I’m happy to announce my new book: Where Irises Never Grow

I’m happy to announce my latest book is now available on all Amazon sites. Free with KU.


With courage, depth, and passionate insight, bestselling author Paulette Mahurin captures the horrors of the German occupation of France. Where Irises Never Grow tells the story of how one book that escaped Nazi confiscation moved through time holding a cryptic note. Unraveling its mystery brings the reader to Lyon, France. It is there war, in all its bloodstained pathos, is witnessed through the escalating cruelty of the Vichy regime. Particularly impacted is the Legrand family. Thrown into a whirlwind of turmoil they struggle to help the Resistance while maintaining deceitful relations with the government. As the Nazis move toward occupying southern France, the duplicity unravels along with all the Legrands are protecting. Their struggle is raw. Uplifting. Nothing is held back in depicting the horrors inflicted on innocent people by the corrupt tyrannical despots. But this is more than a story of war. It is a story of friendship and loyalty. Of love and sacrifices. And choices for ultimately it is a story that shines a light on the fundamental urge by decent human being to do right by another, to stand tall no matter the risk when millions stood silent. Where Irises Never Grow will linger in the readers gut and mind long after the last page is finished.

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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46 Responses to I’m happy to announce my new book: Where Irises Never Grow

  1. tazzielove says:

    Great cover. Compelling read.

  2. davidprosser says:

    Very best of luck with the new book. May it be a Best Seller.

  3. Best wishes for your continued success.

  4. tidalscribe says:

    An aspect of the war I expect many of us know little about, the war in mainland Europe must still have many untold stories. Congratulations on your new novel.

  5. feistyfroggy says:

    Good luck with the new book! It sounds very interesting!

  6. GP Cox says:

    Congratulations and best of success!!

  7. Leah says:

    Congrats and best wishes for success!

  8. Clanmother says:

    Congratulations!!! I know you will experience another successful launch. So very excited for you!

  9. Congratulations Paulette! (I tried to go buy it, I do not have KU but regular kindle. How can I buy it that way? It didn’t give me the option…)

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  11. Francina says:

    Congratulations on your new book dear Paulette! May it be a best seller, you of all people deserve that !
    Love and hugs, Francina xoxo

  12. Congrats on the new book! No doubt there will be lots of rave reviews.

  13. Dear Paulette, concatulations on your new book. It looks fantastic again. Cross all my paws that this will be a great succes…again🙏😸Pawkisses for a wonderful week ahead my furriend🐾😽💞

  14. markbierman says:

    Congratulations!!! The book sounds like my type of read. TBR for sure!

  15. lorriebowden says:

    Congrats on another book, Paulette!! You are amazing! The synopsis tells a bold story that I am certain will have far reaching impacts!
    I hope you are well. Please stay safe…and try to enjoy the holidays as much as you can. What a strange time we find ourselves living…

  16. Congratulations on your new book! It sounds amazing and gut-wrenching. Thank you for writing such a book and keeping this history alive for future generations to be aware of.

  17. Amit Kumar says:

    Congratulations friend (📚)👍😊🤗

  18. cheriewhite says:

    Congratulations on your launch! I’ll definitely be picking up a copy!

  19. Good luck with your book and keep on blogging! Also thanks for supporting my blog too.

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