Think you might like to read LOUD but want to sample first? Assorted excerpts and outtakes are available at the blogs below! 

Pre-story outtake, Emmylou’s letter to Santa, December 1994 (at Under the Covers blog):

Entire Chapter 1! (at Natasha is a Book Junkie):

From Chapter 2 (at Life with Two Boys):

From Chapter 14 (at GReads):