Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking The Spine where you can spotlight an upcoming release that you're eagerly anticipating.
This week I'm waiting on.....
Kissing Shakespeare by Pamela Mingle
Released on:14th of August 2012
Add it: On Goodreads.
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.
I've always loved the Elizabethan times, although not usually in my books, but this story just screams at me to read it. We all know Shakespeare....we studied his work in school and learn about him, but this looks like a fantastic new idea featuring the man. I may have to make an exception to my lack of historical and check this one out beacuse....IT....SOUNDS.....BRILLIANT! I mean, awwww, the whole premise makes me wish I had it sitting in my hands right now--so cute!