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A Family Affair: Spring (Truth in Lies, Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Mary Campisi
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Book Description

A Family Affair: Spring is a story of betrayal, forgiveness, and redemption, all wrapped up in the lives of the people we love to love, and even a few we love to hate.

Harry Blacksworth is rich, handsome, the ultimate playboy with a killer smile and a clever wit. He's fought it, denied it, ignored it, but the damn truth won't go away: He's fallen in love. And just when he's accepted that fact, Greta Servensen, the only woman he's ever trusted, breaks his heart.

Christine Blacksworth and Nate Desantro beat the odds when they fell in love and married. But staying married is threatened when the foundation behind every good relationship--trust--is challenged.

Gloria Blacksworth descends upon Magdalena in all of her designer-clad arrogance, determined to make Christine change her course and return to Chicago and her old life. It may take a well-planted lie or two, but Gloria doesn't plan to fail. When she finally confronts Miriam Desantro, the "other woman", Gloria discovers more than she ever wanted to know... or admit.

Angelo "Pop" Benito is The Godfather of Magdalena. Nothing happens in that town without his knowledge or approval. And Pop doesn't do anything without a long sit-down with his dead wife, Lucy, and a half dozen pizzelles by his side. He'll need a lot of lung power and a tray of his favorite treat to help Nate and Christine out of a real mess. And he may need the help of his checkers buddy and Magdalena's shining star, Lily Desantro.

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 (TBA)
Book Eight: A Family Affair: The Secret (TBA)

Editorial Reviews


Just as the first instalment made us question what a real marriage entailed, the second begs us to consider the word,character.

From the Author

I never intended to write a sequel to A Family Affair, let alone a series. For me, the story was done and I moved on to my next book. Readers had a different idea. I began to receive emails, Facebook comments, and blog posts, asking to know more about these characters. Did Nate and Christine marry? What about Harry and Greta? And heavens, did Gloria Blacksworth ever get her comeuppance? The correspondence from readers requesting more was heartfelt and humbling, and yet, turning a book into a series that was never intended to be one is a huge and daunting task. I wasn't going to do it unless I could feel the passion for the continuation of that story. It was a struggle, yet it remained in the back of my mind as I wrote one book after another.

I do some of my best thinking when I'm walking my dog and during a particularly cool morning walk, I started playing around with scenarios and characters. I let my imagination go and didn't try to shut anything down. I did the same thing the next day, and soon Lily, Nate, Christine, Harry, Gloria, Greta--the whole crew-- had taken residence in my head. They wouldn't go away and that's when I knew I had to write about them and gave the series what I think is an appropriate name: Truth in Lies.

I have absolutely loved every part of this process and the characters have entertained me as well as broken my heart a time or two. Long before I wrote "The End", I'd already decided what the storyline would be for A Family Affair: Summer. If you guessed Cash Casherdon and Tess Carrick, you are exactly correct. I hope you've enjoyed this journey and before long, we'll take another into A Family Affair: Summer.

Thank you to all the dear readers who wrote to tell me they wanted a continuation of A Family Affair. I have indeed heard you!

Product Details

  • File Size: 3372 KB
  • Print Length: 257 pages
  • Publisher: Mary Campisi (December 14, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,372 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW such a page turner September 11, 2013
By lucy
Format:Kindle Edition
This is book 2 in the A Family Affair series by Mary Campisi,
Another FANTASTIC book, it was so good to go back to Magdalena, If you think this is another happy ever after story then wrong in some ways, it's all about second chances remeber.
We get to go back to see how life treats Nate, Christine, Gloria, uncle Harry,Greta, Lilly and Miriam also get to meet some new faces too like Pop ( i love this man),what a journey it is, they all find out that no relationship runs smoothly, it takes hard work, trust and forgiveness.
Gloria learns the hardest lesson of all, one i woulndn't wish on my worst enermy, but it's how she deals with it that will redeem her or not.
I loved this book so much i can't wait to read it all over again.
can't wait for AFA 3.
Great work Mary thanks for a fab read
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great book by Mary November 5, 2013
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The second book by Mary Campisi was just as good as the first one. The story line took off right where the first one ended. It touched my heart and left you feeling great. There were a lot of life issues and happy endings. I would recommend this book and I'm going to read all of her books.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very well written September 19, 2013
By bkqun
Format:Kindle Edition
I am happy to have found another favourite author! This story built at a fast rate without any background filler to bog the reader down. Very real life story premise that you read about in the newspaper occasionally and wonder about how the peoples' lives turn out eventually. Of course the main characters end up together and happy, but there are lots of pitfalls along the way. Am loking forward to reading everything else this author has written.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorites October 7, 2013
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This book was just as good as the first book of the Truth in Lies series. I read it in just one day and loved every minute of it. Mary Campisi is one of my new favorite authors and I can't wait until the last two books come out!!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars loved it September 12, 2013
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i am a big fan of this author now more than ever. i cant say all that i love about this because i would have to spoil the whole thing for all the fans who already love these characters. i will just say if you have waited to find out what else happens to christine, nate, harry and even gloria you will not be disapointed.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good storyline April 21, 2014
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It's a good book, so good that I have purchased the other books in the series. All rhw books have to do with a small town called Magdalena and the people that live there and Chicago.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed the characters! April 19, 2014
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A light predictable love story about a family and town that will capture your heart! The characters' strengths and weaknesses are delivered in a believable manner.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another wonderful book!! September 12, 2013
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Just another wonderful book by a wonderful woman! I can't wait to read more about what happens in a family affair summer!! Keep up the good work and the wonderful stories!!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
A delightful read. It kept your interest all the way through. It was hard to put done. Found myself sneaking off to read more.
Published 8 days ago by sr
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Published 8 days ago by Danielle
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good series.
Published 15 days ago by Debra L Miller
3.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good
I really enjoyed the first book. I found the second book to be not as good as the first but worth reading.
Published 18 days ago by JO
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this book.
Loved the book. Love the characters especially Lily. Thank you for spreading awareness about Down Syndrome in your books. Thanks from a person who has Down Syndrome.
Published 20 days ago by olivia Rachelle Brosseau
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
Book one was great,but book two was exciting from beginning to end. Couldn't put it down. Can't wait to start book three.
Published 29 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars yes!!!
I loved this one as much as the first one... About to start the third can't wait... This book kept me reading on...
Published 1 month ago by Lucy Herrera
5.0 out of 5 stars Campisi has written other books that I would highly recommend for you...
This second book in the series is every bit as captivating as the first. Mary Campisi truly has a gift for writing. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mary Lee
1.0 out of 5 stars The Worst Ever
Occasionally I'll read a "romance" or "bodice ripper" just for a change of pace from my normal reading pattern but this was truly a challenge. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Nekkosan
1.0 out of 5 stars Still mindless. Copy & past, just changing some ...
Still mindless. Copy & past, just changing some names and work background, but modus operandi staying the same.
Published 1 month ago by Anne-Grethe Falck
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More 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.

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 Ultra Limited aka Harley.

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Mary has published with Kensington, Carina Press, and The Wild Rose Press.


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