155 dogs rescued from kill shelter

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 Biscuit, Rosie, Wilbur, Hoggy, Jack, Rickenbacker, Takoda, pregnant Lucy, Gretchen, Boomer, Snow, Tawny, Logan, bonded siblings cookie & honey, Jody, Stella, Gunther, Lola, Jasper, Clancy, Lindsey, Brownie, Gabby, Joceyln, Harry, Eddie, Skippy, Sandy, Sinclair, Teddy Bear, Phoebe, Mickey, Titus, Lonnie, Sofie, Stoic, Bryce, Charlie, Gidget, Kensey, Henry, Sadie, Andorra, Trevor, Praline, Drake, Einstein, Ruger, Lovey & Alfie (see photos below) out of kill shelters. So far in 2019 155 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.

LINK TO PURCHASE ALL MY BOOKS and to see all reviews for all my books click on the books cover:

AMAZON U.S.

AMAZON U.K.
And on all other Amazon sites around the world.
AMAZON RANKING
My books have been ranked in the top 100 best sellers on Amazon U.S. in their categories (historical fiction, teen and young adult, and literary fiction).  What an honor to be ranked #87  LITERARY FICTION BEST SELLER next to Paulo Coelho; incredible author of The Alchemist and The Pilgrimage.
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Amazon Australia ranked my book NUMBER ONE in all it’s categories: Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction & Teen and Young Adult and is #3 best seller in the entire kindle bookstore.
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And in Amazon U.K. it just made it to#1 Best Seller List in Teen & Young Adult Category and #3 in Historical Fiction Category and #24 best seller in the kindle books store.
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RECENT REVIEWS FOR A DIFFERENT KIND OF ANGEL
AMAZON U.S.
Trebonius Octavianus

March 27, 2019

Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
Book Lover 222

March 13, 2019

A Different Kind of Angel by Paulette Mahurin is the incredible story of Klara Gelfman, a Russian Jew fleeing to America after her family life is destroyed in 1881 by soldiers massacring Jews. Klara flees to America with her father for safety. Her father dies on the way over. Alone and speaking no English, she gets mugged and everything she had was stolen. From here, her story takes a drastic turn for the worse. Well written and well researched, at times this story is very hard to read. It speaks to the courage and spirit of an individual to survive horrific conditions.
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Joey

15 March 2019

I have always loved Mahurin’s books and this one did not disappoint. While based on a true story, it is heartbreakingly told. Klara confined to a mental institute on an island in New York simply for not speaking English. The story splits between Klara’s early life and into the future towards her final escape. I loved the way it was told and found it to be beautifully written. A chilling story of prejudice and the lengths some people will go to to get what they want. An amazing book and one I highly recommend!
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Brian Bigelow

Mar 26, 2019 Brian Bigelow rated it it was amazing*****  ·  review of another edition
Excellent book! It’s amazing the experiences written about.
I couldn’t imagine being sentenced to an insane asylum as they existed at the time. I’m glad that system was eliminated.
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I saw this on one of my reading friends book lists and I thought I would give it a try, it was a good little novel about a life filled with personal trauma, and soul-crushing debasement and tortures, but Klara Gelfman survives she meets others who help her and as she says in the book; “Beneath the differences you meet another’s heart, that’s where the light of love never dims the light where the power of healing and forgiveness lives. They were all unique. All different kinds of angels.” This is a good book club recommendation or a good book for anyone wanting to know about what strength it takes to survive during bad times.
RECENT REVIEWS FOR THE SEVEN YEAR DRESS
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Margaret Keathley

March 12, 2019

I bought this book a few weeks ago. I picked it up yesterday to read on work break and I couldn’t put it down. I read the book last night. It is a hard story to get through but so real. The Germans did terrible things and the fact that it happened within the last 100 years, is frightening. There are many books written about the Holocaust—but this is one of the best ones I have ever read. Most touch on the horror but Helen’s story delves deep into the evil that people do out of hatred and fear. It was hard reading the rape scenes—but things like that happened all too frequently.
ronjon

March 3, 2019

I love the way the story was told. I finished reading it in 3 days, do hard to put down.
Sara Rowland

March 22, 2019

It’s a compelling book and I finished it in two days. Some of the non-historic scenes are usually not included in books on this subject. Each person has to decide if they should be there. I didn’t need them. Otherwise, the characters are very real and the story flows beautifully. I’m so glad I read it.
AMAZON U.K.
Amazon Customer

7 March 2019

Although its a fiction book based on fact
I couldnt stop reading this sad and endearing book..What 1 piece of material can hold such memories and the horror they lived through.
And to come out of the horror and to be able to live freely again. Its must read.
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Laura Valbuena‘s review

Mar 09, 2019
really liked it****

Very good read.

RECENT REVIEWS FOR HIS NAME WAS BEN
AMAZON U.S.
Brianna York

March 3, 2019

A story about finding joy amongst the ashes of one’s life, this tale asks the reader to envision what they would do if they had just a few weeks left. Poignant and heartfelt, this book leaves the reader with all the right questions and a new perspective about love, loss and hope.
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His Name Was Ben
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Dean‘s review

Mar 20, 2019
really liked it****

 

