"Many people were disoriented by her fancy name, mistakingly considering that she was nothing more than just a delightful flower — pretty and vulnerable. The first one was an absolute truth, as for the second — hardly. She, as a matter of fact, was the opposite of vulnerable: intelligent, stubborn and surprisingly confident for an eighteen year old girl. And once the decision was made, she never looked back. She dashed toward her goal without thinking twice like merciless runaway train. 'If my Maggie have decided something, even twenty best horses won't stop her,' used to say her mother. 'Her Maggie' by the way didn't like nicknames and mother was the only person allowed to call her so. But for the rest of the world — no Maggies, Nollies, Mags or other Maggie Mays. Just Magnolia. Magnolia June O'Reilly."