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Unforgivable Love
Unforgivable Love: A Retelling of Dangerous Liaisons | Sophfronia Scott
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In this vivid reimagining of the French classic Dangerous Liaisons, Sophfronia Scott weaves a fascinating story set in the glittering, dramatic world of Harlem of the 1940s as she takes readers from the grand townhomes on Lenox Avenue to the lush woods of Anselm, North Carolina, and finally to the pews of Harlem's Mount Nebo Baptist Church. Harlem, 1947: Jazz may be king, but heiress Mae Malveaux rules night club society with an angels smile and a heart of stone. She made up her mind long ago that nobody would decide her fate. Marriage, money, freedom . . . women have little say in how they come or go. Mae does. To have the pleasure she craves, control is paramount, especially control of the men Mae attracts like moths to a flame. Like Mae, Valiant Jackson is accustomed to getting what he wantsand hes wanted Miss Malveaux for years. The door finally opens for him when Mae is slighted by Frank Washington, her former lover. Frank is engaged to Maes cousin Cecily who is still a virgin. Knowing Cecilys virginity is what appeals to Frank the most, Mae orders Val to seduce her. If he is successful, his reward will be Mae. But unbeknownst to Mae, Val seeks another, even more valuable, prize. Elizabeth Townsend is fiercely loyal to her church and her civil rights attorney husband. She is certain that there is something redeemable in Mr. Jackson. Little does she know that her worst mistake will be Vals greatest triumph. In the summer when Jackie Robinson breaks Major League Baseballs color barrier and a sweltering stretch has Harlems elite fleeing the city for Westchester Countys breezier climes, two predators stalk amidst the manicured gardens and fine old homes. But for all their scheming, Mae and Val are unprepared for what can happen between a man and a woman when the thrill of the chase spirals wildly out of control.
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TheKidUpstairs
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty covers!! ❤️ 2y
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luvlee68
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i love historical fiction and what a nice find and a wonderful read🥰

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BrownGirlReading
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This is an excellent retelling of Dangerous Liaisons, the 18th century French classic by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos. The book takes place in 1940s Harlem. Beautiful setting and far from perfect, unlikely characters, Sophfronia Scott takes us on an emotional ride where love and betrayal go hand in hand. Go to my YouTube channel to check the live discussion we had with the author. Absolutely informing!

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Liatrek
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#readsoullit My copy finally arrived 😊 hoping to start this week!

SW-T Nothing like getting a book you‘ve been waiting for 😊 4y
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BrownGirlReading
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Unforgivable Love will be the #readsoullit Readalong in Honor of Black History Month in February. Please join in and use the hashtag this month when you post about Africa-America authors. You can also join the reading group Unforgivable Love #readsoullit readalong in honor of Black History Month over on Goodreads as well as the #readsoullit 2019 reading group.

Chelleo This sounds good! Would also make a great #blitsyhistorymonth title. Is there a new #readsoullit photo or reading challenge? 4y
BrownGirlReading @Chelleo #readsoullit is a reading challenge in itself to read black American authors during February, uk black authors in October, black authors in general throughout the year. 4y
Chelleo @BrownGirlReading thanks for clarifying. I feel like there was a photo challenge awhile back. Was that a one-off? 4y
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BrownGirlReading @Chelleo I‘ve been hosting it for 5 years. This year will be the 6th I think. 4y
Chelleo @BrownGirlReading Cool. Looking forward to seeing it! 4y
Liatrek This sounds interesting! I‘ll be ordering this one to join in 😊 4y
BrownGirlReading @Liatrek Great and don‘t forget to join the group on Goodreads for discussion. 4y
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SophfroniaScott
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Okay, now I‘m totally floored! Look at this amazing “face” book photo of my novel posted by Amesbury Public Library! @WilliamMorrow #bookfacefriday

readordierachel Wow, that's incredible! 5y
SophfroniaScott I know, right? I was so surprised! 5y
Bambolina_81 How wonderful! That must feel great, well done! 5y
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DivineDiana Creative and beautiful! ❤️ 5y
JazzFeathers 😁👏👏👏 5y
AmyG One of the best I‘ve seen yet. 5y
LeahBergen Wow!!! 5y
WilliamMorrowBooks That is VERY cool. 5y
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Amie
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Retelling of "Dangerous Liaisons" set in 1940s Harlem.

