A Family Affair: The Return

A Family Affair: The Return

by Mary Campisi

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BN ID: 2940158733246
Publisher: Mary Campisi Books, LLC
Publication date: 08/29/2017
Series: Truth in Lies Series , #13
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 44,402
File size: 637 KB

About 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. Her small town romances center around family life, friendship, and forgiveness as they explore the issues of today’s contemporary women.

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 Harley Ultra Limited.

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A Family Affair: The Return 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved every book in this series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mary Campisi does it again. I love the people and the town of Magdelena. The stories give you hope that there are second chances and are good people who care about others. This story was not only about Grace and Max, Elissa and Peter also were dealing with some issues. I look forward to each new book in the series and the way this one ended, it's got a teaser for possibly the next one.
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ms12dzn More than 1 year ago
A Family Affair The Return Returning to the town of Magdalena is always a pleasure. This is a town that offers redemption, true friendship, appreciation for the simple life, and second chances. It is a town like any other. But, Grace Romano Clark is reluctant to return even though the terms of Aunt Frances’ will say she must. She is scared that she will run into the boy who stole her heart when she was 17. The great love of her who she sent away in a dreadful altercation from the driveway of her home months later. Little does she know that boy grew up to be a very successful entrepreneur, so different from the teenager who loved her. And little does she know that she has to stay with that man in her aunt’s home for a month and work through a list that her aunt has left them. The secrets that Grace Romano Clark and Max Ruhland hide from each other as they meet in Aunt Frances’ house. The Return follows them through those days. It aloes contains a story-within-a-story with what is happening with the previous book’s characters, Pete Finnegan and Elissa Cerdi. I am a certified fan of Mary Campisi. I happened on her when her first A Family Affair appeared on BookBub. I have bought every book of hers since. Each is a beautiful story with well-developed characters and intricately wound story lines. I whole-heartedly recommend this book. You will enjoy it! A copy of this book was provided to me by the author with no expectations of requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book and my comments here are my honest and sincere opinion
CorporatePrincess More than 1 year ago
A Family Affair – The Return is the 13th book in Mary Campisi’s Truth in Lies series. This book takes place in Magdalena, a small town in the state of New York. Once you visit Magdalena for the first time, you will want to return over and over again to follow the lives of those that call Magdalena home. All of the books in the Truth in Lies series follow a theme of forgiveness and love and A Family Affair – The Return is no exception. I feel like the characters are friends that I am checking in on and spending time with, which is the best type of book to read in my opinion! In A Family Affair – The Return we meet Grace Romano Clark and Max Ruhland. Max grew up in Magdalena, the son of alcoholic parents, a kid from the wrong side of the tracks with a kind heart. One summer Grace came to visit her aunt Frances and an intense romance developed between Grace and Max. Grace walked away from that summer romance determined to follow her life plan and not let Max be a distraction, however he was never far from her thoughts. Fate and her Aunt’s final wishes would bring Grace back to Magdalena and in the path of the man she never quite forgot. Grace’s life plan has fallen apart with the death of her husband a few years ago which left more questions and doubts than answers. Now she is in Magdalena, forced to complete a list of 13 tasks in 30 days with Max, who has never quite forgiven Grace for walking away from him that summer years ago. How did Max end up living in Aunt Frances’ house? Will Grace and Max get through the next 30 days without killing each other? Will past hurts resurface or will they remain buried? You will have to read to find out! A Family Affair – The Return also features Pete Finnegan and Elissa Cerdi from A Family Affair – The Cabin. Are Pete and Elissa love gone right or love gone wrong? Will they get married or go their separate ways? Everyday life has a way of presenting challenges that cannot always be overcome. Are Pete and Elissa strong enough to see their love through? Check out Mary’s That Second Chance and Reunion Gap series as well for more great reading and wonderful characters. A copy of this book was provided to me by the author with no expectations or requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book and my comments here are my honest and sincere opinion!