A Family Affair

Author: Mary Campisi
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ISBN: 9781942158226
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When Christine Blacksworth's larger-than-life father is killed on an icy road in Magdalena, New York, a hundred miles from the "getaway" cabin he visited every month, she discovers a secret that threatens everything she's always held to be true. Her father has another family that includes a mistress and a daughter. Determined to uncover the truth behind her father's secret life, Christine heads to Magdalena, prepared to hate the people who have caused her to question everything she thought she knew about her father. But what she finds is a woman who understands her, a half sister who cherishes her, and a man who could love her if she'll let him. The longer she's around them, the more she questions which family is the real one.Truth In Lies Series:Book One: A Family AffairBook Two: A Family Affair: SpringBook Three: A Family Affair: SummerBook Four: A Family Affair: FallBook Five: A Family Affair: Christmas, a novella Book Six: A Family Affair: WinterBook Seven: A Family Affair: The PromiseBook Eight: A Family Affair: The SecretBook Nine: A Family Affair: The WishBook Ten: A Family Affair: The GiftBook Eleven: A Family Affair: The WeddingsBook Twelve: A Family Affair: The Return That Second Chance Series: Book One: Pulling Home (Also prequel to A Family Affair: The Promise)Book Two: The Way They Were (Also prequel to A Family Affair: The Secret)Book Three: Simple Riches (Also prequel to A Family Affair: Winter)Book Four: Paradise Found (Also prequel to A Family Affair: The Wish)Book Five: Not Your Everyday Housewife Friends, do-overs, and living large.Book Six: The Butterfly Garden Sometimes love happens when you least expect it.Bonus: An Excerpt from A Family Affair Spring, Book Two is at the end of this book.Attention Book Clubs! Go to http://www.marycampisi.com/family-affair-book-club-discussion-guide/ for a Book Club Discussion Guide for A Family Affair. This story is filled with moral ambiguity, difficult choices, and second chances--all great topics for conversation and contemplation.

A Family Affair The Wish Truth In Lies Book 9

Author: Mary Campisi
Publisher: Mary Campisi Books, LLC
ISBN: 1942158149
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Heartache. Betrayal. Forgiveness. Redemption... It's time to head back to Magdalena, New York, and spend a little time with the people we love to love and even a few we love to hate. Bree Kinkaid is finally going to get her happily-ever-after with Adam Brandon (from Paradise Found, That Second Chance series), but it's not going to be quick or easy...You won't want to miss the fireworks as one of Magdalena's favorites meets Mr. West Coast. Should I mention he's handsome, intelligent, wealthy, and an all-around good guy? (Oh, but he has a broken heart...forgot about that.) Guess that makes him a wounded hero in need of a second chance, and we all know Magdalena's just the place for second chances. Bonus Material: Included in this e-book is an excerpt from Not Your Everyday Housewife, That Second Chance series, Book 5. It is also a prequel to A Family Affair: The Gift Truth In Lies Series: Book One: A Family Affair Book Two: A Family Affair: Spring Book Three: A Family Affair: Summer Book Four: A Family Affair: Fall Book Five: A Family Affair: Christmas, a novella Book Six: A Family Affair: Winter Book Seven: A Family Affair: The Promise Book Eight: A Family Affair: The Secret Book Nine: A Family Affair: The Wish Book Ten: A Family Affair: The Gift Book Eleven: A Family Affair: The Weddings Book Twelve: A Family Affair: The Return If you love to read about second chances, don’t miss: That Second Chance Series: Book One: Pulling Home – (Also prequel to A Family Affair: The Promise) Book Two: The Way They Were – (Also prequel to A Family Affair: The Secret) Book Three: Simple Riches – (Also prequel to A Family Affair: Winter) Book Four: Paradise Found – (Also prequel to A Family Affair: The Wish) Book Five: Not Your Everyday Housewife – (Also prequel to A Family Affair: The Gift) Book Six: The Butterfly Garden – (Also prequel to A Family Affair: The Return)

