The Ribbon Tier by Garrick McFadden
Trees with-not-so-magical fruit make up a secret grove of trees that hold the secrets of the interactions between slave masters and female slaves in the town of Kinslove. A story of slavery and the cruelty that slaves endured, but also the pain that white women encountered watching their husbands take liberties with their female slaves. The story centers on Jeb Hayes, the most successful landowner in the town and his journey to break the Curse of Ham, by abandoning his white wife, and taking a recently purchased slave with grieving green eyes as his wife. Jeb believes that by producing a baby with her he will be able to atone for the sins of his past.