Amie #litsyatoz letter U 5y
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Amie
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I'm not going to work today because of the snow, so I've crawled back in bed to read before taking a nap 😁. The cat approves of this plan 😸

Bklover Perfect snow day plans! 5y
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SophfroniaScott
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And here are the remaining two (top and bottom on the right) of the previously mentioned six events.

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SophfroniaScott
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With six events coming up, (five of them in the next ten days!) I just might be in your neighborhood soon. Here's the schedule. Details on my website at https://sophfronia.com/upcoming-events/ Here are 4 of the 6.

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SophfroniaScott
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I've never been to Italy but so happy my novel has made it there! A friend sent this pic from Matera. 😊❤️📚#UncannyOctober #booksinthewild @RealLifeReading

Marchpane So cool! Gorgeous photo ✨ 5y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled That‘s beautiful! 5y
britt_brooke 😍 5y
youneverarrived Lush photo 😍 5y
ephemeralwaltz Love this😍😍😍 5y
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Buddys_Momma
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This book is a smoldering and sensual read set in Harlem in 1947. It is definitely a cautionary tale about the games that some people play and the devastating consequences that can result. The book is atmospheric and the characters are developed well. Definitely a must read!!

MidnightBookGirl Yes! This is a reimagining of Dangerous Liaisons, right? Looks great! 5y
Buddys_Momma @MidnightBookGirl Yes it is —\u000 now I want to read that book too! 5y
SophfroniaScott Thanks @Buddys_Momma!! So glad you enjoyed it! ❤️❤️😊😊😊😊 5y
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Excited to get into this book by @SophfroniaScott —\u000have read many solid reviews and listened to a great interview with Scott on NPR this past week. Using my 2 week staycation to do a lot of reading (and napping) so looking forward to starting this today ???

Suet624 Sounds like a wonderful vacation. Napping and reading. 5y
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SophfroniaScott
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UNFORGIVABLE LOVE is in People magazine! It's the new issue with Prince William on the cover. Thrilled! @WilliamMorrow @brettne @TheBookGroup

Buddys_Momma Can't wait to get this---should be arriving on Tuesday 😁 5y
Jas16 That is awesome! Can't wait to read this! 5y
LeahBergen Congrats!! 👏🏻👏🏻 5y
MicheleinPhilly How exciting! Congrats! 5y
KarenUK Amazing! 💕💕💕 5y
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WilliamMorrowBooks
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What's the last book you read with a friend? 👯

twohectobooks I'm CURRENTLY reading Murder on the Orient Express with a friend! And if my book club counts, then I read books with friends all the time :) 5y
Librarylady I just got a copy of this in the mail today. 5y
Buddys_Momma I will be getting Scott's book next week---can't wait!!😁 5y
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LazyLibrary My friends don't read much 😒 5y
WarpedSweetness The last time I read with a friend was years ago. She no longer reads the same books I do. And like @LazyLibrary the rest of my friends don't read. 5y
LazyLibrary @WarpedSweetness And that is why we are on Litsy!! 5y
WarpedSweetness @LazyLibrary Ain't that the truth?!?! Lol 5y
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Happy #BookFairyDay! @autumnprivett and I hid books all around #Atlanta and #GreenvilleSC in honor of #GoodreadsTurns10. Check out our Instagram stories over on @thereadingwomen for more clues to where you can find them!

#yeahthatgreenville #atl #hideabookday #ibelieveinbookfairies #readwomen #thereadingwomen

Megabooks I need to drive over to Greenville!! 👍🏻👍🏻 5y
GatheringBooks looks awesome! 5y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Cool!! Good for you two!! 5y
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SophfroniaScott
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I'm totally blown away by this #bookbento image @WilliamMorrow created for my novel! The book reimagines Les Liaisons Dangereuses—today is the last day to enter the Goodreads giveaway for a chance to win a free copy. http://bit.ly/2v2WmsH

