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‘Discovery Of An Eagle’ by Grace Mattioli

So as not to show any spoilers I have not included a synopsis, however, if you want to find out more about the story, just click on the book image, or to read more about both book and author go here.

If you don’t really want to read any major spoilers, then you can tease yourself a little more, by reading the first few lines of the story … here.

“It cost a lot. And I’m still paying for your ticket back, unless of course you decide to move out there with me.” Her voice turned hopeful for a second and then declined back into a worried, nervous voice. “But you’d still have to go back to get your stuff, so I’d have to pay for the ticket either way.”

As he opened his email, he saw another notice from the credit card company that his bill was due. In fact, soon it would be past due. He’d have to pay it tonight. He also saw another email from Dario, which said that the layoff was definitely over, and that they’d be resuming their jobs within a month. He wished he had never checked his email. He had had a whole day away from thoughts about his job and Philadelphia and real life. Now he felt trapped inside his head again.

Kindle 66%

As this was an author review request, a complimentary Kindle download of, ‘Discovery Of An Eagle’, was sent to me by author Grace Mattioli.

This will in no way influence any comments I may express about the book, in any blog articles I may post. Any thoughts or comments will be my own personal opinion and I am in no way being monetarily compensated for this, or any other article.

Icon Image For The Teaser Tuesdays MemeTeaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by …

MizB of ‘Should Be Reading’.

Anyone can take part, by just doing the following:

Grab your current read.

Open to a random page.

  1. Share a couple of  “teaser” sentences, from somewhere on that page.
  2. Be careful not to share “spoiler” sentences.
  3. Remember to share the title and author too.
  4. Head on over to ‘should be reading’ and leave a link to your post, so that others can share it and you can share other people’s.

It would be great if you then decided to leave a comment for MizB, as we all like to receive them and are interested in sharing your thoughts.

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  • Loving the cover of this, simple, stark and yet so eye catching.

    Alas I’m not too sure if the book appeals or not. Definitely one I want to know more about though.

    Busy re-reading The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough. Thankfully a book off our shelves that I’m actually enjoying.

    • Hi Tracy,

      I agree that the cover is quite stark, but it is directly relevant to the storyline and sums up the premise of the book in both picture and words.

      I have now finished reading the book and I have to say that I enjoyed it more than I thought I was going to. The writing was very descriptive, although the tour across the US was, by its very nature, fleeting and not very in depth. The feelings of the characters played a major part in the story and were handled sympathetically and with great thought by the author.

      ‘The Thorn Birds’ is a real blast from the past, as I read this one back in my late teenage years and remember even more vividly the television adaptation starring Richard Chamberlain. I hope that reading this one brings back many happy memories for you.

  • Both teasers are interesting and from what you’ve shared earlier, I think I would enjoy this book.

    I have nothing to contribute this time since I finished Solomon’s Bride last night and haven’t yet started another book. (reading a couple of magazines until I make a decision as to what comes next)

    • Hi Kelly,

      The cast list is very brief in this story and the interaction between brother and sister, along with each of their own personal introspections, are the main features. Both are dealt with very competently by author Grace Mattioli and the description of the road trip across the US adds flavour to the whole thing.

      I have to say, that I haven’t bought a magazine since my childhood weekly comics and have only very rarely flicked through any whilst sat beneath the heat lamps at the hairdressers. I don’t know what it is like in the US, but over here magazines are more than 50% advertising and much of the rest is ‘celebrity’ drivel, in which I have no interest.

      I am assuming that you will be reading episode three in the Rebecca Hazell series next, or are you looking to try something else and take a little break from them?

      Enjoy it, whatever it might be!

    • Hi Claudia,

      The book is essentially about Cosmo’s journey of self discovery, as much as the physical journey across the country and the email arrives at a pivotal time in this process, which is why he is still a little stressed about it and yes, feeling the weightiness of the situation, as you so aptly put it.

      Thank you for taking part in the discussion, your thoughts and comments added a new dimension.

    • Hi Mary Ann,

      The two teasers I landed on, do give the gist of the storyline quite nicely, although some of the descriptive locational writing and emotional soul searching by the characters, which is only touched on briefly in this passge, is also very good and well written.

      Thanks for stopping by to share my teasers this week.

    • Hi Laura,

      This is indeed a story of discovery and change and one where Cosmo has to determine the course of his life and the kind of future he wants for himself. I don’t think he would ever have achieved his goal if it hadn’t been for his sister’s idea about taking the road trip, which was to so influence his decision, with the nature of the descriptive writing by Grace, almost having me there and part of the storyline!

      Thanks for taking the time to stop by and for choosing to take part in the discussion around the post.

    • Hi Vicki,

      There are just times when I either can’t articulate my thoughts, or when I can’t come outright and say exactly what I am thinking. Then it feels as though I am trapped inside my head, because I know that running away from those thoughts, or simply ignoring them, isn’t going to make them go away or change things!

      Cosmo manages to overcome those feelings and discover a way to move on with his life in a totally new way and direction.

      I think this is one you might enjoy, so thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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