Waiting on Wednesday (24): Kissing Shakespeare by Pamela Mingle

25 Apr

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. I love it because it is basically a squee-fest where book lovers can choose one book that they are DYING to get their hands on. Check it out!

Kissing Shakespeare

by Pamela Mingle

Book cover for 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.

So I personally love books that do the time-travel/historical fiction/romance kind of thing. THANK YOU, OUTLANDER. Pamela Mingle’s book has the added bonus of taking me back to 16th century England, where we get to meet Shakespeare. Sigh. I’m getting a Shakespeare in Love vibe from this summary, and that makes me very happy. Except maybe Stephen is the love interest? Anytime a summary tells me that the guy is “infuriating” it’s almost a dead giveaway, no? But then there’s the whole title about kissing SHAKESPEARE, so LOVE TRIANGLE! 

Anyway, KISSING SHAKESPEARE sounds like a really sweet, emotional, fun story, and I’m looking forward to it BIG TIME. 

KISSING SHAKESPEARE is coming out August 14, 2012 from Random House Children’s Books.

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5 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday (24): Kissing Shakespeare by Pamela Mingle”

  1. Pocketful of Books (@PocketfulofBook) April 25, 2012 at 10:04 am #

    This book does look so adorable…and I love the Shakespeare/ time travel aspect! I requested it on NetGalley a while ago but stillll haven’t heard back 😦 Ahh welll- I can wait! x

  2. Candice April 25, 2012 at 10:33 am #

    Saw this one on NetGalley… thought it sounded adorbs! Can’t wait for it either!

  3. elena April 25, 2012 at 3:14 pm #

    Ha, I agree about the infuriating! That’s always a big tip off. This one looks super cute!

  4. Heidi April 25, 2012 at 7:08 pm #

    I’m so nervous about this one. Like, I lurv time travel and I lurv historical romance and I lurv Shakespeare, and yet something about this one just has me so worried that it’ll suck? I’m really hoping that niggling feeling is completely off base and that it turns out to be awesome! I will make my decision based entirely upon your review. No pressure.

  5. megtao April 26, 2012 at 9:05 am #

    Time travel? Sign me up!

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