Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (12)

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine to put a spotlight on upcoming books.

This week's title is:

Kissing Shakespeare by Pamela Mingle

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 love Shakespeare, but kissing him never occurred to me


Katie (Call Me Crazy) said...

OMG how have a not heard about this one!? I love, love, love books retold about Shakespearean plays, but how cool is it that he's actually a character in this one! Ahh! I love 'kissing him never occurred to me' lol and not to me either! Thanks for bringing this one to my attention! Happy Wednesday! :)

Lindsay Cummings author said...

gorgeous cover!!!

stop by my IMM?! I have a few picks this week.

Anna said...

Ohhh I love this cover!! I always like a good Shakespeare book too :)

Anna @ Literary Exploration

Ashley said...

This isn't my typical read, but I love the idea of going back in time and romancing one of the greats! Reminds me a little of Midnight in Paris with Owen Wilson. Cute idea. Thanks for sharing!

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