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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Ambassador International (October 30, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1620201143
  • ISBN-13: 978-1620201145
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,102,669 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Sarah Martin Byrd lives with her husband at the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina and is blessed to have her only daughter and grandchild living close by. Sarah is a previously published novelist, newspaper columnist, and former advertising manager for a regional newspaper. She is currently working on her next novel, The River Keeper. When not creating new stories, she enjoys camping, canoeing, fishing, and spending time with her family.

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Born at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Sarah early realized that to succeed you must work. She learned this from her overachieving father who drove her to excel at all her endeavors.

Through two careers, she has written stories, poems, and articles. After many strokes of the pen, in 2007 she retired to compose full time. "Guardian Spirit" her first published novel was released September 15, 2010, published by Lucky Press LLC, Athens Ohio. "The Color of My Heart", Sarah's second novel was released November 1, 2012, published by Ambassador International, Greenville, South Carolina.

Sarah's third novel, "The River Keeper" is now being edited and 2013 will see the release of her first children's picture book, titled, "The Manger Mouse."

She likes stories that have grit to them. Life isn't always a bed of roses, so she writes the truth. In forming her characters, she takes bits and pieces of different people she's known or imagined through the years and forms personalities that readers may not always like but will be able to connect with or be fascinated by.


Sarah resides still at those foothills with her husband of over thirty years. Aside from her books, her best friend is her daughter. Sarah's granddaughter Emma also occupies many happy hours of her days.

She hopes you enjoy "Guardian Spirit" and "The Color of My Heart" and will be inspired to find your own magic in life.




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Sarah is a wonderful storyteller with great attention to detail.
D_Jones
This is a story of Gods never-ending love and forgiveness for us, no matter where we came from.
Linda N. Newell
This is her second book that I have read and could not put down till I finished it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 4, 2013
Format: Paperback
Laura Carter had a happily ever after life with a handsome husband and two beautiful teenage daughters. She had the wonderful adoptive parent's that raised her as their own and with a strong belief in God. She knew nothing about her birth mother.

One day her fairy tale started falling apart when she received a letter from her birth family stating her birth mother was not well and needed Laura to come to her home. Her visit with her birth family revealed her roots were from Africa beginning with an educated African woman her small daughter that were kidnapped, shipped to America in the hull of a ship then sold into slavery.

At first Laura did not want to believe her mother and great-grandmother but the proof was in a set of journals written by women of color, all no doubt her ancestors. Out of concern for her the health and well being of her birth mother and one hundred year old great-grandmother she insists on staying with them as their caretaker. Even her daughters wanted to stay some to help and to learn more about their grandmother and great-grandmother.

This was news her husband did not want to accept. It made him sick that the blood running through the veins of his wife and children was tainted blood. Ever since he was a young boy he had been raised with an iron fist by his father and was forced to join a white supremacy group called the brethren. He did not approve of the groups tactics but feared his father's anger if he did not go along with their madness. Her husband feared what the brethren were capable of , especially his father, if they found out about his wife's roots and tainted blood.

Laura knew nothing of her husband's dark secrets but suspect something evil brewing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bonnie Haymore on August 6, 2013
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The Color of My Heart is a wonderful book. I felt as if I was on the slave ship "The Wanderer" as it made its way across the seas from Africa. I could hardly put this book down. I became so wrapped up in the lives of Lucia Mae Hunt and the generations that followed, I was disappointed when I finished the book. It is a book that everyone should read. If everyone read it, there would be no racial prejudice in the world.
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Just finished reading The Color of My Heart! Sarah Martin Byrd hit a homerun with this one. Wow! I didn't want it to end. I wanted to continue following the lives of these extraordinary people. Hope she is considering a sequel to this book, so we can find out how Lila and Lakin live out their lives. I loved how she wove the past and the present together. It wasn't confusing in this book. Sometimes, flashbacks can be hard to follow, but her style of weaving made it very easy to follow. I love to read books that actually seem real, or that the people and their stories could be real, and this one sure hit the spot in that regard. This is one of those books that can be read over and over, because the message is so deep that it is hard to take it all in at one time.
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By HydeTider on April 23, 2014
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This was one of the best books I have read in a while. I hardly could put it down. There were lessons of seeing people as they truly are and forgiving others as Christ forgave us.
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By bowmanc on March 11, 2014
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This is a story that is very relevant for today. It's themes play out across the country, across the world. I am emotionally wrung out but elated at the goodness of God shown to and through the people in this book.
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Words cannot express the feelings that I experienced while reading this book! Definitely anger for the way people were treated so inhumanly. This is a story of Gods never-ending love and forgiveness for us, no matter where we came from. This book should be required reading for anyone who is prejudiced and has hate in their hearts for others. Enjoy!
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Sarah Martin Byrd has a God given talent for writing a book that moves you from beginning to end - A Must Read!
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By Marilyn Jo Smith on February 11, 2014
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I was born in 1939 and have witnessed 75 years of history.
Sarah Martin Boyd's captivating novel is a well written reminder that no matter what color we see in the mirror, we are all created by history possibly unknown to us.
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