Worthy is a debut novel that I read in one sitting. The author, Carla Harper, is a skilled novelist who has done her homework in writing this historical novel. The book is set in North Carolina in the mid-1940’s and the characters are authentic to those times. I really enjoyed Worthy and loved the way it ended.
I really enjoyed the read. It was a fascinating story! I must say, I had a hard time leaving your story alone. I especially love how human and three dimensional your characters are. You really bring them to life. Your descriptiveness also put me right into the scenery.”
I was looking forward to reading it and Worthy did not disappoint!! It is one of the best stories I have read in awhile! Worthy is an amazing story of one young girl’s strength and courage to seek the truth, achieve justice and follow her dreams. This novel has everything…secrets, lies, love , murder, compassion and justice!! I am so ready for another one, Carla!!
The phenomenal depiction of the characters in this brilliantly written book, makes it impossible to put down. Worthy, the young girl will steal your heart as she faces adversity with bravery and a determination to overcome. A captivating story that I wanted to go on forever! Waiting for the sequel, now!
I finished the book, can’t wait for the next one. I hadn’t heard anything about the Melungeon people before so I looked them up. Very interesting. I enjoyed the book.
I finished reading Worthy and enjoyed it. It is a wonderful coming-of-age story, but more than that, for me, it is a coming-of-strength story. My favorite part was seeing Worthy become a young woman filled with strength and plans for her future. The scene between Worthy and Bud in Chapter Sixteen was beautifully written and gave us a sneak peek of the woman Worthy would become. Good Job!
I enjoyed Worthy and loved that the setting is just down the road. I love learning history told in a story. It brings it more to life. So glad your dream has been realized and you did a fantastic job!!
Carla Garrison Harper, I have just finished reading, Worthy, and am anxiously waiting on the sequel to find out about her college days! Just when it ends, you want more, more, more. What a great, interesting read with thrills of the by gone years! Finding out about your family heritage and moving forward to move forward in the world, that’s just what Worthy did! I look forward to reading another book by YOU!
It was an outstanding read and I look forward to your next book!
The intriguing title, The First One Hundred Years, draws the reader into a perfect combination of poetry and prose, describing historical as well more current events from the life of the centurion author, Mell Young. His vivid descriptions of memories from his childhood and adult life give way to pensive reflections of lessons learned and enduring recollections, intricately woven into humorous, serious, and inspiring works of word art. Originally a gift to myself, copies of The First One Hundred Years have made their way into the gift baskets of family and friends. I know they will enjoy it.