Sara and Ben’s story is a dramatic love story!!
The dynamic, power and dramatic impact in Mahurins tale, is based on the fact that both of them have no time left to lose!!
They are caught within a very narrow and limited time frame..Ben is a young lawyer having only months lo live due to a terminal cancer raging havoc in his body, and Sara is a survivor from breast cancer still struggling with it..”Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage”
Lao_TzuPaulette Mahurin has delivered a powerful story and captured the eternal spirit of an all-surpassing love!!
Even death is no match, and must surrender like an helpless hostage to the the eternal and regenerating power of love..At the end of the day I can say that reading Sara and Bens story has uplifted and inspired me!!!Although you will be confronted with sufferings and pain, let me say it clearly that this is not the main message carried out in this bitter- sweet love story!!Mahurins novel, gives and delivers powerful to the reader the preciousness of life itself..
And in spite of sufferings, pain and even death, the prevailing force behind the universum is love inhibited in eternal souls..
DOGS RESCUED FROM KILL SHELTERS
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Biscuit’s been rescued
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Rosie 5 rescued

Rosie has been rescued

 

Rosie 5 freedom

Rosie rescued with bonded sibling Lily

 

 

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Wilbur has been rescued

 

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Hoggy rescued 2019-03-02 at 8.02.49 AM

Hoggy’s been rescued

 

Hoggy freedom

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Jack’s has been rescued. This is is kennel photo.

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Jack’s kennel information

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Jack’s freedom photo

 

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Rickenbacker has been rescued

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Rickenbacker’s shelter info

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Takoda (named by rescue) has been rescued

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Lucy, pregnant, has been rescued

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Lucy comfy and waiting to give birth

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Gretchen has been rescued

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Boomer’s been rescued

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Snow has been rescued

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Tawny has been rescued

 

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Logan has been rescued

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Cookie has been rescued with bonded sibling Honey

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Honey has been rescued with bonded sibling Cookie

 

Honey freedom

 

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Jody has been rescued

 

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Stella has been rescued

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Gunther has been rescued

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Lola has been rescued

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Jasper has been rescued

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Clancy has been rescued

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Lindsey has been rescued

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Brownie has been rescued

 

Brownie 6 freedom

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Gabby’s been rescued

 

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Jocelyn has been rescued

 

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Harry has been rescued

 

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Eddie has been rescued

Eddie 4 freedom

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Skippy has been rescued

 

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Sandy has been rescued

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Phoebe (named by rescue) has been rescued

 

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Phoebe’s freedom photo.

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Mickey has been rescued

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Titus has been rescued

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Lonnie’s been rescued

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Sofie has been rescued

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Stoic has been rescued

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Bryce’s been rescued

 

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Charlie has been rescued

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Gidget (named by rescue) has been rescued

Gidget freedom

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Kensey has been rescued

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Henry 2 rescued

Henry has been rescued

 

Henry 2 freedom

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Sadie has been rescued

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Sadie’s shelter information

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Sadie’s freedom video. Apologies as I’m unable to download the vid. Right after this shot, she was giving a nice big hamburger patty. She’s on her way to the vet.

 

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Andorra’s been rescued

Andorra freedom ride

Andorra’s freedom ride

Andorra freedom

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Trevor has been rescued

Trevor freedom

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Praline’s been rescued

 

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Drake has been rescued

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Drake’s shelter information

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Drake’s freedom photo

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Einstein has been rescued.

Einstein 2 freedom

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Ruger has been rescued

Ruger freedom

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Lovey has been rescued

 

Lovey freedom

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Alfie has been rescued

Alfie freedom

Alfie’s freedom photo

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260 dogs rescued from kill shelters

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 Blackie, Gumdrop, Rusty, Gretzky, Kylee, Allie, Addi, Evie, Buck, Morty, Shadow, bonded siblings Silas & Sebastian, bonded siblings Lady & Layla, Milo, Fergie, Princess,  Bonded siblings Thelma & Louise, Bella, Humphrey, bonded siblings Bam Bam & Pebbles, McKenna, Anne, King, Atlas, Rigo, Zora, Cora, Jessie, Maisie, bonded elderly siblings Tito & Jessa, Rocky, Little Boy, Maggie, Sasha Pierce, Stannis, Priscilla, Levi, Ginger, Bruno, Abby, Bronson, Cesar, Sunny, bonded siblings Bella & Lala (see photos below) out of kill shelters. So far in 2019 260 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.

LINK TO PURCHASE ALL MY BOOKS and to see all reviews for all my books click on the books cover:

AMAZON U.S.

AMAZON U.K.
And on all other Amazon sites around the world.
AMAZON RANKING
My books have been ranked in the top 100 best sellers on Amazon U.S. in their categories (historical fiction, teen and young adult, and literary fiction).  What an honor to be ranked #87  LITERARY FICTION BEST SELLER next to Paulo Coelho; incredible author of The Alchemist and The Pilgrimage.
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Amazon Australia ranked my book NUMBER ONE in all it’s categories: Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction & Teen and Young Adult and is #3 best seller in the entire kindle bookstore.
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And in Amazon U.K. it just made it to#1 Best Seller List in Teen & Young Adult Category and #3 in Historical Fiction Category and #24 best seller in the kindle books store.
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RECENT REVIEWS FOR IRMA’S ENDGAME
AMAZON U.S.
Tobin B. Crenshaw

May 28, 2019

I enjoy smart novels, the kind where you learn specialized work like medical terms and procedures. For that I was drawn to this work. The author has done their homework and mixed it with a passion for story, and the end result is wonderful.
Rea

May 27, 2019

Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
Nicholas A Reichert

May 26, 2019

Irma’s Endgame is truly an emotional rollercoaster ride! It’s a page turner from beginning to end. The author has obviously done a lot of detailed research for this book and pours much of her life experience as a nurse into her writing. The character development is excellent; the reader can’t help but feel something for hero and villain alike. What runs through this story, in addition to a good dose of mystery and suspense, is the power of love through the years, how it ebbs and flows and influences the direction our lives take. A must read – highly recommend!
L.A.

