This heart-wrenching story had me in tears, smiling…For those who love historical fiction with real grit and honesty, I highly recommend this book.

My book is continuing in the top 1% for sales in the Amazon Kindle Store and is #20 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  Clark, Frednanda, Spiro, Ashleigh, Bellman, Callalily, Lindella, Ellery, Razzle and Bree (see below) out of kill shelters. Thus far in 2016, 130 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.



LINK TO PURCHASE ALL MY BOOKS and to see all reviews for all my books

Recent Reviews for The Seven Year Dress
on September 8, 2016
The Seven Year Dress took me back to a terrible time in Germany’s history – the Holocaust. Told from the point of view of a young girl coming of age, the reader comes to understand what that experience must have been like. This heart-wrenching story had me in tears, smiling, and sick at the many inexplicable injustices done to other human beings. It also reminded me of what’s important – life, love, humanity. Mahurin has penned an incredible tale that will reside with me for a very long time. For those who love historical fiction with real grit and honesty, I highly recommend this book.






Clark’s been rescued




Clark’s freedom photo



Frednanda’s been rescued




Frenanda’s freedom photo


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Spiro’s been rescued


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Spiro’s freedom photo



Spiro peacefully napping next to new sibling


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Ashleigh’s been rescued


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Ashley’s freedom photo




Bellman’s freedom photo




Callalily’s been rescued


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Callalily’s freedom photo


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Callalily resting in her new  home

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Lindella’s been rescued


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Lindella’s freedom photo




Ellery has been rescued


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Ellery’s freedom photo – resting peacefully




Razzle’s been rescued


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Razzle’s freedom photo. He’s being transported to new home.


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Bree’s been rescued


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Bree’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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21 Responses to This heart-wrenching story had me in tears, smiling…For those who love historical fiction with real grit and honesty, I highly recommend this book.

  1. tazzielove says:

    130 dogs and another great review!

  2. Pingback: This heart-wrenching story had me in tears, smiling…For those who love historical fiction with real grit and honesty, I highly recommend this book. – Defining Ways

  3. Clark is like a mini, excited version of Choppy! I love him so much!

  4. Deziz World says:

    Dat is soooooo pawsum. A meowsy big ConCats. We can only hope dat once we get our book written it does half as well as yours. And lots of happy doggies are always a good thing. Have a wonderful week.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Raena

  5. Congratulations on all your success Paulette. All those lucky dogs!
    Alison ❤

  6. You can see in every look of their eyes that the doggies are very happy and that is what makes us happy too, Paulette, and you made that all possible. You get an Extra Double Pawkiss for that 🙂 ❤ ❤

  7. natuurfreak says:

    Congratulations with your succes. It’s so fine to see happy dogs again

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