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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. 

Gina Servetti was raised to believe she wasn’t enough—not thin enough, not pretty enough, not clever enough. She’s more comfortable with a spreadsheet than a conversation and doesn’t trust easily, especially where men are concerned, most notably the good-looking, smooth-talking ones like Ben Reed.

When city boy Ben Reed arrives in Magdalena, he’s not planning a long-term stay in a town filled with too many busybodies and too little excitement. He just needs things to settle down in Philly for a few months before he returns to his old life and his plan to win back his ex-wife. But once he gets to know the people in this town, he starts to care about them: one in particular—Gina Servetti. The longer he’s around her, the more he realizes she’s so much more than a woman with a scowl and a sharp tongue. She’s real and honest, and as afraid of trusting as he is.

But can Ben and Gina open up and take a risk for a chance at real love? Well, if the rest of the town has anything to say about it, and they always do, this couple will take the big leap and end with an “I do”! 
And would the story be complete without checking in on Harry Blacksworth’s latest debacle…ahem…adventure? Harry’s moved his brood to Magdalena and is taking advice but, thankfully, not fashion lessons from Pop Benito. That spells trouble on so many levels. Oh, but it’s going to be interesting… 
Join me as we peek into the lives of some of our favorites: Pop Benito, Lily, Nate and Christine Desantro, Harry and Greta Blacksworth, Mimi Pendergrass, Bree Kinkaid…and many more. 
See you in Magdalena! 

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 

NEW FEATURE: Magdalena’s growing! People are getting married, having babies, and moving back to town, so I’ve decided to include a list of characters and their backgrounds—some new faces, some from previous books. You’ll find Who’s Who in A Family Affair: Fall located right after the dedication. 

Bonus Material: If you enjoyed the small-town sense of community and caring in A Family Affair (Truth in Lies Series), you’ll experience that same coziness in Simple Riches. There’s heartache, betrayal, forgiveness, and redemption, all wrapped up and waiting for you. Included in this e-book is the first chapter of Simple Riches, That Second Chance, Book Three. I plan to introduce Simple Riches’ “Bad Boy,” Michael Androvich and “Good Girl,” Elise Pentani to Magdalena, New York in A Family Affair: Winter. 

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 that 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, a novella

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, a novella

Book Twelve: A Family Affair: The Cabin, a novella

Book Thirteen: A Family Affair: The Return

Book Fourteen: A Family Affair: to be determined

Bonus: An Excerpt from A Family Affair Spring, Book Two at the end of this book.

Attention Book Clubs! Click here for 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.
 

Sometimes we're lucky enough to get that second chance - in life and in love. That Second Chance Series are stand-alone stories of strong women who battle heartache and loss with a courage and determination to find new paths and true love. What ties them together? A common theme: belief in the beauty of that second chance.
Simple Riches is Book Three of That Second Chance Series. It is also the prequel to Mary's bestselling family saga, A Family Affair: Winter, Truth in Lies, Book Six.
If you enjoyed the small town sense of community and caring in A Family Affair (Truth in Lies Series) you'll experience that same coziness in Simple Riches. There's heartache, betrayal, forgiveness, and redemption, all wrapped up and waiting for you.
Alexandra "Alex" Chamberlain is a big city girl who knows nothing about close-knit families, sibling rivalry, or receiving an unsolicited opinion in the name of family. She's been raised by an aunt and uncle who've provided her with a wealthy lifestyle and a fancy education, but have withheld what she craved most--love and acceptance. Her uncle has taught her to disregard everything but the bottom line on a balance sheet and she'll do anything to earn his approval. She prides herself on excelling at her job which is selecting small towns to buy, flatten, and replace with luxury resorts. When Alex decides to investigate Restalline, Pennsylvania, as a potential site for the next resort, she enters the town under the guise of a researcher gathering information for a documentary. Her uncle wants this project badly, and she's not going to disappoint him.
This town should be like all the others. Only it isn't. This town has the Androviches, a family who values hard work, honesty, and doing the right thing. And this town has Nick Androvich, the town doctor with a battered heart who doesn't quite trust her, but can't deny the mutual attraction.
Oh, but it's going to get messy when the truth about Alex's real purpose for being in Restalline sneaks out...and the truth always does. But fear not, the town is not going to sit by quietly and watch this meant-to-be-together couple lose their happily ever after...
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 FoundBook Five: Not Your Everyday HousewifeBook Six: The Butterfly Garden
Bonus Material: Included with this ebook is an excerpt from Paradise Found, That Second Chance Series, Book 4. How does one see truly--with the heart or with the eyes?
Heartache. Betrayal. Forgiveness. Redemption. These are the hallmarks of bestselling author, Mary Campisi’s novels, and she does it again with The Betrayed Trilogy. If you love romance and women’s fiction, family dynamics, hope, and second chances, this trilogy has it all. Betrayal happens in many forms, but is there anything more damaging or painful than the betrayal of a family member? A hurt like that leaves scars, so many of them, and the healing and hope to get a second chance and right a wrong is possible, but it won’t be easy. 

Sometimes hiding in the shadows is the only way to protect your heart. - Pieces of You 

Quinn Burnes's mother disappeared when he was only fifteen leaving him with a despondent father, a little sister who suffers panic attacks, and eight notebooks containing the truth about his mother. He guards this secret for eighteen years, until on an otherwise normal day, his mother re-enters his life, pleading for his help. She's in danger and the only thing that can save her is reclaiming the identity she shunned years ago. 

Quinn is a master of emotional detachment, from his successful career as a personal injury attorney to his strings of meaningless relationships with beautiful women who possess uneasy temperaments; a sure formula to keep his heart safe and insure he's the first to walk away. Until he meets the mysterious 'Danielle' a woman with too many secrets who's on the run from the abusive, estranged husband she shot and may have killed. Danielle isn't like any woman he's ever met, but can he risk his heart for someone who's doing exactly what his mother did eighteen years ago? Someone who may ultimately leave him, just like his mother? 

He's not who he says he is...but neither is she...- Secrets of You 

Wealthy, privileged, the product of too much money and too little responsibility, Ash Lancaster routinely pretends he's someone else so he'll be valued for more than his bank accounts. 

Talented, beautiful, tormented by a past choice she deeply regrets, jewelry designer Arianna Sorensen guards her heart and her privacy from the outside world.

When Arianna and Ash meet, the passion is real, though the rest may not be. She thinks he's a motorcycle-riding photojournalist with nothing but a camera and two saddlebags to his name. He thinks she's a blue-blooded, orphaned sophisticate with a fat trust fund. 

