Out of Warranty

Out of Warranty

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Wanting to remarry when her health-care costs eat up all of her money, widow Cassie Jones enlists the grudging help of reclusive fellow patient Jack and devises a pragmatic but unconventional solution when dating proves unsuccessful.

McMillan Palgrave

If you’ve ever struggled with a health insurance claim, you’ll love Haywood Smith’s witty send-up of the health insurance industry, the drug companies, the medical profession, and falling apart ten years before Medicare. From the beloved author of The Red Hat Club and Wife-in-Law, Out of Warranty is a witty story of two lonely misfits who find exactly what they need in the most unlikely of situations, with a bonus of humor and heart.

“If you have anything weird wrong with you in this country, you’d better be Canadian.”

So says widowed Cassie Jones when, after being written off by countless doctors, she finally finds one who diagnoses her with a rare genetic form of arthritis. The condition is manageable, but not curable, and a new diagnosis, so her health insurance refuses to pay for most of her expensive medications and treatment. So widowed Cassie, still grieving for the love of her life and facing destitution because of her medical bills, decides she has to remarry for better health coverage. Enter one-legged hermit and curmudgeon Jack Wilson, on the same appointment schedule at their specialist’s, who’s rude and obnoxious, but eventually tries to help by setting up e-dating for Cassie. After a hilarious round of fix-ups and e-dating, Cassie’s left with no hope and no prospects.

That’s when Jack offers a strictly business marriage that could solve both their problems, with a serious set of house rules, including separate bedrooms. How well it will work remains to be seen.

With her trademark humor and sass, Haywood brings these two characters to life in an unlikely grown-up relationship that transcends their medical problems and will leave readers smiling long after the last page is turned.



Baker
& Taylor

Wanting to remarry when her health-care costs eat up all of her money, widow Cassie Jones enlists the grudging help of reclusive fellow patient Jack and devises a pragmatic but unconventional solution when dating proves unsuccessful. By the best-selling author of The Red Hat Club.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781250003522
Branch Call Number: FIC SMI
Characteristics: 374 p. ;,25 cm.

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madison382 Mar 11, 2013

This is my first novel by this author, and I was not dissapointed, she held my attention throughout the whole book, in fact I find myself staying up way past bedtime to finish reading this book. A real page turner.

Info_Junkie Mar 11, 2013

Not a bad story, but too religious overall. I do appreciate the author's understanding of the financial and insurance coverage difficulties faced by people with chronic medical conditions.

sablegirl Jan 29, 2013

I loved this book! It's the first one I've read from this author and I wasn't disappointed. The characters were real life people and their situations were very real. It was a real page turner and I couldn't wait to get back to it! If I didn't work, I would have just read it in one day! As it was, I read it in two days! I'm so excited to read another one of her books. If it's as good as this one I'll be a happy camper. I highly recommend this book.

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