May 24, 2019

Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
Oscar A Wiggy

May 24, 2019

Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
Kell Frillman

May 22, 2019

Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
AH! Where do I begin? I really loved this book, as it reminded me a lot of a mix between James Patterson and Mary Higgins Clark. Medical mysteries are fascinating, but when they include complex characters, and many layers of uncertainty and moral confusion, it’s the perfect combination of a book that I can’t put down. I read this in a day and a half. The scare-factor of a drama like this is that you can absolutely imagine this happening in our world today, right now, as it deals with things very real in our lives rather than abstract concepts.
The main character, Irma, is complex and passionate, which instantly had me personally invested in the fate of the characters, and of the mystery that she was trying to solve. As Jeff Goldbloom said over twenty years ago, “Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not you could that you didn’t stop to think if you should!” That’s a quote that echoes throughout this novel in conjunction with the mystery itself.
Then, enter Peter, a heart surgeon at the crux of a murder investigation… although my skeptical mind wanted to assume that he was guilty, I also hoped that he wasn’t, he was written in a sense that you feel invested in his general motivations and the struggle of who he really is deep down is always just scratching at the surface. I don’t want to give away the twists or the ending, but this is definitely a fast-paced, well-developed page turner and I absolutely plan to check out more of Paulette’s work!
reader2010

May 21, 2019

Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
Maria Catalina Egan

May 19, 2019

Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase

 This book delivers at so many levels. The prose entices with a harmony that is both beautiful and unique to this writer’s voice; ‘The door to her closed heart had been kicked open.’ I could share many powerful phrases like that one, and thus Irma’s Endgame Kicks open the reader’s curiosity and anticipation.
I don’t like to review with spoilers and that is a hard thing to do with this multifaceted story-line in which one explores dynamics in unique relationships. The kind of encounters that fate thrust upon people with no warning or expectation.
As the characters suffer, as a reader I felt their pain. When they found light, I did as well. I cannot stop thinking of so many aspects in the story-line.
I took a four-hour train ride after I finished the book and found myself talking to a fellow traveler, a stranger, about cellular memory as explored in this storyline. He wrote down the book’s title. I know in the next few weeks I will Google it often!
The story takes place during the course of several years. This was written with a clever backdrop of global events, as a reader it placed me right there.
The type of brilliant book that is thought provoking and lingers on long after one reads the last page.

Bruce

May 18, 2019

Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
M. Decker

May 14, 2019

Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
ellen

May 12, 2019

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Arletta Dawdy

May 24, 2019

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Paulette Mahurin has a unique talent for finding and furthering our understanding of intense human crises. IRMA’S ENDGAME resonates with an exceptional issue of personality changes in heart transplant patients when they manifest characteristics of their donors. This psychological thriller keeps the reader on pins and needles to see the resolution come about. Clues suggest various possibilities but the truth will out. When the surgeon’s prescriptions for contraindicated medications threaten patients’ lives until one dies, his first love sets out to determine where answers are to be found. The doctor is shunned, loses his practice as a world renown physician and endures many months of self-examination. Relationships evolve in curious ways as the donor’s husband and the recipient are drawn to one another in a unique friendship. Characters are finely detailed as they grow on the page. Unexpected answers ultimately appear as relationships shift and the murderer is determined in hr mental illness. The surgeon is exonerated and finds he will leave the field to follow his original dreams
.Mahurin weaves in historical events and trends from political crazes to environmental crises, from horrific threats to peace and reason to significant potential for changes. Mahurin’s medical background, familiarity with the court system and her love of dogs come through loud and clear. Thank you Paulette Mahurin for always shining the light on important issues.
LoveLit

May 10, 2019

Format: Paperback
Just Reading

May 9, 2019

Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
Oregongirl

April 28, 2019

Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
Heather Hansen

April 25, 2019

Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
A mysterious death and sensational headlines sends two families into chaos in this well crafted, well-written fast-paced medical/legal mystery. What starts out as an ordinary day for an attorney, Irma, is anything but when she sees the front page of the Los Angeles Times screaming that her ex has been charged with murder. Her ex is an international heart-transplant surgeon, Peter Dayton, with an unblemished record. When Irma sets out to help exonerate Peter, she elicits the help of two of her best friends: another attorney and a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. Through a road that leads to one dead end after another, Irma refuses to give up when Peter espouses his innocence. But when no other suspects show up on the horizon and Irma’s team starts to doubt Peter’s veracity, she is not deterred. Refusing to give up, it is in Irma’s search for the truth that she discovers that reality isn’t always what we “think” or “believe” it is. And in constructing solid data that would stand up in court, Irma discovers that sometimes you have to start with the unseen, an intuition and follow your gut despite all temptation not to. It is her faith in this unknown element of existence that Irma, along with her two friends, walk the path against resistance to find that the road to truth is filled with decoys and detours. And the answer she finds is not what she anticipated. Right to the end, we don’t know if Dayton did it. Were Irma’s efforts all in vain? Was she a puppet to some insane manipulation? Or was she onto something incredible? No spoilers here. This was a compelling, hard-to-put-down read. Entertaining and educating for I learned some amazing things about modern-day medicine regarding heart-transplant patients. Great read!
AMAZON U.K.
Helen Devries

27 May 2019

I have the author’s previous books, which portray matters of social interest in historical settings, and appreciate her style of writing, so was keen to see what a book in a different genre would bring forth.
I was not disappointed!
I had never heard of personality transfer in transplant cases, but as Irma the lawyer forges on in her attempt to save her first love, a distinguished heart surgeon, from accusations of murder, this proves to be, dare one say, at the heart of the matter, where a transplant case gives rise to personality change and the consequences which this has on famly and others….leading to murder.
Well drawn characters…the author is tops at showing rather than telling…..who bear you along with them as the story unfolds in a context which first of all appears to the layman to be incredible but which becomes all too real.
A great read.

