787 dogs rescued from kill shelters

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 Truman, Ricky, Savannah, Brady, Trixie, Cookie, Angel, Frosty, Grady, Mickey, Cobain, Norman, Portia, Midnight, Danielle and Clarabelle (see photos below) out of kill shelters. So far in 2017 we’ve helped free 787 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.

LINK TO PURCHASE ALL MY BOOKS and to see all reviews for all my books click on the books cover:

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And on all other Amazon sites around the world.
AMAZON RANKING
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.
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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.
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And in Amazon U.K. it just made it to the top 10 best seller list in Literary Fiction (#2) and Historical Fiction (#5) categories:
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REVIEWS FOR THE DAY I SAW THE HUMMINGBIRD
AMAZON U.S.
on November 1, 2017
The day I saw the Hummingbird is an enthralling tale highlighting the tortuously cruel treatment of slaves in the southern states of America pre – civil war days. It is told through the eyes of Oscar, a young negro born in captivity and facing a lifetime of unspeakable hardship.
Whilst it is a novel, it is built around factual happenings, at times resembling a lesson in history. I found it impossible to read without choking with emotion as Oscar struggles to cope with tumultuous events that scar his young life. The reader lives his pain, fears and desperation as he travels his dangerous journey to freedom.
This is a story that grabs the reader, compelling them to turn the next page, hoping against hope that Oscar will come through his harrowing ordeal.
on October 29, 2017
The symbolism of the hummingbird in this book about slavery was a brilliant choice by the author, Paulette Mahurin. Some of the meanings attributed to the hummingbird are independence, lifting up negativity, resiliency, and being able to travel great distances tirelessly. These all certainly go with the theme as I interpreted it as Oscar, a small boy suffers the life of slavery on a sugarcane plantation in Louisiana, losing all he cared about there, and after the death of his mother embarks on a journey to freedom via the Underground Railroad. Along the way, his thoughts are tormented by the cruelty of the overseer he left behind, while juxtaposed by feelings of hope in the kindness of strangers who help him toward his goal. And finally, the color of the hummingbird, green, represents healing. I have been interested in the subject of slavery for a good deal of my life, having actually met someone born into slavery when I was very young. Seeing this woman, a piece of our history is forever engrained in my mind and my heart. I think we are still very much in the healing process of this era of our history. Ms. Mahurin’s book offers both insights and hope with regard to our past, present, and future.
on October 29, 2017

The hope and adversity in this novel counterbalance each other and really bring the world to life of the underground railroad. It is such a harrowing time in history, and the journey that the main character of this book undergoes was astounding.

It is full of pain, emotion, loss, and just about every other human condition that can be thought up. I was recommended this book by a friend and it completely blew me away in just how deep and meaningful it was.

The world we are living in is full of pain and modern experiences that are pulling us apart, so it’s nice to find a book like this that tries to bridge the gap and bring us back together.

on October 28, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase

Another fine example of history brought to life. The book is filled with words of wisdom about life and endurance–not only for slaves seeking freedom, but also for those never bound by the chains of slavery. In a world filled with hatred, this book gives hope for a way to stop perpetuating the violence. The writing and characters will touch your heart.

The essence of the story can be summed up in a quote from the book:
“…the heavy burden a mother carries over witnessing the daily oppressions, hardships, and horrors on her child and all the children caught up in the miseries of life. This was no life for any human being, let alone a child.”

on October 25, 2017
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase

Paulette Mahurin has done it again! She has written a historical fiction that gets at the heart of what it means to be both human and inhumane. Never afraid to tackle difficult subjects, Mahurin follows the life of the fictional Oscar, a young slave on a sugarcane plantation, as he struggles with the personal and social meaning of freedom on his flight from the South to the North via the Underground Railroad during the Civil War.

The narrative is steeped in historical fact, and the cast of memorable characters are infused with all the complex emotions, traits, and desires that make us human. If I didn’t know this was a novel, I would have thought I was reading the true story of this little man-boy who grew up way too quickly in a time when many slaves (and slave sympathizers) never had a chance to grow old. I learned a great deal about how the Underground Railroad operated by reading Mahurin’s book. My admiration for the resiliency of those who believed in freedom and equality for all only grew after reading heart-wrenching after heart-wrenching scene of the dangers slaves faced simply because of their skin color.

This story is set in the 1860s but is as relevant today as ever. The thread of capricious injustice is one that is woven in many coats we humans have worn over time. Oscar’s story is a poignant reminder of the worst of us. But it is also a courageous tale of the best of us. Must we give in to the hatred and fear that roil inside us? Is there a way to rise above our worst selves? Oscar will tell you.

The Day I Saw the Hummingbird is an inspiring, haunting, beautifully-crafted gift from Mahurin to readers and the societies in which they live. I highly recommend it.

 

 

AMAZON U.K.

 

on 27 October 2017
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase

What I most admire about Paulette Mahurin’s writing is her ability to describe the worst and the best in people in measured terms which brings home both the horror and the joy to the reader in full measure, unclouded by the author’s emotion…as a reader I am able to see her characters clearly, enter into their experiences, know them. They are real people, not Epinal figures used to illustrate a point.

