Mary Campisi
Mary Campisi
Mary Campisi

Release date for A Family Affair: Summer

Hello Everyone:

Finally, finally, FINALLY, I have a release date for A Family Affair: Summer! But that’s not all – I’ve got a cover and a description, too! I am beyond excited and can’t wait for you to get back to Magdalena and see what your favorite and maybe not-so-favorite characters are up to… April 1st is the date and there will be a pre-order on i-books. (Wish it were available as a pre-order on Amazon, B&N, and Kobo, but sadly, it is not.) Still, this will not slow down your ability to get the book – and for those who have not yet read A Family Affair: Spring, you might want to do so posthaste as the price will soon increase.

Now for the good stuff:

A Family Affair: Summer

Heartache. Betrayal. Forgiveness. Redemption. It’s time to head back to Magdalena, New York and spend a little time with the people we love to love and even a few we love to hate.

Eight years ago, tragedy struck the town’s perfect couple, Daniel “Cash” Casherdon and Tess Carrick, days before their wedding. That tragedy shred their dreams of a life together and sent them fleeing Magdalena. Now, destiny has brought them back and the town is determined to see this couple mend their differences.

Angelo “Pop” Benito will lead the crusade to march Cash and Tess down the aisle with the help of The Bleeding Hearts Society, a garden group more interested in healing people’s hearts than helping a sick basil plant. But they’re not the only ones cheering for this couple’s second chance.
Who would have thought Nate Desantro would be giving advice on relationships, love, and marriage? But when a man finds the right woman, anything is possible. Add a baby to the mix; well that’s pure “hero” material. Christine will offer her share of support and wisdom to Tess and stand up to an old troublemaker in the name of family and friendship.

From the fifty-something widow who is afraid to open her heart again to the pregnant friend who believes everyone has a soul mate, to Lily Desantro, the shining light who makes others believe anything is possible, Magdalena’s finest will rally to give Tess and Cash that second chance. But all the prayers and contrivances in the world won’t help until Tess reveals the secret she’s carried for too many years, a secret that could destroy her chance with Cash forever…

And if you’re wondering about Harry Blacksworth and his brood, you’ll glimpse a snippet of what he’s up to, but he’ll be back in full force in A Family Affair: Fall. Not only that—he’s moving to Magdalena with Greta and the kids! Can you imagine Harry maneuvering a lawnmower or carrying out the trash? Oh, but his past is going to catch up with him and then…Sorry, Harry has to wait for A Family Affair: Fall to share his misery and his story.

For now, enjoy the journey as you catch up on the lives of the residents of Magdalena. They’re waiting for you!

Truth In Lies Series
A Family Affair, Book One
A Family Affair: Spring, Book Two
A Family Affair: Summer, Book Three
A Family Affair: Fall, Book Four (Fall 2014)
A Family Affair: Winter, Book Five (TBA)

Did you notice I snuck a ‘Winter’ Book in there??? The series will continue past winter, but what on earth am I going to call it?

If you have any questions, write away and ask! Now I’m back to deep edits…my editor is waiting…

Take care!


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Nina Reale Riggio
Nina Reale Riggio
8 years ago

I am so so eager to read “A Family Affair Summer”… Waiting to download iBook on April 1.

Thank you Mary.

Mary Campisi
Mary Campisi
8 years ago

Hi Nina!

Thank you!! April is almost here!


Tracey Welch
Tracey Welch
8 years ago

Just finished Spring. Loved it. So glad I won’t have to wait too long for Summer.

Mary Campisi
Mary Campisi
8 years ago
Reply to  Tracey Welch

Hi Tracey!

No, you absolutely do not have long to wait for AFA: Summer! Just a few more days. I’m going to post a few excerpts this morning…just to get everyone geared up. I really want to talk about it to somebody other than my husband!!

Also, make sure you’re signed up for my new release notification – you can do so at Next up after Summer will be AFA: Fall and I’m determined to get it to readers by Fall!

Take care and thanks for the excitement!


Madeline Barndather
Madeline Barndather
8 years ago

Great book can’t wait for the Family Affair Autumn edition to come out

Mary Campisi
Mary Campisi
8 years ago

Hi Madeline:

Thanks for the post. I’m working on AFA: Fall at this very moment, and am about to get Harry into some serious trouble. I hope to post the new cover in the next few weeks and announce the release date soon after.

Again, many thanks for your interest in the AFA books…many more to come!



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