Then I Saw the Congo: A Romance Novel of the Antebellum South
by Miranda Beall


Romance, hidden treasure, stolen jewels,  fugitive slave hideouts, wild and all-consuming fires, an old slave graveyard, genteel sou thern Maryland parties, unscrupulous tobacco merchants, wispy ghosts, and restless spirits—bits and pieces of the past that have survived the journey to 1960’s southern Maryland former tobacco plantations. The pieces are all there, but how do they fit togethe r? Two parallel descendants travel two separate roads to the same place in time and space. The present is haunted by the past and the future promises the same.