One of the best fictional accounts of the holocaust … A story of the will to survive… the hopeful & defiantly optimistic narrative to be, ultimately, uplifting.

I’m deeply grateful to everyone who has purchased, read, and taken the time to review one of my books. All profits from my books go to help get dogs like Oliver, Gracie, Gilroy, Lala, Rhianna, Crush, Kimbo, Harvey, Midori, Nugget, Houston, Blackie, Coco, Choco, and siblings Gypsy and Rose (photos below) out of kill shelters. We’re off to a good start in 2017 with the freedom of 79 dogs. In in 2016, 250 dogs were freed. In 2015, 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.  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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AMAZON RANKING
My books continue to be ranked in the top 100 best sellers on Amazon in their categories (historical fiction, teen and young adult, and literary fiction).  What an honor to be ranked #87  LITERARY FICTION BEST SELLER next to Paulo Coelho; incredible author of The Alchemist and The Pilgrimage.
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RECENT REVIEWS FOR THE SEVEN YEAR DRESS

on January 31, 2017
Although a harrowing life story of one the darkest periods in history, I found the hopeful & defiantly optimistic narrative to be, ultimately, uplifting.
on January 31, 2017
This was a VERY hard book to read! It was just too well-written to close it or not mourn for their sufferings
I can still recall such vivid scene descriptions as I recall reading it
Would I recommend it?? only to those of strong faith
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on January 30, 2017
Interesting captivating story. Well written and hard to put down, although fiction, it could certainly have been true. Will read more fro this author!
on January 30, 2017
I really loved this book. If you are interested in what someone did to survive the horrors of the Holocaust, you will also enjoy. How could a people be so evil towards another.
on January 30, 2017
A page turner hard to put down. The years between 1932-1945 were very dark times in history. Realizing what horrible treatment that was inflected on other human beings only because of their nationality is a sin that should never never be repeated. Even in the mist of living in hell there are examples of insurmountable hope.
on January 28, 2017
One of the best fictional accounts of the holocaust I have read, and I’ve read a lot! Both fiction and non-fiction. Well researched.

 

 

DOGS FREED FROM KILL SHELTERS

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Oliver has been rescued

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Oliver before and after photo

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Oliver’s freedom ride

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Oliver smiling in his freedom photo

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Gracie’s been rescued

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Gracie’s freedom ride. Collar because she was spayed at the shelter before being released.

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Gracie’s before and after photos

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Gilroy’s been rescued

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Gilroy saying goodbye to the shelter

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Gilroy’s freedom photo

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Gilroy getting loving from new mom

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Lala’s been rescued

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Lala’s freedom photo

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Lala in new home

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Lala’s love fest with new mom

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Rhianna’s been rescued

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Rhianna’s freedom ride

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Rhianna’s freedom photo

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Crush has been rescued

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Crush recovering after being neutered

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Crush’s before and after photo

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Kimbo’s been rescued

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Kimbo bonding with new family

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Kimbo’s freedom ride

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Harvey’s been rescued

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Harvey’s freedom ride

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Midori has been rescued

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Midori’s freedom walk

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Midori excited to leave the shelter

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Midori’s freedom ride

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Midori’s freedom photo

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Nugget’s been rescued

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Nugget’s freedom photo

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Nugget thanking new mom for saving his life

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Nugget home and getting his first toy

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Houston’s been rescued

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Houston’s freedom walk

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Houston’s freedom photo

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Houston feeling his freedom

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Blackie was stuck in the back of the Downey Shelter on death row with no name or info on his cage. Nothing about him was listed on their website.

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Blackie waited and one of our rescue friends who visits the shelter to look for dogs not being advertised saw him. The networking started at a rapid fire pace to free him. Hundreds got in on the action.

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Blackie’s freedom photo.

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Coco’s been rescued

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Coco’s freedom photo

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Coco grateful to be free

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Coco in new home

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Coco’s love fest with new dad

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Choco, 15 year old male chi, has been rescued

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Choco leaving the shelter

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Choco with new dad

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Choco, pretty in pink getting his vet check

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Choco’s freedom ride. Snuggled in safe and sound.

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Gypsy and Rose, siblings from a puppy mill, were dumped in the kill shelter together

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Gypsy has been rescued

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Gypsy’s freedom photo

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Gypsy in new home sweet home

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Rose has been rescued

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Rose’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)
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30 Responses to One of the best fictional accounts of the holocaust … A story of the will to survive… the hopeful & defiantly optimistic narrative to be, ultimately, uplifting.

  1. tazzielove says:

    WOW 79 DOGS THIS MONTH!!!

  2. Blackie looks like a shaggy version of the dog I had growing up – so glad he got seen and taken out of the shelter (and the same for all the rest of these happy pups!).

    • I don’t know why he was stuck in the back with no info on him. But some of the people I work with, in the rescue community, specifically visit the shelters to look for neglected or not advertised dogs hidden away. They take the photos of them and promote through social media. That’s how Blackie was discovered. And rescued! That’s sweet he reminds you of your childhood dog. I bet you and that dog were best buds. ❤

  3. I have not read it. Probably won’t. I don’t think fictional account is appropriate for such a dramatic and horrendous time of the Holocaust as Holocaust deniers already say the era is fiction. I do respect good historical fiction but this is such a sensitive matter and should give no fuel to deniers.

  4. Love reading all those positive comments…but not as much as seeing those sweet pups who have a new life because of your generosity, Peth! ❤ ❤ ❤

  5. Rah. Rah. Rah. Readers happy. Puppies happy. It’s a win-win. Rah Rah. ❤

  6. paws2smile says:

    This year is starting off great! I can’t believe that many dogs have been saved already! 😃

  7. We’re sitting here with a big smile on our face again, Paulette. Nothing more wonderful than smiling together with the dogs 🙂 Double Pawkiss for a Happy Day 🙂 ❤

  8. Choco looks a real little character! So very happy for them all.

  9. Littlesundog says:

    Here I am all misty-eyed. Every time I see those soulful eyes I meet another spirit who knows love because of humans with heart and conscience. Thank you for all that you do, Paulette.

  10. natuurfreak says:

    I’m happy with so much dogs having a better life because of you

  11. BroadBlogs says:

    Dogs are good for your health. Yours must be pretty good.

    • You are so right about that, dogs are great for health. We have our issues this end, we’re no spring chickens, but yes our dogs keep the love in our hearts flowing. They are constant inspiration. It’s part of the reason, a big part, of why I donate my time to help them. They make the world a better place. So glad you stopped by to chat. ❤

  12. natuurfreak says:

    Magnificent result this month.Congrats.

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