REVIEWS FROM AMAZON – All 5 Star
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Bella is a real person. I loved this book. I could not put it down until I was done reading the whole book, which I read in 1 night. Bella is an amazing and wonderful woman, truly. Her book is now 1 of my favorite books. Even my husband who was reading some of the book over my shoulder said it was really a good book from what he had read.
“Best Book Ever!” from Joseph DeVito –
Amazing book, and an even more amazing woman! All I can say is Wow! Definitely top 5 books I have ever read in my life and I was an English major specializing in classic literature. Must read! 100/100
What a story! From Kelly
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Bella Capo is a real person. She lived this life, survived, and is still out there telling others her story. Her courage is an inspiration to all and I am so grateful. Many women and families can be helped by her words and example. Check out her website and listen to a podcast from one of her interviews. She is an inspiration. Share her book with others, the message is powerful and begs to be passed.
Thank you Bella Capo!
Woman of strength and courage by DeeDee (Boston, Mass)
Story of survival, Bella is truly a great inspiration to other abused women. I can’t say enough wonderful things about this book it is a fantastic read that made me laugh and cry, god bless you Bella Capo.
An Amazing Woman, by Faith Griffin
As this book was in progress I had the privilege of meeting this wonderful lady. She has survived overwhelming odds and become a compassionate advocate for victims of abuse. I am honored to call Bella Capo my friend. Her life story is remarkable and a must read.
An Excellent Read by C.S.
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Both heartbreaking and heartwarming, this book tells the life story of a horribly abused woman who turned her tragic past into her life’s work; helping other abused women. Truly inspiring!
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12/3/13 From GLORIA HILL in comments on this blog:
BELLA MAFIA is truly one of the best books I have EVER read. I couldn`t put it down. I only hope and pray I can someday meet this beautiful woman. She has become an idol to me. It`s so hard not to get into this book and not feel so much compassion for this beautiful soul. You feel her pain, her abuse, courage and most of all LOVE. She got into my heart and soul. thank you GOD for staying with her and making that sayin ‘LET GO LET GOD’ is the right thing to do.
~Christy Tillery French, Author/Dames of Dialogue blog
Bella Capo’s childhood was anything but normal. Sexually abused by her brother, physically and mentally abused by her alcoholic father, with a mother who was a drug addict and never tuned in to what was happening to her daughter, Bella suffered PTSD at an early age, a condition which followed her into adulthood. Bella’s early life influenced her decisions as an adult, from an affair with an older man at the age of 15 to marriage to a man affiliated with organized crime who became violent and abusive.
But Bella is a courageous woman with a strong faith who, through each ordeal, pulled herself up and got on with life and now helps other abused women through her online support group La Bella Mafia.
La Bella Mafia is a powerful, inspirational account of domestic violence and abuse and how one special woman dealt with the horrific mental and physical sequelae and the steps she is now taking to help those who suffer from this find a way out of their hell and back to a normal life. Bravo.
~Ricky Cash and Aaron Phillips VEGAS UNWRAPPED radio show
This is one remarkable lady. She has a presence about her that just inspires you to want to reach out and help someone. We need more people out there like Bella Capo whose sole mission in life is helping women in serious need. Congratulations on a most definitely inspiring book and movement you have created. Vegas Unwrapped has been blessed by your appearance with us. If you want to hear the interview go to Vegas All Net Radio, go to the Vegas Unwrapped page and listen to the podcast.
~ Mike Dennis, Author of Man-Slaughter
Reading La Bella Mafia is like watching the movie Titanic. You know disaster looms, but the story is so compelling, you can’t tear yourself away.
Tony “Nap” Napoli, Author of My Father, My Don
The story of La Bella Mafia is one that had to be told. And Bella Capo, who lived through tragedies beyond belief, is the only one with the knowledge, courage and integrity to tell it. Thanks Bella Capo, for sharing your journey out of Hell and toward Heaven.
~C. Hope Clark, Author The Carolina Slade Mystery Series
This story is riveting, painful to read, but imagine the Bella Capos of this world who weather this sort of physical and emotional abuse and come out on the other side willing to help others and educate the world! I cringed at the stories, the worded visuals, the turmoil this poor child and women endured. What kind of strength that must take! Amazing recollection of a life nobody should have to experience.
~ John Brantingham, Author of Mann of War and Professor of English, Mt. San Antonio College
It’s great! The most difficult books to read are often the books that are the most important to read. La Bella Mafia shows us the pain that exists all around us as well as those people who are struggling against it.
~ Martha A. Cheves, Author, Reviewer
This book is the most heart- wrenching book I’ve ever read. It opens doors of understanding for those who have maybe not been through everything that this woman went through but parts of it. It also gives the reader an understanding as to why and how a person will allow themselves to be put through this Hell.
~Chris Roerden, author of Agatha Award winner Don’t Murder Your Mystery
Shocking experiences of a little girl growing up in an incredibly dysfunctional family, then learning how to survive as an adult among others who are not what they seem. Unfortunately, far too common a reality that makes for an unforgettable read.
~Kris Neri, author of Revenge on Route 66
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The ultimate making lemons into lemonade story! Bella Capo’s journey from horrific abuse to building La Bella Mafia, a worldwide network of women helping other women in trouble, will fill you with a sense of hope. An awe-inspiring story.