The Seven Year Dress by Paulette Mahurin

A heartfelt thank you to mysmsbooks for this beautifully written review. I hope my cyber friends will have a stop by to this most generous blogger who features many authors.

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Paulette Mahurin is one of my favourite authors.  Her books are always well-researched and well-written.  The Seven Year Dress is no exception.  Helen Stein was just a teenager when Hitler came to power in Berlin.  Her family was Jewish.  Her best friend, Max, was homosexual.  Before long both would have their families torn apart and their lives in extreme danger.  This is Helen’s story.

Myra is a young nursing student at UCLA looking to rent a room near the hospital.  She is struggling with her Jewishness.  She moves in with Helen.  One night, upset by her experience in the emergency room where a gunshot patient died, Helen offers her the opportunity to talk.  The tables turn, and, over a fresh pot of tea, Helen begins the story of her terrifying experiences in Germany when her family became separated — years she and her brother spent in hiding, unspeakable indignities…

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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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10 Responses to The Seven Year Dress by Paulette Mahurin

  1. Such horror and darkness that was once unimaginable. Today crimes against humanity is becoming more and more a welcomed way of life. Great share!

  2. natuurfreak says:

    Fantastic result.Congratulations

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