LeahBergen That's gorgeous. 5y
DivineDiana Sorry, I missed this post and the Goodreads giveaway. 😕 5y
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SophfroniaScott
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Update: @WilliamMorrow is having a giveaway of ARCS of my novel! Here's the link: http://a.pgtb.me/D6Rwx0 Let me know if you win and I'll send a signed bookplate for you. ❤️😊

Lcsmcat Thanks for sharing! 5y
Jas16 Just entered! 5y
SophfroniaScott You're welcome! @Lcsmcat and @Jas16, this is fun! 5y
DivineDiana I entered! Thank you for sharing! 5y
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SophfroniaScott
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Right now I'm all about the #sideprofile of this gorgeous woman on the cover of my forthcoming novel! Designers at @WilliamMorrow totally rocked on it. Pub date is September 26. #sideprofiles #jubilantjuly @RealLifeReading

TheWordJar Beautiful! 😍 5y
Cinfhen Exciting 💕 5y
SophfroniaScott Thanks! I'm thrilled about it! 😊❤️ 5y
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MicheleinPhilly This sounds fantastic! #stacked Congratulations! 5y
Jas16 Gorgeous! 5y
CocoReads Reimagining of Dangerous Liaisons? I'm in! Gorgeous cover as well! 5y
Buddys_Momma Beautiful cover---I've preordered this and can't wait to read it! 😍💜💜 5y
RealLifeReading Ooh sounds great! 5y
Blaire Beautiful! 5y
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SophfroniaScott
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Thrilled to reach the 2K mark during #jubilantjuly! Definitely more to come. Love reading with Littens. #Litsy

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🎉👏🏻🎈💕📚 5y
TrishB 👍😀🎉 5y
Liatrek Congrats 🎉🎉🎉 5y
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Cinfhen Congrats 🎉🍾 😍 5y
susanw 📚🎉🏅 5y
britt_brooke 🙌🏻🎉🎉🎉 5y
PurpleyPumpkin Yay!🎉🎊🎉🎊 5y
Yanes Congratulations 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 5y
Reviewsbylola 🎉🎉🎉 5y
Jas16 Yay!🎉📚👏 5y
Lmstraubie 👏👏👏👏👏 5y
Bklover Congratulations!🎉🎉🎉 5y
Simona Congrats 🍾📚❣️ 5y
Libby1 Yippee!!! ❤️📚❤️ 5y
LeahBergen 🎉🎉🎉 5y
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SophfroniaScott
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Signing day for me at #BookExpo! We gave away autographed galleys. So surprised and happy to see Kim from my local library, Cyrenius H. Booth Library! @WilliamMorrow @HarperCollins

PurpleyPumpkin Hope you're having lots of fun!😉 6y
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SophfroniaScott
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I'm in NYC for Book Expo! If any Littens are here for it, I'm signing advanced copies of UNFORGIVABLE LOVE at @HarperCollins Table 15 Friday morning at 10. Stop by, get a book, and say hi!

Jas16 Wish I were there! 6y
LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 6y
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SophfroniaScott
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I‘m thrilled to present the cover of my forthcoming novel UNFORGIVABLE LOVE. The book, a re-telling of the 18th-century French classic Dangerous Liaisons, hits shelves on September 26 from @WilliamMorrow . You can learn more about its world of 1940s Harlem by checking out my brand new website and blog where in the coming weeks I‘ll post more video and playlists to whet your appetite for the pages I hope you‘ll want to devour!
www.Sophfronia.com

Buddys_Momma I've pre-ordered this from Amazon---sounds like a great book. Can't wait to read it!😀👍🏽 6y
Jas16 Gorgeous cover! I am so excited for you! 6y
SophfroniaScott @Buddys_Momma Thank you so much! Can't wait to hear what you think of it! 6y
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SophfroniaScott @Jas16 Thank you! Yes, the designers at @WilliamMorrow totally rock! 6y
LeahBergen Wow! Congratulations! 👏🏻👏🏻 6y
SophfroniaScott @LeahBergen Thank you! 😊 6y
Tanner What a beautiful cover! Congratulations! 6y
SophfroniaScott @Tanner Thank you!! 6y
JazzFeathers It sounds fantastic. And l really love that cover 😍 6y
SophfroniaScott @JazzFeathers The cover is yummy, right? I want to own that brownstone! 😊 6y
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