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 Sinbad, Misty, Bixby, Murphy, Sheldon, Nico, Jerzey, Echo, Emiline, Amigo, Mitchell, Dawson, Spielberg and Rocket (see photos below) out of kill shelters. So far in 2017 we’ve helped free 530 dogs. 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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My books continue to be ranked in the top 100 best sellers on Amazon U.S. 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.
Amazon Australia ranked my book NUMBER ONE in all it’s categories: Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction & Teen and Young Adult and is #3 best seller in the entire kindle bookstore.
And in Amazon U.K. it just made it to the top 20 best seller list in Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction, and Teen & Young Adult categories:
RECENT REVIEWS FOR THE SEVEN YEAR DRESS
on June 6, 2017
This is an amazing book. While the book is loosely based on truths one can empathize with the characters. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone that likes World War 2 books.
The Seven Year Dress by Paulette Mahurin was a poignant and engaging book following German girl, Helen Stein’s life from a carefree youth, to adolescence, to concentration camp under the Third Reich and finally being a survivor of the horrors of war and the inhumanity that was, the Holocaust. The story was a book of historical fiction, but the real Helen wrote the Forward, so it had a firm basis in truth which was cleverly and seamlessly woven throughout.
Given the theme, the narrative was certainly a challenging one, but a real page-turner as the writing, plot, pacing, reseach, imagery and character development were of a very high standard.
Paulette delivered a powerful message regarding the unconquerable human spirit, but readers should be aware that there are many confronting scenes of horror, cruelty and antisemitism, as would be expected. In addition, the story depicted personal fantasies and dark behaviours that the author may have included as an extension of human behaviour, given the times and circumstances.
This was my first Paulette Mahurin read. She seems to be a natural story-teller as she gradually unfolded information in a timely fashion and, while never preachy, she offered reflections and raised issues to ponder. Her style was conversational, yet a touch lyrical and fluid, so it came across as realistic, emotional and tragic, but relatable and even warm at times.
I highly recommend The Seven Year Dress to readers who are interested in the era, but are mentally and emotionally prepared for such a distressing and brutal subject.
DOGS RESCUED FROM KILL SHELTERS
Sinbad has been rescued
Sinbad’s freedom photo
Sinbad with his new sibling
Misty has been rescued. A photo is worth a thousand words. When professional photographer John Hwang saw Misty an elderly dog so sad in her kennel cage, he snapped this picture. It went wild on social media and she was rescued by a wonderful group, Leashes for Love. She’s now happy in her new home.
Misty’s freedom photo
Misty in new home happy and feeling the love
Bixby’s been rescued
Bixby’s freedom photo
Murphy has been rescued
Murphy’s freedom photo
Sheldon has been rescued
Sheldon’s freedom ride
Sheldon’s freedom photo
Sheldon feeling his freedom
Nico has been rescued
Nico’s freedom photo
Jerzey has been rescued
Jerzey’s freedom photo
Jerzey with new sibling
Echo has been rescued
Echo’s freedom ride
Echo’s freedom photo
Emiline has been rescued
Emiline’s freedom photo
Amigo has been rescued
Amigo’s freedom photo
Mitchell has been rescued
Mitchell’s freedom photo
Dawson has been rescued
Dawson’s freedom photo
Dawson bonding with new mom
Spielberg has been rescued
Spielberg’s freedom photos
Spielberg feeling the grass. And his freedom.
Rocket has been rescued
Rocket’s freedom photo