A Family Affair Christmas

Author: Mary Campisi
Publisher: Mary Campisi Books, LLC
ISBN: 1940921384
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It's time to head back to Magdalena in this holiday novella... The town is preparing to celebrate the holidays when a snowstorm hits and threatens to ruin the festivities. But that’s not the only threat blowing into town…Pop’s son is here from California to enjoy Christmas with his father, but when he leaves, he’s taking Pop with him…or is he? Will the town give up the Godfather of Magdalena, or will they show Pop’s son that when we open our hearts, anything is possible…even second chances? Truth in Lies Series: Book One: A Family Affair Book Two: A Family Affair: Spring Book Three: A Family Affair: Summer Book Four: A Family Affair: Fall Book Five: A Family Affair: Christmas, a novella Book Six: A Family Affair: Winter Book Seven: A Family Affair: The Promise Book Eight: A Family Affair: The Secret Book Nine: A Family Affair: The Wish Book Ten: A Family Affair: The Gift BONUS MATERIAL: Included with this e-book is an excerpt from the next book in this series...A Family Affair: Winter.

A Family Affair The Promise Truth In Lies Book 7

Author: Mary Campisi
Publisher: Mary Campisi Books, LLC
ISBN: 1942158092
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Heartache. Betrayal. Forgiveness. Redemption... It's time to head back to Magdalena, New York, and spend a little time with the people we love to love and even a few we love to hate. A lot has happened since readers left town in A Family Affair: Winter! Bree Kinkaid is dealing with heartache and betrayal the only way she can—denial. Her friends can’t help her, she won’t listen to her parents, and she rejects offerings of support and sympathy from the town as she attempts to hold onto that magical life she wanted. But when a stranger shows up at Bree’s doorstep with information about her husband, she can’t pretend any longer. And in case you were wondering what happened to Gloria Blacksworth’s notebook, it’s still resting in Nate Desantro’s desk drawer…but not for long. Gloria might be dead, but the notebook continues to leak distrust and ill will into the community, and someone’s got to stop it! There might be only one person in town equipped for the job—any guesses? We’ve also got a new man in Magdalena, one badly in need of a second chance… Grant Richot sprinted through life, a boy wonder with talent, intelligence, confidence, and charm. He never doubted the world awaited him, just as he never doubted the right woman would come into his life—but only when he was ready for her. Anyone before that was simply preparation for the one. How wrong he was. Years and a tragedy later, Grant arrives in Maggie Finnegan’s hometown of Magdalena, New York—broken, uncertain, and searching for that second chance with the woman he cast aside. But Maggie’s no longer naïve and impressionable; she’s a confident, competent widow with a child, who has more at risk than another broken heart… Note: For a richer “A Family Affair” reading experience, make sure to read Pulling Home, Book One of That Second Chance series. It is the prequel to A Family Affair: The Promise, where you’ll learn Grant Richot’s story. Big, dark secrets about his family are revealed in this book, but that doesn’t mean he knows about them…but it also doesn’t mean the reader can’t know, right?! See you in Magdalena! Truth In Lies Series: Book One: A Family Affair Book Two: A Family Affair: Spring Book Three: A Family Affair: Summer Book Four: A Family Affair: Fall Book Five: A Family Affair: Christmas, a novella Book Six: A Family Affair: Winter Book Seven: A Family Affair: The Promise Book Eight: A Family Affair: The Secret Book Nine: A Family Affair: The Wish Book Ten: A Family Affair: The Gift If you love to read about second chances, don’t miss: That Second Chance Series: Book One: Pulling Home – (Also prequel to A Family Affair: The Promise) Book Two: The Way They Were – (Also prequel to A Family Affair: The Secret) Book Three: Simple Riches – (Also prequel to A Family Affair: Winter) Book Four: Paradise Found – How does one see truly? With the heart or with the eyes? Book Five: Not Your Everyday Housewife – Friends, do-overs, and living large. Book Six: The Butterfly Garden – Sometimes love happens when you least expect it.

