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The Lonely Heart of Maybelle Lane by Kate O’Shaughnessy

Chapter One

Most people don’t think fate has a sound. But it does. Everything has a sound if you listen carefully enough. For example: Loneliness sounds like the drip-drop of a leaky faucet, or the clomp of footsteps in an empty parking lot. Dread is the vrr-vrr-vrr- of a car engine that won’t start. Love is the sound of Momma strumming her guitar and singing softly beneath her breath. And happiness? At the time, I didn’t know what the sound of happiness was. I hadn’t found it yet.

  14 Responses to “First Chapter, First Paragraph:
The Lonely Heart of Maybelle Lane by Kate O’Shaughnessy”

  1. I love the opening lines and the idea of everything having a sound. Thanks for sharing, and here’s mine: ”THE NEW GIRL”

  2. A lovely opening line. I do LOVE that book cover, it gives off a good idea of what the book entails…

    Here is my Tuesday post!

  3. That’s a lovely descriptive first paragraph. I like the book jacket too. I’d definitely keep reading.

    Here’s my Tuesday post: https://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2020/04/first-chapter-first-paragraph-and_20.html

  4. Great intro and nice cover.

  5. Oh, what a promising start! I’m writing this one down. Can’t wait to see what you think.

  6. Beautiful beginning and it definitely makes me want to know more about the book.

  7. I’m listening to the audio and loving it!

  8. Such a cool cover, that’s what gets me to pick a book up sometimes. Nice opening lines too.

    • I’m such a cover snob that if the cover doesn’t appeal to me I don’t even read the synopsis. I know I’ve passed a lot of good books up because of it, but it’s the way I am.

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