Maryland: The Story Continues

By Bill Hart


My first book, Lord Baltimore’s Dream, set the stage for the sequel, The Story Continues. In the first book a great deal of European history was used to explain why and how the state of Maryland came into being, and the important role both Maryland and the city of Baltimore played in the history of this country. Through the story of the of the Kerr family, I explained why people would leave their homes and lives to venture into an unknown, primitive, and dangerous land. We have been told that religious intolerance and class prejudice were the primary reasons, but through my story we learned that most people who came here, came for very personal reasons. We also learned that those who came here created all of the same societal problems they tried to leave behind.

In this book the story of Maryland continues as the Kerr family lives through all of the trials and tribulations of a new but maturing country. Sectionalism, slavery, war, economic catastrophe, prejudice and hypocrisy would profoundly affect the Kerr family and nearly destroy the country. All of these events, along with a family legend dating back to the family’s patriarch, lead to a very exciting ending. For those who read my first book and were left with loose ends, will find then all tied together in the second book.

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