The Wild Side

Author(s): Janet Balcombe

NZ - Biography

There is hope for the addicts, the rebels, the broken-hearted. Sitting in prison on a raft of charges, including kidnapping, guns, drugs and counterfeiting was very different to the scenario Janet had envisioned for her life.


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"This book has the power to change a generation. What an encouraging book! Please understand how far-reaching this book is and how encouraging it is for parents like us who love their troubled child so much and to actually know there is someone who knows how we feel." Sally Strathdee "A very raw and human story of redemption. A must-read for anyone caught in addiction and for those already healed. Very well written, wonderfully descriptive with a distinctive Kiwi toughness and humor." Keely Tapia (Amazon) "The most amazing book I have ever read. I couldn't put it down and cried when it ended. It changed my life." Jamie Falconer (Amazon) "An exciting and engaging read. Janet's true story has the reader enthralled in her roller-coaster life. A great read with a strong message on how it can all go wrong, yet provide an opportunity for strength, belief and faith to rebuild character and rebuild lives." Laurie Lowther (Amazon) "Amazing book never wanted to put it down. Janet what a life thank you so much for sharing your story." Nicole (Amazon) "A story of hope. Just because things are completely broken and, in the natural, completely beyond repair there is an answer. There is ONE who awaits your soul. Who awaits your return, your love. From the grip of darkness and death so real to a path and a journey to healing. The beginning of something beautiful. A book that invokes thought and passion. That brings tears and joy. I have seen parts of Janet's life that are in mine and it gives me hope to carry on. Thank you for your braveness to journey and share, so we may walk with you, as you walk with God." Jess (Amazon) Congratulations Janet for your honest and vulnerable account of your journey from life on the dark side to victory and purpose! Janet is a gifted writer who draws the reader into her very real experience. "Compelling - One womans Journey from Despair to Purpose! I could not put the book down! having been raised not far from Janet, I recognised every place and this made the book come alive for me." Yvonne Godfrey (Amazon) "Fantastic and inspiring read. Easy read that flows very well." Lisa Curry (Amazon) "Put aside time! This is a gripping true story, and Jan certainly tells it as it was, and thankfully, now is." Mary Nichols (Amazon) "A heartfelt read written as if she was talking to you face to face. I laughed with you, I cried with you. I felt my heart break with yours, tears ran and I screamed on the inside with you. I travelled a roller coaster of emotions with some good some awful. But best of all I celebrated and rejoiced with you. I felt redemption and victory. I accepted inner peace with you and smiled knowing we have a father who walks with us through the good and the bad no matter where we have been or what we have done. His love is unconditional agape love. Thankyou for your story. It means more than you will prob ever understand and it will touch and change the lives of many." Angela (Amazon)

General Fields

  • : 9780473366216
  • : Wild Side Publishing
  • : Wild Side Publishing
  • : 0.42
  • : September 2016
  • : 210mm X 148mm X 18mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Janet Balcombe
  • : en
  • : 268
  • : , colour illustrations