The theme of this blog is creative writing. Any writing on this blog by authors other than myself is by permission of the author. I've written many poems, short stories, novellas, novels, and more. I hope you will want to get to know me and, of course, I hope you will want to buy a book or two.
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Friday, May 27, 2016
WHEN GOD GIVES US SPRING -- look for it on Amazon in paperback & kindle
Michael Custis Washington is a young black slave living on a cotton plantation in the Province of Virginia. He was born in 1802. Left an orphan at the age of five he is taken into the big house by his master, Alfred Gordon, to be trained as a house servant. While in this house he suffers severe emotional and sexual abuse. When he finally runs away with his wife Lucinda he is helped by the Quakers. Through the Underground Railway they reach the Elgin Settlement in Ontario, Canada. Freedom is his at last. But when the American Civil War breaks out in 1861 Michael chooses to join the Union Army. He works his way back to Virginia. Is he seeking justice or vengeance?
I was finally able to read "When God Gives Us Spring" and you did a magnificent job and I could see that you did do a lot of research to accomplish such a great story. I gave it 5 stars but was unable to write a comment. I will try again today as it truly deserves positive comments. -- Eleanor Lambert
From the Author
"When God Gives Us Spring" is a novella that required much research before I even began to put pen to paper. I learned much about the history of slavery in early America and also about the role of the Quakers in assisting slaves into Canada via the Underground Railway. I very much enjoyed writing God Gives Us Spring and I hope you will enjoy the story.
When God Gives Us Spring is available in both paperback and kindle formats. My Canadian readers will find it at Amazon.ca
OR check out my author's page at http://www.amazon.com/author/audreyaustin