My book, Where Irises Never Grow, is being offered as a Giveaway on Goodreads in the U.S. (Goodreads would only run it in the U.S. My apologies to other countries). If you’d like to enter, here’s the link:

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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  1. How kind of you to have a drawing. Bless you!

  2. Jean-Jacques says:

    Once again a hearty CONGRATULATIONS! This is getting to be a well-deserved habit with you and your best-selling books. What a pleasure to be witness to your successful and prolific writing adventure, and so from the very start with your first book, The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap. It being my first purchase, in wanting to be helpful with your generosity of saving dogs from kill centres. However it went far beyond buying your first and the books that followed. Thus so, in discovering the exceptional writing talents of Paulette Mahurin, as did the many other readers, book sellers and reviewers, up to now that includes this latest , Goodreads, important and humongous aficionado of the book world. What an honour for me to have had the good fortune of making your acquaintance on the net those many years ago.

    Paulette, I wish you continued success on this road of achievements, thus so for you and the dogs you save. May the higher power find to continue to inspire you! Jean-Jacques


  3. dgkaye says:

    Amazon and Goodreads exclude Canada from so much it’s unreal. But no worries, because I already purchased mine ❤

  4. What a wonderful giveaway, Paulette. We love to read the reviews, they always give us a pawt of the book 😉 Good Luck to everyone who can enter your contest😸Pawkisses for a Happy Week ahead🐾😽💞

  5. markbierman says:

    I’d love to win a copy, but I live in Canada. 😦

  6. Jean-Jacques says:

    What more can one say than;
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    Marianne Dessis’s Reviews > Where Irises Never Grow
    Where Irises Never Grow by Paulette Mahurin
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    Marianne Dessis’s review
    Dec 19, 2020

    it was amazing

    I have just finished reading this gripping book that transports us to the awful times of German occupation of France – my own country – during WWII. The story unveils the dark hours of the town of Lyon where the butcher Klaus Barbie settled with his barbaric methods. It also reveals how some people from the French resistance had to compromize themselve with the enemy, until the ultime sacrifice, in order to help the secret network to survive.

    We follow, page after page , the moving destiny of a recomposed family entangled between duty, love and survival, linked around the Aesop Fables book and a mysterious first name Madeline with two surnames, one of them being jewish .

    I really enjoyed this book and I even learned that the symbol of French Royalty was first an Iris before becoming a lilly !
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