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 Duke, Barley, Monroe, Jingle Bells, Oakley, Rusty, Griffen, Enzo, Choco, elder Sadie, Socks, Marge, Angel, Stella, Aspen, siblings Pachito & Sultan, Guava & Doug (see photos below) out of kill shelters. So far in 2020 122 dogs have been rescued. In 2019 409 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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Reviewed in the United States on July 19, 2020
Willem Arondeus is a gentle soul. An artist with homosexual tendencies. When Hitler and his Nazi’s descend over Willem’s country, he’s placed into the same category as the Jews. Willem has a choice to make—rise up against the prejudice or let it destroy everything dear to him.
Willem was a very fascinating character. Built up with a sense of his normality that made him easy to relate to. The fact that he was an unusual hero also made the story interesting because it added to that sense of helplessness that people like him must’ve felt when the Nazis came to power.
To me, it was an interesting foil to the political influences that are rising in today’s society in America. A lot of people feel helpless to change the terrible things around them, but this story is good testament to exactly what one person can do when they set their mind to something. Invoking change isn’t just about what one person can do for society. It also takes into account what they can encourage others to do as well.
This is a solid story with good historical impact. Stories like this show that even the impossible isn’t truly impossible when someone puts their mind to achieving something they believe in. Above all, good will always triumph over evil.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 31 July 2020
Clearly well-researched, this novel is based on a true story of the life of Willelm Arondeus – a gay artist fighting both his father as well as the anti-Semitism of the Nazis in WW2.
The story is both emotional and disturbing, but also by showing the strength of what people can endure, makes it very uplifting too.
This book is a very well-written and powerful read. Another impressive novel by this author of which I would recommend.
Reviewed in the United States on July 26, 2020
Many excellent books have been written about different people’s experiences during World War II, each offering a personal perspective that is unique and yet similarly heartbreaking. ‘The Seven Year Dress’ is as compelling and profoundly personal as any of them.
Mahurin’s writing is, as always, vivid and realistic without being gratuitous in her depiction of life as a young Jewish woman in Germany both before and throughout the horrors of the Holocaust.
Told with honesty and deep emotion, Helen’s story brings to life the experiences of one German Jewish young woman and her family and friends. It is a story of friendship, resilience, and survival against all the odds.
This book is one that everyone should read, particularly in this world that is still plagued by hatred, racism and suspicion of anyone who dares to be different.
DOGS RESCUED FROM KILL SHELTERS
Duke, senior dog, rescued
Duke’s freedom photo
Barley has been rescued
Barley’s freedom photo
Monroe’s been rescued
Monroe’s shelter info
Monroe’s freedom video
Jingle Bells has been rescued
Jingle Bells’ freedom photo
Oakley’s been rescued
Oakley’s freedom photo
Rusty has been rescued
Rusty’s freedom photo
Griffen’s been rescued
Griffen’s freedom photo
Enzo’s been rescued
Enzo’s freedom photo
Choco’s been rescued
Choco’s freedom photo
Elder Sadie (named by rescue) has been rescued
Elder Sadie’s freedom photo
Socks has been rescued
Socks’ freedom photo
Marge has been rescued
Marge’s freedom photo. She’s at the vet’s post surgery for a tumor removed from her abdomen. She’s doing very well.
Angel has been rescued
Angel’s freedom photo
Stella has been rescued
Stella’s freedom photo to the right
Aspen’s been rescued
Aspen’s freedom photo
Siblings Pachito & Sultan rescued together
Pachito’s freedom photo
Sultan’s freedom photo
Guava has been rescued
Guava’s kennel information
Guava’s freedom photo
Doug has been rescued
Doug’s freedom photo