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The Color of My Heart Paperback – October 30, 2012
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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.
Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
I wanted the book to feel like a trip home; it didn't. The environment didn't feel right, the people didn't talk right. Like I say, if you weren't born and raised in the part of NC where the book is set, or if you have only lived there for what we Tarheels would call a short time (like less than all your life), those things won't bother you, so go on and buy the book and enjoy it.
The Color of My Heart
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have just finished reading "The Color of My Heart". Sarah Martin Byrd makes the characters in the book so real life that I feel like I know these people. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Carol Hylton
Sarah, I just finished "The Color of My Heart". The subject of the book was not what I was expecting, but you write it in a very loving way. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Pat Seagraves
This is not my usual type of read. But I saw it offered on one of the Kindle email sites and the 5 star reviews encouraged me to buy it - for the spectacular sum of $.99. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
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.Published 21 months ago by HydeTider
This is a story that is very relevant for today. It's themes play out across the country, across the world. Read morePublished 23 months ago by bowmanc
Words cannot express the feelings that I experienced while reading this book! Definitely anger for the way people were treated so inhumanly. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Linda N. Newell
Sarah Martin Byrd has a God given talent for writing a book that moves you from beginning to end - A Must Read!Published 23 months ago by J. S. Holmes
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... Read more