The Sweetest Gift

By Pamela Warren

"The Sweetest present" is the sequel to the unconventional "The reward" and maintains the tale of Maggie could Williams, singer/songwriter and bluegrass mandolinist. it's been 5 years because the finish of the 1st publication. Maggie has discovered that her husband Zak, the charismatic lead guitarist of the Cajun blues/rock band the Bayou Blasters, has been having an affair with their kid's nanny. Maggie divorces Zak and strikes to Nashville to stay along with her tune companion Tucker Travis. After successful numerous Grammy awards, Maggie and Tucker became well-known because the King and Queen of nation song. they're engaged and approximately to be married, whilst Justin, the previous bass participant in Maggie's bluegrass band Little Maggie, returns from his self-imposed 5 12 months exile. He has ultimately made up our minds to bare a mystery that turns everyone's international the other way up and motives Maggie to think again the path of her lifestyles.

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Then Justin persuaded his mom and dad to babysit for an afternoon in order that he may possibly take Maggie to go to Berkeley to determine the place her mom had long past to varsity. Justin’s mom and dad drove over to his position in Sausalito and borrowed his van to take the youngsters to the seashore. “So how are we going to get round, Justin? ” Maggie requested. “We nonetheless have the motorcycle,” Justin acknowledged grinning at Maggie. He opened the door to the corridor closet and pulled out bike helmets and his black leather-based jacket. “I’m sorry I don’t have a leather-based jacket that would fit your needs, yet your denim jacket may be o. ok. and also you will need to put on whatever a bit dressy simply because i assumed we’d exit to consume. ” Maggie wear a few grey wool slacks and a lavender shirt, crowned by means of a black cardigan. She then wear her denim jacket and strapped on her helmet. Justin smiled at her lovingly. “God Maggie, you glance so lovely in that helmet,” he stated and kissed her. Then he wear his jacket and buckled on his helmet and so they went out to the driveway to his bike. Justin kicked the stand out of how after which became the motorcycle round in order that it confronted the road. He sat at the motorbike and advised Maggie to get on at the back of him. “Put your palms round my waist and cling on tight,” he stated as he all started the motorcycle and revved the motor. “What type of motorcycle is that this, Justin? ” she requested. “It’s an previous Vincent Black Lightning. ” She laughed. “I desire that’s now not a few type of omen. ” Maggie and Justin at the same time considered the day that Maggie were hit through lightning on the gray Falcon Bluegrass pageant. Her middle had stopped and if it weren’t for the instant ministrations by means of a physician within the crowd, she may have died from cardiac arrest. Justin shuddered for an rapid after which instantly reassured her. “Don’t fear Maggie, you’ll be fine,” he acknowledged loudly so she may pay attention him over the roar of the motorcycle. They took off down the driveway and rode via Sausalito till they obtained to course 1. Maggie was once afraid to go searching first and foremost, yet after some time she acquired used to being at the motorcycle and used to be in particular appreciative of the view as they drove over the Golden Gate Bridge. They drove via San Francisco after which took Interstate eighty over the Bay Bridge into Oakland. Justin stopped first at Jack London sq.. “You’d most likely have an interest during this region Maggie, because you have been an English significant. Jack London lived round right here and went to school at Berkeley. That bar is Heinold’s First and final likelihood saloon the place London used to hang around. additionally they moved the cabin that he lived in from Alaska and reassembled it round the corner. i assumed we’d cross within the saloon and feature a lager. ” Justin took Maggie’s hand as they walked in the course of the entrance door. “Careful Maggie, the flooring are really slanted, most likely from the 1906 earthquake. ” Justin and Maggie sat down at one of many 3 small tables within the bar. “I can’t think how small this position is, I don’t imagine it may carry greater than fifteen people,” Maggie acknowledged. because it was once the center of the afternoon, there have been in basic terms 3 other folks within the position.

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