25 May 2019

Not my usual read, but boy, was I glad I picked this one up.

It’s a roller coaster ride of emotions as we follow the lives of these well written and believable characters in this medical thriller. No, spoilers, but I’d highly recommend you get to know Irma and her ex, you won’t be disappointed.

Sapphire

23 May 2019

A very different and original plot. What stood out the most for me about this book was, aside from being well-written, it was a treasure trove of the characters’ personalities and emotions and how they were described in such a detailed way and to such a level to bring rise to questions to connections within ourselves.

The world-building of this story and the level of description is second to none and the storyline unfurls to reveal hidden branches, of which I won’t go into here as there has been enough been written about the plot in other reviews.
It leaves me to say that I really enjoyed this book and will be very interested to see what the author brings next.

Trypsin

16 May 2019

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8 May 2019

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From the pen of one of my favourite authors comes a rivetting thriller with explosive tension, heart break and excellent twists.
It’s hard to describe the enormous value of this book without giving away plot twists and some of the surprises that hit me so hard while reading this book.
Irma is a lawyer who takes on the seemingly hopeless case of her ex-boyfriend, a surgeon on trial. Set in the world of heart transplants the book touches on many deeper issues and philosophical questions related to organ donation.Woven into this are complex characters and strange personal developments between the characters that come together in a truly unbelievable denouement. Mahurin never lets up the tension and drama, pushes us to think about ethics and surprises us with facts and connections I never saw coming.Fast paced, engaging and thought-provoking, informative on a medical level and satisfying on an emotional level this is Mahurin at her best. While I perferred her historical novels in the past, I feel the medical thriller genre has found a new kid on the block to watch out for.
Highly recommended.
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jeanniell

29 avril 2019

What if the human heart was not just a mechanical pump in the body, an organ with purely physiological properties? What if it were something altogether more complex and mysterious?
When renowned transplant surgeon Peter Dayton removes the heart from the victim of a road traffic accident, Lexi Parkhouse, and transplants it into the dying body of Jeffrey Kincaide, a chain of events is set in motion with devastating consequences. In the sumptuous Bel Air mansion that is home to the wealthy Kincaide family, the couple’s previous domestic harmony turns sour as Jeffrey recuperates with his new heart. Initially overcome with gratitude at the miraculous intervention that saved her husband’s life, Amelia Kincaide, becomes increasingly disturbed by what she perceives as abnormal changes in him, changes that inspire suspicion and hatred. At the same time, Lexi’s grieving widower, Randolf Parkhouse, is struggling unsuccessfully to get over the loss of the woman he loved. In an attempt find solace, he starts to explore far-fetched, quasi-spiritual notions about communion with the dead, becoming gradually convinced that he is still somehow connected to his wife, whose presence lingers on earth through the heart which now beats in the chest of Randolf.
Unaware of all this, surgeon Peter Dayton continues to operate. He is a man who, on the surface, has everything–money, prestige, a brilliant career and international reputation–but, apart from his job and his affection for his dog, Bella, he is carrying out a meaningless existence in a loveless marriage, consumed by regret for the woman he loved and lost years ago through his own bad choices. Unknown to him, that woman, Irma Mullins, is about to enter his life once more when she opens a newspaper and reads that her former lover has been arrested on charges of killing one of his patients. ‘Involuntary manslaughter…’ Shocked to the core, Irma has no doubt as to her ex-lover’s innocence, and, convinced he is the victim of a vendetta, determines to clear his name.
What starts as a classic, suspenseful whodunnit gradually turns into something far more complex and multi-layered. Author Paulette Mahurin puts her characters under the microscope, scrutinising what is going on in their ‘hearts’ in the wider sense of the term, dissecting in forensic detail the way they live, their innermost feelings and passions, how their backgrounds have shaped their personalities, the motivations behind their behaviour and, more immediately, their reactions as events unfold with a frightening inevitability, sweeping them along like a flash flood. The tempestuous rumblings in their personal stories are eerily mirrored in what is happening on a planetary scale. Global political and economic upheaval, growing social divides in Western societies, the devastation raging in war torn countries, the apparent increase in extreme weather events–all these contribute to an ominous feeling that the world is off kilter, out of balance, chaotic. We sense that things are slipping beyond our control, our belief in the rational, the scientific, the provable, is shaken, our certainties over-turned. As Irma remarks, becoming more and more stressed by the agonising drag of the legal process and the seeming impossibility of altering its course, it is ‘like trying to mold pottery with over-wet material while in handcuffs.’ The tension builds as the characters react to the growing pressure (I found myself experiencing sympathetic stomach pains), with even those most convinced of Peter’s innocence, including himself, beginning to have doubts.
By crafting such detailed portraits of her characters and their growing emotional turmoil, Mahurin anchors her story in the real, the every-day, and is thus able to give credibility to the incredible, when at last Irma’s team begin to make progress, discovering a thread which, unbelievable as it may appear, offers a chance of building a solid case in Pete’s defence: ‘a small, barely visible thread that (leads) to a Sherman tank.’
It’s impossible to do justice to all the admirable qualities of this author’s latest work in a short review. Suffice it to say that that ‘Irma’s Endgame’ is one of those books which not only keeps us captivated until the last page, but also prompts us to ask questions about our own lives, the mistakes we make, the paths we choose and their validity, and our dimly perceived apprehension of the greater truth behind Hamlet’s words: ‘There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamed of in your philosophy.’
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This books mingles the factual story of Nelly Bly with fictionalised characters whose backstories are based on fact.

