Fantastic start for my new book “Sebastian” and more praise for “The Luck of the Weissensteiners”

Another lovely story from writer Christoph Fischer in his new book, Sebastian. It will be out in a couple of weeks. Meanwhile, I had the great fortune of doing an advance reading for him. Boy was I lucky.

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Published in just over a week from today on May 1 2013 “Sebastian” had a great start with a glowing 5 star debut review on Goodreads:

Review:

What a marvelous and well-crafted story Christoph Fischer’s Sebastian is. The story starts with a young sixteen-year-old boy, Sebastian, receiving an amputation to his leg for an infection, from a rusty nail, that went untreated, due to fear of doctors and needles. The reader is instantly drawn in to this protagonist and his mother, Vera, as well as the medical situation that lingers throughout the story that takes twists and turns along with the plots and subplots to help define a character that goes from being weak to growing an inner strength and beauty. Sebastian’s story is the story of his family, the women who enter his life and the war that surrounds and defines them all.

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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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19 Responses to Fantastic start for my new book “Sebastian” and more praise for “The Luck of the Weissensteiners”

  1. tazzielove says:

    Really looking forward to reading this.

  2. fournier0917 says:

    Sounds like a winner. Good luck to Christoph Fischer. Jean-Jacques Fournier

  3. I read your fabulous review on the reblog. This sounds like a wonderful read, Paulette. Another TBR I must add to my forever teetering tower of must haves.

  4. Wonderful review, Paulette!

  5. A message from Christoph I wanted to share:

    “Thank you Paulette, I am very pleased you liked it. It is loosely based on my own grandfather, whom I never met because he lived and died in East Germany, but about whom I have heard from my aunt much later. Sebastian has been with me for years and I am glad you met him, too.”

  6. Uzoma says:

    I gets lots and lots of inspiration whenever I visit your blog, Paulette. Thanks for sharing another of Christoph’s works. I admire his writings.

  7. natuurfreak says:

    What a nice story Paulette.

  8. gita4elamats says:

    Great review, just put it on my christmas list.🙂

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