What a compelling read! This book draws you in with the relatability of the everyday happenings. The style of writing is conducive to keeping you entertained long after everyone else has gone to bed.
What a fabulous insight into so many different facets of a single life lived. Do yourself a favour and have a read.
by Jac F
I just finished your book and WOW, words just escape me....
I couldn’t put it down.
This book is powerful, inspiring and a testament to an incredibly beautiful soul.
You are so brave to have so honestly bared your life, faults and all. This is a real life portrayed not downplaying the mistakes we all make but often pretend didn’t happen.
I hope you continue to keep only the positive people around you and can let go of all the negative influences from the past.
Congratulations on a fabulously gripping, eloquent and well written book
You should be really proud!
by Colleen Macks
WOW what a fabulous book I could not put it down, such a sad journey, you are an inspiration for a lot of woman out there.I highly recommend people to buy this book you will not be disappointed, Angelica I wish you all the best for the future. Thankyou for sharing your journey with me. x
by Jan Parente
I came across the author and this book by coincidence. At the age of 47, two weeks ago and after 40 years of varied traumas minor and major and despite many mental health practitioners and medication , one psychiatrist put names to my behaviours and off I went. As I journeyed through this book , I continually knew the feelings and indeed situations ( wedding day etc) and I cannot describe how I just released so much confusion and feelings of being weird. I also met a wonderful man ten years ago and I just self sabotaged it, and the last three years i have been chronically depressed, anxious and agoraphobic. He is still by my side. I have read a few self help books recently but your story and journey has been so beneficial to me. Please know your story has helped this one person's journey.
by Kylie H
Angelina's book is a heart wrenching raw true story of her traumas in her life from her childhood onto her adult years. She speaks of her highs and lows through her life , her children, her marriages and finally finding true love and happiness with her handsome caring loving husband Adam. A story which is hard to discuss to the whole world. Well done Angelina.
Thank you for being my friend
by Diana Roberts
Most incredible story. Emotionally raw and touches you on a personal note. For one woman to experience so much hardship and come out a survivor is not only a miracle but an inspiration. Couldn't put this book down, I laughed, I cried but bottom line is I enjoyed every line of it.
by Sharon Schofield
“You’ll have to read the book!” was Adel’s answer to my question of what ‘Seventy Thousand Camels’ signified— and when the book appeared in due course, I felt how apt the title was, both for the candid way it told of events in Adel’s life’s story [which often made her doubt her personal ‘worth’] and for the courage she has had to write of these things.
The book is an interesting warts and all account and makes a sad-read, with its first-hand descriptions of various mistreatments by family-members, and people in positions of trust, all with such resultant, long-lasting consequences.
But I felt Adel’s honesty as well, which throughout the book extends to self-chastening, and admitting and asking for our understanding instead of judgment, despite her many set-backs along the way.
And because the writer’s own early experiences of alienation and abuse result in empathy for those who have been, or are being similarly mistreated, Adel acted with acceptance, humor, compassion and love, and in the best interests of those whom she met and professionally cared for, in her recent work as an Officer within the Prison system, knowing that this is what will help bring about any rehabilitation.
I pray that she will know a complete and healing closure to her personal situation— to be able to forgive the past and to leave any judgment to a Higher Power and thus be able to move on in the strength of the new and capable person whom she has become.
by Susanne Shearer
An excellent book, so gripping. Amazing how the author came out the other side at the end. It's good to read a book so similar to your self/life. Loved it. Best autobiography I've ever read.
by Gemma Morrissey
Angelica's "Seventy Thousand Camels" is her first book. It is a long story telling of her troublesome life.
The many wrongs of this harsh life, that of her work life and personal life. The way life has treated her, the search for her true self and finding the love of her life.
She is a loving deep friend of mine whom has helped me out in my own life to find myself. I am comforted knowing more about myself through reading her story and getting to know her more.
I do hope that you find her and her story a sense of comfort too.
by Dwaine Nethery
I was born in Rome but never truly felt Roman until much later on in life when I finally finished writing my autobiography and was able to let go of past transgressions against my soul. My narcissist mother forced me to emigrate from Italy to Australia aged ten and I quickly became an Australian. Life was not going to become any easier though alas but I'm still here, still strong, cynical but overall still a positive personality. I have three children, including a son living with Aspergers. I am remarried to a wonderful man I dedicated my book too. I am a spiritualist self taught scholat of metaphysics. I also enjoy drawing and historical/biographical films and books. I am a Taurean with a Scorpio moon and currently work in the disabilities field.