First Line Friday: “Eagle & Crane” by Suzanne Rindell

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First Line Fridays is a weekly feature hosted by Hording Books.

It’s Friday finally! I, for one, couldn’t tell you enough how relieved I am to have reached the work week’s end. I’ve been sick (cough + colds) but I still went to work the whole week. I’m just glad I have the chance to rest and sleep and read this weekend. I admit my body needs it.

This Friday’s line is from I book I finished reading the other day, Eagle and Crane by Suzanne Rindell.





They bump along the country road, rolling through golden hills that are punctuated with granite boulders and dotted with clusters of oak trees that appear blackish green from afar.





Eagle and Crane is a historical mystery circling around three friends – Ava, Harry and Louis – and their time with Ava’s stepfather’s barnstorming act. Main event of this book is set during World War II but other important precipitating incidents go as far back as the Great Depression.

I found this book really interesting albeit overlong. I’m going to try and write my review of it this weekend so you all could read what I think of it. Meanwhile, you can check it out on Goodreads.



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20 thoughts on “First Line Friday: “Eagle & Crane” by Suzanne Rindell

  1. carylkane says:

    Eagle & Crane sounds intriguing. I’m looking forward to your review. I’m sorry you haven’t been feeling well. Rest well this weekend.

    The email from Jay’s wife clearly demonstrated that miracle happens. – Truth Stained Lies by Terri Blackstock

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    • Rachel says:

      Thank you! I’m going to rest at home this weekend. Thankfully, I got books to keep me company.

      Thanks for dropping by! 🙂 Have a lovely weekend too!


  2. Fiction Aficionado says:

    Sounds interesting!

    I’m featuring the first line from ‘The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond’ by Jaime Jo Wright over on my blog, but right now I’m going to share the first line from the book I just started, A Love Restored by Kelly Goshorn:

    ‘Land sakes it was hot.’

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  3. Paula Shreckhise says:

    My first line is from No Place to Hide by Lisa Harris:

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Ellie Webb made her way down the steep incline of the favela, where hundreds of homes sat packed together in a sprawling maze of steep streets and unpaved narrow alleys.

    This one is a page turner!

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  4. susandyer1962 says:

    Happy Friday!😊 Hope you get some rest this weekend, great job at making it through the week, and I truly hope you are feeling better really soon!💖

    My FLF comes from a book I will be reading shortly, The Hope Jar by Wanda Brunstetter….

    Tears streamed down Sara Murray’s face as she sat on the living-room floor, going through another box of her mother’s things. Mama had passed away two weeks ago after a short three-month battle with colon cancer.

    Have a great weekend,happy reading, and stay cool!😊💖

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    • Rachel says:

      Aww… 😦 That’s a sad one. I hope things turn out well for the MC. And I hope you enjoy her story 🙂

      Thank you, Susan! I’m just going to rest at home this weekend & read in bed.

      You have a great weekend and enjoy 4th of July! It’s only a few days away! 😀

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  5. Alicia G. Ruggieri says:

    That looks interesting!

    On my blog, I’m featuring Only the River Runs Free, but I’ll share the first line of another book on my TBR list here, Elizabeth Musser’s Searching for Eternity: “I am watching the evening news, alone in my house, hungry and tired from the day’s work, eating a piece of leftover pizza and wishing it were blanquette de veau. The story comes near the end of the NBC program.”

    Have a blessed weekend! 🙂

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    • Rachel says:

      I need more of it! 🙂 I’m going to check the book out on Kindle.Thank you for sharing, Alice! A blessed weekend to you as well! 😀


  6. joyofreadingweb says:

    This sounds like an interesting story. I look forward to reading your review!

    Over on my blog, I’m sharing the first line from Rachel Fordham’s debut book “The Hope of Azure Springs.” I hope you get the chance to check it out! Here I’ll share the first line from Chapter Five.
    “Em stood on the front porch, quietly looking heavenward. The sun had yet to rise.”

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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    • Rachel says:

      I checked out the first line of this on your blog and it’s really intriguing! I’ll go see if this is available to borrow at the library. Thank you for sharing and dropping by my blog 🙂 Have a lovely weekend!

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  7. Becky says:

    I have this on my TBR and it looks interesting. Can’t wait to read your review to see what you thought of it. 😀

    I’m sharing about “The Hawaiian Discovery” by Wanda E. Brunstetter and Jean Brunstetter over on my blog today. Since I’m currently reading a YA Christian fantasy novel called “Choice of the Mighty” by Kenyon T. Henry, I’ll share my first line from there.

    “He walked alone down the sidewalk.”

    Happy reading and have a wonderful weekend!


  8. lelandandbecky says:

    I’m praying that you do get to rest, relax, and read this weekend! I have not heard of Suzanne Rindell, but her cover is amazing!

    Happy Friday! My first line is from Hidden Currents by Christy Barritt:

    “At the sound of a footfall behind her, Cady Matthews’s back muscles tightened faster than a mousetrap snapping its prey.”


  9. Iola Goulton says:

    I’m sorry you haven’t been feeling well. I spent most of June fighting a winter cold (which is why I’ve been lax in commenting for the last few First Line Friday posts), but mine finally got bad enough that it turned to strep throat and the doctor gave me antibiotics. So now I’m feeling a lot better! I hope you recover more quickly than I did.

    I’m sharing from Five Days in Skye by Carla Laureano on my blog today. But I’m reading Bookishly Ever After by Sarah Monzon, the final novella in the Timeless Love collection I featured a couple of weeks ago. It’s ticking all the boxes for me—contemporary romance, first person point of view, a bookish heroine, and a good friend who might become more … Anyway, here’s the first line:

    The hunter had become the hunted. Poetic? Not really.

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  10. thebeccafiles says:

    I don’t think I’ve heard of this one before but it looks good and I LOVE the cover art!
    The book I’m sharing on my blog is Dead Drift by Dani Pettrey but here I’ll share the book I’m currently reading The Hope of Azure Springs by Rachel Fordham: “‘She dead?’ Em heard a man’s voice from somewhere above her.” Hope you have a great weekend!

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