In Savannah, Georgia, aristocratic, 80-year-old Iris Temple’s poison-pen Book of Secrets keeps her family and all of Savannah’s elites in line. When she dies of a possible voodoo curse, the compromising tidbits from the Book of Secrets are mysteriously published in the newspaper and the lives of the Temple family women - Queenie, Iris’s black half-sister; Iris’ daughter Rose, who escaped to Wyoming 20 years ago and married a cowboy; and 100-year-old Old Sally, who keeps the old Gullah traditions alive - explode.
Temple Secrets is Southern gothic fiction at its best. If you like strong women, plots full of twists and turns, characters who are funny and unpredictable, and sibling rivalry of biblical proportions, you’ll love Susan Gabriel’s rollicking tale of the cost of keeping secrets, the healing that comes with their exposure and the bliss of coming home again.
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“The secrets and lies of Savannah, Georgia’s upper crust come to light in Gabriel’s Southern Gothic novel. Gabriel unfolds her story deftly, with well-paced revelations about the complicated relationships between the mansion’s white and black inhabitants…Gabriel also evokes the Spanish moss–covered atmosphere of ghost-filled Savannah, and the Temple mansion in particular, with satisfying spookiness…The author’s thoughtfulness about masters and slaves, employers and servants, and family relations also contributes to a satisfying read. Savannah’s atmosphere, culture, and history flavor this engaging tale of intertwined families.” – Kirkus Reviews
Susan Gabriel is an acclaimed author who lives in the mountains of North Carolina. Her novel, The Secret Sense of Wildflower, earned a starred review ("for books of remarkable merit") from Kirkus Reviews and was selected as one of their Best Books of 2012.
She is also the author of Grace, Grits and Ghosts: Southern Short Stories, Trueluck Summer and other novels. Discover more about Susan at SusanGabriel.com.