Karen Watkins


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Smashwords book reviews by Karen Watkins

  • Back to the Black on June 19, 2011

    This is a well-researched and practical guide to help you solve any debt problems that you may have. Although the book has been written in the UK, the pricipals apply to where ever you are in the world and the author does include some indication of the sums in dollars or euros. The author is able to write at first hand experience about this problem as he was himself in debt some years ago, so he fully understands the stress and difficulties involved. In fact, some of the first advice in the book deals with how to deal with that stress before you start to tackle the issues of what to do about the debts. He offers a number of options to help you decide what course to take - eg. to go bankrupt or not to go bankrupt, or how to negotiate a deal for yourself. He includes a number of case studies to help illustrate the situations and sums up each chapter with a brief resume of the points covered. At the end of the book he has provided a list of useful resources that people may wish to call on for help - government bodies, websites, organisations and charities.
  • Brizecombe Hall on Nov. 21, 2011

    Very enjoyable short story with plenty of atmosphere. Shades of Jane Eyre. A good escapist story that you can loose yourself in.
  • A Fine Woman on April 17, 2012

    I very much enjoyed reading this historical novella about a well-connected German countess who risks her life to save jews from the holocaust. It is told over two time lines - the first narrator is an american soldier who has fallen in love with the countess, and takes place a few years after the events; the second time line occurs during World War II. The story is exciting and gripping, with likeable believable characters. At times I was on the edge of my seat reading this.