Waiting on Wednesday (2): A Mad, Wicked Folly

**Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights highly anticipated upcoming releases.**

A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller
Genre: YA, Historical Fiction
Publication Date: January 23rd, 2014
Purchase: Indigo / Barnes & Noble / Amazon

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?


I had this sitting in my drafts and forgot to publish this! First of all, the cover. SO PRETTY!! That is what automatically pulled me. And then there is the fact that it falls under historical fiction, which is a new genre to me that I’m starting to love!! Scandals, debutante balls and corsets count me in!!