About the Book
The story before the story…
What happened before A Family Affair began? Bestselling author Mary Campisi answers this question in her new Park Bench series. These short stories make the perfect park-bench read, and are named after her signature park bench covers.
Book One: A Family Affair Shorts: Destiny. A chance meeting between Charles Blacksworth and Miriam Desantro in a grocery store becomes the key to the Truth in Lies series.
Book Two: A Family Affair Shorts: Regret. Harry Blacksworth is filled with angst and guilt after sleeping with his brother’s wife. This affair fractures Charles and Gloria’s relationship.
Book Three: A Family Affair Shorts: Love. Charles’s suffers confusion and indecision as he breaks off his relationship with Miriam. The birth of Lily brings hope and unconditional love.
Book Four: A Family Affair Shorts: Heartbreak. When Gloria discovers her husband is having an affair, she vows revenge and grows bitter that life has not turned out as she’s planned.
Book Five: A Family Affair Shorts: Peace. On the last day of Charles Blacksworth’s life, he promises Miriam that next month they’ll talk about the future. Nate admits his unwanted attraction to the woman in Lily’s photo albums–Charles’s daughter, Christine.
Note: For those who haven’t read A Family Affair, Book One in the Truth in Lies series, the Park Bench Series serve as an introduction to it.
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This book is also available on audiobook from the following online booksellers:
- United States
- Amazon Audiobook
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Narrator: Don Warrick
Runtime: 3h 57m
The DetailsPublished: April 9, 2018
Publisher: Mary Campisi Books, LLC
Genres & Tropes
Small Town Life, Small Town Romance, Rural Fiction, Family Life, Contemporary Romance, Secret Family, Secret Letters, Family Life, Moral Ambiguity, Pregnancy, Marriage, Catskills, Chicago, Socialite, Affair, Broken Marriage, Brothers, Secret Baby, Chance Encounter, Artist, Widow