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Prequel to A Family Affair: The Secret

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 Way They Were 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.

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

Book Five: Not Your Everyday Housewife

Book Six: The Butterfly Garden

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The Way They Were
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The Way They Were
November 20th, 2015
Excellent read. The author grabbed me with the first chapter. Loved all the characters, each played a crucial role in the telling of this story. Second chance romances are the best. Awesome story. Must read.
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Excellent story
July 7th, 2015
I couldn't put my tablet down. I hated being interrupted, which was contantly. I finished it after 3 days of trying to get it read.
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The Way They Were
June 20th, 2014
This is really good book
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