A Family Affair (Truth in Lies) (Volume 1)

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. . .

Attention Book Clubs! Included on my website is a Book Club Discussion Guide for A Family Affair. This story is filled with moral ambiguity, difficult choices, and second chances–all great topics for conversation and contemplation.

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
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 Cabin
Book Thirteen: A Family Affair: The Return

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)

Note: This book contains sexual content and profanity. While the author believes these situations are handled in good taste, she acknowledges some readers will choose to pass on this book.


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A Critical Reader on June 15, 2017 at 3:02 AM.

This is one of the best books I’ve ever read… This is one of the best books I’ve ever read. No kidding. The fact that there are people giving it 1-star is just mind-boggling to me and goes to show that you can’t please everyone, and everyone responds differently to the same book.Is it Shakespeare? Or even Hemingway, Dostoyevsky, Goethe? No, it’s popular fiction, a romance, and it’s exactly the kind of book I enjoy reading. The writing was brilliant, the emotion was perfect (I get tired of reading romances which lack emotion-…

Luv2Read on June 15, 2017 at 3:21 AM.

Spoiled by Dirty Harry Thought this would be an interesting read…until my first encounter with Dirty Uncle Harry. Good grief, Mary. You dedicated something this nasty to your children and step-children? Wow! I really don’t care to read about what’s going on in Harry’s trousers while he’s thinking about some woman. I’ve no appetite for verbal sewerage. Books like this should come with a vulgarity warning. Must get this deleted from my library! It’s disappointing because the author was off to a good start…