“You’re beautiful.” Bernie looked at his wife with wistful awe. She sat in front of the vanity that had been a gift to her long ago and adjusted her pearl earrings, another Mother’s Day gift. Rather than birthdays or other holidays, Mother’s Day seemed to be the focus of major gifts Bernie had given Tallie. Perhaps because needing a mother for his boys had brought them together, and Bernie wanted to express his deep gratitude.
In a creamy white jacket and floor-length skirt, Tallie looked like a bride again. Not the nervous, unsure young woman who had married Bernie many years ago, but an elegant lady who walked gracefully among VIPs as easily as she drilled a bullet through the center of a target.
Bernie hadn’t found an answer to the question that started his personal investigation leading him to Tallie and their boys, but he had discovered a loving wife and eight children he treasured.
The importance of the original question had faded, though recently it had returned to haunt him as trouble seemed to be moving back into Halo.
© Genie Gabriel, Wild Irish Rogue
LAST DAY/LAST CHANCE TO ENTER GIVEAWAYS!
As always, time goes quickly!
Wanted to remind you TODAY is the last day
to enter for a chance to win autographed print books.
You can go to two places:
Goodreads (3 print books up for grabs)
or my Quantum Canines blog
(1 print book offered).
To celebrate the New Year,
I’m going to add to the giveaways for the TRS party
by offering an $18 Amazon gift card
to a random commenter here at the party site!