Waiting on Wednesday [6] : Kissing Shakespeare

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine
Spotlighting upcoming releases that readers are eagerly anticipating

Kissing Shakespeare 
Kissing Shakespeare by Pamela Mingle
Release Date: August 14th, 2012

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! So I'm pretty excited for this book. It could really go either way though. I could love how Will Shakespeare is portrayed or I could hate it. But I'm excited to see Mingle's take on the famous writer and how she turns it into a contemporary love story!

What do you think about this book? Have you heard of it before? Do you like Shakespeare? Thoughts below!


  1. Ohhh This is new to me but sounds really good actually! I'm not the biggest Shakespeare fan but I like the idea of her time traveling to see him. I wonder if she will fall for the traveler or for Shakespeare.
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  2. I'm really curious about this one but I'll wait to read some reviews befre ordering a copy .. :) !! Great pick Krista !!

  3. wow, I thought this was going to be another teenage romance, but then I kept reading your summary. What genre would this fall under do you think?

    1. Since there is some time travel in there I think it would fall under paranormal romance, but I'm just going to put blinders on and call it contemporary because every time I think about PNR I think about vampires, werewolves, and witches. Lol...so we'll see!