The Girl Who Married an Eagle: A Mystery

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HarperCollins, Apr 30, 2013 - Fiction - 272 pages
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Based on actual events in Tamar Myers's life, The Girl Who Married an Eagle is a beautiful addition to her Belgian Congo mystery series

When Julia Elaine Newton, a young, pretty Ohio girl, volunteered to go on a mission to the Belgian Congo, she knew it was going to be a huge change. But she never expected to wind up teaching at an all-girls boarding school that consisted mostly of runaway child brides!

Much to her chagrin, Buakane was born beautiful. If only she'd been ugly, Chief Eagle would not have noticed her. Escaping from an arranged marriage, the scrappy young girl finds her way to Julia Newton and the school. But this time her jilted husband will not be denied. Now it's up to Julia and Buakane to try to save the school as Congolese independence looms and Chief Eagle is set on revenge. With the help of Cripple, Cripple's husband, and even Amanda Brown, these plucky women must learn to save themselves.

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User Review  - kblinn - LibraryThing

The Girl Who Married an Eagle takes place in the Belgian Congo shortly before it achieved its independence. Ohio native Julia Newton found herself enthralled by a missionary talk at her local church ... Read full review

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User Review  - terriko - LibraryThing

This book definitely wasn't what I was expecting. At first, the description led me to believe it was a mystery, but it clearly wasn't a mystery. And then I thought it would be about life in an African ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Tamar Myers is the author of the Belgian Congo series and the Den of Antiquity series as well as the Pennsylvania-Dutch mysteries. Born and raised in the Congo, she lives in North Carolina.

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