Coloured Sands

The first book in the Coloured Sands Trilogy
book-1 set in outback Queensland (1901), a host of remarkable characters pour in and out of her life. The pioneering Wilsons and their six children provide the love that remains indelibly printed on her soul.

A kindly policeman saves her from an institution after sensationalist  reporting cast her as The Crazy Orphan. She is delivered into the hands of a famous doctor who almost mends her wounded spirit.

This creative and lyrical novel with twists and turns of the heart plumbs the depths and sings the heights of human endeavour, covering three generations. It captures the heart of a family through the two world wars and the great depression.

The joining of mixed cultures, unravels into an amazingly profound love story. This is a story that tugs at the heartstrings with an ending to sting your senses.

Barbara won an Australia Day Cultural Prize for this novel.Barbaras_Launch
Comment at launch –

Cr Warren Hubner, Mayor of Murgon Shire said in his address: ‘Once you start reading this book you will not stop until you’ve finished. I read right through the night and was in awe of the inspiration and talent of this writer – Coloured Sands is a real page-turner.’