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A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller: 250+ Book Giveaway! (USA)

Thursday, February 6, 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?

Goodreads Summary

Author Bio/Links:
Sharon Biggs Waller grew up around artists and developed a passion for Edwardian history and the Pre-Raphaelites when she moved to England in 2000. She did extensive research on the British suffragettes for her novel, A MAD, WICKED FOLLY when she wasn’t working as a riding instructor at the Royal Mews in Buckingham Palace and as a freelance magazine writer. She also writes non-fiction books about horses under her maiden name, Sharon Biggs. She is a dressage rider and trainer and lives on a 10-acre sustainable farm in Northwest Indiana with her British husband, Mark. Visit her at

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  1. Gram said...:

    I like the summary, I hope to like the whole book. I'm going to try to win a copy.

  1. Would love to read/win this book. Sounds really great.

  1. I am most looking forward to the time period London in 1909 - I am an English Literature grad so for me it doesn't get any better than that!

  1. Berenice said...:

    I love novels that are set in London and this one sure sounds like fun. Thanks so much for the giveaway! =D

  1. Beth W said...:

    I love historic fiction, especially Edwardian. :)

  1. erin said...:

    I have read some great reviews for this book and I like that it's set in the early 1900's. I also love the cover! thanks for sharing!

  1. Chelsea B. said...:

    This sounds so lovely-- I am looking forward to the entire thing!

  1. Unknown said...:

    I enjoyed reading this book, and the cover is AMAZING. I would love to have it on my bookshelf!

  1. Unknown said...:

    I enjoyed reading this book! The cover is AMAZING, and I would love to have this book on my bookshelf. :)

  1. Unknown said...:

    I want to know if her working class boy turns out to be the love of her life!

  1. I enjoy reading books that are set in other countries. I'd love to read this one. Thanks for having the giveaway.

  1. bn100 said...:

    The time period's interesting

  1. Natasha said...:

    I love reading historical books and this one sounds amazing!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  1. Tiffany said...:

    I've been dying to read this book!!! I love any historical book. :D

    Thanks for the chance!!

  1. Elena said...:

    HISTORICAL FICTION. I love it so much, and it's in England which means ACCENTS EVERYWHERE! <3 And it's about artist-ness there has never been a book I believed I would love more. :)

  1. Em said...:

    This is Historical Fiction! I don't think that there is enough of it anymore in YA fiction. But I LOVE Historical Fiction!

  1. Historical Fiction makes me happy :)
    So that's good

  1. I adore that it's a historical novel set in London!

  1. Christine said...:

    The setting! I love any historical fiction :)

  1. The book has such a pretty cover!!! Historical fiction is the best :D

  1. Meghan said...:

    I love period fiction!

  1. Daniel M said...:

    often wonder what it would be like to live in other eras - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  1. Miranda said...:

    I'm looking forward to reading about a girl just trying to be herself and break free of the oppression of the times.

  1. Hannah said...:

    the historical elements of the book!!

  1. Unknown said...:

    (This is Darith L)

    The setting and writing! :D

  1. Unknown said...:

    Historical books are so fun and interesting to read!

  1. Unknown said...:

    I'm super excited about this book. From the cover, to the title, to the blurb. It just sounds like something I'd really enjoy reading. Thanks for the chance!

  1. Unknown said...:

    This sounds great!!:D
    Thanks for ze awesome giveaway<3