Waiting On / Can’t Wait Wednesday – Spotlight on Speak Easy, Speak Love

New WoW

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about.  This week I’ll also be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa.

My selection for this week is Speak Easy, Speak Love by McKelle George.  This one first caught my eye because of that stunning cover, but then when I read the synopsis, wow!  A retelling of one of my favorite Shakespearean plays Much Ado About Nothing, with a 1920’s twist? Sounds absolutely perfect to me!  Just thinking about the witty banter between Shakespeare’s Benedict and Beatrice makes me smile so I can’t wait to see what McKelle George does with this retelling.



Publication Date:  September 19, 2017


From mckellegeorge.com:

Beatrice planned on a quiet summer, studying for her medical school entrance exams at her uncle’s home on Long Island. Little did she know her cousin Hero has been running a failing speakeasy out of the basement with the help of a handsome bartender, a talented blues singer, and a strangely enticing novelist.

Daring car chases, underhanded dealing with seedy crooks, and lavish parties are daily occurrences in the reckless underground world of 1920’s prohibition. And with a rival gang gunning for them and the cops close on their heels, it’ll be the most dangerous summer of their lives.

But there’s always time for a little romance…

This sparkling retelling of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing is an uproarious battle of wits with a 1920’s twist.

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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your WoW selection for this week. 🙂

23 replies
  1. sydneyeditor1
    sydneyeditor1 says:

    Oh hello, this sounds gorgeous Suzanne, and not to mention so it the cover! Much Ado is one of my favourite Shakespeare plays and I love LOVE The Kenneth Branagh version of this! Have you seen it?

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Doesn’t it? I have to admit I flailed with excitement a bit when I first came across it. And OMG yes, that’s one of my all time favorite movies. Love him and Emma Thompson in it.

  2. Angela
    Angela says:

    I love the 1920s as a time period in books – it’s just such a fun era! And the retelling of a Shakespeare play is an interesting premise! I hope you enjoy it!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I love the 20’s too and it seems like there aren’t nearly enough book that feature that time period so this one excites me even more for that reason.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I love the 20’s too. I was already excited to hear that it was a Much Ado About Nothing retelling, but the 20s setting makes it a must read for me.

  3. Greg Hill
    Greg Hill says:

    That does sound good. I don’t know if I’ve ever read a Prohibition tale, but I love the idea of this. Plus the 1920’s era…

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