Small Town Perfect Boxed Set Five

Author: Mary Campisi
Publisher: Mary Campisi Books, LLC
ISBN: 1942158726
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Small town romantic women’s fiction with love, hope, second chances, and a happy ending! Note from Mary: I love secondary characters: writing them, reading about them, even watching them on the big screen. Secondary characters support the “stars”; make them more vibrant and compelling. But when the story ends, I’m often left wondering what they’d do if theywere in the “spotlight”. That’s why I’ve created special boxed sets that were part of That Second Chance series and the Truth in Lies series. These boxed sets let the reader follow thebefore and afterof select characters as they first appear in That Second Chance series and later in the fictional town of my bestselling Truth in Lies series. Boxed Set Five contains Not Your Everyday Housewifeand A Family Affair: The Gift. I invite you to follow their journey! Not Your Everyday Housewife A wise and humorous tale of living large after 40 as women finally make peace with themselves—wrinkles, blubber, neuroses, exes, and all. Three women embark on a month-long “discovery” journey and uncover quite a few tidbits along the way…one bottle of Clairol Midnight will not cover a full head of red hair, and never talk to men wearing polyester pants hiked up with a tan belt. But most of what they unearth is about themselves—who they are, what they really want, what they really don’twant. The center of controversy is a Maid-for-You mixer, which symbolizes a boring, routine suburban life with nosecond chances—then along comes insight in the form of Tula Rae, a sixty-something salsa-dancing, Dalai Lama-quoting, four-time widow in Spandex and a gray braid who gives them a different perspective on life, love, do-overs, and the real reason a man buys his woman a Maid-for-You mixer, which she says is all about S-E-X. A Family Affair: The Gift Only one thing is missing from Tess and Daniel “Cash” Casherdon’s perfect life—a child. Oh, how they long for one to make their life complete. But what is it people say about being careful what you wish for…? Their wish will come true, but not in the way they think. Daniel Casherdon’s past is about to catch up with him. It’s bad enough when a woman arrives in Magdalena with a nine-year-old boy she claims is his, but confessing to a terminal illness and asking Tess and Cash to raise the boy when she’s gone? Well, that’s going to require a big leap of faith that won’t be easy or without repercussions. How can anyone refuse a dying mother such a heartbreaking request? Tess is torn between doing right by the child and acknowledging that another woman has given the man she loves something she may never be able to—a child. As the woman pulls Cash closer into her emotional circle, it is Tess who becomes the outsider, and soon she wonders if the woman has secrets she’s not telling. More than one resident is suspicious of anyone who drives a wedge between one of Magdalena’s favorite couples. The newcomer may look and act like the girl next door, but something isn’t right, and Pop Benito is going to gather ammunition and find out what that something is. But he’d better do it fast, before it’s too late. Small Town Perfect Series: Boxed Set 1 includes Pulling Home and A Family Affair: The Promise Boxed Set 2includes The Way They Wereand A Family Affair: The Secret Boxed Set 3includes Simple Richesand A Family Affair: Winter Boxed Set 4includes Paradise Foundand A Family Affair: The Wish Boxed Set 5 includes Not Your Everyday Housewifeand A Family Affair: The Gift Boxed Set 6 includes The Butterfly Gardenand A Family Affair: The Return

