A Family Affair

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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 which 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 ...
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A Family Affair (Truth in Lies Series-Book One)

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Overview

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 which 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. . .

Note: This book contains sexual content and profanity. While the author believes these situations are handled in good taste, she acknowledges some readers will choose to pass on this book.

Truth In Lies Series:
A Family Affair, Book One
A Family Affair Spring, Book Two
A Family Affair Summer, Book Three
A Family Affair Fall, Book Four (Fall 2014)
A Family Affair Winter, Book Five (TBA)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780985777333
  • Publisher: Mary Campisi
  • Publication date: 2/5/2013
  • Pages: 270
  • Sales rank: 550,559
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Campisi writes emotion-packed books about second chances. Whether contemporary romances, women's fiction, or Regency historicals, her books all center on belief in the beauty of that second chance.

Mary should have known she'd become a writer when at age thirteen she began changing the ending to all the books she read. It took several years and a number of jobs, including registered nurse, receptionist in a swanky hair salon, accounts payable clerk, and practice manager in an OB/GYN office, for her to rediscover writing. Enter a mouse-less computer, a floppy disk, and a dream large enough to fill a zip drive. The rest of the story lives on in every book she writes.

When she's not working on her craft or following the lives of five adult children, Mary's digging in the dirt with her flowers and herbs, cooking, reading, walking her rescue lab mix, Cooper, or on the perfect day, riding off into the sunset with her very own 'hero' husband on his Ultra Limited aka Harley.
Mary has published with Kensington, Carina Press, and The Wild Rose Press.

website: www.marycampisi.com e-mail: mary@marycampisi.com twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/MaryCampisi blog: http://www.marycampisi.com/blog/
facebook: http://www.facebook.com/marycampisibooks

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2012

    Good

    This 557 page nook book was very good. It is for adult readers. There is explicit sexual content and situations. It was well written, edited and had great characters. There was a great flow to the story line. It was easy to follow the characters and action and was just complicated enough to hold my interest without being over whelming. I often have to lay a book down and a long period may pass before I can continue my current reading project. With this book, I did not have to do any back tracking, I was able to start reading exactly where I left off, which was very nice. It was a bit predictable in places, but had some surprizes as well. This was not a typical romance. It was about a man in a loveless marriage, torn between two families and two ways of life. When he is killed in an auto accident, his daughter unravels her father's life to discover who he really was. In the process she also discovers, who she is and where her destiny will be. This a great heart warming novel.

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    136 out of 144 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 17, 2012

    This was a great book! This is the first book I¿ve read from th

    This was a great book! This is the first book I’ve read from the author, and I love her writing. The characters are developed very well and it was interesting to read how Mary balances the characters with the plot, without making the book too bogged down with details. While there are moments where the storyline is unrealistic, the issues of family secrets, alliances, and expectations, readers will certainly understand those family dynamics. The story is about 500+ pages, but it sure does go fast!

    38 out of 42 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 6, 2011

    Good Read! Couldn't put it down until I finished it!

    One family wasn't enough for this man, but he probably didn't expect things to turn out quite as they did when he was in a fatal auto accident one snowy night. There are some unexpected twists and turns in this story, and I was very surprised by the ending.

    31 out of 38 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2012

    !

    Great story. I dont understand the post that said there was explicit sexual scenes. There was no explicit sex scenes. This was a beautiful story and will definately be in my keeper file! Highly recommend.

    27 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 14, 2012

    A FAMILY AFFAIR takes your traditional family ideals and twists


    A FAMILY AFFAIR takes your traditional family ideals and twists it about so that you can’t help but admit that family is determined by more than DNA. Mary Campisi draws the reader into this story by invoking a variety of emotions, everything from fury and disappointment to genuine love and acceptance and incorporating enough suspenseful elements that I read the entire story in one sitting. The tension between Nate and Christine is completely understandable since he’s trying to protect his family and Christine is doing the same for hers. One of the things that unite them is Lily and her easy acceptance of them. I really hadn’t expected this story to be such an emotional journey and honestly I think a lot of its appeal has to do with Lily and the innocent way she views life and the people around her.

    The whole time Christine’s trying to come to grips with her father’s death and the reality of another family, there’s a whole other drama unfolding in her normal life. And I don’t say drama lightly because it seems her mother really likes to be theatrical when it comes to manipulating her family. Fortunately Uncle Harry sees right through her and isn’t above using a bit of blackmail to keep her in line.

    Mary Campisi’s A FAMILY AFFAIR is a delightful story that pulls at the heartstrings with its intriguing characters, stunning revelations, and an emotional rollercoaster as the two halves of Charles’ life collide in a ferocious upheaval. Of course, he’s deceased so isn’t there to witness the havoc his decisions have caused.

    Chrissy Dionne (courtesy of Romance Junkies)

    26 out of 28 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 3, 2011

    Love love love.

    Not usually my style, but I was feeling sappy. I ended up loving this book.

    18 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2012

    A Joy!!

    I really loved this book. I loved the characters and the story. I couldnt put the book down. I will be reading more from this author...

    12 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2012

    Best book i ever read

    Just finished reading this book and felt as if my own life has changed. The characters were so powerful there were times when i was bawling like a baby. Very powerful i can't wait to read the rest of her books

    12 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 1, 2012

    What a wonderful FREE book. The story line is strong, thought pr

    What a wonderful FREE book.
    The story line is strong, thought provoking with an interesting plot. I felt connected to the characters as they came off as very real. I did not feel that the profanity/sex was excessive. The epilogue left a couple things in the balance, but I was still satisfied with it. A sequal would be amazing. 558 pages. Buy it now before Mary Campisi realizes people would pay for this book!!

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2012

    Great!!!

    This is by far one of the greatest books I have ever read I absolutely loved it and I hope other people will too!!! :)

    7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2012

    A Family Affair

    I loved this book. It was a fresh concept that I haven't read before. All of the emotions and twists of the story made it so interesting, I couldn't put this book down!

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2012

    Highly recommended

    A very poignant story about families.Just like real life,families can be dysfunctional in their own ways. What you see and perceive is not always the truth.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2012

    loved it!

    What a great book!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2012

    Ahh

    Dang this was a good book

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2012

    Great emotional read

    Life is full of surprises. The key to happiness is how you handle them. Christine thought everything in her life was fine until her dad's unexpected death. Her life becomes an emotional rollercoaster as she searches for answers and what she finds changes her whole world. This 548 page book is wonderfully written and will make you laugh and cry.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2013

    Boring

    Got through 125 pages before giving up. Overdescriptive and just did not keep my interest.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2012

    Not what I expected

    Language way too strong for me but a good story line. i would have enjoyed the book tremendously without all the foul language

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2012

    Great Read!

    From beginning to end, this book is amazing! Each character brings scandal, love, and purpose to entire story. Some adult content but it is appropriate in the story telling.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2013

    I could have really enjoyed the story line had the author not be

    I could have really enjoyed the story line had the author not been so unnecessarily putting sexual situations into the story.Not only were they unwelcomed but they added nothing to the story line and were decribed the the author was a trucker or a hooker. THe language was course and turned me off to the entire story even though I loved the plot she had planned out for her readers. I didn't enjoy how crude and vulgar the language was nor how often it was a part of the dialog. It's as if her characters only knew four lettered words happy sad or indifferent. I deleted this book from my library. I would be embarassed to have someone think I read such trash. I won't be getting any more books by this author I'm not sure she can pen a clean sentence!

    3 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2012

    Great and powerful story :)

    Love stories that show good things can come from bad. Loved the characters and christines strength.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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