Summer of Truth is the touching story of a boy growing up in the early Utah Territory. Having walked across the plains with his family, young Sol McCallister now learns about life and death in the western wilderness. Friends become enemies, and enemies grow into close friends as the importance of honesty and integrity is gradually understood. Sol is faced with a series of crucial decisions that culminate into one profound realization - he may have to sacrifice his own life to save the lives of others. A beautiful horse, Star, is thrown into these conflicts and eventually comes between Sol and his adversaries. His love for the filly is a motivating force in making his difficult decision. Only one solution will allow all parties to survive, but the sacrifices involved seem to be too great. With pride, deception, and hate on both sides, and Sol in the middle, peace may be a long time in coming. But if it does come, only Sol can find it.
[from publisher's website]