However, lies have a way of catching up and causing their own damage. Fate forces Ash to perform the first selfless act of his life to protect Arianna from being blackmailed about her past. The price? He must walk away and forget about her. Two years later, the threat is gone and Ash returns, determined to win back the woman he's never forgotten and even more determined to get her to admit what she's been hiding. He reveals his true identity and pledges a future built on trust and honesty. But Ash expects the truth from her, too. Can Arianna open up to him when the last thirteen years have been built on a lie? And if she doesn't, will she risk losing him again--this time for good? 

How could a mother walk away from her family? - What’s Left of Her

This is the question many readers asked after finishing Pieces of You, Book One of The Betrayed Trilogy. They wanted to know the real story behind the disappearance of Evie Burnes. What's Left of Her offers an intimate glimpse into Evie Burnes's life before her disappearance--and after. 

Note: While Pieces of You and Secrets of You are romances, What's Left of Her is not.

Mary Campisi’s bestselling Truth in Lies series takes us back to Magdalena in A Family Affair: Winter...

Heartache, Betrayal, Forgiveness, Redemption...all wrapped up in the people you will love to love, and those you will love to hate!

They should have been married and working on their “happily ever after” but fate intervened and stole their chance. Can the residents of Magdalena help them get it back and give them a second chance?

On the day Michael Androvich stands at the altar before family, friends, and most of the town of Restalline, Pennsylvania, he’s prepared to pledge his life, love, and fidelity to the woman who owns his heart. There’s only one thing missing—the bride.

Elise Pentani loves Michael Androvich truly and completely, but there’s a tiny piece of her that believes he’ll fall back into his “bad boy” ways. When a threat from his past visits her, Elise lets doubt rule and skips her own wedding.

Nursing a broken heart and determined to forget the woman he can’t forget, Michael heads to Magdalena, New York to secure a business deal for his family’s lumber company. He’s not prepared for the endless questions and inquisitive nature of the residents who remind him an awful lot of his hometown.

Just when Michael has gotten the town to accept the fact that he’s not talking about his past or the reason for his surly disposition, his ex-fiancée shows up with an apology he doesn’t want to hear and certainly doesn’t want to believe. So much for the town leaving him alone; everybody has an opinion and they’re all more than anxious to share it.

There’s no way the residents of Magdalena can ignore these two broken-hearted souls. Michael and Elise have “need help” and “belong together” stamped all over their sad faces. Add that to Pop Benito’s determined matchmaking skills and Lily Desantro’s clever curiosity, and this couple might just get that second chance…

Note: Michael Androvich and Elise Pentani are secondary characters in Simple Riches, Book Three of That Second Chance Series. The books in this series are standalone works that are tied together by the belief in the beauty of that second chance. Michael and Elise won’t be the only ones visiting A Family Affair’s Magdalena from That Second Chance Series.

Here are a few more, though not necessarily in the order listed:
• Grant Richot from Pulling Home, Book One
• Angie Sorrento from The Way They Were, Book Two
• Adam Brandon from Paradise Found, Book Three

See you in Magdalena!

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, a novella
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

If you love to read about second chances, don’t miss
That Second Chance Series:
Book One: Pulling Home - She'll risk anything to save her child...even the truth
Book Two: The Way They Were - Tragedy tore them apart, destiny will bring them back together
Book Three: Simple Riches - What is real wealth?
Book Four: Paradise Found - How does one see truly? With the heart or with the eyes?
Book Five: Not Your Everyday Housewife - Friends, do-overs, and living large.
Book Six: The Butterfly Garden - Sometimes love happens when you least expect it.

BONUS MATERIAL: Included with this e-book is an excerpt from the next book in this series...A Family Affair: The Promise.

Editorial Reviews

"Helen has weaved a delicately balanced story of intrigue, secrets and passion, which practically melts the pages." -Bare Naked Words

"The love story between Talon and Jade continues in Obsession. An apt title to be sure, because everyone is obsessed. Dear Ms. Helen Hardt, I toss many profanities your way for making me wait. Though I give you my deepest gratitude for building the anticipation of what I’m sure will be an epic culmination to an amazing series. " -Heroes and Heartbreakers

"Talon and Jade's chemistry sizzles and the love scenes will melt your heart and your Kindle." -The Book Sirens

"I am loving this series so freaking much… The story line is one that will have you completely engrossed…" -Wicked Babes Blog

"Helen left my head spinning and my mind racing a mile a minute. I need to know what the secrets are... " -The Book Fairy Reviews

Synopsis

Jade Roberts is in love with Talon Steel but no longer welcome in his home. While she resolves to move on, she still longs for the passion she and Talon shared…and when her boss asks her to dig up information on the Steels, she’s only too happy to comply. Talon and his brothers are hiding something, and Jade is determined to find out what it is.

The moment Talon saw Jade he wanted her, ached for her, craved her…and now his desire has become his obsession. He knows she deserves better than his broken soul, but he can’t stay away from her, and he finally confesses his love. If he and Jade are to have a future, he knows he must make peace with the dark shadows and horrors of his past.

But as Talon begins his journey of healing, Jade uncovers some startling secrets…

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. 

Bree Kinkaid is finally going to get her happily-ever-after with Adam Brandon (from Paradise Found, That Second Chance series), but it's not going to be quick or easy...You won't want to miss the fireworks as one of Magdalena's favorites meets Mr. West Coast. Should I mention he's handsome, intelligent, wealthy, and an all-around good guy? (Oh, but he has a broken heart...forgot about that.) Guess that makes him a wounded hero in need of a second chance, and we all know Magdalena's just the place for second chances. 

Bonus Material: Included in this e-book is an excerpt from Not Your Everyday Housewife, That Second Chance series, Book 5.  It is also a prequel to A Family Affair: The Gift



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, a novella 
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 Return 

If you love to read about second chances, 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) 

It's all about that second chance...

Sometimes we’re lucky enough to get that second chance – in life and in love. Pulling Home is a stand-alone story of a strong woman who battles heartache and loss with courage and determination to find new paths and true love. This is book one of That Second Chance series. It is also the prequel to Mary’s bestselling family saga, A Family Affair: The Promise, Truth in Lies, Book Seven. 

She'll risk anything to save her child...even the truth.

It's taken nine years and a cross-country move, but Audra Valentine Wheyton has kept her secrets safe. She's created the perfect life: a husband who loves her, a daughter she adores, and a position as head writer for an award-winning daytime soap. When her husband dies suddenly, Audra returns to her hometown for the funeral and faces a community that has not forgotten her meager beginnings and the man who has never forgiven her for marrying his brother.

Jack Wheyton is a successful pediatric neurosurgeon who is about to become engaged when Audra walks back into his life with her daughter. He forgave his brother long ago for taking something that had been his, something he hadn't even realized he wanted until it was gone. But forgiving Audra is another story...and forgetting her? Near impossible.

