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taken the time to write a review, and helped to spread the word. I’m truly grateful. And so are the dogs.
Recent reviews from The Seven Year Dress
on May 29, 2016
A wonderful and well written book depicting this tragedy through a woman’s eye. Hard to pause while reading. This story would be an excellent read for the younger generation (teens) to help them visualize the atrocities that occurred to the Jews in the 1940’s. I liked that it covered all aspects of a coping mechanism to survive and persevere. I have read other books by this author and this is my favourite.
on May 30, 2016
Having read Paulette Mahurin’s three previous books, one knows upon opening the first page of her fourth book, The Seven Year Dress, you are in for a treat of history, a dive into feelings ranging from the sad to the triumphant, an awareness opening understanding of human actions, all wrapped up in a great story whose pages you can’t stop reading. In this book Paulette immerses the readers into a world view of friendship, shock, bafflement, horror, courage, strength, and survival as we experience the life of a German Jewish girl who endures the rise and fall of the Nazi regime. The story is gripping and emotional, folding events and insights from the streets of Germany and the capitals of the world, into a comprehensive experience. Mahurin is a gifted novelist. I recommend this book.
on May 29, 2016
Myra, a young student, seeks new lodgings. When she meets Helen, she thinks the old woman may be mentally unbalanced. Helen reveals the tattoo on her arm.
Youth and age meet in a poignant vignette. Helen shares her story, chronicling her unbelievable hardship when Hitler’s vendetta against the Jews ripped her from her life and into hell. Myra takes away the marks of blood, now tattooed on her soul.
Paulette Mahurin continues to breathe life long-ago events with her own special brand of insight and imagination. If you like The Seven Year Dress, then be sure and read To Live Out Loud, based on the story of Alfred Dreyfus, an innocent man unfairly committed of a crime he didn’t commit. Also, Ms. Mahurin generously donates her profits to dog rescue.
on May 27, 2016
As we move deeper into the twenty-first century, away from the horrors of the Second World War, books like The Seven Year Dress become increasingly important. History has a habit of repeating and of romanticizing, so even the most evil of men are seen as heroes: Richard III, a child murderer to many is now a hero to some. And men with black hearts and no souls still strut the political stage and win support. With that background in mind, the author has served humanity well with her splendid book, The Seven Year Dress.
In keeping with its subject matter, there are sections of this book that are distressing. However, the author’s graceful writing style and empathy for her subject ensures that these sections are written with sensitivity and without sensation. In short, the book engages the emotions, an essential quality of any great story.
There is tragedy in this book, but there is also hope, courage and even love. The story highlights the worst of people and the best of people. It is tempting to think what life would be like if these two strands of humanity could be separated to live on different planets. Maybe we would name those planets Heaven and Hell.
The Seven Year Dress is an immaculately researched and beautifully written book, a book about the past, yes, but also a book for our time, for all time. It is essential reading.
on 25 May 2016
This is the story of a holocaust survivor. We relive the story through the eyes of Helen, a young Jewish girl. Mahurin’s description of Helen’s experiences as she lived through Hitler’s atrocities are masterful. She combines the warm family relationships of the Stein family in direct contrast to the developing hatred against them. She writes of the bravely of Max and Helen’s friendship . The human spirt is a powerful thing and this story will test not only Helen’s but the readers. I simply could not put it down. I read if from start to finish in one sitting. Well researched and well written this is a book that will leave an impression. Although the story has been told before I believe Mahurin’s fresh and engaging approach will leave the reader in no doubt that this book is a must read. Thoroughly recommend.
Jax has been rescued
Handsome senior Jax found a new home
Jax with new dad.
Mia’s freedom photo
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Onasis-12 y/o male lab- has been rescued
Remy’s freedom photo
Robin is safe with new family
Thrumpkin’s been rescued
Uhura thanking new dad
Uhura’s freedom ride
Uhura blowing licks to new family on ride home
Ulise’s freedom photo
Veronica and her two puppies have been rescued
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