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. . .
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.
Look for A Family Affair: Spring – coming late 2013.
Included in the Kindle edition of A Family Affair are 2 Chapters of PULLING HOME – She’ll risk anything to save her child…even the truth.
What Readers are Saying:
In A Family Affair, we watch Christine, a successful lawyer who feels compelled to confront her late father’s mistress, a woman she is prepared to loathe. Instead, what she finds in Magdalena turns her well-ordered life upside down. Campisi’s use of contrast in both characterization and plot creates a wonderful tension that is nothing short of masterful. Note to the author: I’ll be disppointed if I don’t hear more about the warm and wonderful folks in Magdalena, especially Miriam, my favorite.
About the Author:
A woman once told me my stories will pull you apart and put you back together, but never in quite the same way. I should’ve known I’d become a writer when at age thirteen I began changing the ending to all the books I read. It took several years and a number of jobs, including registered nurse, receptionist in a swanky hair salon, accounts payable clerk, and practice manager in an OB/GYN office, for me to rediscover writing.
It all began on a brisk Ohio morning at the hands of a 286 computer, a failing marriage, and three daughters under the age of five. Writing proved wonderful (and inexpensive) therapy as I let my fingers and my bruised heart begin a tender love story where the hero and heroine surpass incredible obstacles in search of true happiness and eternal love. But the story was only 100 pages complete when I packed it away and moved with my children to a little rental bungalow where I took on the challenge of single motherhood and re-entering the work force. The 5 ¼” floppy disk containing the love story remained sandwiched between Lotus and PacMan until years later, when I discovered it while unpacking boxes for the home I shared with my new husband, three children, and two stepchildren.
I powered up the old 286 computer, popped in the disk, and spent the rest of the afternoon re-reading the story and mapping out my future as a writer. Since then I’ve written and published several books. When I’m not writing or following the lives of five “almost” adult to young adult children, I’m digging in the dirt with my flowers and herbs, cooking, reading, walking our rescue lab mix, Cooper, or on the perfect day, riding off into the sunset with my very own “hero” husband on his Electra Glide Classic aka Harley. (edited by author)