Don’t Cry, Daddy’s Here

One Woman’s Journey to Recovery from Incest

Non-Fiction - Memoir
256 Pages
Reviewed on 06/17/2012
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Author Biography

Brinda is happily married to the man who rescued her from a life of emotional, physical and sexual abuse. Together, they broke several dysfunctional cycles and raised four beautiful children who love the Lord. Playing with her twelve grandchildren brings joy to her life, and she anxiously awaits the birth of another grandchild due in 2012.

She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and recently retired from a position as an adult probation officer. Writing a book about her life experiences has long been a passion of hers in order to reach out to other child abuse survivors. Completion of this memoir has been a labor of love and is dedicated to the two sons who were a result of sexual abuse by her biological father. They died in 1976 and 1981.

Creating awareness of the ongoing problem of child abuse, specifically incest, is the basis for much of her writing. Brinda also accepts speaking engagements to inform the public and offer hope for those in recovery. She is a member of the RAINN Speakers Bureau and VOICE Today, Inc.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Brenda Ballard for Readers' Favorite

Brinda Carey has seen more turmoil and heartache in her own life than most will ever see in a theater. A victim of incest before kindergarten, she endures the aggressive advances of the one man in her life she should be able to trust infinitely. As typically patterned by victims, her behavior becomes more and more self destructive. Her life becomes surreal and disturbing to the point that tears will well up in empathy for this poor girl and her personal hell. As a survivor, the author supplies useful information and applicable quotes for her readers to utilize if need be. The beginning of the book is a plethora of information regarding signs of abuse and what to do if you suspect it is happening to somebody you know. Several pages of hot lines and support groups are listed in the back of the book.

I am not going to lie. This is not an easy subject to read about. My stomach felt tied in knots and I felt like vomiting more than once as I drew near this woman's story. It is not for those easily disturbed but then again if nothing else is read but the first part, perhaps an innocent will be saved. I highly recommend this memoir. Its brutal honesty, raw content and power to prevail with God's love will keep the reader connected until the very last page. Many are out there who could benefit from this story and information on how to receive help. I applaud Brinda Carey for her bravery in exposing her own heart to help others.