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Beginner's Luck
Written by Laura Pedersen
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | January 2003
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-45830-8 (0-345-45830-3)

“There could be no doubt left in anyone’s mind that my life had all the makings of a country-and-western song.”

The second of seven children (with another on the way), Hallie Palmer has one dream: to make it to Vegas. Normally blessed with an uncanny gift for winning at games of... Read more






The Big Shuffle
Written by Laura Pedersen
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | October 2006
$13.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-345-47956-3 (0-345-47956-4)

“We’re approaching Cat in the Hat level chaos and no one’s even had breakfast yet.”

When the death of her father leaves her mother bereft and incapacitated, card shark Hallie Palmer returns home from college to raise Hallie’s eight younger siblings. Hallie’s older brother has a scholarship and a sensible major–which translates... Read more






Heart's Desire
Written by Laura Pedersen
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | July 2005
$13.95/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-47955-6 (0-345-47955-6)

Card sharp and former wild child Hallie Palmer is in college now–and Bernard Stockton, her legal guardian, has suddenly appeared during final exams. He’s hysterical about his recent breakup with his longtime boyfriend, Gil, and wants to enlist Hallie in a scheme to win Gil back. So Hallie returns to Cosgrove... Read more






Last Call
Written by Laura Pedersen
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | December 2003
$13.95/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-46191-9 (0-345-46191-6)

Having descended from a long line of indomitable, good-humored Scots, Hayden MacBride sees no reason to take his own death lying down. In fact, he now spends his days crashing funerals for the free food and insight into the Great Beyond. Then he meets Rosamond, a nun playing hooky from the... Read more





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