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The Odds of You and Me - A Novel

Cecilia Galante

In the vein of Meg Donohue and Sarah Jio, Cecilia Galante's second novel delivers the powerful story of one young woman who's faced with an impossible choice-one that could have her making the biggest mistake of her life. Thirteen days. That's all Bernadette, "Bird," Sincavage has left to go until she's done with her probation and can be free again. Free from making payments to the supermarket she wrote bad checks to. Free from living at home with her overzealous mother who's constantly nagging her about attending church again. Free to give her four-year-old son, Angus, the normal life he deserves. Her impending freedom and move to Moon Lake, where she's plunked down a deposit on a brand new apartment, is so close she can almost taste it. What trouble could she possibly get into in just thirteen days? But trouble does follow in the form of James Rittenhouse-someone she worked with a few years ago. At first, Bird is stunned to see James make the evening news when he's arrested for assaulting someone in a local bar. But that's nothing compared to the shock she gets when she discovers James hiding out in an abandoned church choir loft. Somehow he escaped police custody, broke his leg, and got his hand on a gun, which he's now pointing at her. Although Bird doesn't tell anyone she saw James, there's no way she's helping him. She can't screw up her probation or her second chance for a new future. And she has her son's welfare to think about. Still. If only she could stop thinking about the terrified look in James' eyes and the fact that he's hurt. If only she could forget that once, long ago, James helped her out, and she owes him a debt like no other. Will Bird jeopardize her future for someone who helped her out in the past? A past that holds secrets she's not quite sure she's ready to face? Or will she turn a blind eye and learn to live with the consequences?

In the vein of Meg Donohue and Sarah Jio, Cecilia Galante's second novel delivers the powerful story of one young woman who's faced with an impossible choice-one that could have her making the biggest mistake of her life. Thirteen days. That's all Bernadette, "Bird," Sincavage has left to go until she's done with her probation and can be free again. Free from making payments to the supermarket she wrote bad checks to. Free from living at home with her overzealous mother who's constantly nagging her about attending church again. Free to give her four-year-old son, Angus, the normal life he deserves. Her impending freedom and move to Moon Lake, where she's plunked down a deposit on a brand new apartment, is so close she can almost taste it. What trouble could she possibly get into in just thirteen days? But trouble does follow in the form of James Rittenhouse-someone she worked with a few years ago. At first, Bird is stunned to see James make the evening news when he's arrested for assaulting someone in a local bar. But that's nothing compared to the shock she gets when she discovers James hiding out in an abandoned church choir loft. Somehow he escaped police custody, broke his leg, and got his hand on a gun, which he's now pointing at her. Although Bird doesn't tell anyone she saw James, there's no way she's helping him. She can't screw up her probation or her second chance for a new future. And she has her son's welfare to think about. Still. If only she could stop thinking about the terrified look in James' eyes and the fact that he's hurt. If only she could forget that once, long ago, James helped her out, and she owes him a debt like no other. Will Bird jeopardize her future for someone who helped her out in the past? A past that holds secrets she's not quite sure she's ready to face? Or will she turn a blind eye and learn to live with the consequences?
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In the vein of Meg Donohue and Sarah Jio, Cecilia Galante's second novel delivers the powerful story of one young woman who's faced with an impossible choice-one that could have her making the biggest mistake of her life. Thirteen days. That's all Bernadette, "Bird," Sincavage has left to go until she's done with her probation and can be free again. Free from making payments to the supermarket she wrote bad checks to. Free from living at home with her overzealous mother who's constantly nagging her about attending church again. Free to give her four-year-old son, Angus, the normal life he deserves. Her impending freedom and move to Moon Lake, where she's plunked down a deposit on a brand new apartment, is so close she can almost taste it. What trouble could she possibly get into in just thirteen days? But trouble does follow in the form of James Rittenhouse-someone she worked with a few years ago. At first, Bird is stunned to see James make the evening news when he's arrested for assaulting someone in a local bar. But that's nothing compared to the shock she gets when she discovers James hiding out in an abandoned church choir loft. Somehow he escaped police custody, broke his leg, and got his hand on a gun, which he's now pointing at her. Although Bird doesn't tell anyone she saw James, there's no way she's helping him. She can't screw up her probation or her second chance for a new future. And she has her son's welfare to think about. Still. If only she could stop thinking about the terrified look in James' eyes and the fact that he's hurt. If only she could forget that once, long ago, James helped her out, and she owes him a debt like no other. Will Bird jeopardize her future for someone who helped her out in the past? A past that holds secrets she's not quite sure she's ready to face? Or will she turn a blind eye and learn to live with the consequences?

Language:

English

Narrators:

Hillary Huber

Length:

12h 19m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

20:54


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

22:30


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

16:02


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

10:45


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

27:51


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

25:51


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

15:42


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

25:55


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

15:25


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

25:54


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

19:14


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

24:06


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

18:17


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:41


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

17:57


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

21:47


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

18:04


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

12:57


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

25:16


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

15:32


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

12:41


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

11:04


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

10:13


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

16:48


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:19


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

23:08


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

13:29


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

38:23


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

26:21


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

12:08


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

19:22


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

15:35


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

16:52


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

13:27


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

20:36


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

18:05


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

15:58


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

17:27


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

21:04


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

09:39


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:58


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

00:31