Investigative journalist Nelly Bly had her self committed to a mental institution in the 1880s in order to expose the mistreatment that was common practice. Using fictional characters, the story become more humanised, exploring the lot of both women in need of mental care and those who found themselves there because they were an inconvenience to someone with more power than them. You can’t help be moved by this story and by the support the inmates give each other in this bleak existence and oppressive cruelty.

 

 

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May 24, 2019

The author created in Helen the lessons we need to learn: life is worth living and that loving kindness conquers all hate.

 

 

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1 May 2019

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I find the subject of holocaust to be fascinating and depressing at the same time. Every time I read a book that covers holocaust, whether real or fiction, it leaves me drained for days. The Seven Year Dress is the story of a real survivor presented in a fictional form.

The story starts with a young girl looking for accommodation and meeting Helen Stein. She feels that the questions asked by Helen were very personal and though she feels uncomfortable, she ends up renting from Helen. The readers then find out more about Helen who was born and brought up Germany in 1930s. She grew with love from her family and seeing hatred on the streets. This book is her journey from being a young carefree girl to ending up in Auschwitz.

The author has done an impeccable job of painting the character of Helen. The character grew through the book from a young soul to that of an old soul through her experiences. Through the protagonist, the author has painted a picture of what life was like for the common people and the Jews in that period. What I liked the best about the book was the part in Auschwitz that portrays human bonds at its rawest form. The fact that there was hope and kindness in a camp like that is unnerving yet optimistic.

The author has also explored the idea that sexuality is a part of one’s identity with the backdrop of the war. On one hand, we see Helen’s rollercoaster journey taking her to places she couldn’t have imagined all the while growing into and accepting her sexuality irrespective of the situations that she was in. On the other hand, through her best friend we see the plight of a gay man during the Nazi reign.

The title of the book, which originally confused me in the beginning, comes from a dress that Max had gifted Helen. What that dress stood for and why it meant so much to Helen will be clear once you read the book and in turn help you understand the title. All in all, this was an interesting book to read. Depressing at times, this only goes to show how capable an author Paulette Mahurin is, it is a heavy book that needs to be given time and attention.

 

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Edith

May 08, 2019 Edith***** rated it it was amazing
Outstanding novel, well written and emotions stirred to release a tear here and there

 

DOGS RESCUED FROM KILL SHELTERS

 

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Sunny Kennel ID# 19-20350 was adopted then returned. He has just been rescued by a great rescue group, Paws 4 Life. All we have is his kennel photo; his kennel information was deleted.

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my review of ☞ IRMA’S ENDGAME by PAULETTE MAHURIN

Thank you Maria Catalina Egan for this great review of my book. ❤

❧Defining Ways❧

This book delivers at so many levels. The prose entices with a harmony that is both beautiful and unique to this writer’s voice (Paulette Mahurin) ; ‘The door to her closed heart had been kicked open.’ I could share so many powerful phrases like that one, and thus Irma’s Endgame Kicks open the reader’s curiosity and anticipation.

I don’t like to review with spoilers and that is a hard thing to do with this multifaceted storyline in which one explores dynamics in unique relationships. The kind of encounters that fate thrust upon people with no warning or expectation.

As the characters suffer, as a reader I felt their pain. When they found light, I did as well. I cannot stop thinking of so many aspects in the storyline.

I took a four-hour train ride after I finished the book and found myself talking to a fellow…

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Review: Irma’s Endgame by Paulette Mahurin — writerchristophfischer

From the pen of one of my favourite authors comes a rivetting thriller with explosive tension, heart break and excellent twists. It’s hard to describe the enormous value of this book without giving away plot twists and some of the surprises that hit me so hard while reading this book. Irma is a lawyer who […]

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What are readers saying about Irma’s Endgame

It’s always a nerve-racking time for an author when a new book is released. A few reviews are in for my new book,  Irma’s Endgame, and I’m happy to say the responses are favorable. With all my profits going to help get dogs out of kill shelters, I am especially invested in promoting my books to help achieve freedom for as many dogs as possible. Not an easy feat when two are freed and three dumped into the shelters. The demand far outweighs the resources. This is not just with dogs in kill shelters but so many others (animals and humans) in dire need of helping assistance. One simple act change change a life. And so it is with this intent, I share my blog posts, promote my books, and brave my self-consciousness. Amazon promotes books based on sales and number of reviews. I humbly and wholeheartedly ask you, my cyber family, if you have purchased, read, and liked, any of my books could you please post a review? And if you have the time, interest, and comfort could you help spread the word that you have an author friend who writes books that helps free dogs from kill shelters. To all who have already purchased one of my books, written a review, or helped spread the word I humbly thank you. To date we’ve collectively helped free 2,192 dogs. All before and after photos of these dogs have been featured on my blog site.

