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Reviewed in the United States on April 22, 2020
Reviewed in the United States on April 21, 2020
Reviewed in the United States on March 7, 2020
Paulette Mahurin has a way of putting pen to paper and painting pictures with words. Each scene in The Old Gilt Clock comes alive as she eloquently uses words to convey the messages and themes of this chronicle.
Willem Arondeus is an unknown name to me of men who worked to help save the Jews from persecution. I can understand his motive for being supportive of oppressed people. I think it comes from the horrid relationship he experienced with his mother and father, which was so well conveyed in this wonderful novel.
This was a great read for me and I highly recommend this book.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 5 April 2020
During these troubling times when fascism is on the rise, it is good to see quality authors like Paulette Mahurin tackling serious issues.
In turns, I found this story gripping, sad and uplifting. There appears to be two sides to the human coin: people of evil and their acolytes, basically bullies and cowards, against people who demonstrate amazing bravery and courage. This is a story of incredible bravery and courage, a story that young people in particular should read so that they do not make the mistakes of past generations and our generation.
I found the setting intriguing, the story impeccably researched and the storyline engrossing. The men and women of the Resistance were a breed apart displaying the best of humanity, and the author captures their special qualities in this wonderful book.
Paulette Mahurin has created a back catalogue of impressive quality and this book sits with the others as one of her best. Without doubt, she is one of the most impressive novelists writing today.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 March 2020
In the end, a choice must be made.
I always wondered, what made the difference to the people who helped save Jews during WWII as opposed to the ones who stood by? This historical sweep of a novel fills out part of that puzzle as it delves into the boyhood story of one Willem Arondéus, the gay son of a horror of a father who was able to turn his ‘father issues’ into fighting the Nazi occupation of The Netherlands along with his fellow resistance fighters.
As Melanie Phillips has said, when anti-semitism appears above the surface in a society, it is a sign the society has become deranged. We read these books because we are convinced we would have done the right thing. Frankly, I am not so sure, and that is what gives this novel – and others like it – an unsettling quality as we witness the rise of anti-semitism in Europe and the USA once more.
Brilliant research, great writing, a fantastic hero-protagonist. Thanks to Paulette Mahurin for putting Willem’s story out there in the best form of all – a novel.
Reviewed in the United States on March 14, 2020
Reviewed in the United States on March 8, 2020
This book held definite appeal to me as I have long admired the work of Harriet Tubman and all those who worked to liberate slaves and help them to freedom. ‘The Day I Saw The Hummingbird’ immerses the reader in the life and experiences of Oscar Mercer, born into slavery in a sugar plantation in Louisiana in the years preceding the American Civil War.
Oscar’s story is heartbreaking, terrifying and inspiring as the author positions the reader as an eyewitness to the tragedies, but also the courage and kindness, experienced by Oscar as he grows to understand that compassion is as powerful as hatred, and that wisdom and loyalty are qualities that should be as highly prized as one’s own freedom.
This story is beautifully told, with evocative language and vivid imagery that causes the reader to develop deep empathy not only for Oscar but also for all others in similar positions. The story also highlights a truth that is often overlooked: even in the deep south, there were many white people opposed to slavery or, at the very least, opposed to the cruelty with which so many were treated. Indeed, a broad range of human responses to slavery are depicted in the actions of different characters in this book, showing that it is one’s individual choices and personal ethics that set one person apart from another in terms of character and integrity, and that it is both possible and imperative to stand up for what is right rather than settle for convenient wrongs.
This is an important story that everyone should read in their lifetime, and which should be in personal bookshelves and library collections alongside ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ and ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’.
Commenté au Canada le 3 avril 2020
I’m a big fan of Paulette Mahurin’s historical fiction books and was curious to read this book of a different genre – mystery/medical thriller, which of course, didn’t disappoint.
Cardiac surgeon, Dr. Peter Dayton is in a whirl of trouble. He’s being charged for the death of one of his transplant patients, which he insists is not his fault.
Irma Mullin is an attorney who had a close love relationship with the doctor years prior. She’d read about the scandalous charges, and despite the sad circumstances that ended their relationship years ago, she knew this was not the Peter she’d known and loved in the past. Irma begins her own investigation with assistance from her reporter friend Ben in effort to help defend her old flame. She also learns about Peter’s loveless marriage he continues to live in.
Irma and Ben’s investigations lead them into questioning another of the good doctor’s heart recipients, Jeffrey, a man who Dr. Dayton has given new life to, and whose wife Amelia becomes suspicious and bothered by the ‘new’ personality characteristics her husband has inherited since the transplant. Is Dr. Dayton being unjustifiably set up for a mal-practice suit?
I’m just not going to go into more detail here because there are quite a few great sub-plots and plot twists in this book that will keep you turning the pages. But I’ll pose these questions here as food for thought:
Can a heart transplant recipient really take on some of the personality traits of their donor?
Can a damaged and emotionally broken woman instigate such devastating accusation against the good doctor fueled from hurts from a long ago past?
If so, how far would one crazed woman go to cause so much trouble?
Now, you will have to read this book to find out! Mahurin never disappoints!
Reviewed in the United States on March 1, 2020
Elderly Connie has been rescued
Elderly Connie’s freedom photo.
Mimi has been rescued
Mimi’s freedom photo
Russell has been rescued
Russell’s freedom photo
Ferrari has been rescued
Ferrari’s freedom photo
Tobby has been rescued
Tobby’s freedom photo
Spencer has been rescued
Spencer’s freedom photo
Old man Royce has been rescued
Old man Royce’s freedom photo
Amber has been rescued
Amber’s freedom photo
Uzu has been rescued
Uzu’s freedom photo
Kane has been rescued
Kane’s freedom photo
Big boy has been rescued
Big Boy’s freedom photo
Hope (named by rescue) has been rescued
Hope’s freedom photo
Dante has been rescued
Dante’s freedom photo
Lucas’ has been rescued: kennel photo
Lucas’ kennel information
Lucas’ freedom photo
Peach has been rescued
Peach’s freedom photo
Elderly Maureen has been rescued
Elderly Maureen’s freedom photo
Victoria has been rescued
Victoria’s freedom photo
Pregnant mom has been rescued. She had 8 babies (see freedom photo)
Mom and 8 babies freedom photo
Seth has been rescued
Seth’s freedom photo
Clyde (named by rescue) has been rescued
Clyde’s freedom photo
Tata has been rescued
Tata’s freedom photo
Sanno has been rescued
Sanno’s shelter information
Sanno’s freedom photo
Gallagher has been rescued
Gallagher’s freedom photo
Hope has been rescued
Hope’s freedom photo
Jada has been rescued
Jada’s freedom photo