All families have secrets…

Another family saga by the author of the best selling ‘Against the Tide’. 


Set amid the tropical beauty of the Tweed Valley this true story unfolds before World War I. Stella, a confidant young woman from a respected South Coast family, travels alone by steamer and train to Murwillumbah in Northern New South Wales. She is visiting her German grandfather Carl Ahrens and his young wife and family. Carl a blacksmith by trade is trying his hand growing sugar cane on the slopes of Terranora. Sugar, the growing industry, is supported by a workforce of Pacific Islander whose families had been brought to Queensland as indentured labourers.

Stella is swept off her feet by Claude, a young man from a prominent family and the story begins.

Family tragedy, heartbreak, love and courage are the elements of this poignant tale. 

Title – The Colour of Shame
Author – Perry Ann Snodgrass
Publisher – Green Hill Publishing, 2019
ISBN – 0648490505, 9780648490500
Price including postage $36