 

IRMA’S ENDGAME

 

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29 April 2019

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What if the human heart was not just a mechanical pump in the body, an organ with purely physiological properties? What if it were something altogether more complex and mysterious?
When renowned transplant surgeon Peter Dayton removes the heart from the victim of a road traffic accident, Lexi Parkhouse, and transplants it into the dying body of Jeffrey Kincaide, a chain of events is set in motion with devastating consequences. In the sumptuous Bel Air mansion that is home to the wealthy Kincaide family, the couple’s previous domestic harmony turns sour as Jeffrey recuperates with his new heart. Initially overcome with gratitude at the miraculous intervention that saved her husband’s life, Amelia Kincaide, becomes increasingly disturbed by what she perceives as abnormal changes in him, changes that inspire suspicion and hatred. At the same time, Lexi’s grieving widower, Randolf Parkhouse, is struggling unsuccessfully to get over the loss of the woman he loved. In an attempt find solace, he starts to explore far-fetched, quasi-spiritual notions about communion with the dead, becoming gradually convinced that he is still somehow connected to his wife, whose presence lingers on earth through the heart which now beats in the chest of Randolf.
Unaware of all this, surgeon Peter Dayton continues to operate. He is a man who, on the surface, has everything–money, prestige, a brilliant career and international reputation–but, apart from his job and his affection for his dog, Bella, he is carrying out a meaningless existence in a loveless marriage, consumed by regret for the woman he loved and lost years ago through his own bad choices. Unknown to him, that woman, Irma Mullins, is about to enter his life once more when she opens a newspaper and reads that her former lover has been arrested on charges of killing one of his patients. ‘Involuntary manslaughter…’ Shocked to the core, Irma has no doubt as to her ex-lover’s innocence, and, convinced he is the victim of a vendetta, determines to clear his name.
What starts as a classic, suspenseful whodunnit gradually turns into something far more complex and multi-layered. Author Paulette Mahurin puts her characters under the microscope, scrutinising what is going on in their ‘hearts’ in the wider sense of the term, dissecting in forensic detail the way they live, their innermost feelings and passions, how their backgrounds have shaped their personalities, the motivations behind their behaviour and, more immediately, their reactions as events unfold with a frightening inevitability, sweeping them along like a flash flood. The tempestuous rumblings in their personal stories are eerily mirrored in what is happening on a planetary scale. Global political and economic upheaval, growing social divides in Western societies, the devastation raging in war torn countries, the apparent increase in extreme weather events–all these contribute to an ominous feeling that the world is off kilter, out of balance, chaotic. We sense that things are slipping beyond our control, our belief in the rational, the scientific, the provable, is shaken, our certainties over-turned. As Irma remarks, becoming more and more stressed by the agonising drag of the legal process and the seeming impossibility of altering its course, it is ‘like trying to mold pottery with over-wet material while in handcuffs.’ The tension builds as the characters react to the growing pressure (I found myself experiencing sympathetic stomach pains), with even those most convinced of Peter’s innocence, including himself, beginning to have doubts.
By crafting such detailed portraits of her characters and their growing emotional turmoil, Mahurin anchors her story in the real, the every-day, and is thus able to give credibility to the incredible, when at last Irma’s team begin to make progress, discovering a thread which, unbelievable as it may appear, offers a chance of building a solid case in Pete’s defence: ‘a small, barely visible thread that (leads) to a Sherman tank.’
It’s impossible to do justice to all the admirable qualities of this author’s latest work in a short review. Suffice it to say that that ‘Irma’s Endgame’ is one of those books which not only keeps us captivated until the last page, but also prompts us to ask questions about our own lives, the mistakes we make, the paths we choose and their validity, and our dimly perceived apprehension of the greater truth behind Hamlet’s words: ‘There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamed of in your philosophy.’

 

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210 dogs rescued from kill shelters

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 Eddie, Rufus, Prince Phillip, Dominic, Amelia, Max, Nathan, Gretchen, Princess, Kennedy, Milo, Gary, Momma Raya & 3 puppies, Austin, Apache, NASA, bonded male chi & 3 female terriers, Jeremy, Azarta, Troy, Lenny, Mango, Fig, Cromwell, Sammy, Nigel, Alford, Scamp, DaisyMae, Paul, Atticus, Grant, bonded cocker spaniel siblings, Rootbeer, Bee Bee, Ariel, Ashley, Anya, Rosie, Adriana, Hogan, Daphne, Guera, Betsy, Cooper, Blue Bell, and bonded brothers Bear & Lucas (see photos below) out of kill shelters. So far in 2019 210 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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My books have been ranked in the top 100 best sellers on Amazon U.S. in their categories (historical fiction, teen and young adult, and literary fiction).  What an honor to be ranked #87  LITERARY FICTION BEST SELLER next to Paulo Coelho; incredible author of The Alchemist and The Pilgrimage.
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Anna R

April 24, 2019

A totally original plot with some really well-drawn characters that had me from the start. It was such an original theme for a mystery that it made every twist and turn completely engrossing, and there were dogs too! Will read more.

April 23, 2019

I’ve been a fan of Paulette Mahurin’s writing for quite some time now and to me, she has long become one of the authors whose books I’ll one-click as soon as she announces a new release. What I also greatly admire is Ms. Mahurin’s ability to write in different genres – historical fiction, literary fiction and now, cozy mystery. No matter which genre she chooses, she never fails to deliver a strong, well-constructed plot, memorable and relatable characters, bring to life important social issues, and involve the reader on an emotional level. That was precisely the case with “Irma’s Endgame.”
A lawyer who takes pride in standing up for what is right, Irma is stunned to learn that her former college sweetheart – now a successful heart-transplant surgeon – is accused of criminal negligence and involuntary manslaughter. She promises herself to get to the bottom of this and soon an investigation begins to unravel, bringing to light more and more curious details concerning one of the heart-transplant patients, his odd personality changes, and his wife’s strange comments following the surgery.
What I enjoyed the most about this story was how complex the characters were and how easy for me as a reader it was to relate to their struggles. Peter’s perfectionism and obsession with work, which conceals deeply-buried personal struggles; Amelia’s childhood demons still haunting her to this day and influencing her irrational and hate-driven decisions; Irma’s struggling to balance the investigation and her feelings towards Peter, and many more. Peter’s relationship with his wife and his in-laws was particularly well-delivered and I sympathized with him on so many levels, wishing for him to not only clear his name but to free himself from that world that was causing him so much distress and misery.
Another intriguing aspect of this story was the fact that despite it being fiction, the idea of it is based on real medically-related cases, and this certainly made reading it even more enjoyable for me. A wonderful read, as always! Highly recommended!
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Sherrie Hansen

