“In the tradition of Candace Bushnell and Jackie Collins, McCarthy has created a novel filled with razor-sharp social commentary and irresistibly dynamic, complex characters. At turns hilarious, scathing and seductive, THE SCARLET LETTER SOCIETY is not to be missed!”
—Kyra Davis, New York Times bestselling author of JUST ONE NIGHT
The Scarlet Letter Society: Every fairy tale seems to end with a woman finding love after years of pining away for the Man of Her Dreams. They then settle down, buy a house with a white picket fence, have 2.4 children and live happily ever after. Well buckle up, because this is what really happens after ‘I Do’. Meet Maggie, Eva and Lisa, founders of The Scarlet Letter Society. Named as such due to their various infidelities, the ‘SLS’ is these womens’ refusal to be shamed like Hester Prynne in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic tale of forbidden longing. Once a month, these women meet at their local bookstore to discuss love, life and literature. Through their friendships and liaisons, they attempt to gain insight into the curveballs life has thrown their way, and how each of them can find emotional and sexual fulfillment. Over the course of a year these women, plus several others who look to the Scarlet Letter Society for help with their own romantic dilemmas, will find lust, love, happiness and heartbreak in the most unexpected places. A witty, insightful and steamy novel about a group of women who have chosen to forge their own paths, and must deal with the ramifications of their past and present choices, The Scarlet Letter Society will appeal to anyone who’s found their fairy tale isn’t quite what Disney had in mind.
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The Scarlet Letter Society is the debut novel of Mary T. McCarthy.
Polis Books released the book in digital format on June 26, 2014 working through literary agent Myrsini Stephanides of the Carol Mann Agency. The book debuted in paperback on May 12, 2015. The sequel, The Scarlet Letter Scandal, is scheduled for November 2015 release.
The Scarlet Letter Society is back! Maggie, Eva, and Lisa must figure out how to handle sudden notoriety when the truth about their various infidelities comes to light and face the criticism of a suburban subdivision harboring scandalous secrets of its own. The SLS never intended for their small group to become fodder for gossip, but word of mouth and a scandalous blog post has spread like wildfire. Suddenly, the SLS early morning meetings at the Zoomdweebies coffee shop have been discovered. What will the implications be for Maggie, whose shaky love life was just starting to settle down, Eva, whose life was already in chaos, and Lisa, whose husband never knew about her “cheater’s club”? The answers are discussed at another coffee klatch, this one inside the subdivision where Lisa lives. There, the women seem normal on the surface and are quick to judge, but, they have many secrets of their own, including a full-blown sex swingers’ club. Three new women are introduced, creating an entirely new level of conflict. The Scarlet Letter Scandal continues one of the hottest, funniest, and most salacious new romance series on the market.
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