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A Woman Gone Mad

(A Woman Gone Mad #1)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  697 ratings  ·  193 reviews
Forget everything you know about fairytales. There comes a point in a woman's life when she realizes not everyone gets a happy ending.

And no one knows this better than Lillian Shaw.

The safety of a small southern upbringing and a happy normal family couldn't keep life from chipping away at her.

And nothing leaves its mark like the bite of a broken heart.

Blow after blow, Lill
Paperback, 334 pages
Published January 2nd 2014
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Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
Book – A Woman Gone Mad
Author – Kimber S. Dawn
Publication Date – January 2, 2014
Type – Stand Alone
Genre – Romance
Rating – 4 1/2 out of 5 Stars

After Kimber read my review and saw that I had questions still left over from reading the book....she was very thoughtful and left me this comment....

"I never gave Michael's reason for the abrupt break up because Michael, like any boy you once gave your heart to, never explained. We don't always get answers in life, sometimes we are made to c
JaHy☝Hold the Fairy Dust
Dec 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
*******3.5 "PICKY" STARS********

Damn, I'm never been so conflicted over a review simply because I thought the author was cool as hell .... seriously, this chic is the bomb. I'd say I want to be her friend**hint-hint** but that sounds too much like brown nosing and homey don't play that. Fuck! Where was I? Oh'yeah.... The dialogue she comes up with had me cracking up, scratching my head, crying and sometimes thinking "Damn, did I write this book?"! .. BUT that's not what reviews are about, right?
Melisa Hamling
Nov 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I'll admit it, I wasn't sure what to think when I first started reading. It wasn't a drag me in to the story... AT FIRST, BUT!
Each chapter drew me in further until I was so absorbed that I couldn't stop. No. Not until My heart was cut out and fed back to me. I'll admit it. I broke the ef down and cried. Washed the makeup off because I could no longer dab the tears away. It was the realism, knowing the events that made me cry were real and true. And then to have to deal
*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
3.5--Too Many Plot Holes--Stars!!!

Warning: May contain mild spoilers

I am told that this is based on true events...I don't know whether that means loosely or verbatim. There were things I liked and things I didn't.

The story was told in the heroine, Lil's POV. It's almost like a journey through her life. Her trials and tribulations. The pain she experienced. The loss. The heartache. And it was in abundance.

Poor Lil was beat down and then kicked over and over again. And I almost felt like it was
Nov 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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5 Stars clearly isn't enough for this book. What I can say is this needs to be on EVERY TBR list on Goodreads and you can thank me after you read it. I knew this was gonna be an Epic fucking debut, I knew it, but I didn't know it was gonna Fucking knock me off my ASS and I got a BIG ASS!!!

I felt this in my heart like I can't even fuckin articulate right now. This didn't create a book hangover but a damn fucking book black out NOTHING I have read is of this magnitude, stature, or any other descr
Kimber Dawn
Nov 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)

Live on Amazon!
Just went live on Smashwords!
Book Trailer baby:

Farah *Professor Dean's Beauty*
Jan 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Farah *Professor Dean's Beauty* by: Sara

"Every heartbreak a woman experiences throughout her life leaves a scar behind, and these scars never fully heal. The thousands of shattered pieces that remain of a woman’s heart are nothing more than battered pieces of scarred tissue that still function as a vital organ to keep her alive."

There are not many times where I can say I start reading a book and im hooked, not because it's good but because I want to see how wrong things can really go.

Whilst reading this mad woman's sad excuse for
✝✝ Ⓓaisy ❣ ✝✝
Dec 19, 2013 rated it really liked it

This book was one wow journey that had me crazy mad and emotional one......

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I am still sitting with all my WHY WHY WHY questions. Way too much questions that I needed answers.

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It was brilliant read, well- written and we certainly will know few repeated words are our author's favourite.
This book was written based on real life events which makes it really brilliant. Reading about life of a girl named Lilian Shaw and her struggle made me feel sorry for her and I was kinda reeling.

LEO, on t
❥ KAT ❥ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books
5 Three Dog Night's, "Momma Told Me Not To Come Again"

Trailer to accompany this book!!

I feel so privileged that I received an arc for this book, the story just blew me away!!

All good things must come to an end eventually!!