When a shattering illness strikes Audra's daughter, she turns to Jack to save her child and risks exposing a secret that will change their lives forever.

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)

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. Only one thing is missing from Tess and Daniel “Cash” Casherdon’s perfect life—a child. Oh, how they long for one to make their life complete. But what is it people say about being careful what you wish for…? Their wish will come true, but not in the way they think. 

Daniel Casherdon’s past is about to catch up with him. It’s bad enough when a woman arrives in Magdalena with a nine-year-old boy she claims is his, but confessing to a terminal illness and asking Tess and Cash to raise the boy when she’s gone? Well, that’s going to require a big leap of faith that won’t be easy or without repercussions. How can anyone refuse a dying mother such a heartbreaking request? Tess is torn between doing right by the child and acknowledging that another woman has given the man she loves something she may never be able to—a child. As the woman pulls Cash closer into her emotional circle, it is Tess who becomes the outsider, and soon she wonders if the woman has secrets she’s not telling. 

More than one resident is suspicious of anyone who drives a wedge between one of Magdalena’s favorite couples. The newcomer may look and act like the girl next door, but something isn’t right, and Pop Benito is going to gather ammunition and find out what that something is. But he’d better do it fast, before it’s too late. 

And Cash isn’t the only one who’s gotten a visitor from his past. Pop Benito encounters his nemesis and is forced to face some hard truths about himself and the choices he made years ago. It’s going to be one very interesting summer in Magdalena! You’re not going to want to miss it!! 

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, a novella 
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, a novella 
Book Twelve: A Family Affair: The Cabin, a novella 
Book Thirteen: A Family Affair: The Return 

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) 
Wedding Bells in Magdalena!

What’s more charming than a Christmas wedding? How about TWO Christmas weddings? Join us as we head back to Magdalena in this holiday novella and witness two couples head down the road of happily ever after. But don’t expect that road to be nice and smooth. Is anything worthwhile ever easy?

Still, I’m betting on this town to help these couples through the rough patches and a good amount of snow to get to their happily-ever-after.

So, are you wondering who these couples might be? There are quite a few possibilities, but I’ve decided to give you the true gift of a good surprise!

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, a novella

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, a novella

Book Twelve: A Family Affair: The Cabin, a novella

Book Thirteen: A Family Affair: The Return


If you love to read about second chances, 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)

Editorial Reviews

"Sorry Christian and Gideon, there’s a new heartthrob for you to contend with. Meet Talon. Talon Steel." -Booktopia 

"Possession brings Talon Steel's story to a conclusion, wrapping up a thrilling mystery intertwined with some amazingly hot sex scenes... the buildup to the protagonists discovery keeps the pages moving at a rapid-fire pace. " -RT Book Reviews

"I'm dead from the strongest book hangover ever. Helen exceeded every expectation I had for this book. It was heart pounding, heartbreaking, intense, full throttle genius. " -Tina at Bookalicious Babes Blog

"WOAH. Helen Hardt has truly blown me away with this series. It is dark, emotional, intense, horrifying, and utterly beautiful all mixed together. " -Pretty Little Book Reviews

"Such a beautiful torment - the waiting, the anticipation, the relief that only comes briefly before more questions arise, and the wait begins again... Check. Mate. Ms. Hardt..." -Bare Naked Words

"The love scenes are beautifully written and so scorching hot I’m fanning my face just thinking about them." -The Book Sirens

Synopsis

Jade Roberts’s love for Talon Steel is the real deal, and she’s more determined than ever to help him come to grips with whatever is haunting him. To that end, she continues her investigation of the Steels…and unknowingly attracts some dangerous foes from their shrouded history.

Talon loves Jade deeply and longs to possess her forever, so he faces his worst fears and exposes his rawest wounds in an attempt to heal. The road is icy and treacherous, but if he perseveres and comes out whole on the other side, he’ll finally be worthy of Jade’s love.

The untamed passion between the two still blazes, but as the horrors of Talon’s past resurface, Jade and Talon aren’t safe…


Magdalena, New York. 

Home of memories long buried, steamy nights, and one regrettable summer…

Grace Romano had been seventeen, impressionable, innocent to the power of attraction and desire. 

Max Ruhland taught her about both. He loved Grace and thought they had a future together, until she crushed his heart and told him he wasn’t part of her life plan.

Twenty-two years later, Grace Romano Clarke is a widow with two children and a pile of broken dreams. When her aunt dies, she must return to Magdalena, the town she’d rather forget, to honor the woman’s last wishes: stay in her house for thirty days, and complete a list that, according to her aunt, will reveal a bit about life and maybe reveal something about herself, too. What Grace doesn’t know but will find out soon enough is that Max Ruhland must stay in the house with her and help complete the list!

Max Ruhland isn’t the same lovesick puppy from the wrong side of the tracks who had his heart broken all those years ago. He’s a wealthy, successful businessman who owes his good fortune to Grace’s aunt, the woman who never gave up on him. Max can have any woman he wants, but he’s never forgotten Grace, or how she hurt him. Now he’ll have to spend the next thirty days with her—in close quarters—to honor her aunt’s last wishes, and he’s not looking forward to it.

It’s going to get very interesting as the town watches and wonders what’s going on between those two. Of course, Pop Benito understands exactly what’s happening in the house on Bayberry Street, even if Max and Grace don’t. He’s the one who helped Grace’s aunt create the thirty-day list, which he insists will finally get this couple their happily-ever-after!


Are you wondering how Pete Finnegan and Elissa Cerdi’s Christmas wedding plans are progressing? Well, they aren’t progressing. Seems some people in town can’t forgive Elissa for partnering with Gloria Blacksworth, and they’re determined to shred her reputation. Plus, Elissa is suffering from a case of mistrust every time a woman talks to her fiancé, and that’s driving Pete crazy. They better figure things out quick, or Elissa won’t be walking down the aisle…


See you in Magdalena!

BONUS MATERIAL: Included in this e-book is the first chapter of Strangers Like Us, Book 1 in the Reunion Gap series.

Heartache. Betrayal. Forgiveness. Redemption. These are the hallmarks of bestselling author, Mary Campisi's novels, and she does it again with Pieces of You, book one of The Betrayed Trilogy. If you love romance and women's fiction, family dynamics, hope, and second chances, this story has it all. Betrayal happens in many forms, but is there anything more damaging or painful than the betrayal of a family member? A hurt like that leaves scars, so many of them, and the healing and hope to get a second chance and right a wrong is possible, but it won't be easy.

Sometimes hiding in the shadows is the only way to protect your heart.

