January 21, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday: A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

Finally I decided this week to start doing the Waiting On Wednesday meme, and I'm pretty excited to keep this up and do it every week. I'm absolutely pumped for the book I'm waiting on this week, and it comes out in two days! It's hard to say when I'll be able to get a copy though, but you better believe I'll be reading every spoiler-free review of it until I do.

A Mad, Wicked Folly sounds like it's right up my ally as far as genre goes, and it definitely sounds like something my mom would enjoy as well. Historical fiction, romance, scandal, art...

Welcome to the world of the fabulously wealthy in London, 1909, where dresses and houses are overwhelmingly opulent, social class means everything, and women are taught to be nothing more than wives and mothers. Into this world comes seventeen-year-old Victoria Darling, who wants only to be an artist—a nearly impossible dream for a girl. After Vicky poses nude for her illicit art class, she is expelled from her French finishing school. Shamed and scandalized, her parents try to marry her off to the wealthy Edmund Carrick-Humphrey. But Vicky has other things on her mind: her clandestine application to the Royal College of Art; her participation in the suffragette movement; and her growing attraction to a working-class boy who may be her muse—or may be the love of her life. As the world of debutante balls, corsets, and high society obligations closes in around her, Vicky must figure out: just how much is she willing to sacrifice to pursue her dreams?

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