February 1, 2015

BBBC: A Mad, Wicked Folly

It is the first of the month which means only one thing - Beauty Blogger Book Club (BBBC) January Review!
 Oh boy, now I may be slightly biased since I picked the first book in this new series, Beauty Blogger Book Club, but "A Mad, Wicked Folly" did not disappoint. Honestly, I read this book in 3 days!

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 adored every single moment and page of this book! If you enjoy historical pieces or even smitten with Downton Abbey, then this is a book for you!

Vicky Darling, the protagonist in this story, embodies so many fabulous qualities - drive, determination, and a touch of naivety - that has you squirming in anguish for her given the times.  As the summary above states, Miss Darling gets thrown out of boarding school for posing nude in an all-male art class she's not supposed to be a part of. Her parents swiftly bring her back home, only to marry her off which is not part of her life plans. Miss Darling has desires to enroll in art school in hopes of becoming a famous artist, not merely a wife! Oh, and this is where the plot thickens because she falls in love with a working-class male and even joins the suffragettes, aka the female protestors endeavoring to win the right to vote.

I feel like I have spilled the beans about this story, but honestly have not. Obviously, I loved this book! Ending I will share that Miss Darling does claim her independence, by not marrying her parents' chosen husband and confessing her love for the commoner! Now, did she ever get into the art school?

Read the book to find out!

Now, go on and head on over the the other Members' blogs to see what they thought about the book!
Heather - Love To Be Busy

For the month of February we are reading "Beautiful Ruins" by Jess Walters. This book was chosen by Ashley

If you are a blogger, and are interested in joining our book club, please Contact Me to learn more. If you do not write a blog that is ok, because you can still join in on the fun!

Each month, one of the Beauty Blogger Book Club (BBBC) members will choose a book for the Club to read. At the beginning of the following month, we each write a book report/summary for our readers to enjoy and share the book for the following month!

Question of the Day: What did you think of "A Mad, Wicked Folly?"

Michelyn Cynthia


  1. I'm late to the party, but I totally want to check this book out. Looking for something new to read since I finished my last book!

    1. Its a good book as well as the current book of the month, Beautiful Ruins. If you enjoy reading, consider joining the club :)