Best Bet (Google eBook)

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iUniverse, Oct 26, 2009 - Fiction
3 Reviews
Since Hallie's father died and left behind ten children, money at the Palmer household is tighter than ever. And just when Hallie thought she was graduating from college, it turns out she's four credits short. A professor needs one more student for a project that will take her around the world, only longtime boyfriend Craig has another proposition for Hallie.

Thus begins Hallie's great odyssey, for the first time she ventures outside the safety of Cosgrove County and the sixty-mile radius in which she's functioned for her entire life. But somehow, escaping home doesn't translate into leaving behind all of her problems, and, unfortunately, not all can be solved by putting her superior gambling skills to work.

Eventually, it's time to return home to all the good people who are great at driving each other crazy. Hallie must finally face the biggest decision of her life.

Humorous and heartfelt, Best Bet underscores the importance of friends, family, and a sense of belonging. The characters in this modest, but neighborly, small town prove that an ordinary existence made up of small but genuine moments can satisfy a soul that's hungry for life in all of its glories and disappointments.

  

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Review: Best Bet (Hallie Palmer #4)

User Review  - Lisa - Goodreads

Such a fun, quirky series. Enjoyed the end but wish there were more. Read full review

Review: Best Bet (Hallie Palmer #4)

User Review  - Jennifer Wardrip - Goodreads

Reviewed by Marta Morrison for TeensReadToo.com When I received this book for review, I wasn't aware that it was the last book in a series. I had always wanted to read Laura Pedersen's books, so I ... Read full review

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Contents

Chapter 2
6
Chapter 3
12
Chapter 4
20
Chapter 5
30
Chapter 6
36
Chapter 7
40
Chapter 8
46
Chapter 9
52
Chapter 35
176
Chapter 36
178
Chapter 37
182
Chapter 38
186
Chapter 39
190
Chapter 40
194
Chapter 41
200
Chapter 42
206

Chapter 10
56
Chapter 11
58
Chapter 12
64
Chapter 13
68
Chapter 14
70
Chapter 15
76
Chapter 16
80
Chapter 17
84
Chapter 18
90
Chapter 19
96
Chapter 20
98
Chapter 21
104
Chapter 22
106
Chapter 23
110
Chapter 24
114
Chapter 25
118
Chapter 26
124
Chapter 27
126
Chapter 28
130
Chapter 29
138
Chapter 30
144
Chapter 31
152
Chapter 32
156
Chapter 33
162
Chapter 34
172
Chapter 43
210
Chapter 44
212
Chapter 45
218
Chapter 46
222
Chapter 47
230
Chapter 48
234
Chapter 49
238
Chapter 50
244
Chapter 51
248
Chapter 52
250
Chapter 53
254
Chapter 54
258
Chapter 55
262
Chapter 56
266
Chapter 57
268
Chapter 58
272
Chapter 59
276
Chapter 60
282
Chapter 61
290
Chapter 62
294
A Readers Guide
300
A Conversation with Laura Pedersen
302
Questions and Topics forDiscussion
304
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Laura Pedersen writes for The New York Times and is the author of Play Money, Going Away Party, Beginner's Luck (chosen as a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection), Last Call, Heart's Desire, The Sweetest Hours, and The Big Shuffle.

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