The Color of My Heart

by Sarah Martin Byrd

Genres: Fiction

ISBN: 9781620201145

288 pages

Price: $14.99

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A moving, thought-provoking tale of history, heartache, and healing . . .

Living in the foothills of North Carolina, Laura Carter has it all: a nice home, wonderful adoptive parents, two lovely teenage daughters, and a to-die-for handsome husband.

As they celebrate freedom on the Fourth of July, she’s certain that nothing could ever shatter her perfect American life.

Suddenly, an unexpected letter from her great-grandmother brings Laura face-to-face with her birth family and secrets surface about her African heritage that threaten to destroy her family.

Lurking in the shadows is a small group called the brethren. The brethren’s dirty deeds are meant to preserve the purity of race in a South that still wears old patches of hate.

Will they succeed in chopping down Laura’s family tree, or will the newest branches have a better chance at peace and acceptance in a more open-minded South?

The Color of My Heart weaves the tragedy of slavery and hate into a beautiful tale reminding readers of God’s never-ending love and forgiveness.


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.