Introducing A Different Kind of Angel

My new book is live on Amazon. As with all my other books, all the profits from it will go to help get dogs out of kill shelters.  I’m grateful for all the support my books have received. To everyone who has or plans to purchase a book and additionally take the time to write a review, thank you. Each purchase and review is given attention by Amazon in ranking a book and that means promotion. A lot of dogs will benefit.

Links to purchase my new book in the U.S. and it will also be available on other Amazon sites around the world.




Inspired by real events chronicled by journalist for The World News, Elizabeth Cochrane (pen name, Nellie Bly), in 1887.


Klara Gelfman’s life in Kiev was serene until she turned nineteen. That’s when Russia’s Tsar Alexander II was assassinated, and a vicious propaganda campaign spread that blamed the Jews for his death. Klara and her family became victims of the many pogroms breaking out throughout Russia. None were so violent as what hit Kiev in 1881. It was there that Klara’s family was torn asunder and her world changed forever.


This is the story of what happens to this traumatized, orphaned, young Jewish woman when she escapes Russia and crosses an ocean to arrive on the rough streets of New York City able to speak only a few words of English. There, in the land of the free, Klara’s life is thrown into turmoil when she is mistaken for a drunken prostitute. Mistreated by those entrusted to protect her—the police, a judge, doctors, and nurses—she is condemned to an unrelenting hellscape when she is incorrectly and involuntarily committed to a lunatic asylum.


At a time when women had no political, economic or professional rights, comes a story where corruption by the powerful was as overt and commonplace as was garbage on the New York City streets. From the award winning, international best-selling author of The Seven Year Dress, comes an unforgettable story of the devastating effects of persecution, hatred, and arrogance. A Different Kind of Angel is also a story of love, family, friendship and loyalty. It is a journey into the nature and heart of the resilience of the human spirit that will leave readers thinking about the story long after they finish the book.



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T R’s ***** review

Aug 31, 2018
it was amazing


With modern times bring women’s rights and issues to the forefront, this is a timely book. Although it dates back in history to the later 1800s, it is every bit contemporary today as it was then. Brilliantly written, this is a captivating story that rivals Mahurin’s The Seven Year Dress. Tackling issues such as anti-Semitism, misogyny, and human rights in general the author doesn’t hold back. That this centers around an actual historical event makes the read all the more compelling. There is a balance in the pages of all that is bleak and dark about the human spirit and all that is good and uplifting. And again, like today, where so much negativity prevails in the press there is also much good in the world, demonstrated in simple acts of kindness that create mountains of love and balance. A great read.


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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47 Responses to Introducing A Different Kind of Angel

  1. tazzielove says:

    Reblogged this on tazziesplace and commented:
    Paulette’s new book, A Different Kind of Angel. All profits go to help get dogs out of kill shelters.

  2. ivor20 says:

    Well done again Paulette, and yes I shall be purchasing your book, another for my collection, yeah !! And I’m about to reblog on my site.

  3. ivor20 says:

    Reblogged this on Ivor.Plumber/Poet and commented:
    Paulette Mahurin’s new book, A Different Kind Of Angel.Please visit her site, and all profits go to help get dogs out of Kill Shelters !!

  4. Jean-Jacques says:

    CONGRATULATIONS ! to you, my multi-talented friend, and may this new book be a major success, that you well deserve, and the dogs in need that you rescue so benefit. I of course look forward to reading it.

  5. Congratulations Paulette. You’ve once again tackled a tough subject, not doubt with your usual compassion and big heart. I wish for you – and the dogs – much success!
    Alison xo

  6. Congratulations!
    And how wonderful of you to help the dogs!
    I wish for your book to do GREAT and for the dogs to be rescued and find loving forever homes!
    Carolyn 🙂
    PS…I came by via Ivor’s site!

  7. I can’t wait to read it Paulette! Congratulations!

  8. Littlesundog says:

    Congratulations, Paulette! How exciting. This sounds like another emotion-provoking book – which you are very good at! Thank you for all the love you give, my friend.

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  10. All best wishes on your book launch! Thank you for all your advocacy for pets.

  11. What a beautiful cover, dear Paulette, we are in aww of it. It looks like another great book of you too ❤ Good Luck Pawkisses for your new book and all the rescued doggies too ❤ ❤ ❤

  12. Francina says:

    Congratulations, dear Paulette, on your new book. I wish you lots of sale!! ❤

  13. Sounds like an awesome book! Congratulations on publishing it!!

  14. dgkaye says:

    Huge congrats Paulette. I’ll look forward to reading this book. ❤

  15. olganm says:

    Congratulations and all the best. It’s a gorgeous cover and the book sounds like a must read, Paulette.

  16. Just have the internet back, so I’ll be ordering it later today….thank you for all the hard work you put in to help animals who deserve so much better of us.

  17. Catherine Townsend-Lyon, Author, Ghost & Co-Writer says:

    Well, CONGRATS on the new book release! Been too long since my last visit Paulette and I see I got a new book of yours to read! Thank you for stopping by my blogs.

    Makes me smile when I see your name 🙂 Hope all is well and blessed in Ventura. I just love that area and Santa Barbara too.


  18. Catherine Townsend-Lyon, Author, Ghost & Co-Writer says:

    Reblogged this on "Cat Lyon's Reading & Writing Den" and commented:
    Big Ole Congrats to my friend Paulette for releasing a new BOOK! Come read the fabulous reviews coming in already and tell her CAT sent you xoxo
    Author, Catherine Lyon

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