All the way from Finland, thank you, Jen, for this act of kindness & a surprise

I met an author, Jennifer Loiske, all the way from Finland whose book I read. She became my friend on line and today I just happened upon her post and saw this unexpected surprise, an act of kindness, for my book and others. She’s a wonderful woman, mother and author. I am grateful for books that bring the world closer together and join wonderful stranger into a family of friends.


My friends mean the world to me. I’m not the easiest person to be friends with as I don’t call, I don’t visit, I don’t answer when they call and sometimes it may take a year or so before I manage to pick up the phone and yet they are always there for me.  They know the darkest secrets in my soul and about the shadows that follow me when I’m in ‘that mood’ and still they love me the way I am. And when I’m ready to crawl from my cave and suggest we do something stupid together they’re always in. Who could ask for more?

So, as a tribute to friendship I’m dedicating this post to my friends and sharing some of my favorite books that involves interesting relationships.

“Only a true best friend can protect you from your immortal enemies.” (Richelle Mead)

For young adult readers:

Club Number FiveClub…

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About The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap

The year 1895 was filled with memorable historical events: the Dreyfus Affair divided France; Booker T. Washington gave his Atlanta address; Richard Olney, United States Secretary of State, expanded the effects of the Monroe Doctrine in settling a boundary dispute between the United Kingdom and Venezuela; and Oscar Wilde was tried and convicted for "gross indecency" under Britian's recently passed law that made sex between males a criminal offense. When the news of Wilde's conviction went out over telegraphs worldwide, it threw a small Nevada town into chaos. This is the story of what happened when the lives of its citizens were impacted by the news of Oscar Wildes' imprisonment. It is chronicle of hatred and prejudice with all its unintended and devastating consequences, and how love and friendship bring strength and healing. Paulette Mahurin, the author, is a Nurse Practitioner who lives in Ojai, California with her husband Terry and their two dogs--- Max and Bella. She practices women's health in a rural clinic and writes in her spare time. All profits from her book are going to animal rescue, Santa Paula Animal Shelter, the first and only no-kill shelter in Ventura County, CA, where she lives. (see links below on Ventura County Star Article & Shelter) To find out more please go the The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap on facebook or Amazon or e-mail us at the gavatar addresses. Thank you. (photos: of Paulette, her family, and a reading at The Ojai Art Center, July 2012)
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6 Responses to All the way from Finland, thank you, Jen, for this act of kindness & a surprise

  1. Clowie says:

    What a lovely surprise! Her selection of books is interesting.

  2. Very good. I appreciate it. To some extent I can say the opening words can be compared to me. I guess I just have so much more to do with an ill husband and my furry children. I do eventually get around to everyone. But have had to consider that it is the quality and not the quantity.
    I enjoyed this.

  3. natuurfreak says:

    Wish you all the best and i find you make a good choise

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