A Family Affair Shorts Boxed Set

Author: Mary Campisi
Publisher: Mary Campisi Books, LLC
ISBN: 1942158564
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The story before the story... What happened before A Family Affair began? Bestselling author Mary Campisi answers this question in her new Park Bench series. These short stories make the perfect park-bench read and are named after her signature park-bench covers. Book One: A Family Affair Shorts: Destiny. A chance meeting between Charles Blacksworth and Miriam Desantro in a grocery store becomes the key to the Truth in Lies series. Book Two: A Family Affair Shorts: Regret. Harry Blacksworth is filled with angst and guilt after sleeping with his brother's wife. This affair fractures Charles and Gloria's relationship. Book Three: A Family Affair Shorts: Love. Charles's suffers confusion and indecision as he breaks off his relationship with Miriam. The birth of Lily brings hope and unconditional love. Book Four: A Family Affair Shorts: Heartbreak. When Gloria discovers her husband is having an affair, she vows revenge and grows bitter that life has not turned out as she's planned. Book Five: A Family Affair Shorts: Peace. On the last day of Charles Blacksworth's life, he promises Miriam that next month they'll talk about the future. Nate admits his unwanted attraction to the woman in Lily's photo albums--Charles's daughter, Christine.

A Family Affair The Homecoming

Author: Mary Campisi
Publisher: Mary Campisi Books, LLC
ISBN: 194215870X
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Delilah O’Reilly and Nicholas Borado fell in love, married and planned to spend a life together full of dreams, joy, and endless possibilities. Until lies and betrayal tore them apart. Six years later, they’ll meet up again in a most unlikely place—Magdalena, New York, Delilah’s hometown. Hurt and accusations will resurface, but they won’t stop the sparks from flying, or the town from wondering about this couple’s secret past...wondering too if Delilah and Nick might just have a chance for a future together... Stay tuned as we get ready to head back to Magdalena, where family is always about more than blood. BONUS: Included with this ebook is an excerpt from Mary's Pulling Home, Book 1 of That Second Chance series where strong women battle heartache and loss with courage and determination to find new paths and true love. Truth In Lies Series: Book One: A Family Affair Book Two: A Family Affair: Spring Book Three: A Family Affair: Summer Book Four: A Family Affair: Fall Book Five: A Family Affair: Christmas, a novella Book Six: A Family Affair: Winter Book Seven: A Family Affair: The Promise Book Eight: A Family Affair: The Secret Book Nine: A Family Affair: The Wish Book Ten: A Family Affair: The Gift Book Eleven: A Family Affair: The Weddings Book Twelve: A Family Affair: The Cabin,a novella Book Thirteen: A Family Affair: The Return Book Fourteen: A Family Affair: The Choice Book Fifteen: A Family Affair: The Proposal Book Sixteen: A Family Affair: Bonus Scenes Book Seventeen: A Family Affair: The Homecoming Meals From Magdalena, A Family Affair Cookbook

A Family Affair Summer

Author: Mary Campisi
Publisher: Mary Campisi Books, LLC
ISBN: 1940921171
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Heartache. Betrayal. Forgiveness. Redemption. It’s time to head back to Magdalena, New York, and spend a little time with the people we love to love and even a few we love to hate. Eight years ago, tragedy struck the town’s perfect couple, Daniel “Cash” Casherdon and Tess Carrick, days before their wedding. That tragedy shredded their dreams of a life together and sent them fleeing Magdalena. Now, destiny has brought them back and the town is determined to see this couple mend their differences. Angelo “Pop” Benito will lead the crusade to march Cash and Tess down the aisle with the help of The Bleeding Hearts Society, a garden group more interested in healing people’s hearts than helping a sick basil plant. But they’re not the only ones cheering for this couple’s second chance. Who would have thought Nate Desantro would be giving advice on relationships, love, and marriage? But when a man finds the right woman, anything is possible. Add a baby to the mix; well, that’s pure “hero” material. Christine will offer her share of support and wisdom to Tess and stand up to an old troublemaker in the name of family and friendship. From the fifty-something widow who is afraid to open her heart again to the pregnant friend who believes everyone has a soul mate, to Lily Desantro, the shining light who makes others believe anything is possible, Magdalena’s finest will rally to give Tess and Cash that second chance. But all the prayers and contrivances in the world won’t help until Tess reveals the secret she’s carried for too many years, a secret that could destroy her chance with Cash forever… And if you’re wondering about Harry Blacksworth and his brood, you’ll glimpse a snippet of what he’s up to, but he’ll be back in full force in A Family Affair: Fall. Not only that—he’s moving to Magdalena with Greta and the kids! Can you imagine Harry maneuvering a lawnmower or carrying out the trash? Oh, but his past is going to catch up with him and then…Sorry…Harry has to wait for A Family Affair: Fall to share his misery and his story. For now, enjoy the journey as you catch up on the lives of the residents of Magdalena. They’re waiting for you! Truth in Lies Series: Book One: A Family Affair Book Two: A Family Affair: Spring Book Three: A Family Affair: Summer Book Four: A Family Affair: Fall Book Five: A Family Affair: Christmas, a novella Book Six: A Family Affair: Winter Book Seven: A Family Affair: The Promise Book Eight: A Family Affair: The Secret Book Nine: A Family Affair: The Wish Book Ten: A Family Affair: The Gift Bonus Material: The first chapter of A Family Affair: Fall, the next book in this series.

