by Richard Mabry, M.D.
by Richard Mabry, M.D.
|The House that Love Built
by Beth Wiseman
|Weapon of Choice:
A Laura Nelson Thriller
by Patricia Gussen
Weapon of Choice: Laura’s life is in a good place. Her two sons are doing well in college, her twin daughters are well adjusted teens, and she is Chief of Surgery at the Tampa City Hospital. She is called in to consult on an unusual case that she suspects to be a highly feared and fairly unknown disease. This story takes place during the time when AIDS was little understood and highly feared. But it isn’t her AIDS patient that is responsible for the highly toxic disease that infects the Tampa City Hospital ICU. Not directly at any rate. Laura calls an old friend of hers for advice, as Sandy is now a bigwig at the Center for Disease Control. There are many layers of plots and subplots to this story that I just cannot touch with a short synopsis. Did I mention Laura’s daughter contracted the disease? Or that a covert white supremacist cell is planning a large scale biochemical attack that targets Atlanta’s high society? There is just so much going on in this book, you really ought to read it.
If I had to gripe about something it would be that the character of the AIDS patient’s father was just completely unrealistic. He’s shown as a very scientific and unemotional person. He has only known that he even has a son for a few short months. Yet the drastic measures he takes that must be completely against all of his moral fibers is just horrifying and impossible to believe that any rational scientist would take such action.
The editing is close to flawless. The plot is incredibly dark and twisty, keeping you in suspense as to what will happen next. All in all, well worth the time that it takes to read.
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by Julie Garwood
Genre: Historical Romance
The Wedding: While talking with a friend one day, I had praised the book that I was currently reading and she had raved about the book that she was reading. She mailed her book to me when she was finished with it and I “loaned” her my Kindle book. It is wonderful to share books with friends and family. When I went to add this book to my good reads currently reading shelf I was disappointed to find that it is the second book in a series. I really don’t like joining a series after the beginning. I have to say that if I hadn’t seen that information, I never would have known that this book was part of a series. I had no feeling of holes in the plot for things that had happened previously and were therefore left unexplained in this story. You know what else? My friend was right, this book is incredible.
Imagine 15th century Scotland, a highland warrior is on a quest to avenge his father’s death. While it seems quite barbaric the way that he hijacks his enemy’s future bride, he quite probably saved her life. It is discovered that her betrothed is horribly sadistic. Instead of doing the whole “he loves me, he loves me not” scenario both are confident that the other does not care for them at all. Can they overcome their pride long enough to proclaim their love for each other and live happily ever after? Doesn’t seem very likely as they are both arrogant and stubborn. I’m not going to ruin it for you, you’ll have to read it to find out for yourself.
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In today’s economy it is becoming harder and harder to make ends meet. I have seen pawn shops that specialize in cars, but who wants to just hand over their car? That makes it nearly impossible to get to work once you have made this arrangement. But there is something new on the market called auto title loans. It is very similar to the equity loans that you can get for houses, which makes sense now that new cars cost more than I paid for my first home. Auto title loans are also called pink slip loans, auto collateral loans, auto equity loans, or simply title loans.
Maybe you are even real close to paying your car off but are getting close to the very scary threat of repossession. You can easily apply for an auto title loan online, pay off your current car loan, and use the remainder of the loan funds for whatever you want. In such a scenario it is more like refinancing your car loan, this can be incredibly handy if you have had a change in your income and can no longer meet your previously agreed upon monthly car payment.
An auto title loan is a great alternative to apartment dwellers who don’t have any property that they can use for collateral, or people who cannot qualify for traditional bank loans due to poor credit history. Another wonderful use for this type of loan is for people who have leased a car that they love, they want to keep it, but their dealer doesn’t offer financing for payment of the residual amount that they’ll need to come up with to buy the car at the end of their lease.
I am a 40 something personal finance blogger from NH. I am a certified English teacher and tutor. I live with my husband and 13 yr. old son. I also have 2 grown children. I love to write about personal finance tips and do product (and book) reviews.