Can’t Wait Wednesday #48: For the Love of the Baird by Jessica Martin

Posted June 8, 2022 by WendyW in Blogging, Bloglinks, Book Blog Meme / 35 Comments

Can’t Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally, they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

For the Love of the Baird by Jessica Martin
Publication Date: June 28, 2022
Publisher: Berkley Publishing
Genre: Fiction, Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Fiction


To go for it or not to go for it? That is the question when two former high school flames return to their Shakespeare-obsessed hometown for a summer of theater and unexpected romance, in a laugh-out-loud rom-com from debut author Jessica Martin.

Literary agent and writer Miranda Barnes rolls into her hometown of Bard’s Rest with one goal in mind: to spend the summer finally finishing her YA novel, the next installment in her bestselling fantasy series. Yet Miranda’s mother, deep in the planning stages for the centennial of the town’s beloved annual Shakespeare festival, has other ideas.

Before you can say “all’s fair in love and war,” Miranda is cornered into directing Twelfth Night—while simultaneously scrambling to finish her book, navigating a family health scare, and doing her best to avoid the guy who broke her heart on prom night.

When it comes to Adam, the veterinarian with a talent for set design and an infuriating knack for winning over Miranda’s dog, the lady doth protest too much. As any Shakespeare lovers knows, the course of true love never did run smooth, and soon Miranda realizes she’ll have to decide whether to trust Adam with her heart again.

Why I Can’t Wait!

The main character goes back to her Shakespeare-obsessed hometown!

What book or books are you anxiously waiting for? Comment below!

35 responses to “Can’t Wait Wednesday #48: For the Love of the Baird by Jessica Martin

  1. I’ve been really loving romance lately and I can never resist a book when one of the main characters is a veterinarian. This looks fun!

  2. Okay, this looks adorable! I have a feeling it’d totally be the kind of book I’d love. I may have to give it a read when it’s released!

  3. Shakespeare, small town, dog… looks like I’ll have to check this out. Hope you enjoy it Wendy, it cerainly looks like fun.

  4. Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!

    This sounds like such a fun book! I hope you enjoy it when you are finally able to read it.

    • This sounds like such a fun read! Having a dog featured, and the setting in a small town has sold me! I can’t wait to read your review. Enjoy this book!