- Paperback: 150 pages
- Publisher: AbbottPress (April 9, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1458218791
- ISBN-13: 978-1458218797
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,986,738 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Other Side of the Story Paperback – April 9, 2015
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From the Author
My experience in writing my first book was healing for me. As I was writing and reading over and over again I was reliving what my family and I went through in the criminal justice system. Not only was it difficult but it was a learning experience.
About the Author
Daphine Priscilla Brown-Jack is a law enforcement officer and motivational speaker. She earned a degree in Public Affairs with a concentration in Administration of Justice from Texas Southern University. Daphine is a wife and mother of three children and one step-son who lives in Houston, Texas. This is her first book.
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Top customer reviews
There are several aspects of this book that I really appreciate. First and foremost, Daphine’s writing style is incredibly engaging. The Other Side of the Story is a certified page-turner. I just couldn’t put it down! This is made all the more impressive by the fact that the author never reveals what the accusations against her husband are. To be honest , I wasn’t sure if she’d be able to hold my attention as reader, without going into detail on the charges. I’m no author myself, but if I was, I might have taken the easy route and attempted to hook the reader with the “tell-all” strategy. Instead, it was Daphine’s skillful storytelling abilities that kept me riveted to my seat (and gripping the armrest).
Secondly, this book is positively inspirational. How this family manages to hold on their hope, their faith, and their sanity in the midst of such an utterly awful situation is beyond me. I’ve gone through far less and completely lost it. Reading their story though, reinforces the importance of not giving up. Even when everything seems to be falling apart, hold on. You never know what is around the corner. Perhaps the victory you’ve been hoping and praying for is just beyond what you thought was your breaking point. This book reminded me that faith and hope are two of the most powerful forces we possess.
Lastly, The Other Side of the Story serves as cautionary tale about the imperfections of our legal system. Should you ever find yourself embroiled in a legal situation (God forbid), it’s important to realize that the system may not play fair. In fact, it seems to me that the opposite is often true. Consequently, it pays to know your rights and be willing to fight for them. I was completely appalled by some of things that happened to the author and her family. The naive part of me wanted to believe that justice is always served and that the truth triumphs over all. However, the reality is, the scales of justice are not incorruptible and the triumph of truth is not guaranteed. This is why you NEED to read this book. You need to know what our justice system is capable (good and bad). Daphine’s story provides an in-depth look into the heart of the beast. The education that you receive from reading this book could, quite literally, save your life or the life of someone you love.
She brings you through the accusations, child protective services being involved, the difficulty she had to get attorneys for her family, court dates being canceled, and finally after years the end with her family all still together.
It was amazing to see someone able to withstand all that life was throwing at her and being able to make the best of a horrible situation.
This was an easy read and the author really had the words flowing to where you wanted to finish it in one sitting. Even though I know this was based on the author's personal story, I felt like something was missing.
This was very well written and I am sure that this book was very difficult to write because it captured so many emotions. It was, at times, hard not to get upset and even frustrated while reading because you wanted to help her get it all straightened out. My heart goes out to her.