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Publisher's Summary

A Family Affair is where it all began...Heartache, Betrayal, Forgiveness, Redemption...all wrapped up in the people you will love to love, and those you will love to hate!

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…

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)

Attention Book Clubs! There is now a Discussion Guide for A Family Affair. A Great reference for a Book Club discussion! Go to marycampisi.com/family-affair-book-club-discussion-guide/ to get it now.

Also available in audio is A Family Affair: Spring, Book 2 in this series. The saga continues.

©2011 Mary Campisi (P)2014 Mary Campisi

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  • Tarri
  • United States
  • 07-03-14

Good premise

I got this book on my Kindle, then bought the Whisper-snyc version. I liked the parts I read much more than the parts that I listened to, because the narrator's voices annoyed me.

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Scandal in the Family

What made the experience of listening to A Family Affair the most enjoyable?

The narrator was able to personify each person with a vocal range that brought to life the feelings of pain, hurt, sorrow and also the deep seated turmoil evident within the psyche of the main personalities.

What did you like best about this story?

Unconditional love, forgiveness, family interaction and also two sisters who met under difficult circumstances, but learned to love each other and gained acceptance because of their common heritage.

Which scene was your favorite?

Lily's reaction to meeting Christine was so heartwarming, she was so joyous as her longing to meet this sister she loved so much was finally a reality. Her dreams came true. This was my favourite moment.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

There was so much heartbreak within this book, my heart was touched. But the melding of the love and joy this second family brought into the lives of the siblings made me smile and shed a few tears at the pathos of it all. It was amazing that Christine could become a part of the other family.

Any additional comments?

The characters were well developed and the story line was uncommon and gave a look into the hearts of people who vacillate and accept less than what they are worth. The author was able to bring some understanding of the why of the situations portrayed. The writing style kept the story interesting, too. To me, it was believable as similar stories have unfolded in real life.

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  • Mrsb
  • Florida
  • 05-21-16

Real Life Story

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. This book felt like 'real life,' not a fairytale.

What did you like best about this story?

The feeling that this story really happened.

Which scene was your favorite?

When the 2 families meet.

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  • Janet
  • Detroit, MI, United States
  • 05-14-16

enjoyed the story

the characters in the book were interesting and varied. the story had a happy ending which I loved. and was fast paced.

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Enjoyed reading...

Got the audible book and started it...but then I couldn't get into the story without having to deal with the narrator's abrupt, over enunciated reading. (She sounded more like a student reading aloud in 7th grade literature class than a professional narrator.) Finally had to just read the Kindle version for myself, and enjoyed it thereafter.

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Excellent story. Excellent narration!

Excellent story! The characters really take take a hold of your heart and make you realize the true meaning of love.

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Good Book!

What made the experience of listening to A Family Affair the most enjoyable?

The narrator was easy to listen to and follow.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Christine. I liked the way she tackled her problems head on.

Which scene was your favorite?

All.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Both.

Any additional comments?

This was the first Mary Campisi book I have listened to and I will be listening to more of her works. She is a talented writer. You could easily follow her characters through the story. It had some parts that were adult themed. Overall I really enjoyed this book.

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I love this story

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I highly recommend this story. It is such a wonderful story. I read the book and had to listen to it too. The story is such a good one re reading and re hearing it is a must for me!

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Family Affair?

The bond between Christine and Lilly

Which character – as performed by Talmadge Ragan – was your favorite?

Christine

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I cried several times when listening to this book

Any additional comments?

This is such a great story!

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Enjoyable.

This was good and I enjoyed reading the book. Lots of twists and turns in a secret life.

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Family Affair

I thought this was a very good book, it had some unexpected twists and turns.

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  • lucy
  • 12-02-15

Wow

I loved this book, I loved that Nate and Christine found their happy ever after, Christine found that money and wealth don't always bring happiness,Nate found out that things are not always as the seem, we all make mistakes in life but to be given a second chance to make things right makes all the difference 😀

Fantastic book Mary Campisi, can't wait for book 2