615 dogs have been 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 Marcus, Boycie, Yoda, Barnaby, Amber, Morrisey, Yoda, Little Draco, Eloise, Fritz, Tito, Franky, Henry, Alexandra, Mandy, Neo, Abigail, bonded siblings Taylor & Kennedy, Rocky, Little puppy, Jacko, Roland, Minnie & Vincent (see photos below) out of kill shelters. So far in 2018, 615 dogs have been rescued. In 2017 we’ve helped free 904 dogs. In 2016, 250 dogs were freed. In 2015, 149 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 have been 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#1 Best Seller List in Teen & Young Adult Category and #3 in Historical Fiction Category and #24 best seller in the kindle books store.
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RECENT REVIEWS FOR THE PERSECUTION OF MILDRED DUNLAP
Rea

November 22, 2018

In a small Nevadan town in 1895 to be different was a problem, but to be two women loving each other was an absolute sin. Mildred Dunlap and her Cousin Edra, live in constant fear of being found out, ridiculed and harassed from town. Like all small towns, theirs was a hotbed of gossip and the news of Oscar Wilde’s imprisonment in England on charges of homosexuality brought same-sex relationships to the minds of the small-minded bigots of the town. In this fascinating story Mahurin shares some gems of tolerance, understanding and love to the readers. This is a delightful story from an author I now want to read more from. Excellent!
REVIEWS FOR A DIFFERENT KIND OF ANGEL
AMAZON U.S.
on December 6, 2018
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase

I’ll be honest. When I first started reading this book I struggled a bit with the way it jumped back and forth between past, present and future. I was convinced it would be a long read for me. But since I can be honest, I can also admit when I’m wrong. Once I got used to the pacing and this writer’s style I became totally immersed in Klara Gelfman’s plight.

Torn from her home in Kiev in 1881, her family murdered for the sin of being Jewish, she found herself in the New World, where things were supposed to be better. However, she would soon discover how cruel even this land of opportunity could be for a young woman in New York, alone and without the benefit of speaking or understanding English. After being attacked on the streets and left without ID, she is scooped up by the police and, without the aid of an interpreter or trial, sent to live out her days at the Women’s Lunatic Asylum on Blackwell’s Island.

This story is inspired by real events reported by journalist Nellie Bly in 1887, who features in the telling of Klara’s tale. Reading what the women of the asylum lived through is horrifying and humbling, and provides a shocking reminder of how far women have come over the years. I like to believe that we are no longer disposable, as so many of the women on Blackwell’s Island were. While I know that to be mostly true in the US (mostly), I can’t help but think how things are in other countries where women aren’t given the luxuries and rights that we enjoy here. “A Different Kind of Angel” is a wake-up call for us all.

Dick Whittington

November 22, 2018

This is the third book I’ve read and positively reviewed from this author. A tough but worthwhile read set in the Women’s Lunatic Asylum of Blackwell’s Island in New York’s East River. It details the experiences of a perfectly sane, 19 year old, Kiev immigrant who is arrested a few days after arriving in New York, committed to the Asylum and survives there for several years in the late 1880’s. I enjoy historical novels and this is a good one. Well written, good character development and an engrossing story.
AMAZON U.K.
on 26 November 2018
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
A really tough read, but absolutely brilliantly told. Historical abuse in such institutions was commonplace both in the UK and in the United States. It made my blood boil, reading how these poor women were institutionalised and the abuse they suffered at the hands of those who were supposed to care. As a nurse, knowing that this kind of abuse took place has always horrified me. The story is beautifully told and the characters developed throughout the book. Well researched and well written.
on November 23, 2018
This book has received a Discovering Diamonds Review: Helen Hollick founder #DDRevs “Ms Mahurin writes with vivid emotion, bringing her characters to life in such a way that we are totally immersed in their living nightmares, tragedies, traumas, hopes and dreams.”
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Malia‘s review

Nov 28, 2018
it was amazing *****

bookshelves: historical-fiction

 

Whenever Paulette Mahurin publishes another book, I know I am in for a beautifully researched and written story. This time, she takes readers to the end of the 19th century with Klara Gelfman, who is forced to leave her home in Kiev and start anew in New York City. It’s a harrowing story, but ultimately hopeful, though i don’t want to give anything away. It’s incredible and infuriating to read about how few rights women had at this time (less than 200 years ago?!) I also liked that it was based on the true reporting of Nellie Bly, with whom I was familiar. I love historical fiction and Mahurin has a way of creating memorable characters and plots to bring events of the past much closer, to make them feel very real and relevant. It also made me think how important it is for us to remember the past and the horrors that occurred so they will not be repeated, though when I read the news, I fear much learning still needs to be done.
This is an excellent book and I would absolutely recommend it to fans of historical fiction!

