Amber Colored Dreams by E.L.L. Williams
Born Black in the Jim Crow South of the early 1900s, John feels like the rabbits he hunts to feed himself, his mother, and his sisters . . . always running from White men. The Johnsons, owners of the largest peach farm and just about everything else in town, produce some strange and bitter fruit with their racism. So, when Carolyn Johnson sets her sights on John and his friends, they decide to escape before her vicious threats and well-practiced lies add them to her family’s crop, but things go horribly wrong.
Now, years later, John is an illicit club owner in the North with his heart set on marrying the carefree, beautiful Robyn. But Carolyn’s memory and reach are long, and she is determined to harvest her odious crop. Like the mysterious crow with blue-green eyes that shows up throughout John’s life, no one is who they seem, and retribution awaits in the unlikeliest of places.