Best historical fiction 2016 at McGrath Publishing House: The Seven Year Dress

I’m very grateful for the honor of my book The Seven Year Dress winning Best Historical Fiction 2016 at McGrath Publishing House. This is quite an honor.



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 Coco and Joey (see photo below) out of kill shelters. Thus far in 2016, 192 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 November 13, 2016
This case which was still talked about when I lived there has been written masterfully. I have always been passionate about history.FYI. a borderlau may be more of a military term for a note. Just a piece of paper. Also to aid define the Semitic background of France, one needs to remember that France was for all practicality Catholic. According to the cannons the Church calls France her daughter. Also it has been held that the jews were responsible for Christ’s death. It wasn’t until long ago that the Church revised its views. So one must wonder if the racism that France (still) harbors against Jews is due to the views of the Catholic church or due to the socialist governments.
Coco’s been rescued.
13 year-old Coco’s freedom photo
Coco’s smiling thank you for rescuing me photo
Joey’s been rescued
Joey after a bath and hair cut. What a handsome boy.
Puff Puff (aka Joey) getting love from new dad.jpg
Joey getting a hug from new dad
Puff Puff's freedom ride.jpg
Joye’s freedom ride
Joey safe and sound all tucked in in new bed.





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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)

32 Responses to Best historical fiction 2016 at McGrath Publishing House: The Seven Year Dress

  1. Congratulations – and well deserved! ❤

  2. Jean-Jacques says:

    A surely merited and well deserved honour. Another round of congratulations is in order, dear Paulette, and so CONGRATULATIONS! once more.

  3. WOWZA! Paulette, did you ever imagine …? 🙂 🙂 🙂

  4. Littlesundog says:

    This is BIG!! Congratulations Paulette! As always, I love seeing pics of those little luv bugs! 🙂

  5. Victo Dolore says:

    Woohoo! Congratulations. You deserve it. 🙂

  6. So well deserved…delighted for you.

  7. Oh, yeah! Let the g.o.o.d. times ROLL. You’ve earned this. 🙂 ❤

  8. Well deserved Paulette! ❤

  9. natuurfreak says:

    Congrats that’s wonderful news

  10. You earned recognition. I’m happy for you.

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