Out of Warranty: A Novel

Out of Warranty: A Novel

by Haywood Smith
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Out of Warranty: A Novel by Haywood Smith

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250025982
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 01/22/2013
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 169,730
File size: 805 KB

About the Author

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

Haywood Smith is the author of Queen Bee of Mimosa Branch, The Red Hat Club, and Red Hat Club Rides Again. She lives in Buford, Georgia.


Buford, Georgia

Date of Birth:

April 21, 1949

Place of Birth:

Atlanta, Georgia


One year of college and several professional real estate degrees and appraisal certifications

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Out of Warranty 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
mysterybook_nerd98 More than 1 year ago
A timely book on the state of our health care. The author tackles this issue in a funny, entertaining way. The only problem I had with the book was one of the characters who had Alzheimer's was described as "crazy". I didn't like that label. Other than that I enjoyed the book and liked the two main characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. Another outstanding read for Mrs. Haywood Smith.
GranT More than 1 year ago
Another hit for Smith. Funny and entertaining. Cassie and Jack face problems we baby boomers face everyday so the story is very timely!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The dialogue was witty and fun, and sometimes unexpected. The plot was a gimme, but I enjoyed it anyway!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was dissapointed that the story didn't begin with the two main characters marrying sooner in the story. I thought the story would be more amusing than it was.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago