A walk of courage…Many emotions are woven into the story, beautifully and tastefully done. It is a stark reminder of the cruelty that once existed.

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 Elton, Stashia, Davinci and Treat (see photo below) out of kill shelters. Thus far in 2016, 177 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 24, 2016
It was very informative and intriguing.


on October 24, 2016
Keeps reader engaged all the way thru. Very emotionally energizing.
on October 23, 2016
If you think that you are having a bad day and nothing is going your way; read a couple of chapters of this book . Truly a book of courage, resourcefulness, compassion and hope. !!!!!
on October 21, 2016
Amazing and well written. While it is based in a dreadful place at a dreadful time it gives one insight and hope about the human condition and ability to see the good and persevere. It reminds of the importance of focusing on life and the small things


on October 21, 2016
It was the amazing story of the greatest atrocity our world has ever experienced. So sad, yet still full of love and hope.


on October 20, 2016
This was a great read. It’s a book of bravery, heroism, and perseverance. I admire the main character in this book.


on October 20, 2016
Another very sad book on what happened to prisoners during the 2nd WW. I still can’t comprehend how human beings can treat their fellow beings the way some of these people did. It is very graphic and well written as to what happened.


on October 19, 2016
This is the first book I have had the pleasure of reading by Paulette Mahurin and I will be reading more of her work. I enjoyed her writing style and how real she portrayed the characters.
Myra is looking for a room to rent while attending classes at UCLA when she meets Helen, an elderly lady with a room for rent that fits in her budget. Her first impression of Helen is that she is strange, then after seeing the numbers tattooed on her arm she realizes this lady has a story to tell. Helen feels a connection to Myra and tells her story. It is a tragic story of life during WWII for a young Jewish girl in Germany. No details are left out as Helen reveals her realization of the evil in the world. The writer does an excellent job of detailing the rise of Hitler’s power and the reluctance for most to fathom how evil and dangerous he would be. Although Helen suffers tremendous loss and physical pain during the war years she remained strong though forever wounded. The story is well written and draws you into Helen’s world. Many emotions are woven into the story, beautifully and tastefully done. It is a stark reminder of the cruelty that once existed.
on October 19, 2016
I read this book all in one night. Some of this horror that was inflicted on this brave woman and her family was hard to read. I thought the book was well written and depicted a horrible time in human history of how hate and prejudice can wipe at a whole race. We all should read a book like this to remind us of how much we need to hold on to our freedom and fight evil attitudes toward race. Her parents taught her well about love and kindness and survival. Would I have been so strong and brave I wonder!
on October 18, 2016
Such a great read. It offers another perspective of the Holocaust than another other book I’ve read regarding that subject. Beautifully written.

By donna TOP 500 REVIEWER on 12 October 2016

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I found this book to be compelling. It was heartbreaking and inspirational. The characters were warm and the overall story excellent.
on October 19, 2016
I really liked this story. It was well written and very true today of
People’s attitude toward gay people and how mean they can be.
on October 19, 2016
I couldn’t put this book down. It was such a insight on what harm gossip and the hate of what one person could do to another. So very sad. But there is much good in people in the end.




on October 23, 2016
Excellent comparison to what is happening in America now (2016).


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Elton’s been rescued


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Elton’s freedom photo


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Elton getting cuddle from new mom



Senior Stashia waiting to find her new family

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Stashia’s been rescued


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Stashia in new home with new sibling


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Davinci’s been rescued


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Davinci’s freedom photo, getting loving and sniffing from new family.


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Treat’s been rescued




Treat’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)

36 Responses to A walk of courage…Many emotions are woven into the story, beautifully and tastefully done. It is a stark reminder of the cruelty that once existed.

  1. Such good work…and a win win for all who buy your books.

    I have to tell you that we now know why Scruff – who arrived while I was in England – was abandoned. She was skeletal when she arrived, but quickly put on weight…and then it was evident that she was pregnant.
    She has just produced four beautiful pups – lying in bed with Leo for the whole performance, just as if she were one of King Charles II’s spaniels who had the run of the royal bedchamber.
    She is a wonderful mother and we shall be keeping the pups ourselves, unless a friend wants one – though he has ten dogs already: the hazards of being a postman with a kind heart for animals, like all his colleagues who are also over run with dogs come across on their rounds.
    Obviously, the necessary snips will be applied once appropriate!

    • Well well well, I can now give you the proverbial huge cyber hug not just for rescuing your adorable Scruff but FOUR more. Bless your ever-loving sweet heart for taking them all in (with the caveat you mentioned). And what a sweet image of her in bed with Leo. The Queen knows her place and the rest of us bow to her. You’ve made my day and boy did I need that smile. Thank you dear Helen. ❤

      • I congratulate the postmen of our area…they are dog rescuers to a man.
        Leo felt he was privileged that Scruff trusted him enough to give birth alongside him…but on a prosaic note it was not the moment for the washing machine to break down…

      • I raise my cyber glass with you to the postmen. And add a big OH NO on your washing machine breaking down. But I must admit it made me laugh and that’s even better than the smile you put on my face. Hug the new fur babies and mamma from moi.

  2. Jean-Jacques says:

    Bravo again, for your continued top ranking on your three books. Ever so happy for you Paulette!

  3. natuurfreak says:

    Well done Paulette every time again and again.Great respect to your work.

  4. Wonderful. Wonderful. Fan-tab-U-lous, Paulette. 🙂
    The dogs are pretty cute too. ❤ ❤

  5. Littlesundog says:

    I am in love every time I come here, Paulette. Both with you AND the lucky dogs finding homes!

  6. Deziz World says:

    ConCats again. More great reviews and happy doggies. They don’t have a clue how pawsum their benefactor is. Big hugs to you all.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Raena

  7. YAY! Another bunch of lovely doggies…and cute names too… saved by our special furriend. Thank you for being so good, Paulette ❤ Extra Pawkisses for a wonderful weekend 🙂 ❤

  8. Heartafire says:

    ah! doggies, I love them!

  9. Congratulations on the continued success of your books and thanks for being a champion for dogs needing to be rescued.

  10. natuurfreak says:

    I am so happy with your succes Paulette.

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