Trueluck Summer: Southern Historical Fiction - Susan Gabriel

Trueluck Summer: Southern Historical Fiction

By Susan Gabriel

  • Release Date: 2016-10-12
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4
From 15 Ratings


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.


  • Trueluck Summer

    By Rae Roberts
    Don't miss the opportunity to read this book. Once you start it, you won't be able to put it down.
  • Trueluck Summer

    By LGowner
    Very enjoyable read about a very tumultuous time in American history
  • Another Susan Gabriel winner!

    By cp7430
    Totally loved this book! and, no you are not supposed to call in sick to finish this, but I did!! Susan's characters and the story draw you in, yu feel like you are part of this story. The characters feel like people you could know. I lived through this era of segregation. Although born in NY, we moved to the south when I was a teenager. Where I came from we didn't have segregation so I was not only amazed but angered by it. I bucked the system every chance I got. I used "colored" water fountains, seats, bathrooms etc. Those actions created some anger, but mostly I think I got away with it because I was white. That was a very sad time for all of us. This books shows that time exactly, but I love the triumph it also shows! Don't miss this one it is a great read!
  • Very enjoyable and moving – don’t miss!

    By Anne Alex
    I’ve enjoyed Susan Gabriel’s other southern fiction and Trueluck Summer is no exception. Once again, she has delivered a truly entertaining story, that while enjoyable and at times comical, also delivers on the emotional side with characters I quickly came to love, from spunky Trudy and her pink-loving, Nancy Drew reading best friend, Vel, to the awesome “colored boy” Paris. And of course, Trudy’s grandmother Ida, who is almost the true star of the book. An excellent exploration of the racial issues of the 1960s without getting bogged down at all. If you get tired of the scary, often gruesome content of much current fiction, take a break with this novel! I’m glad I did.