When the Sugarbush Blooms

When the Sugarbush Blooms

by Linda Hayes

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When The Sugarbush Blooms is an epic tale of two young lovers from Africa who are cruelly ripped from their home and unwittingly thrust into the American Slave trade during the final days of the Civil War which was the most vibrant time for a person of color. A period when the road to Freedom was a mere breath away and the long sought after dream was about to become a reality. Jibril and Matteau are given the Slave names of Abraham and Mattie. The story begins to unfold in the winter of 1865 in the Appalachian Mountains of southeast Kentucky during a blinding snow storm. Beaten and near death, Abraham, is found by a poor, white, family. They nurse his physical wounds but it is a spirited mountain girl named Corky who holds they key to unlock Abraham's secrets. Abraham discovers that his beloved Matteau is caught up in the Slave trade and in his rush to rescue her, he sparks a chain of disastrous events. He is on the run from the belief that he is responsible for her death.

When The Sugarbush Blooms, is a dramatic account of their journey of survival, triumphs and tribulations. When their childhood love bloomed, the taste was as sweet as the golden nectar from the flowers of the legendary African Sugrabush. It infused their existence with a fire that consumed the heart and mind. Time and distance fueled a burning flame that was stronger than any shackles of iron.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940162425342
Publisher: Melange Books, LLC
Publication date: 04/27/2021
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 513 KB

About the Author

Author Linda Hayes, currently resides in rural Ohio with her family and still has her day job with a national corporation. Linda’s books reflect a childhood inspired by a family of storytellers that fanned the flames of her young imagination. As you read, When The Sugarbush Blooms, the reader will experience fragments of Linda’s Appalachian roots in eastern Kentucky. She wrote her first song at age 9 and spends her spare time, writing stories and funny jingles which led to her first children’s book.

Clyde & Bone, is a sweet, rhyming story of a rambunctious cat and dog duo that learn the importance of compromise and friendship. It has a strong anti-bullying message and can be found on Amazon at:

She also dipped her pen in the New Age, Science Fiction realm with the introductions of Dillon Dobbs and The Unavowed. It’s the story of lab created orphans that journey into the unknown to find that their friend Dillon is destined to be a Universal Protector. You can check out their adventure at:

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