Quinn Burnes's mother disappeared when he was only fifteen leaving him with a despondent father, a little sister who suffers panic attacks, and eight notebooks containing the truth about his mother. He guards this secret for eighteen years, until on an otherwise normal day, his mother re-enters his life, pleading for his help. She's in danger and the only thing that can save her is reclaiming the identity she shunned years ago.

Quinn is a master of emotional detachment, from his successful career as a personal injury attorney to his strings of meaningless relationships with beautiful women who possess uneasy temperaments; a sure formula to keep his heart safe and insure he's the first to walk away. Until he meets the mysterious 'Danielle' a woman with too many secrets who's on the run from the abusive, estranged husband she shot and may have killed. Danielle isn't like any woman he's ever met, but can he risk his heart for someone who's doing exactly what his mother did eighteen years ago? Someone who may ultimately leave him, just like his mother?

The Betrayed Trilogy:
Pieces of You, Book One
Secrets of You, Book Two
What's Left of Her-a novella, Book Three
The Betrayed Trilogy Boxed Set
If Ben Reed could have guessed at the event that would hurl him into danger and set off a chain reaction that threatened his marriage, his family, his health, andhis future in Magdalena, he would not have said it would occur at home. For a man who’d served his country, chased bad guys, and thrust himself into the middle of danger more often than not, his house was his safe haven, not a battle zone.

And maybe that’s why Ben never saw the accident coming.

As a physical therapist, Gina knows the toll a long rehabilitation can take on a person, anda relationship. Her husband’s perpetual moodiness, sullen attitude, and refusal to continue therapy create a battleground that’s about to explode. In desperation, Gina turns to the new physical therapist in town who’s been dubbed the Angel of Hope and Healing.

For a busted-up and beaten-down guy who questions his worth and ability to be what he once was, the beautiful physical therapist is just the balm he needs to assure him he can have anythinghe wants. By the time Ben realizes the woman’s interested in more than his recovery, a scandal erupts that makes Gina believe he’s betrayed her.

Now, Ben must win back his wife’s trust or risk the greatest heartache of all—a life without her. Of course, he’s going to need help, and isn’t offering guidance and help Magdalena’s specialty?

 

P.S.  Did you know Harry’s going to rescue a dog? Oh, you won’t want to miss this one! I like to think of it as The rescued rescues a rescue.

 

Bonus:  Included with this e-book is an excerpt from Liars Like Us,Reunion Gap series Book 2.

 

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,a novella

Book Twelve: A Family Affair: The Cabin, a novella

Book Thirteen: A Family Affair: The Return

Book Fourteen: A Family Affair: The Choice

Book Fifteen: A Family Affair: The Proposal

A Family Affair Boxed Set: Books 1-3

A Family Affair Boxed Set 2: Books 4-6

Meals From Magdalena: A Family Affair Cookbook

It was only supposed to be a simple arrangement—until emotions got in the way. Now lies and secrets could destroy everything.

Lawson Carlisle, the ostracized black sheep of the wealthy Carlisle family is back in Magdalena. It’s been sixteen years since he left, vanishing one night amidst speculations that included jail time and detention homes. Those were serious claims against one of the wealthiest families in town, and whether those stories were true or not, they fueled many a conversation and served as a lesson to the community; no person is invincible, no matter how much money his family has.

Ava Marie Ventori used to believe that doing good and following rules would gift her with the life she wanted, the man she loved, the dreams she didn’t even know she craved. But her eagerness to find that perfect life landed her with the wrong man, the wrong career path, and the wrong dreams. At thirty-three, the jobs are meaningless, the relationships nonexistent, and the dreams are gone. Her one joy is painting river rocks with inspirational messages, but she’s not about to share their existence, especially with the parents she continues to disappoint.

After a chance encounter with former classmate, good-girl Ava Maire Ventori, Law offers her the use of his cabin—no strings attached—so she can work on the mystery art she obviously doesn’t want to share. But his “no strings” good intentions are no match for old-fashioned attraction... As Law and Ava spend time together, she discovers there’s so much more to the former bad-boy than a questionable past and he starts to believe that maybe Ava isn’t too good for him. In fact, maybe she’s perfect for him.

When lies and old secrets threaten the couple’s happiness, will their love be strong enough to fight for a life together?

While A Family Affair: The Proposal can be read as a stand-alone story, readers have fallen in love with the entire series!

It's all about that second chance...

Sometimes we’re lucky enough to get that second chance – in life and in love. The Way They Were is a stand-alone story of a strong woman who battles heartache and loss with courage and determination to find new paths and true love. This is book two of That Second Chance series. It is also the prequel to Mary’s bestselling family saga, A Family Affair: The Secret, Truth in Lies, Book Eight.

They promised to love one another forever, but tragedy tore them apart. Now, destiny may just bring them back together.

At eighteen, Rourke Flannigan and Kate Redmond thought they’d spend the rest of their lives together—until a family tragedy tore them apart. Fourteen years have passed, and they’ve both carved out separate lives hundreds of miles apart—hers as a wife and mother, his as a successful, driven businessman. But once a year, Kate pulls out a red velvet journal and writes a letter, which she’ll never send, to the man who still owns her heart. Once a year, on the anniversary of the first and only night they made love, Rourke permits himself to read the annual investigative report detailing an ordinary day in Kate’s life.

When a subcontractor at one of Rourke’s holding companies is killed, Rourke decides to pay the widow a visit and offer condolences, never dreaming the widow will be Kate. As they embark on a cautious journey of rediscovery, one far greater than they could have imagined, secrets and lies threaten to destroy their newfound closeness—forever. 

BONUS: Included in this e-book is an Excerpt from Simple Riches, the next book in this series.

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: Wish) 
Book Five: Not Your Everyday Housewife (Also prequel to A Family Affair: Gift) 
Book Six: The Butterfly Garden (Also prequel to A Family Affair: Return) 

A Family Affair: Spring is a story of 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.

Harry Blacksworth is rich, handsome, the ultimate playboy with a killer smile and a clever wit. He’s fought it, denied it, ignored it, but the damn truth won’t go away: He’s fallen in love. And just when he’s accepted that fact, Greta Servensen, the only woman he’s ever trusted, breaks his heart. 

Christine Blacksworth and Nate Desantro beat the odds when they fell in love and married. But staying married is threatened when the foundation behind every good relationship—trust—is challenged. 

Gloria Blacksworth descends upon Magdalena in all of her designer-clad arrogance, determined to make Christine change her course and return to Chicago and her old life. It may take a well-planted lie or two, but Gloria doesn’t plan to fail. When she finally confronts Miriam Desantro, the “other woman”, Gloria discovers more than she ever wanted to know… or admit.