Lillian's story is raw, tragic, emotional, inspirational, a truly gritty story inspired by true events, it will have you on a roller coaster of craziness that is Lillian's life..This book will leave your emotions reeling even when you'v
Jess-i-ca ~Sometimes a Gif Witch~
3.5 - This bitch is crazy stars

The whole time I read this book I kept thinking with regards to Lil:

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I mean she has these multiple slut vs good girl personalities. Some parts of this book were a little confusing but overall I enjoyed reading it. It saddened me how hard of a life Lil had and how much shit she had to deal with. This book spans over twenty years too so keep that in mind. What is also weird is growing up in small town Louisiana I have seen half of the same shit she went through.
Tara Dawn (Colourful WordWench)
First things first I legally have to say this:

**I received this awesome, amazing, wonderfully fucked up, mind trip of a book for free in exchange for my review that will by no means do it justice.**

There are not enough stars in the book rating world to give A Woman Gone Mad. This book drove me mad from the second I saw the first teaser on facebook. I clung to that, searched out Kimber's author page and I have officially became a raving mad lunatic of a fan girl. I have read this book 2x now in j
Dec 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Five completely blew me away stars!

I received this as an ARC and I'll try really really really really hard not to give anything away.... But.... Wow. Wowowowowowowoow!

First of all - I'm am feeling awed, amazed, depressed, excited, awed, depressed..... Repeat!

Second of all - when I started this at 1030pm tonight, I did not expect to be up still, at 3AM!!!! And I just finished.

This book is amazing. No, really, amazing. This woman is an inspiration.

Don't get me wrong, you will start this book th
Dec 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was given this book by the author in exchange for a honest review! So here you go... This book has many layers to it. What I mean by that is, it can and will appeal to many different types of people. There were some parts more than others that I related too, as I'm sure most of you as readers will too. I will warn you this some parts are not easy to read, especially if you have been through or experienced the same issues. Saying that I will also say it is well worth it too continue on. You can ...more
Nov 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A Woman Gone Mad
5+ stars
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
How do I even begin with Lil's story? The author ripped my soul out, stomped on it, and then did a little bit more ripping at my heart. Damned if this isn't one of those stories that affected the core of my being--the “me” the only a very select few people know.
Enter Lilith. For the sake of the book, Lilith is the heart of Lil, or her voice. Her true persona. I think that in order to truly grasp this book an
Kelly 'Perusing Princesses blog'
ARC received author for an honest review at:

My emotions are so raw that I don't know if I'm even capable of articulating a review. However, I feel the need to write something - if anything, to expel my thoughts and to help ease the myriad of emotions that are pouring through me right now.

My poor heart. I believe it may never recover!

My current mantra is 'What the fuck did I just read?' Trust me when I say this story hits seriously high on the angst richter scale!

Told i
Nov 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I give this book 5 stars ( I would give more If I could)
I was given this book in exchange for a honest review.
This book was so well written it was like you were walking in Lil's shoes. This book tore me up inside and out. It brings you up with happy moments only to crash you down with the bad. And let me tell you the bad sucks the big one. I cried through most of this book in part because some of the stuff really home for me and the author does a wonderful job getting those feelings on paper. Th
I'm giving this book 3 stars because it definitely captivated me, not to mention made me laugh...a lot.

Although, I have to be honest, there were so many distractions due to poor editing, that I'm actually a little surprised I'm the first person talking about it. I can deal with the occasional misspelling and/or incorrect word, but when there are several along with sentences that don't even begin with a capital letter, the story begins losing it's credibility. At least it did for me.

Now let's ta
Dec 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
For every girl who has fallen in love and handed her heart over to a boy or had her heart broken. Every girl who found true love in all the wrong places and doubted it was right. Wanted to please their family, and listened to their inner good - girl and decided to run with the inner bad girl.
This book is for you.

