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Come on in and have a peek,
I’ve written this book for you.
Into your heart I’m going to sneak,
With poems of life and truth.
Maybe you’ll laugh, some will cry,
But I’ll guarantee you this,
I can make you wonder why,
You’ve been living without bliss.
© Angela M. Bertoli
Photo Credit: Jason Karcher
Angela Bertoli is a mother and grandmother residing in Phoenix, AZ. After the death of her husband, 3 years ago, she started pouring her grief out on to paper in the form of poems and prose. Her love for writing began as a child with a passion for reading beautiful words. Being able to put in to words what others are going through helps her readers know they are not alone during their dark times. Sharing stories and emotions has not only assisted her in coping with rough patches on her path, but have opened dialogues for many others about what they’ve been bottling up inside. She writes of love, joy, hope and loss. Her calling in life has been discovered and she has found peace through ink.
The transition from wife to widow, mother to grandmother, and accountant to author, has been immense. She is blissfully happy in her new roles and writes daily. This is her first book, but she promises there are many more to come.
5 out of 5 Stars - This Author Is Speaking To You!
Digging deep into her own life to share with the reader all the events and emotions she's experienced, Angela Bertoli takes you through a myriad of feelings, all designed to let you know that even the lowest of lows can't bring down the pure of heart. Couple this with the ability to share the highest highs, and Angela Bertoli's Moonlit Thoughts will make you feel like you're reading a letter from a long lost friend that you've loved for years. Giving of her own soul, Ms. Bertoli's first effort has a powerful, moving style that will have you laughing out loud, crying out loud, and even pondering your being. Painting her imagery in broad, yet simple stokes, that will appeal to readers of every level and education, Ms. Bertoli has the uncanny ability, like Hemingway, to move all audiences with easy to read, yet perfectly chosen words. I understand this work was just released, but I will be first in line, waiting for the next one.
By dennis b on November 23, 2016
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5 out of 5 Stars - Enchanting, Yet Real
I came to love Angela Bertoli’s beautiful work on her social media page, Moonlit Mystics. When I learned that her first poetry collection would soon be published, I couldn’t wait to read it. It didn’t disappoint! From the very first page of MOONLIT THOUGHTS, the reader is swept into an enchanting commentary on life and love. Angela’s words read like a caress, so lyrical in nature that you are soothed simply by the sound of her voice on the page. Poems like “Warm Thoughts,” “Summer Breeze,” and “For You, My Love” lend a magical quality, yet there is power – and pain – in this finely crafted volume. So real, so raw in their rendering, entries like “Poisoned Love,” “Forever Lied,” and “Shards of Glass” give one the sense of a truly brave woman, one who has seen the good, the bad, and the ugly side of life and is still willing to live it with optimism, purpose, and faith. Read this collection not just for the pleasure of words, but also for the beautiful humanity of the author. In the end, you will be grateful to have made this journey, your thoughts touched by moonlit magic every step of the way.
By Theresa Sanders on January 25, 2017
5 out of 5 Stars - I received my book and it did not disappoint me. Beautiful It's way more than I expected
I had been following Angela M Bertoli on social media with her poems. When I found out a book of her soul was coming out, I was overly excited. I received my book and it did not disappoint me. Beautiful It's way more than I expected. How she comes up with these words I will never know. What I do know, is where they come from. Her heart & emotions are put into the most touching way. I absolutely am looking forward to the next book!!
By Jeanette S on November 24, 2016
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