Peyton Place residents are up in arms after Allison MacKenzie (Carol Lynley) writes a scandalous novel whose characters and events closely mirror those in her hometown. Even her stepfather's (Robert Sterling) position as high school principal is threatened after he refuses to remove her book from the school's library. But the controversy doesn't end there - in Manhattan editing her book, MacKenzie is tempted to become involved with her married publisher (Jeff Chandler), while back in the small town, a miserable matriarch (Mary Astor) tries to destroy her son's marriage because of her own bigotry.
An aspiring writer shocks Peyton Place when her book about the town's deepest secrets and steamy passions makes the best seller list.
This sequel to the 1957 film "Peyton Place" once again focuses on the residents of the small New England town. Although everything seems picture-perfect, there are actually still many troubles brewing within the village -- some of them exacerbated by Allison MacKenzie's new novel, which reveals many of her neighbor's secrets. Among the other characters returning from the first movie are Connie (Allison's mother) and Selena Cross, who is still trying to overcome the painful memory of being raped...