southern historical fiction

Trueluck Summer: Southern Historical Fiction

A Lowcountry Novel

A hopeful grandmother. A sassy young girl. Their audacious summer stunt could change their southern town forever.

Charleston, 1964. Ida Trueluck is still adjusting to life on her own. Moving into her son’s house creates a few family conflicts, but the widow’s saving grace is her whipsmart granddaughter Trudy. Ida makes it her top priority to give the girl a summer she’ll never forget.

When a runaway truck nearly takes her life, Trudy makes fast friends with the boy who saves her. But since Paris is black, the racism they encounter inspires Trudy’s surprising summer mission: to take down the Confederate flag from the South Carolina Statehouse. And she knows she can’t do it without the help of her beloved grandmother.

With all of Southern society conspiring against them, can Trudy, Ida, and their friends pull off the impossible?

Trueluck Summer is a Southern historical women’s fiction novel set in a time of great cultural change. If you like courageous characters, heartwarming humor, and inspirational acts, then you’ll love Susan Gabriel’s captivating tale.

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Oh, my..I loved it!!!! I am a 69 year old grandma who grew up on the 60’s…I love Charleston and visit there every other summer. I am a very visual reader. I laughed so much while I reading the visit to the capital building. What a treasure this book is! Such great character development..so real. Love the ending. Thank you. Going to get another book of yours.

Sandy Thiessen

Just finished Trueluck Summer and I loved it. Such an important message for these troubled times of racial turmoil. We must not relent! Not only was the subject matter of the story poignantly written, the aura brought back so many good memories from my childhood during this era on Long Island.

Joan Meyerhoefer Roddy

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