Angelo “Pop” Benito is The Godfather of Magdalena. Nothing happens in that town without his knowledge or approval. And Pop doesn’t do anything without a long sit-down with his dead wife, Lucy, and a half dozen pizzelles by his side. He’ll need a lot of lung power and a tray of his favorite treat to help Nate and Christine out of a real mess. And he may need the help of his checkers buddy and Magdalena’s shining star, Lily Desantro.

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

I have debts to pay and secrets to keep. When someone threatens my life, I crash into him: Jackson Ludlow

The recluse billionaire of New York

Once, he had everything a man could want. Then, he lost the only thing that he ever loved.


So, he spent four years holed up in his mansion doing the only thing he knew how to do: make money. 


We are all wrong for each other. He’s cold, uninterested and demanding. 

I’m impatient and inexperienced. 


The only thing we have in common is that we both have secrets. 

And the closer we get, the more they threaten to destroy us.


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Sometimes we’re lucky enough to get that second chance – in life and in love.  That Second Chance Series are stand-alone stories of strong women who battle heartache and loss with a courage and determination to find new paths and true love.  What ties them together? A common theme: belief in the beauty of that second chance.
Paradise Found is Book Four of That Second Chance Series.
How does one see truly—with the heart or with the eyes?
Matt Brandon has it all—wealth, power, looks, and talent. Women want him; men want to be like him. When a freak ski accident strips him of one of life’s most basic needs—his sight—he struggles to accept the possibility that his blindness may be permanent. 
Enter psychologist Sara Hamilton, a woman who has known her own share of grief and loss and may just be the one person who can help Matt redefine his new world. Sara is every woman’s woman—she’s not a toothpick or a Cosmo girl, has never been prom queen, or dated the blond-haired god with the big white teeth. She’s honest and decent and real…and lives on the perimeter, applauding her patients’ successes, nursing them through their failures, but never acknowledging or accepting what she lacks in her own life. She’s loved and lost once and has been so emotionally scarred, she’s not willing to risk those feelings again. 
Of course, she’s never met a man like Matt Brandon. As Matt and Sara explore the delicate balance between “blind” trust and hope, they will discover that sometimes you have to lose everything to find what you are truly looking for…
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 FoundBook Five: Not Your Everyday HousewifeBook Six: The Butterfly Garden
 Bestselling romance and women’s fiction author, Mary Campisi, brings readers Books 1-3 of That Second Chance series in a boxed set. Her small town romances center on family life, friendship, forgiveness, and of course, second chances, as they explore the issues of today’s contemporary women. And if you’re following Mary’s “A Family Affair” saga, (Truth in Lies series), the stories in this boxed set are prequels to the A Family Affair books!


Sometimes we're lucky enough to get that second chance—in life and in love. That Second Chance Series are stand-alone stories of strong women who battle heartache and loss with courage and determination to find new paths and true love. What ties them together? A common theme: belief in the beauty of that second chance.


PULLING HOME - She'll risk anything to save her child...even the truth.


It's taken nine years and a cross-country move, but Audra Valentine Wheyton has kept her secrets safe. She's created the perfect life: a husband who loves her, a daughter she adores, and a position as head writer for an award-winning daytime soap. When her husband dies suddenly, Audra returns to her hometown for the funeral and faces a community that has not forgotten her meager beginnings and the man who has never forgiven her for marrying his brother.


Jack Wheyton is a successful pediatric neurosurgeon who is about to become engaged when Audra walks back into his life with her daughter. He forgave his brother long ago for taking something that had been his, something he hadn't even realized he wanted until it was gone. But forgiving Audra is another story...and forgetting her? Near impossible.


When a shattering illness strikes Audra's daughter, she turns to Jack to save her child and risks exposing a secret that will change their lives forever.



THE WAY THEY WERE is Book Two of That Second Chance Series. 

They promised to love one another forever, but tragedy tore them apart. Now, destiny may just bring them back together.


At eighteen, Rourke Flannigan and Kate Redmond thought they’d spend the rest of their lives together—until a family tragedy tore them apart. Fourteen years have passed, and they’ve both carved out separate lives hundreds of miles apart—hers as a wife and mother, his as a successful, driven businessman. But once a year, Kate pulls out a red velvet journal and writes a letter, which she’ll never send, to the man who still owns her heart. Once a year, on the anniversary of the first and only night they made love, Rourke permits himself to read the annual investigative report detailing an ordinary day in Kate’s life.


When a subcontractor at one of Rourke’s holding companies is killed, Rourke decides to pay the widow a visit and offer condolences, never dreaming the widow will be Kate. As they embark on a cautious journey of rediscovery, one far greater than they could have imagined, secrets and lies threaten to destroy their newfound closeness—forever.



SIMPLE RICHES is Book Three of That Second Chance Series. 


Alexandra “Alex” Chamberlain is a big city girl who knows nothing about close-knit families, sibling rivalry, or receiving an unsolicited opinion in the name of family. She’s been raised by an aunt and uncle who’ve provided her with a wealthy lifestyle and a fancy education, but have withheld what she craved most—love and acceptance. Her uncle has taught her to disregard everything but the bottom line on a balance sheet and she’ll do anything to earn his approval. She prides herself on excelling at her job which is selecting small towns to buy, flatten, and replace with luxury resorts. When Alex decides to investigate Restalline, Pennsylvania, as a potential site for the next resort, she enters the town under the guise of a researcher gathering information for a documentary. Her uncle wants this project badly, and she’s not going to disappoint him.


This town should be like all the others. Only it isn’t...

Love and betrayal...Regency style

He was the second son of an earl.

She was the daughter of a vicar.

They were young, in love, and believed nothing could keep them apart…

Oh, but they were so very wrong.

Jason Langford fell in love with Ariana Kendrick the first time he saw her. It didn’t matter that she was but a vicar’s daughter and he was the second son of an earl. Nothing mattered but their love and the future they planned as husband and wife. 

But those dreams were torn apart one fall afternoon—swiftly, painfully, tragically.

Nine years later, Jason and Ariana will meet again. 

They’ll be caught in a tangle of lies, deceit, and intrigue. Where has she been all these years, when Jason thought her dead? Why is she using a name other than her own? Is she truly a widow? When she and her son are rescued walking along a road, why does she have no traveling cases? No carriage? Not even a coat? And the boy she insists is not his son? Is that yet another lie?

It will take great effort to untangle the truth from the lies, but Jason is determined to learn what really happened to the woman he loved, the one he could never forget…and never stopped loving…

 

An Unlikely Husband Series:

Book One: A Taste of Seduction(Francie & Alexander’s story)

Book Two: A Touch of Seduction: a novella (Ariana & Jason’s story)

Book Three: A Scent of Seduction(Julia & Jon’s story)

Book Four: A Breath of Seduction(Sophie & Holt’s story)

Book Five: A Dash of Seduction(Madeline & Douglas’s story)

 

Bonus Material: Included in this eBook is a sample of A Scent of Seduction, An Unlikely Husband, Book 3.