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Wanda Hartzenberg‘s review

Dec 05, 2018
really liked it****

bookshelves: 2018

 

Actually I have read the book twice now. As an avid fan of this author I was amazed to see real growth in her writing style and the flow of this book. That said it made the reading none the more comfortable. The injustices one after the other piled upon the abuse of a segment of society that should experience nothing but care and patience was truly horific. The basic human rights violations made the hair at the base of my neck stand on end.

That said the authors care and empathy for the situation these woman found themselves in is obvious and made terrible and stark circumstances in which they had to live come ever more in contrast to the care they needed. A brilliant period piece but I cannot give it a five star rating for its emotional content at times overwhelmed me and I had to put the book aside to cope with its content.

RECENT REVIEWS FOR THE DAY I SAW THE HUMMINGBIRD
AMAZON U.S.
Book Goddess Leah

November 18, 2018

The Day I Saw a Hummingbird is a reminiscent retrospective of Oscar’s a life, a young man born into slavery who finds his way to freedom. While this book could have chosen to follow the line of the haunting and excruciating life of a slave, it didn’t. Instead the reader sees life through Oscar’s eyes, the good and the bad of it, the triumphs and the heartbreaks, and the hardships and blessings he endures. This book is a book that stays with you, that calls to you long after you have laid it down to tend to life that calls you back wanting to read until the last page. A true testament to the spirit of a man as you follow him through the life he remembers to his eventual freedom.
RECENT REVIEWS FOR HIS NAME WAS BEN
AMAZON U.S.

November 20, 2018

I’m giving this book five stars for only one reason: I can’t give it six. It’s not a conventional romance, it’s an extremely touching and emotional story of two people who meet under almost the worst of circumstances in a cancer clinic, try to make the best of what is left of their lives and wind up finding the best of all possible worlds.

The title gives away the ending, but it is the getting there, the journey that while short is as long as the characters need, that is the real story. This is not a book to be skimmed, to be raced through, but rather to be read slowly and savored. It is a book that puts the reader in touch with the characters from the inside, puts the characters inside the reader and leaves the reader somehow different at the end.

It rings true, and I don’t say that about many books. None other, in fact. I almost expected to find the author explaining that it was her own story. Get this book, read it … and be changed

 

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S. T

26 November 2018

Oh my goodness! I have never read a book by Paulette before and I’m kicking myself! Her story telling is more than I bargained for and ripped at my heart strings. She writes and tells a story beyond a disease and diagnosis showing that there’s so much more to life and people and the characters work through their journey. I’m a little speechless in a good way!

 

 

RECENT REVIEWS FOR TO LIVE OUT LOUD

on November 23, 2018
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This short historical fiction novel focuses on the case of Alfred Dreyfus and how Emilie Zola’s staunch support to free the man from imprisonment affected not only his life, but the changing attitudes of France. I always enjoy historical fiction, and Ms. Mahurin did not disappoint in her retelling of this famous case. Told from the viewpoint of a family friend, it gives an outsiders perspective on how anti-semitism and the church led to the conviction of an innocent man. I would have liked a little more detail into the life of Alfred Dreyfus, but this was a well-told story that I really enjoyed.

 

 

RECENT REVIEWS FOR THE SEVEN YEAR DRESS

 

AMAZON U.S.

Sara Longworth

November 25, 2018

This book is a profound and touching story of the human condition. It illuminates the strength and perseverance of the many men and women that survived the atrocities of World War II.

 

 