April 14, 2019

This is one of those books that left such a lasting impression on me that I will never forget it. Author Paulette Mahurin has done an excellent job of balancing the heartbreak and injustice of young Oscar’s life as a slave with an abusive master with hope, inspiration, and an enduring belief that there are good, helpful people in the world who love and are willing to sacrifice their own safety for others, no matter what color their skin. The cast of supporting characters is wonderfully drawn – some truly despicable and evil, and some, lovely, kind-hearted souls who touch Oscar’s life, giving him an important gift or life lesson that helps him grow up and survive even amidst the dangerous circumstances and horrific backdrop of the life he was born to. I highly recommend “The Day I Saw the Hummingbird.”
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Joey

15 April 2019

I have loved Mahurin’s novels for a long time and when I realised this was one I hadn’t read, I had to rectify that. The story of a slave finding his freedom through danger and peril and in the midst of the civil war. Looking back on his journey and all that he learnt, all that he lost. The story is both heartbreaking and uplifting. You find yourself rooting for Oscar and his family, and your heart breaks when so many are lost. A look back at a history that should never be forgotten and a beautifully written book that shows you why. As always with Mahurin, you find yourself drawn into the pages and lose all sense of time because you want to finish what you’ve started. An amazing story that needed to be told. Highly recommended!
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Susan

April 18, 2019

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Paulette Mahurin’s book, A Different Kind of Angel does an incredible job of weaving the true history of horrendous crimes committed against Russian Jews as they were driven out of the Kiev, and the horrors of the Blackwell Island Insane Asylum in New York that Nellie Bly exposed in her 1887 article on the subject. The story draws you into the life of Klara, a Russian Jew who has emigrated to the United States after losing her family due to the hatred of Jews in her home country. Unable to speak English, she arrives in New York. After being robbed and mistaken by the police to be a prostitute, she is thought to be mentally ill. Without being able to communicate the crime she has just experienced, she becomes further victimized by the courts as she is sent to Blackwell’ institution for the mentally insane. This compelling story draws you into the day to day horror her life has become. She and others are subjected to physical and emotional abuse from staff. Despite the horrific conditions and cruelty both the mentally ill and unjustly confined women endured, the message of the story is optimistic and empowering, as the human spirit struggles to form emotional bonds with others in an attempt to survive seemingly impossible conditions. The unexpected angel for these women is journalist Nellie Bly, who is on a ten-day assignment to infiltrate the asylum and uncover rumors of mistreatment. The author expertly weaves fact and fiction into this well written novel. It provides a glimpse into a dark moment in American history, leaving the reader thankful for the ever-developing treatment for mental health issues today. This is a definite MUST read.
Brian Bigelow

April 14, 2019

Excellent book! It’s amazing the experiences written about.
I couldn’t imagine being sentenced to an insane asylum as they existed at the time. It didn’t take much either. I’m so very glad that system was eliminated.
Jennifer N. Adams

April 11, 2019

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B. J. Tiernan

April 8, 2019

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Lucy Alice

16 April 2019

I’ve always been really interested in Nellie Bly’s story, and while this book isn’t HER story, she features in it and this is the story of someone whose life was affected by what she did. While a fictional tale, it does a great job of telling the story as it would have been for real people, which is really quite scary to think about. Mahurin does a great job of drawing the reader into the story and setting the stage for the horrible abuses without being graphic in its descriptions. It’s a very good introduction to how one person can change the world for others.
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Cathy A

April 13, 2019

This character and her story touched my heart as no book has in a long time. Helen is a positive light in a sad time in history. This author brought all the people in this book to life in a way that I felt I knew them.
Mrs. Sharon Walley

April 7, 2019

Great book, heartbreaking story. Couldn’t put it down. Read it in one day. Will make you think and wonder how humans could do to other humans what was done to the Jews and other prisoners in death camps. Astounding.

DOGS RESCUED FROM KILL SHELTERS

 

 

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Bonded cocker spaniel siblings rescued together.

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Bonded cocker spaniel siblings rescued together.

 

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Lucas rescued with bonded brother Bear

 

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Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore, New Book on the Shelves #Crime #Thriller – Irma’s Endgame by Paulette Mahurin

Thank you Sally Cronin for featuring my new book, Irma’s Endgame, at your great site. ❤️🐾

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Delighted to share the news of the latest book by Paulette Mahurin – Irma’s Endgame…a crime thriller….

As with all Paulette’s books, profits from will go to rescue dogs from kill shelters.

About Irma’s Endgame.

When newspaper headlines screamed in large bold print that one of the world’s leading heart-transplant surgeons, Peter Dayton, was arrested for the death of one of his transplant patients, shock waves were felt around the world. Particularly impacted was an attorney, Irma Mullins, who found it inconceivable that the man she once loved could have committed the heinous act for which he had been arrested. Determined to find out what happened, she embarks on a course of action to uncover the truth. But when all paths lead to one dead-end after another, and Dayton continues to maintain his innocence, she detours.