Sometimes we’re lucky enough to get that second chance – in life and in love.  That Second Chance Series are stand-alone stories of strong women who battle heartache and loss with a courage and determination to find new paths and true love.  What ties them together? A common theme: belief in the beauty of that second chance.
Not Your Everyday Housewife is Book Five of That Second Chance Series.
A wise and humorous tale of living large after 40 as women finally make peace with themselves—wrinkles, blubber, neuroses, exes, and all.
Three women embark on a month-long “discovery” journey and uncover quite a few tidbits along the way…one bottle of Clairol Midnight will not cover a full head of red hair, and never talk to men wearing polyester pants hiked up with a tan belt. But most of what they unearth is about themselves—who they are, what they really want, what they really don’t want. The center of controversy is a Maid-for-You mixer, which symbolizes a boring, routine suburban life with no second chances—then along comes insight in the form of Tula Rae, a sixty-something salsa-dancing, Dalai Lama-quoting, four-time widow in Spandex and a gray braid who gives them a different perspective on life, love, do-overs, and the real reason a man buys his woman a Maid-for-You mixer, which she says is all about S-E-X.
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 FoundBook Five: Not Your Everyday HousewifeBook Six: The Butterfly Garden
Sometimes we’re lucky enough to get that second chance – in life and in love.  That Second Chance Series are stand-alone stories of strong women who battle heartache and loss with a courage and determination to find new paths and true love.  What ties them together? A common theme: belief in the beauty of that second chance. The Butterfly Garden is Book Six of That Second Chance Series.
Sometimes love happens when you least expect it…
Jenny Romano has never been a white-picket-fence, happily-ever-after girl. Despite a mother who rejected her free-spirited, unique ways as irresponsible and just plain wrong, Jenny has found happiness as a photographer, flitting around the country and snapping photos of other people’s lives. Her older sister, Grace, has a husband, children, and a carpool schedule. She’s the one their mother calls “perfect.” 
But when tragedy strikes her sister’s carefully constructed life, Jenny must step in and help. Soon, she’s knee-deep in small-town, suburban life, the kind she’s always avoided…
Psychologist Elliot Drake spends so much time healing other people’s pain that he prefers to keep his own relationships short and uncomplicated. He’s loved and lost once and with a young daughter to raise, he’s not willing to risk his heart again. Of course, he’s never met anyone quite like Jenny. Outrageous and unpredictable, she’s nothing like her well-controlled older sister. And the more he’s around Jenny, the more he wonders if short-term is really what he wants…
Elliot and Jenny are about to discover that real life happens whether you want it to or not. Will they let real love happen, too?
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 FoundBook Five: Not Your Everyday HousewifeBook Six: The Butterfly Garden
Love and betrayal...Regency style

Readers who have followed the An Unlikely Husband series have only seen Holt Langford and his wife, Sophie, as the model couple: married, in love, sharing their hearts and dreams. However, there was a time when they didn’t share much of anything...and certainly not plans for a life together. You won’t want to miss this tale of scandal and seduction as the Earl of Westover falls for the daughter of his family’s sworn enemy. It's going to be a hard fall, fraught with denial, hurt, and revenge, yet the ultimate gift will be love, hope, and enough dreams to fill an earldom.

A Breath of Seductionwas previously published as The Seduction of Sophie Seacrest.

 

When Holt Langford, the new Earl of Westover, returns to England after twelve years at sea, he resembles more pirate than nobleman, a far cry from the scrawny youth whose father shipped off to become a man. No one recognizes him, and he’ll use this anonymity to enter a game of subterfuge in order to expose the scoundrel who has vowed to destroy Holt’s family business. 

Unfortunately, that scoundrel has a devoted daughter, Sophie Seacrest. Sophie can’t deny her attraction to the unorthodox stranger who stirs her blood and makes her think things no proper lady should. Holt and Sophie are drawn into a seductive tangle and just when he’s about to reveal his true identity and his honorable intentions, she discovers the truth and must choose between love and family duty.

 

An Unlikely Husband Series:

Book One: A Taste of Seduction(Francie & Alexander’s story)

Book Two: A Touch of Seduction: a novella (Ariana & Jason’s story)

Book Three: A Scent of Seduction(Julia & Jon’s story)

Book Four: A Breath of Seduction(Sophie & Holt’s story)

Book Five: A Dash of Seduction(Madeline & Douglas’s story)

 

Bonus Material: Included in this eBook is a sample of A Dash of Seduction, An Unlikely Husband, Book 5.
Unlock the secrets in Reunion Gap

What happens when destiny ignores the rules?

Tate Alexander has the good luck to be born with looks and charm, and the bad luck to belong to a family where money and power mean more than honor and integrity. When he returns to Reunion Gap to take over his father’s company, he’s determined to uncover and right the wrongs his father committed. He’s also determined to win over Charlotte Donovan, the woman who’s stolen his heart. 

Charlotte Donovan is big on causes and vows no man will ever “own” her, especially a playboy who can’t commit to a vehicle, let alone a woman. However, her heart isn’t listening to her brain. The only way to battle that is to create a web of lies that keeps Tate believing she doesn’t care about him.

But maybe she’s so busy keeping her lies in place that she almost misses the man’s devotion to his siblings, and his commitment to righting past wrongs his father committed. When the lies catch up with her, it’s not going to be easy for a man like Tate to forgive a woman who betrayed his trust. 

Will it be too late for them or can destiny step in once again and give them a chance at happiness?

Reunion Gap series:

Book One: Strangers Like Us

Book Two: Liars Like Us

Book Three: Lovers Like Us

Book Four: Couples Like Us

BONUS MATERIAL: Included with this e-book is the first chapter of Lovers Like Us, Book Three in this series.

"If you love books that make you laugh, smile, cry, and sigh, then Mary Campisi is the author for you." - USA Today bestselling author, Julianne MacLean



Small town romantic women’s fiction with love, hope, second chances, and a happy ending!

 

Note from Mary:

 

I love secondary characters: writing them, reading about them, even watching them on the big screen. Secondary characters support the “stars”; make them more vibrant and compelling. But when the story ends, I’m often left wondering what they’d do if they were in the “spotlight”. That’s why I’ve created special boxed sets that were part of That Second Chance series and the Truth in Lies series. These boxed sets let the reader follow the before and after of select characters as they first appear in That Second Chance series and later in the fictional town of my bestselling Truth in Lies series. Boxed Set One contains Pulling Home and A Family Affair: The Promise. I invite you to follow their journey!

