For The Love Of The Bard by Jessica Martin | Book Review

There is nothing quite like kicking back with a contemporary romance and just getting lost in the story. For The Love Of The Bard by Jessica Martin was a wonderful story for me to get lost in and such a good part of my reading week. Also? Love that cartoon cover. This contemporary romance just flew right by.

For The Love Of The Bard by Jessica Martin was a wonderful story for me to get lost in and such a good part of my reading week.

For The Love Of The Bard is set in a small town in New England where the residents are obsessed with Shakespeare — Bard’s Rest. Every summer there’s a festival dedicated to the Bard with multiple shows being put on and a dinner theater. All the local businesses are also themed around Shakespeare. The residents are also a little eccentric. Miranda is the daughter of two Shakespeare professors. She is a literary agent and secretly the writer of a massively successful YA contemporary fantasy series. She is back in town to work on her book — which she is overdue on and due her mother’s health scare. As it turns out, an old flame who completely broke her heart when she was a teenager is back in town as well — Adam the veterinarian.

Miranda and Adam end up working in close proximity as she is drafted to direct one of the main stage plays while he builds the sets. They become friends again — and eventually the romance rekindles right as the centennial celebration is about to kick off. Of course, the romance has an expiration date. Miranda and Adam live on opposite sides of the country. Better to have love and lost, however.

I absolutely enjoyed¬†For The Love Of The Bard. Miranda is the middle child and has two sisters. Her older sister is a high powered lawyer. The younger sister, Cordy, is a world class baker. One of the highlights of this book was the scenes with the sisters. I found myself hoping for sequels starring the sisters as well as a sequel with a certain event planner. The town also has a huge appeal too — feels like a Hallmark movie setting – but with a whole lot more pizazz and diversity and fun. Also — totally rooted for Adam and Miranda to make it the whole time. I loved how this book eventually played out. Here’s hoping for more Bard’s Rest books from Jessica Martin!


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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.
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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

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