By Pamela Warren

"The Sweetest present" is the sequel to the radical "The reward" and keeps the tale of Maggie may possibly Williams, singer/songwriter and bluegrass mandolinist. it's been 5 years because the finish of the 1st ebook. 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 reside along with her track associate Tucker Travis. After successful numerous Grammy awards, Maggie and Tucker became well-known because the King and Queen of state 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 yr exile. He has eventually determined to bare a mystery that turns everyone's international the wrong way up and explanations Maggie to think again the path of her lifestyles.

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White Freightliner, Gonna thieve away my brain. ” Maggie had made up our minds to tweak Ray a piece for his cocaine use. whilst she received to the following verse, she replaced the phrases from New Mexico to California. “California ain’t undesirable, the ladies there they deal with you tremendous. California ain’t undesirable, the ladies there they deal with you fantastic. White Freightliner, Won’t you scouse borrow away my brain. ” Maggie seemed pointedly at Ray as she sang the subsequent verse. “There’s undesirable information from Houston, 1/2 my associates are death. There’s undesirable information from Houston, half my associates are loss of life. White Freightliner, Won’t you thieve away my brain. ” by the point she complete the tune, Ray was once having a look somewhat chastened. They stepped clear of their microphones and Ray acknowledged to her, “That used to be a bit of harsh, wasn’t it? ” “I’m fearful approximately you Ray, you’re going to have difficulties for those who maintain utilizing coke how you do. I’ve visible it do loads of undesirable issues to people who i admire. ” Maggie then leaned over and kissed Ray at the cheek. “O. ok. adequate lectures, no challenging emotions? ” she requested. “No, you’re most likely correct Maggie,” he conceded. “Let’s play that music you wrote with Justin, ‘No Forwarding Address’,” Ray acknowledged in a conciliatory tone. “Sure,” she acknowledged. The band performed in the course of the music and Maggie was once gratified via how reliable it sounded. after they have been performed, Maggie touched Ray’s arm and thanked him. “That was once an awesome event, Ray. thank you for that. ” They accomplished up with a pair extra of the band’s criteria after which the convey was once over. The band went again to the dressing room to decompress. Justin’s mom and dad, Denise and the youngsters confirmed up, the youngsters have been effervescent over from the thrill of the exhibit. “I’m guessing that you just had a number of phrases with Ray approximately his cocaine use,” Denise stated. “Yes, I did,” responded Maggie. “Well, thank you for doing that. I’ve been attempting to get him to prevent utilizing coke for your time now. ” “Maybe he should still think about going into rehab, it quite helped my ex-husband Zak. i do know an excellent position if you’re . ” “Thanks, Maggie. I take pleasure in it,” Denise stated and smiled at her. “So how did you love sitting within the sky field, little ones? ” Maggie requested. “It was once relatively cool,” stated Gabe. “I rather beloved the way in which the tools reverberated round the enviornment. occasionally whilst the drummers have been enjoying their solos, it appeared like the sector grew to become a huge drum too. ” “That sounds rather fascinating, Gabe. I’d wish to listen that someday. might be the subsequent time Justin performs the following together with his band, i will be able to take a seat within the field with you,” Maggie responded. Jake seemed unsatisfied on the inspiration. “When are we going domestic, Mama? ” he requested. “The day after the following day, Jake. We’re going to fly again to Nashville for a pair days after which we’re going again to Louisiana. ” “Are we going back right here, Mama? i love putting out with Stella, Cassady and Hunter,” Belle stated. “Sure, we will come back,” stated Justin. “We can continuously remain in my position in Sausalito or at my mom and dad’ condominium in Tiburon. ” “You’re welcome to stick with us any time too,” stated Ray and he smiled at Belle.

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