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Sheri Milam

Nov 25, 2018 Sheri Milam rated it really liked it
I devoured this book in two days; it was that good! This is historical fiction and told through a Holocaust survivor, Helen Stein. Once again, I’m reminded that through the most tragic stories of evil, there arise the heroes, the people that delve deep within their spirits to find the will to overcome and even to help others and the ability to find beauty and kindness in the midst of the most unimaginable pain and terror.
Helen Stein, like many others, is a young girl coming of age when all that she loves, family, friends, neighbors, are ravaged by the Nazis who have a bloodthirsty agenda to rid the world of anyone who is Jewish. She watches helplessly as people that she loves are murdered in the streets, shuttled away on cattle cars never to return. She and her brother, with the help of her best friend manage to escape and hide out for four years until one day, they too are apprehended and taken to the camps. There Helen continues to lose everything that defines her. Somehow, she manages to survive to tell her story.
I often wonder when I read of these people, if I would have the same mettle to withstand the atrocities as they did. Would I have the strength to stand up after a beating, the defiling of my person and spirit, the witnessed slaughter of lives strictly for my race, the tragic loss of those I love? I don’t know. I’m sure people like Helen Stein had no idea what they were capable of until they were put to the test. I hope mine an future generations never have to know. The tragedy of it is, these people never thought it was possible to experience that level of depravity. The truth of it is, anything is possible.

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DOGS RESCUED FROM KILL SHELTERS

 

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Marcus has been rescued

 

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Marcus’ freedom photo

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Boycie’s shelter information

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Boycie (in this shelter photo) has been rescued

 

Boycie freedom photo

Boycie’s freedom photo

 

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Yoda’s been rescued

 

Yoda freedom

Yoda’s freedom photo

 

Yoda with new sibling

Yoda with new sibling

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Barnaby has been rescued

Barnaby freedom

Barnaby’s freedom photo

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Amber has been rescued

Amber 2 freedom

Amber’s freedom photo

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Morrisey has been rescued

 

Morrisey freedom

Morrisey’s freedom photo

 

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Yoda has been rescued

 

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Yoda’s freedom photo

 

 

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Little Draco has been rescued

 

Little Draco freedom

Little Draco’s freedom photo

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Eloise has been rescued

 

Eloise 2 freedom

Eloise’s freedom photo

 

 

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Fritz’s rescue story and kennel information

Fritz kennel photo

Fritz kennel photo

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Fritz has been rescued

 

Fritz freedom photo

Fritz’s freedom photo

 

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Tito has been rescued

 

Tito 2 freedom

Tito’s freedom photo

 

 

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Franky  (named by rescue) has been rescued

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Franky’s kennel information

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Franky’s freedom photo

 

 

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Henry has been rescued

 

Henry freedom

Henry’s freedom photo

 

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Alexandra has been rescued

Alexandra freedom

Alexandra’s freedom photo

 

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Mandy’s been rescued

Mandy freedom

Mandy’s freedom photo

 

 

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Neo has been rescued

Neo 2 freedom photo

Neo’s freedom photo

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Abigail has been rescued

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Abigail’s shelter information

Abigail 2 freedom ride

Abigail’s freedom ride

Abilgail 2 freedom

Abigail’s freedom photo

 

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Taylor has been rescued with bonded sibling Kennedy.

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Kennedy has been rescued with bonded sibling Taylor

Taylor 2 & Kennedy 1 freedom photo

Taylor and Kennedy’s freedom photo. They are so happy to be together.

 

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Rocky’s been rescued

 

Rocky 3 freedom photo

Rocky’s freedom photo

 

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Little puppy with broken leg was rescued

Little puppy w:broken leg A1487752 freedom

Little puppy with broken leg’s freedom photo.

 

 

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Jacko has been rescued

 

Jacko freedom

Jacko’s freedom photo

 

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Roland has been rescued

 

Roland freedom

Roland’s freedom photo

 

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Minnie has been rescued

 

Minnie 2 freedom

 

Minnie’s freedom photo

 

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Vincent has been rescued

 

Vincent 2 freedom

Vincent’s freedom photos

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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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19 Responses to 615 dogs have been rescued from kill shelters

  1. tazzielove says:

    Great on all the dogs and reviews.

  2. Littlesundog says:

    I know it takes time to put posts like this together, and I so much appreciate seeing every one of those little mugs. Thank you for all that you do… everything!

    • It does take time and energy but if it helps bring awareness to all the dogs still in shelters and perhaps helps them in some way, it’s worth it. It’s all about the end game, saving lives. And doing my small part renders big rewards in my heart. I know you, being an animal and nature living kindred soul, understand. And thank you for all you do. ❤

  3. Clanmother says:

    You continue to inspire me with your tireless efforts on behalf of our four-legged friends. Many hugs!

  4. natuurfreak2 says:

    Youre going on and on.Magnificent.

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  6. WOW! So many amazing reviews and so many sweet faces again. We loved the photoshoot of Vincent. He sure is a model 😀 Thanks for another bunch of happy smiles, dear Paulette. Here’s a bunch of Pawkisses just for you🐾😽💞

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