For every woman who did the right thing when doubting it was going to turn out right, or felt that some man was the beautiful holder of all life's answers and the worlds largest unsolva
Di Covey/TwistedBookReviews
I finally got my copy, Thank you Kimber Dawn! <3


Ok, I'm back!!! WOAH!!!!
This is not a romance by any means, take the author's warning seriously!!!
I know this was based on true events, with that being said, the story did read like a biography. And there were times I felt like the story wasn't realistic.
WITH THAT ALSO BEING SAID, I also felt like the author took a page out of my life story and wrote about it, so who am I to say what's realistic, some parts of the
Elizabeth (Perusing Princesses)
its...I mean...this story...I feel...its just...I.can't even.string a sentence together.... it's a train wreck..but you can't put it down....just read's just crazy good...
Nov 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
ARC received from author for an honest review

What in the hell did I just read? And then as I was reading, I thought again…"what in the hell am I reading?" I wanted to cry, I felt depressed, felt happiness, then had my heart ripped out again and again! At one point I stopped and read the synopsis again and saw the warning, "This is not a shy and tender fairytale love story. It's a raw, tragic, and gritty story inspired by true events." Ok yes this statement is absolutely on point! This story ch
Dec 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Very emotional and inspired by true events. When I first started it, I was like wtf is up with this lady but WHOA... It's a hell of a journey. Heartbreaking! The h actually annoyed the hell out of me in the beginning but she was young and we are all a little bit (or a lot) naïve when we are young. Also, some of us have tougher shell around our hearts and minds than others. Her lifes journey begins to leave cracks in her heart (and mind) and depression and darkness take over, it becomes her refug ...more
Jan 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
I'm speechless. Yeah I know tell me about it. I'm not sure how to explain this book. It's not your girl meets boy, they fall in love, HEA. Oh No. This is Raw, Emotional, the other side of the rainbow. So realistic. It will rip your heart out. I don't know what else to say but that I need to give this story at least 4.5 Stars. Damn...this is some deep shit!!

Loved the Playlist❤️

"Every heartbreak a woman experiences throughout her life leaves a scar behind, and these scars never fully heal. The out
Dec 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I felt this book to my core. Once I started I could not put it down. I had to know what was going to happen. I really felt for all the things Lillian went through. She had so much love and heartache. This is an absolute must read!! You will feel like you are in her shoes all the way. Kimmi you did an amazing job on this!!
Rosa Sabatino
Jan 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wow, wow, wow.....OMFG this book blew my fucking mind and shattered my heart in a million pieces. This book takes you through tsunami of emotions brilliantly written and knowing it is based on true events makes it so much more gut wrenching ........

Take a bow Kimber.S.Dawn this book was incredible......I'm still wiping away my tears as I write this review :(
Dec 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
So good.. Review to come :D
Danielle Harris
Aug 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I love Kimber's work. This is another one of my favorite books from her. Everything that she writes is brilliant! Can't wait to read Leo's side of the story.
Kim BookJunkie ~ Editor & Proofreader
Kimber S. Dawn has always been one of my favorite dark authors, so I‘d been meaning to check out more of her books. Unfortunately, this particular book is NOT a good representation of how talented she is.

Basically, this is a story of “Lil” and all of the romantic relationships she has starting from her mid teens. Although the way Dawn tells Lil’s story is entertaining, IMO, each of the relationships end without a clear lesson or explanation of WHY we were taken for a ride through
Miranda Whore
Jan 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Review for A Woman Gone Mad by Kimber S. Dawn

This review has been the bane of my existence for the last two days. I have literally started it and deleted it five times. It’s not because I don’t know what to say. It’s not that I can’t find the words of praise that this book deserves, I have those in spades. It IS because I can’t seem to tell you how I feel about this book, how monumentally epic it is without spoiling the ever living shit out of it. So, here I sit at the laptop again… attempting t
One Click
Dec 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I wish I could give this book more than 5 stars!
It deserves so much more.

This is the most heart wrenching book I think I have ever read and that is because that's all life is most of the time heartbreak.

I can't even imagine what it's like to go through everything Lil goes through. She has to experience so much heartache that it makes me sick at my stomach.

A woman gone mad is not a fairy tale it is based on the authors real life story.

Life is a Bi* is not rainbows and butterfly' g
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Who is Kimber? Shit, sometimes even I don't know, lmao. However, if I can only say one thing for certain about myself, it's this: I'm real, I don't back down from what I believe, I say what I mean, and I mean what I say. I don't bite my tongue and I never try to hide the ugly parts of who I am... You either love me or hate me, but if you love me... I'll always be loyal, no fucking matter what ;)

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