My book The Seven Year Dress is continuing to rank in the top 100 best sellers in the kindle bookstore in the literary-fiction-historical, literary fiction, and the young adult categories. 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 #87 in the literary fiction category for The Seven Year Dress. See photos below.
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 Hopster, Coco, Charles, Reese, Teagan, Ross, Trooper, Rio, Ricardo, Maddison, Jack, Dharma, Sonny, Galaxy, and Munesco (see below) out of kill shelters. Thus far in 2016, 145 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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RECENT REVIEW FOR THE PERSECUTION OF MILDRED DUNLAP
This book was historical fiction at it’s finest. The ugly words were intricately weaved into a beautiful story of strength and perseverance. My heart ached with pain and swelled with inspiration. The circumstances Helen overcame were gut wrenching and awful. She lost loved ones, was humiliated in more ways than one, and in the end had lasting emotional scars.
The story was about a young girl trapped in a real life nightmare… Helen is a jew and Hitler wants rid of all jews… Her friend Max enlists to protect her and when times become too dangerous for her to remain at home, he hides her and her brother. They remain in hiding for years before the monsters come knocking down their door. While the cellar always seemed like a prison, when the S.S. come to take them away, they know things will only get worse. Together they embark on a terrible journey to hell (or Auschwitz) and when they arrive, they are separated and she is left with the images of murder in her mind. She finds her strength to survive illness, rape, and physical abuse in her father’s words and a dirty dress.
I finished the book hours ago, yet my brain is still within the pages. I was so captivated by the horror and utter raw reality. To think that actual people lived through similar things makes me sick to my stomach. It also makes me very appreciative for the life that I live. While reading Helen’s story I felt so twisted thinking how fortunate she was, but to think how many people were killed… in some twisted way, Helen was lucky. She went through hell for that luck and had to sacrifice her health, innocence, and pride for that luck or as other’s would call it, life. Her story is one that should be read by all. The Author’s writing flawlessly intertwined history with an emotionally charged work of fiction. I loved it!
I’ve read a few of this author’s books before. She excels at incredibly difficult subject matter that most writers (and I dare say readers) would be afraid to touch. This one is no exception. Tackling the emotional suffering of Jews weathering death camps and the holocaust is about as difficult as it gets. Just how do you tell a tale so horrifying you’re shattered by reading on as surely as those spirits broken by the torturous ordeals themselves? If you’re wondering, you might need to pick up this book. You might notice the book’s very high ranking on amazon (in the top 750 of paid as of this review), and in my opinion, it’s richly deserved.
There were several things I was grateful for in reading this book. The first is that this period of history, already so tread-worn—how many films and books have been done on the subject?—came alive for me like never before. This owed to the author finding ways to infuse little known, but all-important facts into the story that heighten the emotional drama and that cast damning guilt on more than just the Nazis. The personal stories she chose to share are different from those usually shared in the popular media. When was the last time you saw a film or read a book on the price homosexuals paid during the holocaust years in Germany? Another reviewer said it well: this isn’t so much an exposé on the death camps as a very personal story of our heroine and the people’s whose lives she touched. That personal connection with her and her humanity is what gets us through this very difficult material. It’s what makes the story unique in an over-written genre.
Highly recommended even for those who are not historical-fiction buffs as the author has a way of writing that transcends genre, and has a way of pulling almost any reader in.
Hopster’s freedom photo
Coco’s been rescued
Coco’s freedom photo. What a happy girl.
Charles has been rescued
Charles’ freedom photo
Charles going for a walk.
Reese has been rescued
Reese’s freedom photo
Reese going home
Teagan’s been rescued
Teagan doing to his new home
Teagan’s freedom photo.
Ross has been rescued
Ross getting his goodbye hug before going to new home
Ross getting a cuddle from new mom
Trooper & Rio’s freedom photo
Trooper & Rio in new backyard
Trooper loving on new dad
Rio in new yard smiling a thank you
Ricardo’s been rescued
Maddison’s been rescued
Maddison’s freedom photo
Jack’s been rescued
Jack’s freedom photo
Jack checking out his new home
Dharma’s freedom photo
Sonny’s been rescued
Sonny’s freedom photo
Sonny happy in new bed in new home
Galaxy has been rescued
Galaxy’s freedom photo. What a big happy smile.
Munesco’s freedom photo
Munesco in new backyard.