"She understood for the first time that Joseph Blackstone was a selfish man"
If travelling half way across the world from Norfolk to New Zealand to make a fortune in the gold rush wasn't difficult enough, then the harsh conditions, scarcity of riches and terse personal relationships certainly make for a harrowing set of circumstances.
The colour refers to the veins of gold that beckon irresistibly to all those seeking to eke out an existence in the unforgivable surrounds.
Perhaps I just wasn't in the mood for so much drama, nevertheless, I finished this at grande vitesse.
4 out of 5 donkey's don't like barges.