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Book Review - Guardian of Deceit - William H. Coles

Saturday, October 19, 2013


Heavens, there are so many doctors retiring from medicine these days and writing fiction novels! Medical mysteries, suspense,etc has always been a favorite of mine so I am kind of happy----just wondering if there will be any doctors left to take care of the sick. The money for research is tight and this story delves a bit into what really goes on to get the grants needed to help find cures when there is little potential for the big pharmaceutical to make money down the line.

This is the story of a genuinely nice young man who only wants to be a doctor. He is sent to live with his cousin-a football star who has a less then stellar personality, who has his own ideas about how boys should be raised. His cousin has him earning his allowance by driving him around to poker games and other nefarious activities. Luckily for Darwin some of the other inhabitants of the mansion he now lives in take an interest in him. He wants to go to the best private schools and is introduced to some of the ultra rich who live in the neighborhood. A doctor takes Darwin under his wing and makes sure he gets what he needs, mentor and otherwise to succeed as a doctor. Unfortunately this particular family is not what it appears and Darwin finds that out the hard way. He also discovers that money does not necessarily equate with happiness.

I did enjoy reading this book, although it made me a little sad.


About the book: (from Amazon)

Darwin Hastings is seventeen and his dying aunt sends him from Pittsburgh to New York to a new guardian, a famous wealthy football player. He is excited and afraid; he wants to recapture the love he knew with his parents before they died and become a doctor like his father. But in his new home of celebrities, crooks, untrustworthiness, and excessively wealthy deviants, lust and want thwart his search for selfless caring love, and in his quest to become a doctor, he discovers the altruism of health care and scientific discovery riddled with profit motivation and deficient moral standards.

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About the Author: (from Promotional material)


William H. Coles, MD, MS, FACS has an extensive medical history including being a department chairman, international lecturer, regent for the American College of Surgeons, and president of The Association of University Professors in Ophthalmology. He has spent the last 15 years cultivating his writing and creating his owned and operated website www.storyinliteraryfiction.com . His website brings traffic in the millions and promotes quality in fiction. He teaches how to write fiction to over 26,000 students per year in online courses. He has received over 36 awards between his four novels, two collections of short stories, three books on writing, and over 30 essays.

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25 comments :

Frugal Mom and Wife said...

This sounds like a very well written book. What a story, I would love to know more. Added to my reading list.

Czjai Reyes-Ocampo said...

Wow, the author has an impressive resume! :)

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

The foot ball star reminds me of my Hubs who drives from poker game to poker game to play his favorite game. This sounds like a book I should read.

HungryLittleGirl said...

Wow, this sounds like a great read! I would love to read about Darwin's journey through this huge change in his life!

Cynthia Landrie said...

Sounds like a great book. I think that it is a good thing that it is written by a Doctor. I think it is important to have full knowledge of a subject before you write about it.

Growing Up Madison said...

Sounds like a good book. Money really doesn't equate to happiness and I'm happy he found that out. So much people think though and it's a real eye opener when you realize its not true.

Annemarie said...

I am always looking for a good book and love it is on Kindle. I will definitely buy this!

Katherine Bartlett said...

When I have a moment to myself, I'll remember this book!

Jennifer said...

Sounds like a great book - I'm adding it to my reading list! Thanks!

Tammy Graham said...

This sounds like it could be an emotional book and a good one. I am heading over to my Goodreads to add it to my Want to read list.

Cococute Manaloto said...

From what I read on your review it seems that the story is close to reality from the title itself, we are living in a garden of deceit,

Corinne Schmitt said...

This sounds like an inspiring and heartwarming story. Definitely adding it to my reading list. Great review!

Ellen said...

Definitely sounds like a book I need to add to my reading list!

Le-an Lai Lacaba said...

I usually don't read books like these, but maybe I'd give it a try!

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

Oh this sounds good - I have so many books to get through and I think the list just got longer! x

nova hedges said...

Very interesting book to read, i like the naturality of the story.

Dede said...

I've read a few medical mysteries. Normally it's not the type of book I enjoy but this one sounds interesting!

StacieinAtlanta said...

I have been looking for a new book to read. I will definitely have to check this out next time I go to Barnes and Noble. Thanks

Tingting R. said...

Not only in books. Shows like House and Grey's Anatomy are big hits. I like both!

Megan Chamberlin said...

I like finding these book review posts, because I tend to stick to the same authors and genres until someone gives a good intro/review on something I'd probably have skipped over otherwise. I'll add this one to my list, I'm intrigued! :)

Lisa Weidknecht said...

Thanks for a great review!

Jennifer Williams said...

Sounds like it is a good book, unfortunately some things are learned the hard way and money is not the answer for everything. Can not wait to check this one out.

nova hedges said...

This must be very good book, i like medical terms too even though i have hard time understanding their term,s where there are better english forms of it.

Natalie S. said...

I bookmarked this book!

becca said...

this sounds good off to check it out

 
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