An incredible story that takes the reader into the life of a Holocaust survivor. And well written.

My book is continuing in the top 1% for sales in the Amazon Kindle Store and is #21 in top 100 for the literary-fiction-historical category. And it is now in the top 100 for the Literary fiction and Teen category. I’ve also been ranked by Amazon as the #58 top ranking author for two of my books, The Seven Year Dress and To Live Out loud, in the historical fiction category. And I made it to the top 100 (#87) in the literary fiction category.

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 Felicity, Luke, Benito, Fonzi, Billy, and Tracey (see below) out of kill shelters. Thus far in 2016, 85 dogs have been freed. Last year 148 dogs were freed.

AND please for everyone who’s purchased a book could I humbly ask you to write a review when you’ve completed the read. I have just found out that Amazon promotes and ranks books according to number of reviews in addition to sales. Every voice helps spread the word and that is an energy that can help a dog.



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on 15 August 2016

One of my favorite type of book to review is historical fiction taking place during the Holocaust/WWII Europe. In my youth, I did an immense amount of reading on the topic, fiction and non-fiction. I am always pleased when an author sticks to the history, showing they have used the research materials at their disposal.

The Seven Year Dress ticked all the boxes for me. Mahurin touched on a little discussed topic of the time, regarding homosexuality, through Max, one of the main characters. His conflict between who he was and what he had to pretend to be was heartbreaking. Helen’s experience in Auschwitz was raw, and Mahurin wasn’t afraid to push the boundaries of comfort for the sake of her reader. The loss experienced by Helen was palatable, harsh, and yet, she managed to survive her time in the camp, growing stronger with the memories of her family and friends.

I accept that this novel is fiction as well. If I wanted a history book, I would have read one. The Seven Year Dress is well-researched, well-written, and overall, a fantastic example of historical fiction. Five, enthusiastic stars from me!


on August 12, 2016
An incredible story that takes the reader into the life of a Holocaust survivor. Thank you for a great story
on August 12, 2016
Wonderful book and well written. If you ever wonder just how sick mankind can become wonder no more…read for yourself.
on August 11, 2016

I was taken with this book from the start. Normally it takes me roughly seven days to read a book but I started this on Friday and by Sunday morning I’d finished it. A harrowing story of the holocaust. Involving a German Jewish family, quite well off, who found it difficult to believe that the rumoured atrocities were true. In the end the whole family is murdered, but for Helen the main character. Although she didn’t get through it unscathed.

Very good book. Well written. I’ve now started another book by this author – its good too.



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Felicity’s freedom photo

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Felicity in her new backyard


Luke is smiling cause he's been rescued

Smiling Luke’s been rescued


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Benito’s been rescued

Benito's freedom photo and first bath

Benito’s freedom photo. Happy and fresh at home after first bath.

Fonzie's been rescued

Fonzi’s been rescued


Billy's freedome photo

Billy’s been rescued

Billy's been rescued

Billy the senior’s freedom photo


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Tracey 4 years old was hit by a car and thrown in kill shelter. She’s been rescued.

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Tracey’s freedom photo






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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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22 Responses to An incredible story that takes the reader into the life of a Holocaust survivor. And well written.

  1. tazzielove says:

    85 dogs is excellent. And more great reviews.

  2. tazzielove says:

    Reblogged this on tazziesplace and commented:
    85 dogs rescued from kill shelters with profits from Paulette’s books. And it continues as an Amazon best seller in all its categories.

  3. I’m so pleased for you Paulette for all your success. Much deserved. It’s pretty sweet for all those puppies too!

    • Thank you so much Alison. It’s such a wonderful feeling to have helped these dogs. A lot of very good people contributed to the effort. And I’m very happy my book continues to do well. Hope you and Don are well and enjoying your travels in good health and spirits. ❤

      • I hope you are well too! We are tho we’re not travelling at the moment. We’re in Vancouver for the summer, working with various therapists to heal all our aches and pains. This aging in not for the faint of heart! After that we’ll see. The right path always unfolds. We’re hoping to walk the Camino next summer.

      • Sending my healing thoughts your way and hope you both have good success with your therapists. The Camino! Wow. My cousin and her daughter walked it last summer and it was life changing. They took their time and spent ten weeks. That’s a wonderful goal to dangle before yourselves to assist the healing. And so true what you wrote, almost a paraphrase of what Kathryn Hepburn said, “aging isn’t for sissies.” If you’re ever down our way we’d love to meet you. ❤

  4. You know I love a dog day around here!

  5. Felicity looks pretty “chill!” So happy for the pups and everyone: you, the readers, the happy dogs, the generous people who now have a lifelong poochie-pal… All is well!! 🙂

  6. Deziz World says:

    ConCats again. Lots of happy hihuahua’s fur sure. So glad da senior’s not livin’ life in a cage anymore. But we would like 5 minutes alone with da peeps dat turn in older pets. Hmmftt makes us sooooo mad. Anyways, nuffin’ but good mews here.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Raena

  7. natuurfreak says:

    Well done.Helping so many dog.Superb.

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