 

Pulling Home

She'll risk anything to save her child...even the truth.

It's taken nine years and a cross-country move, but Audra Valentine Wheyton has kept her secrets safe. She's created the perfect life: a husband who loves her, a daughter she adores, and a position as head writer for an award-winning daytime soap. When her husband dies suddenly, Audra returns to her hometown for the funeral and faces a community that has not forgotten her meager beginnings and the man who has never forgiven her for marrying his brother.

Jack Wheyton is a successful pediatric neurosurgeon who is about to become engaged when Audra walks back into his life with her daughter. He forgave his brother long ago for taking something that had been his, something he hadn't even realized he wanted until it was gone. But forgiving Audra is another story...and forgetting her? Near impossible.

When a shattering illness strikes Audra's daughter, she turns to Jack to save her child and risks exposing a secret that will change their lives forever.

 

A Family Affair: The Promise

There’s a new man in Magdalena, one badly in need of a second chance…

Grant Richot sprinted through life, a boy wonder with talent, intelligence, confidence, and charm. He never doubted the world awaited him, just as he never doubted the right woman would come into his life—but only when he was ready for her. Anyone before that was simply preparation for the one.

How wrong he was.

Years and a tragedy later, Grant arrives in Maggie Finnegan’s hometown of Magdalena, New York—broken, uncertain, and searching for that second chance with the woman he cast aside. But Maggie’s no longer naïve and impressionable; she’s a confident, competent widow with a child, who has more at risk than another broken heart…

Bree Kinkaid is dealing with heartache and betrayal the only way she can—denial. Her friends can’t help her, she won’t listen to her parents, and she rejects offerings of support and sympathy from the town as she attempts to hold onto that magical life she wanted. But when a stranger shows up at Bree’s doorstep with information about her husband, she can’t pretend any longer...

 

Small Town Perfect Series:

Boxed Set 1 includes Pulling Home and A Family Affair: The Promise

Boxed Set 2 includes The Way They Were and A Family Affair: The Secret

Boxed Set 3 includes Simple Riches and A Family Affair: Winter

Boxed Set 4 includes Paradise Found and A Family Affair: The Wish

Boxed Set 5 includes Not Your Everyday Housewife and A Family Affair: The Gift

Boxed Set 6 includes The Butterfly Garden and A Family Affair: The Return

Book 4 of the After series—newly revised and expanded, Anna Todd's After fanfiction racked up 1 billion reads online and captivated readers across the globe. Experience the internet's most talked-about book for yourself from the writer Cosmopolitan called “the biggest literary phenomenon of her generation.”

Tessa and Hardin have defied all the odds, but will their fairy tale ending be turned on its head? AFTER EVER HAPPY...Life will never be the same. #HESSA

It’s never been all rainbows and sunshine for Tessa and Hardin, but each new challenge they’ve faced has only made their passionate bond stronger and stronger. But when a revelation about the past shakes Hardin’s inpenetrable façade to the core—and then Tessa suffers a tragedy—will they stick together again, or be torn apart?

As the shocking truth about each of their families emerges, it’s clear the two lovers are not so different from each other. Tessa is no longer the sweet, simple, good girl she was when she met Hardin—any more than he is the cruel, moody boy she fell so hard for. Tessa understands all the troubling emotions brewing beneath Hardin’s exterior, and she knows she’s the only one who can calm him when he erupts. He needs her.

But the more layers of his past come to light, the darker he grows, and the harder he pushes Tessa—and everyone else in his life—away. Tessa’s not sure if she really can save him—not without sacrificing herself. She refuses to go down without a fight. But who is she fighting for—Hardin or herself?
Romance and women’s fiction author, Mary Campisi, brings readers Love and Betrayal, Regency Style in An Unlikely Husband Boxed Set, Books 1-4. This regency historical romance includes:

 

Book One: A Taste of Seduction (Francie & Alexander’s story)

Book Two: A Touch of Seduction: a novella (Ariana & Jason’s story)

Book Three: A Scent of Seduction (Julia & Jon’s story)

Book Four: A Breath of Seduction (Sophie & Holt’s story)

 

BONUS: Included with this e-book is an excerpt from A Dash of Seduction, Book 5 in this series.

 

A Taste of Seduction

 

A young woman of noble blood, raised as a peasant girl…

An orphaned stable boy, now grown and the surrogate son of a powerful earl—the same earl who just so happens to be the young woman’s father…

Francie Jordan and Alexander Bishop have nothing in common—she runs barefoot and talks to animals. He won’t loosen his cravat unless the bedroom door is firmly closed. She believes in love, second chances, and happily ever after. He believes in keeping a safe distance from anything that resembles an emotion. Indeed, they have nothing in common but an undeniable desire for one another they can’t ignore, and an ailing “father” who will employ any means to bring them together. 

Unfortunately, not everyone wishes to see a union between Francie and Alexander, and they will stop at nothing to keep this couple apart.

 

 

A Touch of Seduction

 

Jason Langford fell in love with Ariana Kendrick the first time he saw her. It didn’t matter that she was but a vicar’s daughter and he was the second son of an earl. Nothing mattered but their love and the future they planned as husband and wife. 

But those dreams were torn apart one fall afternoon—swiftly, painfully, tragically.

Nine years later, Jason and Ariana will meet again. 

They’ll be caught in a tangle of lies, deceit, and intrigue. Where has she been all these years, when Jason thought her dead? Why is she using a name other than her own? Is she truly a widow? When she and her son are rescued walking along a road, why does she have no traveling cases? No carriage? Not even a coat? And the boy she insists is not his son? Is that yet another lie?

It will take great effort to untangle the truth from the lies, but Jason is determined to learn what really happened to the woman he loved, the one he could never forget…and never stopped loving…

 

A Scent of Seduction

 

English noblewoman, Julia Langford wants nothing more than to escape the constraints of a society that demands she turn in her breeches and secure a husband. She cares nothing about men or love until she encounters daring sea captain, Jon Remmington, a man who steals her heart and her innocence with searing kisses and bold touches.

Jon Remmington sails the sea avoiding anything that resembles commitment—until he meets the golden-haired temptress with a will to match his own. One night of passion binds them together, but a debt of honor forces Jon to abandon his bride. When he discovers Julia is caught in a dangerous game of intrigue, Jon devises a secret plan to return to her side where he will risk his life to protect her and earn the chance to rekindle the greatest love either has ever known. 

 

A Breath of Seduction

 

Readers who have followed the An Unlikely Husband series have only seen Holt Langford and his wife, Sophie, as the model couple: married, in love, sharing their hearts and dreams. However, there was a time when they didn’t share much of anything...and certainly not plans for a life together. You won’t want to miss this tale of scandal and seduction as the Earl of Westover falls for the daughter of his family’s sworn enemy. It's going to be a hard fall, fraught with denial, hurt, and revenge, yet the ultimate gift will be love, hope, and enough dreams to fill an earldom.

