Hate masquerading as change/progress can so insidiously plant itself in the middle of “regular” life almost unnoticed and grow into a horror the world must never forget

I’m deeply grateful for everyone who has purchased, read, and taken the time to review my book. In the name of tolerance, a special thank you also to everyone who has spread the word to help promote this book.  All profits from my books go to help get dogs like the ones featured below out of kill shelters. Thus far in 2016, 47 dogs have been freed.
on June 30, 2016
Paulette Mahurin has a way with history, bringing the big issues to life not only by way of solid narrative and splendid character development, but also by weaving in snippets of then-current events elsewhere, further anchoring her stories in time and place. In this harrowing holocaust story, her technique is particularly effective, illustrating how hate masquerading as change/progress can so insidiously plant itself in the middle of “regular” life almost unnoticed and grow into a horror the world must never forget—and yet, from time to time, we do because it is heartbreaking to remember. Bravo, Paulette Mahurin, for making us remember again.
on June 25, 2016
The Seven Year Dress by Paulette Mahurin was quite the read. I have read many holocaust stories and few of them have left a lasting impression like this one. Whether it is because the author knew the concentration camp survivor, or just put her own heart into the story, is hard to discern.But it was imbued with so much raw and real emotion that I felt that I was living through some of the scenes.There is much that has already been written about the story and the author’s writing, so I don’t want to be redundant. What I particularly want to add personally is this: In this very timely
manner, when it appears that history is repeating itself with the intolerant cruelty levied at innocent victims, this is a story that must be read lest we allow history to repeat itself. I highly recommend this at times shockingly and at other times poignantly compassionately written book.
on June 26, 2016
When Ms. Mahurin’s characters frequently ask the question, “WHY”, we are given a deep sense of the dearth of humanity among Hitler’s Nazis’. Often, the individual who would utter such a question in earshot of one of his merciless incarnates, was shot, on the spot! Such was the program of the Hitler incongruity. What an incredibly bright light Mahurin shines on this awful recent period. So bright for us all to see what elements of the human kind are capable of. We should know this history, be cautious of this history, learn from this history, that we never ever repeat it. Taken from factual, actual events in a single woman’s life, but spanning the whole of the non-arian european population, this narrative is a must read for everyone.
on July 1, 2016
I will preface by saying that I knew that this would be a difficult book for me to read. The book itself is superbly written, and the author has done an excellent job with all of the characters, settings, and interactions. The problem with my reading the book was a personal one concerning the subject matter. Many of my relatives were victims of the Holocaust, and I had some great aunts that I met who had the numbers tattooed on’ their arms, signifying that they had been in the death camps. Based on their limited conversations about what they went through, I would have to say that the author has given a pretty accurate depiction of life for a Jew in Nazi Germany.
I wish that everyone could read this book, perhaps they would gain an understanding of what it feels like to face the extinction of your people and somehow come through it as a whole person. While I do not know the author personally, I would like to thank her for highlighting the single greatest crime against humanity of the 20th century.
on June 26, 2016
A great book and good service
on June 28, 2016
Yay Paulette. Always a pleasure. A tough subject, but she tackled it.
on June 29, 2016
This story in this book seemed so real. Several places made me wonder, if the story was fact with a little fiction added. Once started it was very difficult to lay aside to prepare dinner.


Baloo the senior girl rescued from high kill shelter-freedom photo.jpg

Senior dog Baloo’s freedom photo

Matty's freedom photo

Matty’s freedom photo

Matty in new home.jpg

Matty in his new home

Nick's freedom photo.jpg

Nick’s freedom photo


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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32 Responses to Hate masquerading as change/progress can so insidiously plant itself in the middle of “regular” life almost unnoticed and grow into a horror the world must never forget

  1. tazzielove says:

    Great reviews! Bravo.

  2. tazzielove says:

    Reblogged this on tazziesplace and commented:
    Reviews for Paulette’s book, The Seven Year Dress.

  3. I’m so glad you are getting so many wonderful reviews Paulette. Congratulations. As I read your title I immediately thought of Trump 😦
    Alison xox

    • Alison! So good to see you pop up over the cyber horizon. Hope you two are well and enjoying the continuing adventure you life has become. And thank you for your supportive words. I’m so happy that we’re getting dogs freed. Food for the heart. ❤ 🙂

      • We are both well but with some musculoskeletal issues that we’re focused on healing. We want to walk the Camino next summer! Hope you both are well too. Happy for your dogs ❤
        Alison ❤

      • Fingers and paws crossed this end that the muscloskeletal issues get resolved. And of wow, the Camino. My cousin and her daughter did it last summer and it changed their lives. Can’t wait to follow you on that trek. We’re all, dogs and all, thanks! 🙂

  4. Deziz World says:

    Aaaaaaaaw what cute doggies. And what a powerful review. Dat furst line kinds says a lot. We never seem to learn from our past; as our current state of affairs can attest. But we must remember da past, so fanks fur writin’ ’bout it. ConCats.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Raena

  5. dgkaye says:

    Wonderful reviews Paulette. I look so forward to reading. 🙂

  6. Wonderful news. Let the good times roll and the great reviews keep on c.o.m.i.n.g 😀 ❤ ❤

  7. Fabulous recognition of your wonderful work! ❤

  8. makagutu says:

    I like the pictures you post. The canines look always happy and content [anthropomorphic I think]

  9. Two dogs a week so far this year? That’s awesome!

  10. natuurfreak says:

    Love you great reviews too

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