It helps that she skilfully sets the historical background, weaving the essential information into her storyline, so that even someone with the most limited knowledge of the period can understand the context of the book.

Do read it…do rejoice for Oscar who overcomes both oppression and himself..a wonderful boy who grew into a man free in both mind and body.

on 26 October 2017
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
“The Day I Saw the Hummingbird” by Paulette Mahurin marvellously continues her series of heart-breaking and heart-warming celebrations of the human spirit in times of adversity.
The point of view is that of a growing up slave boy, who is forced to witness the death of his father and other close friends at the hand of white men, just before the outbreak of the Civil War.
Told by the grown up man as he looks back at his life, this manages to bring into the novel also the reflection of the post-slavery man on the Civil War and the times before and after.
The horrors of slavery and the shocking mind-sets that went with it are well portrayed, yet, as the reader knows that we’re historically on the verge of a new era at the time of the story, there’s also hope from the outset. All the more tragic is it to witness casualties and victims, so close before the end of the tunnel. The narrative is intimate and engaging, it’s very hard not to get involved into the splendid characters and the powerful scenes.
Harrowing, moving and inspiring at the same time, Mahurin takes us through a personal and historical journey, paying tribute to historical figures that aided the cause. If you haven’t read any of her work, go and check out Mahurin’s work. It’s very good.

 

 

 REVIEWS FOR THE SEVEN YEAR DRESS
GOODREADS:
Luciano Lorenzelli rated it it was amazing

Bel libro

Ben scritto, scorre veloce dall’inizio alla fine. Da consigliare per non dimenticare mai cos’è accaduto e imparare per il futuro (Translation:  Well written, it runs fast from start to finish. It is recommended to never forget what has happened and to learn about the future.)

Stuart Pickup

Oct 07, 2017 Stuart Pickup rated it it was amazing

The seven year dress

Three years ago I visited Krakow on a three day break with my daughter. While we were we had a tour of the two labour and death camps. This was a humbling experience for us seeing the results of these atrocities by the Nazis. I would recommend everyone to read this book, although fictional, it portrays a deep account of this evil regime and, in the face of unbelievable adversity, human beings can love and survive…one of the most moving books that I have ever read.

 

RECENT REVIEWS FOR THE PERSECUTION OF MILDRED DUNLAP

 

AMAZON U.S.
on October 25, 2017
This was a very emotional and inciteful book. Loved the ending where the evil one was stopped in her tracks.

 

PHOTOS OF DOGS RESCUED FROM KILL SHELTERS
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Truman has been rescued
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Truman’s freedom photo
RICKY 2 RESCUED
Ricky’s been rescued
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Ricky’s freedom photo
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Savannah has been rescued
SAVANNAH 3 FREEDOM PHOTO
Savannah’s freedom photo
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Brady has been rescued
BRADY FREEDOM PHOTO
Brady’s freedom photo
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Trixie has been rescued
TRIXIE FREEDOM RIDE
Trixie’s freedom ride
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Trixie’s freedom photo
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Cookie has been rescued
COOKIE 6 FREEDOM PHOTO
Cookie’s freedom photo
ANGEL RESCUED
Angel has been rescued
ANGEL FREEDOM PHOTO
Angel’s freedom photo
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Frosty has been rescued
FROSTY 2 FREEDOM PHOTO
Frosty’s freedom photo
GRADY RELEASED
Grady’s been rescued
GRADY FREEDOM PHOTO
Grady’s freedom photo
MICKEY 2 RESCUED
Mickey has been rescued
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Mickey’s freedom photo
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Cobain has been rescued
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Cobain’s freedom ride
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Cobain’s freedom photo
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Norman has been rescued
NORMAN FREEDOM PHOTO
Norman’s freedom photo
PORTIA RESCUED
Portia has been rescued
PORTIA FREEDOM PHOTO
Portia’s freedom photo
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Midnight has been rescued
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Midnight’s freedom photo
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 Danielle has been rescued
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Danielle’s freedom photo
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Clarabelle has been rescued
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Clarabelle’s freedom photo. In the car ready to go to new home.

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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16 Responses to 787 dogs rescued from kill shelters

  1. Happy faces…it makes me happy to see them freed.

  2. tazzielove says:

    Reblogged this on tazziesplace and commented:
    787 dogs freed from kill shelters with the help of profits from Paulette’s books.

  3. tazzielove says:

    Lot of happy dogs makes a lot of happy people. Great on all accounts.

  4. natuurfreak says:

    wat een inzet.Respect voor je Paulette

  5. ❤ You will hit that 1000 dog hearts Paulette. 🙂

  6. Littlesundog says:

    I just love when I come here and see all of those sometimes relieved, sometimes happy, sometimes ready for the next adventure, looks on these sweet faces. Paulette, thank you for your loving gift in saving these little spirits. It’s very humbling to think about all of the work you put into this effort.

    • Thanks for your very kind words. I love to see their photos as well. The before and after expressions are something to behold. Any effort I put in, and believe me it’s not that great, is rewarded a million times in many hearts. The power of a happy, free dog (any living thing) is amazing. Hope you have a peaceful, fun weekend. ❤

  7. Yay! Love for all the rescued pups!

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