A Family Affair - contemporary romance by Mary Campisi


Several years ago, I read an article about a man who'd kept a secret family for years without anyone's knowledge. I was fascinated that someone could and would actually do this. That one small article lived in my subconscious for years, emerging occasionally as I considered how a person might achieve this, the effects on the primary family as well as the other family, the pain, the grief, the anger, the emotional, financial and psychological entanglements between the two, and the ultimate question; which was the real family? I became so engrossed with the emotion of the situation that I knew I had to create my own characters and my own story and so emerged, A Family Affair. This book was intended as a single book, certainly not the beginning of a series. But readers fell in love with the characters and the town of Magdalena, NY and wanted more. Thus, the Truth in Lies series was born. These are stories of heartache, 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.