it is going to be a wonderful read. Great choice! Here’s mine: http://whatsontheshelf.wordpress.com/2011/12/06/waiting-on-wednesday-6/

    December 7, 2011

  2. I am swooning over this book! Wow!!! It’s going on my TBR, immediately. It sounds like just my sort of thing. I love Shakespeare. Thanks for the recommendation.

    December 7, 2011

  3. That is a beautiful cover!

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    December 7, 2011

  4. Oh this sounds interesting and original! I love the cover!!

    Giselle
    Xpresso Reads

    December 7, 2011

  5. Oooo…. this does sound like an interesting read. And will she end up with Stephen or Will? ;) Great pick Amy! :)

    My WoW

    December 7, 2011

  6. This does sound interesting! I’m going to have to check this out. Great pick! http://danicapage.blogspot.com/2011/12/waiting-on-wednesday-7-and-www.html

    December 7, 2011

  7. I do love the sound of this! It sounds like a refreshing read, too, completely different from a lot out there in YA at the moment. Excellent choice!

    December 7, 2011

  8. Adding this to my TBR list! Thanks for sharing! :)

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    December 7, 2011

  9. Such a long wait for this one, but it certainly sounds amazing! I love the mix of genres!

    December 8, 2011

  10. A. Knight #

    When I first heard of this I thought nearly the same thing. The cover is pretty and makes me think of the olden days and all that. Plus, I’m wondering what the crux of this novel is going to be like.

    Have an amazing reading week!

    – Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)

    December 8, 2011

  11. OOh, this sounds so good! I’ve added it to my reading list!
    Awesome!
    Romi.x

    December 9, 2011

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