173 dogs freed and what readers are saying: Extremely well-written and deeply moving account of a young woman’s experiences before and during the Holocaust…Gripping…a time that should never be forgotten

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. And  my book His Name Was Ben is #12 on the Amazon Best Sellers in General category. 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 Rory, Pluto and Sylvester (see photo below) out of kill shelters. Thus far in 2016, 173 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 click on the books cover:

on October 17, 2016
A scary read, in the fact that these terrible events actually happened. Well written.
on October 15, 2016
The actual facts about this time in history are hard to believe..but it’s all true.I still have a hard time believing that anyone would kill so many for no apparent reason..but it still happens in other parts of our world..
on October 12, 2016
A very good read and very saddening, as well. We’ll written.
on October 16, 2016

In the darkest era of human history Hitler’s plan to rid the world of Jews and ‘undesirables’ led to the slaughter of millions of innocent people. Paulette Mahurin tells the story of one woman who lived through it. Helen Stein sees her family torn apart and finds herself thrown into the hell that is Auschwitz. Here she endures shocking indignities at the hands of the SS, but also encounters compassion, kindness and friendship.

This is an ambitious novel telling the fictional story of a woman who survives Auschwitz. Mahurin’s protagonist is a complex character whose resilience and compassion shines through in this thoughtful and intelligent tale. While the writing style is at times a little long-winded, and the graphic detail described by the author won’t be to everyone’s taste, this well-researched book should have wide appeal.

on October 12, 2016
The story is told in a manner that you feel as if you are there with her. It was difficult to put the story down.
on October 12, 2016
Being fascinated with the war in Europe this was a different type of story but very enjoyable
on October 11, 2016
An excellent book for those of us interested in WWII. Hard to believe it took so long for the US to get into the war—-and now it’s happening all over again!!! What a country!!
on October 10, 2016
I was searching for books about the Holocaust after I recently (re)watched ‘Schindler’s List’ and came across several well reviewed books on Amazon. I decided to read ‘The Seven Year Dress’ first and am so glad I did. This exceptionally well written and extremely moving book is so heartbreakingly descriptive and personal that I read it in one sitting. This young woman’s story begins in mid-1930s Berlin and centers on her happy, middle-class life with her beloved family and best friend. As the Nazi Party’s growing influence quickly descends into horrifying cruelty and violence, she is forced into into hiding until she’s finally captured and transported to Auschwitz where her sewing skills, indomitable will to live and a life-sustaining friendship enable her to survive this harrowing ordeal. Ms. Mahurin’s vividly detailed, compassionate account envelops the reader in a terrifying world of unthinkable loss, deprivation, disease, cruelty, rape and mass murder. I highly recommend this book for anyone who wants to learn more about the Jewish experience before and immediately after the Holocaust. For mature readers only.
on October 9, 2016
a great story written with great compassion. Loved it Gail
on October 9, 2016
im glad helen told her story there is allot one can learn from another’s suffering as well as that person’s triumph.
on October 8, 2016
I found this book to be like taking a journey back in time to a place that we would rather forget but a time that should never be forgotten as to many lives were lost What an amazingly brave women Thankyou for sharing your life story
This was a boom I wanted to read nonstop, the visuals were so amazing it was like I was right there. Adult material beware
Rory’s been rescued
Rory’s freedom photo
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Pluto’s been rescued
Pluto's freedom photo.jpg
Pluto’s freedom photo
Pluto walking with new daddy.jpg
Pluto walking with new daddy
Sylvester's been rescued.jpg
Sylvester’s been rescued
Sylvester with new mom.jpg
Sylvester’s freedom photo
Sylvester getting some loving from new family.jpg
 Sylvester-feeling safe and comfortable-getting a belly rub from new dad.





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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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29 Responses to 173 dogs freed and what readers are saying: Extremely well-written and deeply moving account of a young woman’s experiences before and during the Holocaust…Gripping…a time that should never be forgotten

  1. tazzielove says:

    Reblogged this on tazziesplace and commented:
    173 dogs freed with profits from Paulette’s books. And three of her books are on Amazon best seller lists.

  2. Well done! A friend – Susie Kelly – who has written a number of books – is currently enthralled by your Seven Year Dress and looking forward to reading your other works.

    • That’s good to hear, Helen. Thank you. And please tell your friend that she’s helped to save a dog. So far it’s been a good year with a lot of wonderful people stepping up with pledges, rescues, fosters, and adoptions. And the returns from the dogs is sure to add years to our lives; they bring so much joy. Hugs to yours and hope all is well with you and the hubby. ❤

    • Just looked up Suzie Kelly on Amazon. Did she write the “This is your Dog” series? That’s all I could find under her name, co-authored with someone named Jack Reigle?

      • She has written a very moving autobigraphy ‘I wish i could say i was sorry’…then a series on life in France ‘Travels with Tinkerbelle’, ‘Best Foot Forward’, ‘Two steps Backward’…”Swallows and Robins’ and ‘The Valley of Heaven and hell, cycling in the shadow of Marie Antoinette’ which combines history and current description. When she describes places I know, she is spot on and her descriptions of her travels are told with genuine humour. Her motto is ‘Where go go, chaos follows’…and from the visit she and her husband made to us in Spain – I believe it! She supports animal rescue groups and is an all round good egg.

      • She sounds fabulous and I will check out her books. I’ll probably have better luck searching by the titles than the name. If she has a link/website you want to post here by all means feel free. Your recommendation ranks very high with me and I’m always happy to support other authors, especially those supporting animal rescue.

      • I’ve found this on FB…
        Susie Kelly’s French travel books and memoir

      • Thanks Helen. I found it on facebook and for anyone following this conversation here’s the link. https://www.facebook.com/SusieKellyAuthor/?fref=ts

  3. natuurfreak says:

    Well done.excitting result

  4. Littlesundog says:

    These posts are always just a “feel good” moment for me. Thank you for all that you do, my dedicated friend. 🙂

    • I know what you mean about the “feel good” as I get that same reaction when I’m over at your site seeing all you’re doing with your animal pals. I’ll tell you, it’s really a joy for me to help rescue a dog. Some of my best friends and greatest loves of my life have been my dogs, especially during times of illness. And oh how they rebound and show their appreciation. Nothing like it. ❤

  5. Fantastic news all around, Paulette. Wheeha.
    Outstanding reviews and happy dogs. 🙂

  6. Deziz World says:

    A meowsy big ConCats. And OMC Dat’s almost 200 doggies. Y, You’ll be there befur Christmas. What a pawsum thing fur all those doggies with new pawsum furevers. Big hugs all ’round.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Raena

  7. Now those are some happy and grateful dogs right there!

  8. YAY! And YAY for the biggest smile we have ever seen, Pluto 😀 Pawkisses for a Happy Weekend 🙂 ❤

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