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 Pantera, Rocky, Olympia, Loki, Boyfriend, Walden, Rocky, Timber, Patches, Mugsy, Jasmine, Silvia, Remi, Cupcake, and Betsy (see photos below) out of kill shelters. So far in 2019 360 dogs have been rescued. In 2018 670 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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RECENT REVIEW FOR THE DAY I SAW THE HUMMINGBIRD
September 18, 2019
founder #DDRevs“This is a very powerful and emotional book … Ms Mahurin has created totally believable characters and even the evil Prescott is not, you feel, a mere stereotype.”
August 30, 2019
Beautiful in the haunting writing, this story documents the life that Oscar faced in slavery. At the hands of a cruel owner, young Oscar was forced to face many injustices and overtime they filled him with a general loathing for mankind. Oscar’s mother did what she could to teach him things to expand the world around him and to keep him from being overrun with hate. At the time of her death though, she encouraged him to do what she hadn’t been able to—to escape.
The harrowing journey sees Oscar through the Underground Railroad and expresses the hope, frustration, and loss that he felt on his way to freedom.
The author certainly has a way of making the emotions of her characters vivid. Reading through this book makes it all too easy to put yourself in Oscar’s place, to feel his fear, anguish, and determination.
That being said, this is a very hard book to get through for some of the things that Oscar endures, but it is a must read.
I read this book in one sitting, which was almost impossible because it was while I was at work. But thank goodness for 12 hour over night shifts, I guess. This book was absolutely incredible. It was the first book that I had ever read by Paulette Mahurin but it will not be my last. The imagery and detail was so vivid and the characters were so life-like.
This will definitely be rated among my favorite books of all time. I cannot recommend it enough!
RECENT REVIEWS FOR THE PERSECUTION OF MILDRED DUNLAP
September 7, 2019
This is a really thought-provoking story about the consequences of prejudice, hatred and gossip in the lives of those who suffer the judgement and contempt of others. It is well-written and easy to read, although the nature of the story is both serious and discomforting.
Set in 1895 in a small rural community in Nevada, ’The Persecution of Midlred Dunlap’ is one of those stories that takes a slice of time, brings it to life, and makes one thankful that things have changed since then. On reflection, though, the reader is confronted by the fact that some things haven’t changed that much at all. People still discriminate against and make fun of those who are different, or who live in ways of which they do not approve. We may have laws to deal with those issues now, and legal means of both protection and redress, but those can not actually change human nature or the tendency of some people toward the behaviours that made those laws necessary in the first place.
Through clever crafting of characters and story, the author demonstrates that there are all sorts of hatred and prejudice that people suffer, ranging between racism, religious persecution, discrimination on the basis of looks, sexuality or lifestyle, to peer pressure and bullying. The treatment of those who are different in various ways by those with the position and power to persecute them is abhorrent, emphasising the narrow-mindedness and hatred that motivates such abuse. The fact that. even though we live 120+ years later, one does not have to travel far or look too hard to see that some things never change, is an indictment that can be neither escaped nor explained away.
In contrast, Mildred is a character who demonstrates kindness, resilience, thoughtfulness and generosity. Like her, Edra, Charley and Gus are positive characters who stand against the horrid behaviour of their neighbours.
Those characters who show kindness, acceptance, and respect bring light and relief to the darker undertones of the story and return balance to the portrait of humanity that is painted in these pages. Through them, the story reminds us that love does indeed drive out both fear and hate, and that a true friend is a gift of immeasurable worth.
There is so much power and weight in this story, and also much that is hopeful and encouraging. It is a work of historical fiction well worth reading.
RECENT REVIEWS FOR THE SEVEN YEAR DRESS
September 15, 2019
September 6, 2019
RECENT REVIEWS FOR IRMA’S ENDGAME
September 24, 2019
Noticing a headline in newspaper that someone was reading, she realized that it was about someone from her past and made it her mission to help him.
The story takes you on all sorts of page turning twists. As I neared the end, the story had my eyes bulging out of my head lol. Let’s just say that it was a satisfying lead up to who did it and why.
The author has a medical background and you can see that reflected in the details of the story. Very well done.
DOGS RESCUED FROM KILL SHELTERS
Pantera has been rescued
Pantera’s shelter information
Pantera’s freedom photo
Rocky’s been rescued
Rocky’s freedom photo
Olympia’s been rescued
Olympia’s freedom photo
Loki has been rescued
Loki’s freedom photo
Boyfriend has been rescued
Boyfriend’s freedom photo
Walden has been rescued
Walden’s freedom photo
Rocky’s been rescued
Rocky’s freedom photo
Timber (named by the rescue) has been rescued
Timber’s freedom photo
Patches has been rescued
Patches’ freedom photo
Mugsy’s been rescued
Mugsy’s freedom photo
Jasmine has been rescued
Jasmine’s freedom photo with new family
Silvia has been rescued
Silvia’s freedom photo
Remi has been rescued
Remi’s freedom photo
Cupcake has been rescued
Cupcake’s shelter information
Cupcake’s freedom photo
Betsy has been rescued
Betsy’s freedom photo