"Finally finished your book last night.
Roy, it was excellent. I have read
thousands of books, I would highly recommend this to
anyone." Marty Norris, Advertising, Manasses, Va.
"Outstanding! The only
book I have wanted to read, or will read this year. The
author seems to make it real." John Holdstock,
Corrections Officer, New York Mills, NY.
"I was thrilled to read a book
by someone I know. Then I forgot who had written it
and just enjoyed the story." Belinda Harrison,
Bookkeeper, Salisbury, NC.
"Congratulations on a great
book!" Mel Edwards, US Army, Retired, Columbia, SC
"I loved your book. I was
up most of the night and got up at 4 a.m. to finish it.
My husband is reading it now and we have a long list of people
who are waiting to read it." Sarah Williamson, Teacher,
"Your book was exceptional and really worth
promoting. I suggest you send one to Oprah Winfrey and
also the State Magazine as they are always looking to review
good books by NC authors. I loved your characters and
the content and the story line isso true of what is wrong with
politics today. Congratulations on such a wonderful
first." Jackie Christian, Durham NC., Duke Hospital.
"Roy, Thanks so much for the great book...Pam
& I were glad to get the chance to read it...Best of luck
with your book...Your Friends," Pam & H. Lee Brown, H's-n-
"Mr. Young, I want to order two of your
books...Wonderful, it was just wonderful...I thank you so much
for writing this book and I hope that you are writing
something else. Thank you," Denise Johnson,
"The Governor's Prisoner
, by Roy Young is very exciting, heart
warming, and full of wonderful surprises. I had a
difficult time putting it down because of the suspense in
wondering what the next page would reveal...This novel is a
must read to appreciate life in the Carolinas and our life
style. This author is indeed a Carolina treasure."
Billy Scott,the Prophets, Beach Music Association
Lucy Hendriicks said, "The book was fantastic and I have told all my
friends about it."
“From the first chapter, I was
captured by the protagonist’s remorse over losing his son, and
his spirit to survive the inevitable, amidst corruption and
The way he handles his imprisonment, and his adventures
at the statehouse, including his love-interest, is a
character-building example for all of us. This book will touch
your heart and re-nourish your soul.” Diane DeVaughn Stokes, Host of “Southern Style” on
Time Warner T.V. in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
“One of the best books I
have ever read.
It is a story that takes place in N.C. and turns
tragedy into triumph.
‘The Green Mile’ cannot touch it!” Marie Williamson,
North Myrtle Beach Times.
“The Governor’s Prisoner is definitely one of those
books you just can’t put down, especially if you have a
passion for the southeast (or better yet, the Carolina
because this book is not only based on a great story that
contains good and bad people, horror, grief, pain, sadness,
suspense, lust and love, plus all of the other usual makings
of a great book, but more than that, The Governor’s Prisoner
gives its readers a true feel for the love that tens of
thousands, if not millions, of people have for the Carolina
coast and its music that’s called Beach Music and the dance
that goes with it, known as the Shag. Even though this
southern coastal lifestyle began in the 50’s and grew rapidly
throughout the 60’s, the books characters cleverly bring this
charming lifestyle to 2001 with a happy ending. Roy, I loved your book
and it’s exactly why I would love to see it on the big
screen. This is
the kind of story, and feeling for our rich culture, that I
would like for all of America to experience even if only at
the theater.” Rickey Poppell, Publisher of Beach Nights
“So, did I like your novel? I did indeed. My first reaction is
that it’s too short, then again if I recall, so was the
“Bridges of Madison County,” and this is much better than
Waters, Writer, New York, New
“Roy, I really enjoyed your book and I read a lot of
books. It was one
of the best
have read in a long time.” Joseph C. Pistolesi,
Restaurant Owner, Governeur,
“Thank you for sharing your book with me. I have briefly
reviewed the book and find it to be most fascinating. Hopefully, I will have
an opportunity in the near future to take the time to
completely read it.”
Attorney General of N.C.
(Elected Governor in Nov. 2000)
“I can see how the setting would drive your natives
wild with appreciation.
I think it is brilliant and humorous. Reminds me of
Faulkner. I think
this is a brilliant achievement. I have laughed out
loud and appreciate all the culture.” William Appleby,
Advanced Placement Literature Teacher, Gouverneur,
“Many thanks for giving me your book. It was compelling
reading and I just could not put it down. Roy, mate, I hope to
see you in May, till then take care and best wishes with the
book.” Tony Buss,
Contractor, London, UK
Article from The Sun News of
Myrtle Beach, S.C
The meeting room at the Stephens Crossroads Library in
Little River was filled to capacity last Thursday as people
from all over the community as well as patrons of the library
crowded in to meet local author Roy E.
Cindy Burgio, the Library branch manager said she and
her book club had read the book and they all loved it. “We all had the idea
that it would make a great movie,” she
“Your book reminded me of the movie, ‘The Green Mile’,
but was much better.
As with any GOOD book, I had to force myself to put it
down in order to get some sleep. I especially enjoyed
your writing style, it flowed like Southern Comfort. The story was
intriguing and had many interesting twists. I look forward to your
next book.” Todd Beebe, Medical
Assistant, Charleston, S.C.
We are a group of girls from the South who get together
one night a week for fun and
In the process we met Roy E. Young. He has written the
enclosed book that we all bought copies of and have read. Immediately, we all
though you might enjoy having it to read for your book
We think this book deserves merit and we hope you will
think so too.
Thank you in advance for your help in promoting the
career of this new author. ( Ann King, Lou Hayes, Susan
Jessie, Mary Mac Holcombe, Peggy Jackson, Peggy
Pelasara, Sherry Mullen, Mary Mac
Isle Beach, N.C) - ( I
realize this is extremely unlikely, however I am truly honored these
ladies enjoyed the book enough to send this to
“Your book The Governor’s
Prisoner definitely belongs on the best sellers’ list. The Prisoner held my
attention for several hours and I did not want it to end. Who could ask for
I am looking forward to reading more of your work. I am truly a
Jane Burleson, New Orleans,