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.
Very interesting with great moral value....
A must read
It takes an enormous amount of skill to take a serious topic like civil rights and humanize it with humor, drama, suspense, and realism. It is an ultimate coming of age story that ranks with the likes of Steven Kings Stand by Me. As a northerner who has lived in the south and loved the south, the small details of southern living were spot on. As a grandma of granddaughters it reinforced my commitment to those relationships.
Don't miss the opportunity to read this book. Once you start it, you won't be able to put it down.