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

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine spotlighting upcoming releases that readers are eagerly anticipating

A Mad, Wicked Folly
by Sharon Biggs Waller
Publisher: Viking
Release Date: January 23rd, 2014 

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?

Why I'm Waiting...

It's not a big secret that Krista and I tend to dislike historical novels. But the premise for this one has completely hypnotized me. It sounds more contemporary with a historical twist (and I can get behind that). Plus, Waller had me with the art premise. Art and London and the 1900s -- sounds original and exciting.

And did you read that line: "her growing attraction to a working-class boy who may be her muse" -- Um, yes please.

Have you heard of this? What are you waiting on? Don't forget to leave you links in the comments!


  1. Ooh this sounds good! I'll have to add it to my list; nice pick :)
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  2. I am on an ARC tour for this and can't wait to get it in the mail! I'm also not usually one for historical novels but this one sounds like it's going to be great =D

    Emily @ Falling For YA

  3. This sounds really good. Great pick.

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    Xoxo. Daisel @ Owl Always Be Reading

  4. I'm not big on historical books but I love that cover!

  5. I just recently added this to my TBR list as well. The cover is what drew me in! SO pretty!
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    Ashley @ Caught Reading Redheaded

  6. You guys are so awesome! Thanks for the love. : )