A Family Affair Fall

Author: Mary Campisi
Publisher: Mary Campisi Books, LLC
ISBN: 1940921376
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Heartache. Betrayal. Forgiveness. Redemption. It’s time to head back to Magdalena, New York, and spend a little time with the people we love to love and even a few we love to hate. Gina Servetti was raised to believe she wasn’t enough—not thin enough, not pretty enough, not clever enough. She’s more comfortable with a spreadsheet than a conversation and doesn’t trust easily, especially where men are concerned, most notably the good-looking, smooth-talking ones like Ben Reed. When city boy Ben Reed arrives in Magdalena, he’s not planning a long-term stay in a town filled with too many busybodies and too little excitement. He just needs things to settle down in Philly for a few months before he returns to his old life and his plan to win back his ex-wife. But once he gets to know the people in this town, he starts to care about them: one in particular—Gina Servetti. The longer he’s around her, the more he realizes she’s so much more than a woman with a scowl and a sharp tongue. She’s real and honest, and as afraid of trusting as he is. But can Ben and Gina open up and take a risk for a chance at real love? Well, if the rest of the town has anything to say about it, and they always do, this couple will take the big leap and end with an “I do”! And would the story be complete without checking in on Harry Blacksworth’s latest debacle…ahem…adventure? Harry’s moved his brood to Magdalena and is taking advice but, thankfully, not fashion lessons from Pop Benito. That spells trouble on so many levels. Oh, but it’s going to be interesting… Join me as we peek into the lives of some of our favorites: Pop Benito, Lily, Nate and Christine Desantro, Harry and Greta Blacksworth, Mimi Pendergrass, Bree Kinkaid…and many more. See you in Magdalena! Truth in Lies Series: Book One: A Family Affair Book Two: A Family Affair: Spring Book Three: A Family Affair: Summer Book Four: A Family Affair: Fall Book Five: A Family Affair: Christmas Book Six: A Family Affair: Winter Book Seven: A Family Affair: The Promise Book Eight: A Family Affair: The Secret Book Nine: A Family Affair: The Wish Book Ten: A Family Affair: The Gift NEW FEATURE: Magdalena’s growing! People are getting married, having babies, and moving back to town, so I’ve decided to include a list of characters and their backgrounds—some new faces, some from previous books. You’ll find Who’s Who in A Family Affair: Fall located right after the dedication. Bonus Material: If you enjoyed the small-town sense of community and caring in A Family Affair (Truth in Lies Series), you’ll experience that same coziness in Simple Riches. There’s heartache, betrayal, forgiveness, and redemption, all wrapped up and waiting for you. Included in this e-book is the first chapter of Simple Riches, That Second Chance, Book Three. I plan to introduce Simple Riches’ “Bad Boy,” Michael Androvich and “Good Girl,” Elise Pentani to Magdalena, New York in A Family Affair: Winter.