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
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)
About the Author
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 young 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 Harley Ultra Limited.
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Mary has published with Kensington, Carina Press, and The Wild Rose Press and she is currently working on the next book in her very popular Truth in Lies series, the A Family Affair books. This family saga is filled with heartache, betrayal, forgiveness and redemption in a small town setting.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have been in love with this series from Book 1.. I think this is book 7 or 8 and now I have to wait for the next one.. Beautifully written stories about people who might live in your town.. Their lives, loves and heartaches are portrayed with good taste and respect... Enough of every emotion to hold your interest and keep the pages turning.. Recommend the series highly but please start with Book 1 for the full effect and the intro to the characters...
I love her books!!