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Mary Campisi

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I write emotion-packed books about second chances. Whether contemporary romances, women's fiction, or Regency historicals, my books all center on belief in the beauty of that second chance.

I should have 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. Enter a mouse-less computer, a floppy disk, and a dream large enough to fill a zip drive. The rest of the story lives on in every book I write.

When I'm not working on my craft or following the lives of five young adult children, I'm digging

Mary Campisi and her mom
My mother is a character. No really, she is. She’s appeared in many of my books—a comment here, a drop of wisdom there, and always, always an opinion. But it wasn’t until one of her church friends commented on the similarities between my mother and Simple Riches’ Stella Androvich, that Mom asked me about it. We live more than two hundred miles away from each other, so the phone provides our dai... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on September 02, 2014 07:14 • 44 views • Tags: character, contemporary-fiction, contemporary-romance, daughter, family-relationships, home-cooking, italian, mother
Average rating: 3.65 · 8,356 ratings · 879 reviews · 26 distinct works · Similar authors
A Family Affair (Truth in L...
3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 5,843 ratings — published 2006 — 9 editions
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The Way They Were (That Sec...
3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 712 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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A Family Affair: Spring (Tr...
3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 408 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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Pulling Home (That Second C...
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 326 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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A Family Affair: Summer (Tr...
4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 166 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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Not Your Everyday Housewife...
3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 214 ratings — published 2011 — 5 editions
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Pieces of You (Betrayed Tri...
3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 123 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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The Seduction of Sophie Sea...
3.44 of 5 stars 3.44 avg rating — 104 ratings — published 2011 — 5 editions
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Paradise Found (That Second...
3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 76 ratings — published 2002 — 4 editions
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A Family Affair: Fall (Trut...
4.35 of 5 stars 4.35 avg rating — 60 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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A Family Affair A Family Affair: Spring A Family Affair: Summer A Family Affair: Fall
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“How could parents raise children and then watch them walk out of their lives? Were thy all masochists? Why would they do that to themselves? He knew the answer deep down; he'd felt it when Chrissie told him she loved him. They did because for all the pain and heartache children brough, they gave back equal amounts of pure, limmitless joy.”
Mary Campisi, A Family Affair

“Sometimes it’s better not to know. Nothing can change what is or what happened and digging around in the past is only going to make you miserable.”
Mary Campisi, A Family Affair

“Marriage was nothing but a primitive form of torture”
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