Out of Warranty

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Macmillan, Jan 22, 2013 - Fiction - 384 pages
23 Reviews

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.

  

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User Review  - Kathy - Goodreads

I really enjoyed this book by a new author (for me). Lighthearted and found myself smiling as I read it. My husband walked into the room this afternoon and asked me what I was smiling about. Love Haywood Smith's sense of humor and compassion for the human soul/ Read full review

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User Review  - Sandra - Goodreads

I enjoyed this book--good book about aging and health issues in a fun setting. Read full review

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HAYWOOD SMITH is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Waking Up In Dixie, Ladies of the Lake, Wedding BellesRed Hat Club, The Red Hat Club Rides Again, and The Queen Bee of Mimosa Branch.

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