The Awful Mess: A Love Story

| September 6, 2013


The Awful Mess: A Love Story

In this sunnier, sexier twist on The Scarlet Letter, young divorcee Mary Bellamy leaves behind the Boston suburbs to telecommute from tiny Lawson, New Hampshire. Instead of the peaceful anonymity she’d expected, she’s soon coping with attentions from Arthur, an unhappily-married Episcopal priest who’d like to save her heathen soul, but is susceptible to more earthly temptations. Then there’s her romance with Winslow, the handsome cop (and excellent kisser) who confuses her by being in favor of gay rights, but opposed to sex before marriage.

Before long Mary is also coping with a crushing job loss, a pregnancy that wasn’t supposed to be possible, a scandalous secret she must keep even at the expense of all her hopes, and an angry ex-husband whose disintegration threatens all that she has left. In this witty, affectionate tale of small town life, Mary discovers that the connections we make can result in terrifying risks … and unexpected blessings.

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Ten percent of the author’s earnings for this title will given to Feeding America (and 100% during Hunger Action Month in September). For updates about the author, her books, and current promotions, please click on her name up above to visit her Amazon author’s page.

Please note: This book includes some explicit sex and bad language. (A PG-13 Edition is also available and may be preferable for some readers.)


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