One of those books that will stay with you for a very long time…Wow great read front to back. Not the typical WW2 book…This should be compulsory reading for anyone who believes that there are simple populist answers.

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 top ranking author for two of my books, The Seven Year Dress and To Live Out loud, in the historical fiction category and the Teen/Young Adult category. And  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 Gabby, Cashew, Audrey, Max, Hank, Julian, Faerie, Brownie and Truman (see below) out of kill shelters. Thus far in 2016, 170 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 October 6, 2016
Another informative story of the Holocaust. There were millions of stories, this is one of the good ones. As good as any story can be about this period of time. It makes one so very thankful for our own good fortune. An interesting read.
on October 5, 2016

*Due to the nature of this book, I will not be doing my typical lighthearted review. My review is written with the utmost respect and to honor those who endured this horrific time in history.

As the synopsis indicates this is a story that involves a Jewish teenager, Helen Stein, and her family who lived through Hitler’s deranged views of annihilating the Jewish population. Helen was born during the early stages of Hitler’s rise to power. As a younger child, Helen was shielded from most of what was happening in her country by her parents. However, Helen had a friend who had joined Hitler’s army as a young man and kept Helen informed of what was going on. As Hitler’s power grew, so did his relentless pursuit against the Jews and Helen’s family has no choice but to face what is happening in their country and to their culture.

Helen was able to evade capture by Hitler’s army for a period of time but was eventually found and taken to Auschwitz. To keep through the early times of Hitler’s reign, Helen learned to sew to help supplement her family’s income. Because of this, she was able to live upon her arrival to Auschwitz, was tattooed, and endured several hours of hard labor every day, was given little edible food, and forced to sleep in unimaginable living conditions.

Although Hitler and his army was able to force Helen and others into these conditions, he couldn’t take away Helen’s will to live and her ability to see the good in others that were also there. This is what helped Helen throughout her time in Auschwitz until she was later freed. Hitler’s army tried to cover up what they had done but it was Helen and other survivors that were a true testimony to what had occurred to them. Thankfully, allowing many of Hitler’s soldiers to be held accountable for their actions. Helen was able to leave Auschwitz and relocated to America. This is just one story of many Jewish survivors of this horrific period in our history.

The story is very well-written and it was as if I was with Helen throughout the story and enduring her pain and heartache along with her. I couldn’t put this book down and read it in one night. I actually had to wait a few days to write a review as the book has really touched me deeply. I would highly recommend this book to others.

I received this book free in exchange for an honest review. I received no financial compensation. My review is based solely on my reading of the book and are my opinions alone.


on October 6, 2016
I truly enjoyed this book
on October 3, 2016
This book had a lot of emotions, and personal feelings then a typical WW2 book. I learned a great deal from this book.
on October 4, 2016

This book isn’t another one of those about Hitler and his atrocities against the Jewish people in World War II. No, it isn’t; instead it is the definitive book about those horrific events and everyone should read it, especially at a time of a shallow media, weak populist politicians selling hate, an adventurist Russia and mayhem in the middle east.

It is a story of Helen, a German Jew, caught up in Hitler’s Final solution where the Jewish people are demonised and blamed for everything that is wrong with Germany. It exposes the savagery, lack of humanity and sadism of the time and is full of pathos, emotion and hope, yes hope, for a better world.

This book should be compulsory reading for all who believe in simple answers because it presents a stark warning of where hate leads and, told well in this book, it isn’t pleasant.

on 3 October 2016
One of those books that will stay with you for a very long time. Based on unimaginable events, graphically written. Such a despicable part of modern history.


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Gabby’s been rescued


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Gabby’s freedom photo



Gabby in his new home


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Cashew’s been rescued


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Cashew’s freedom photo


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Cashew with new family


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Audrey’s been rescued

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Audrey’s freedom photo


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Audrey with new family


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Max has been rescued



Max’s freedom photo. Feeling safe and secure.


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Hank’s been rescued

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Hank’s freedom photo. Climbing up new mom’s leg to thank her.



Julian’s freedom photo


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Faerie’s been rescued



Faerie’s freedom photo


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Faerie happy in her new yard


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Faerie happy in her new bed

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Brownie’s been rescued

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Brownie’s freedom photo


Truman’s been rescued


Truman’s freedom photo



Truman in new home







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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 One of those books that will stay with you for a very long time…Wow great read front to back. Not the typical WW2 book…This should be compulsory reading for anyone who believes that there are simple populist answers.

  1. tazzielove says:

    170 Dogs freed!!! Wonderful. And wonderful on all the success of the book.

  2. Deziz World says:

    ConCats. Great mews ’bout your book and da doggies. Tho’ we’re never surprised. We thought da boy and hims doggies was adorable. Lots of happy faces. Keep up da great work. big hugs all ’round. Have a pawsum weekend.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Raena

  3. natuurfreak says:

    superb work.Congratulations Paulette

  4. Congratulations, Paulette. The readers and reviews keep pouring in. Wonderful! 😀 ❤

  5. It’s amazing, Paulette! We are so happy for the doggies and for you. Give you an Extra Pawkiss for that 🙂 ❤

  6. I love how happy and comfortable everyone looks in their new homes!

  7. Lara/Trace says:

    You amazing writer!

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