A Breath of Seduction was previously published as The Seduction of Sophie Seacrest.

When Holt Langford, the new Earl of Westover, returns to England after twelve years at sea, he resembles more pirate than nobleman, a far cry from the scrawny youth whose father shipped off to become a man. No one recognizes him, and he’ll use this anonymity to enter a game of subterfuge in order to expose the scoundrel who has vowed to destroy Holt’s family business. 

Unfortunately, that scoundrel has a devoted daughter, Sophie Seacrest. Sophie can’t deny her attraction to the unorthodox stranger who stirs her blood and makes her think things no proper lady should. Holt and Sophie are drawn into a seductive tangle and just when he’s about to reveal his true identity and his honorable intentions, she discovers the truth and must choose between love and family duty.

Christmas is a time of joy, hope, and wonder...until the ultimate challenge threatens one of Reunion Gap’s favorite couples.

Note to the reader:

As a reader, I often wonder about the before and afterof certain characters. As a writer, I’m able to act on that wondering if I’ve created those characters. (One of the guilty pleasures of the profession!) Nicki and Jameson Price are two people who made me curious because they’re such a perfect couple. Perfect for how long? What would happen when adversity struck? Would they survive? Of course, I had to “test” them.

Couples Like Usis told in two parts: Part One: Before, which was previously Christmas in Reunion Gapand Part Two: Three and a half years later.

Part One: Before

Nicki Gallagher doesn’t believe in Christmas, small towns, or relationships that aren’t about business. She’s a city girl with big dreams that include prestige and money—and lots of both. But when a forced sabbatical from her job lands her in Reunion Gap during the Christmas holidays, will she open her eyes and her heart to what she’s been missing?

Jameson Price left city life behind to regain his focus on what really mattered in life—family and relationships. Now he’s back in Reunion Gap where the pace is slower and life is less complicated. Just the way he likes it. Until Jameson meets Nicki Gallagher and everything gets complicated.

Part Two: Three and a half years later

Nicki and Jameson Price are the perfect couple: married, in love, with two children and solid careers. They have their whole future planned out, one they will share side by side. When Jameson accepts a month-long consulting job two thousand miles away, he’s doing it to help his family and solidify their future. 

It’s only a month. What could possibly go wrong?Well… Two-thousand-mile separations are never good, but add an ex-girlfriend bent on removing the ex from her status and a wife who finds out about it? It doesn’t matter how much the husband isn’t interested in the ex, he’s in trouble. Follow this couple as they navigate the rockiest part of their relationship, questioning each other, their future, and whether they’ll ever find their way back to perfect.

 

Reunion Gap series:

Book One: Strangers Like Us

Book Two: Liars Like Us

Book Three: Lovers Like Us

Book Four: Couples Like Us

Unlock the secrets in Reunion Gap

The only woman he’s ever trusted is about to betray him…

Luke Donovan is the irresistible bad boy every woman wants, and no woman can catch. Until he meets Helena Montrey. There’s something about her reserved manner and fresh-faced beauty that makes him want to commit…to her. Damn, but he’s finally fallen in love! It’s time to face up to past mistakes and returning to his hometown of Reunion Gap and the family he deserted is the first step.

After her fiancé’s betrayal makes her question her ability to tell an honest man from a liar, Helena Montrey shies away from men. Then she meets Luke Donovan. Her heart wants to tell him she’s the creator of a very successful greeting card line, not the struggling waitress and wannabe-writer he thinks she is. But her brain forces her to wait until she’s sure the former bad boy with an admitted penchant for the open roads and constant change, is in this for keeps. 

When the couple arrives in Reunion Gap, the Donovans are waiting for them with a lot of questions, and a ton of concerns. How is it that a woman they’ve never heard of ends up with a man who’s vowed he’ll never be tied down? What’s the woman’s back story? More importantly, what is she hiding? The truth about Helena will come out, and then Luke must decide if he loves her enough to give her a second chance.

The Donovans aren’t going to stand by and watch this heartbreak happen without getting involved. After all, what’s family for, if not to get involved?

Reunion Gap series:

Book One: Strangers Like Us

Book Two: Liars Like Us

Book Three: Lovers Like Us

Book Four: Couples Like Us

BONUS MATERIAL: Included with this e-book is an excerpt from Mary’s Pieces of You. “Sometimes hiding in the shadows is the only way to protect your heart.”

“In Lovers Like Us, Mary Campisi delivers a triumphant, heartwarming tale of love, trust, and forgiveness—with just the right hint of intrigue to keep you turning the pages until the wee hours of the night. If you love books that make you laugh, smile, cry, and sigh, then Mary Campisi is the author for you.” – USA Today bestselling author, Julianne MacLean


Heartache. Betrayal. Forgiveness. Redemption.

Real families aren’t always the ones you know about…. that’s the tagline for the first book in Mary Campisi’s bestselling Truth in Lies series, A Family Affair. But this book and the others in this series are about so much more than a secret family. Set in the small town of Magdalena, New York, the people have big hearts and good intentions…at least most of them do! Magdalena is a place of family, forgiveness, redemption, and second chances. And hope. Lots of hope. This town, and the people in it are about helping others get through the tough times and broken dreams, and doing it with the help of family, friends, sometimes even strangers. 


A Family Affair 

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. . . 


A Family Affair: Spring

Harry Blacksworth is rich, handsome, the ultimate playboy with a killer smile and a clever wit. He’s fought it, denied it, ignored it, but the damn truth won’t go away: He’s fallen in love. And just when he’s accepted that fact, Greta Servensen, the only woman he’s ever trusted, breaks his heart. 

Christine Blacksworth and Nate Desantro beat the odds when they fell in love and married. But staying married is threatened when the foundation behind every good relationship—trust—is challenged. 

Angelo “Pop” Benito is The Godfather of Magdalena. Nothing happens in that town without his knowledge or approval. And Pop doesn’t do anything without a long sit-down with his dead wife, Lucy, and a half dozen pizzelles by his side. He’ll need a lot of lung power and a tray of his favorite treat to help Nate and Christine out of a real mess. And he may need the help of his checkers buddy and Magdalena’s shining star, Lily Desantro. 


A Family Affair: Summer

Eight years ago, tragedy struck the town’s perfect couple, Daniel “Cash” Casherdon and Tess Carrick, days before their wedding. That tragedy shredded 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.

Enjoy the journey as you catch up on the lives of the residents of Magdalena. They’re waiting for you!

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