Through desperation, frustration, fear, and determination she grasps at thin threads for anything that might uncover facts to…

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INTRODUCING IRMA’S ENDGAME

Dear Family & Friends,
I am happy to announce the release of my latest novel, Irma’s Endgame.
To date profits from my books have helped free 2,177 dogs from kill shelters. All before and after photos are on my blogsite. I’ve been very fortunate that my books have been selling and that dogs are benefitting. To each and every one of you who has purchased a book, wrote a review, or helped spread the word, a heartfelt thank you. You have made it possible for me to help all these dogs.
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IRMA’S ENDGAME SYNOPSIS
When newspaper headlines screamed in large bold print that one of the world’s leading heart-transplant surgeons, Peter Dayton, was arrested for the death of one of his transplant patients, shock waves were felt around the world. Particularly impacted was an attorney, Irma Mullins, who found it inconceivable that the man she once loved could have committed the heinous act for which he had been arrested. Determined to find out what happened, she embarks on a course of action to uncover the truth. But when all paths lead to one dead-end after another, and Dayton continues to maintain his innocence, she detours. Through desperation, frustration, fear, and determination she grasps at thin threads for anything that might uncover facts to help exonerate Dayton. What she ultimately discovers is both shocking and unbelievable. Written by the award-winning, international best-selling author, Paulette Mahurin, Irma’s Endgame is a story of friendship and loyalty, of betrayal and revenge, of mystery and discovery, of enmity and love. It is a narrative that shakes the very core of the scientific ground we all walk on and proves that what we think is real is not always solid terrain. This is a novel that will be remembered long after the last page is finished.
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For any of you who purchase a book, could I please humbly ask you take a minute afterward to write a review. Amazon promotes books based on sales and reviews. And every book I sell goes to help a dog.
Love,
Paulette
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To Live Out Loud for Sale at Amazon.com

To my U.S. readers. To Live Out Loud kindle book is on sale for 99 cents through Tuesday April 9.

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An innocent Jewish military officer, Alfred Dreyfus, was unjustly sentenced to life imprisonment on a desolate island. The news that could exonerate him was leaked to the press, but was suppressed by the military. Anyone who sought to reopen the Dreyfus court-martial became victimized and persecuted and was considered an enemy of the state.

Emile Zola, a popular journalist determined to bring the truth to light, undertook the challenge to publicly expose the facts surrounding the military cover-up. This is the story of Zola’s battle to help Alfred Dreyfus reclaim his freedom and clear his name. Up against anti-Semitism, military resistance, and opposition from the Church in France, Zola committed his life to fighting for justice. But was it worth all the costs to him, to those around him, and to France?

 

 

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Also free on KU at all Amazon sites.

 

All profits from all my books go to help rescue dogs from kill shelters.

 

 

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104 Dogs rescued from kill shelters

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 Victoria, Tyler, Lola, Romeo, another Tyler, Payne, Osiris, Tebow, Champ, Brantley, Scout, Bailey, Belvedere, Helena, Primrose, Rocky, Brooke, McCoy, Bianca, Gee Gee, Nicholas, Alexander, Jonas, bonded elderly siblings Lady & Dutchess, bonded siblings Ivy & Iris, Gertie, Rocky, Kobe, Ally, Riley, elderly Sheldon, Baby, Courtney, Cosello, Tommy, Juno, Draco, bonded siblings Monticello & Fremont, Cupid, Addison, bonded siblings Brandon & Brooklyn, Negra and Jackson, bonded puppy siblings Bella & Beatrice, Beethoven, Titus, Cannoli, Dirt (see photos below) out of kill shelters. So far in 2019 104 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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My books have been ranked in the top 100 best sellers on Amazon U.S. in their categories (historical fiction, teen and young adult, and literary fiction).  What an honor to be ranked #87  LITERARY FICTION BEST SELLER next to Paulo Coelho; incredible author of The Alchemist and The Pilgrimage.
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Amazon Australia ranked my book NUMBER ONE in all it’s categories: Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction & Teen and Young Adult and is #3 best seller in the entire kindle bookstore.
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RECENT REVIEWS FOR A DIFFERENT KIND OF ANGEL
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S. Schinder

February 8, 2019

This heart wrenching piece exposing a critical piece of not only American but world history is lyrically written and speaks to the soul. All you feminists, human rights activists, humans in general, this read is for you! Composed beautifully. A+
Maria

February 8, 2019

A harrowing and riveting portrayal of Jewish refugee from the Russian pogroms of 1881. Klara Gelfman’s loses her father during her voyage to New York. Alone and with little English she is mugged and accused of being a prostitute she lands in Blackwell Island Lunatic Asylum. In the asylum for five long years she exposed to the worse and the best of the human condition.

It is a heart-wrenching to read about the horrid, inhumane and violent treatment of the patients in Blackwell. However, it is also a testimony of the strength of the human spirit to rise, survive and find strength in one another.

Paulette Mahurin did an amazing job in capturing the history Blackwell Island. The story is richly researched, well-written, emotive, inspirational, and unforgettable. I highly recommend this book!

Josephine Clinquant Bird

February 6, 2019

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It is not difficult to be horrified by the level of cruelty that humans will inflict on one another, especially where prejudice and power are involved. There is much in this book that tells of the trauma, the emotional and physical scarring, and the horrors experienced by the victims of such torture experienced not only by those who survived the government pogroms against the Jews in late 19th century Russia, but also by those exposed to the depths of degradation meted out to those who found themselves inside the cruel, cold walls of the notorious Blackwell’s Island Insane Asylum in New York.

Based on the true story of Nellie Bly’s infiltration of the asylum and subsequent exposure of the abuses and brutality that occurred there, and on the experiences of many who fled Russia in the hope of making a new life in America, ‘A Different Kind of Angel’ tells the stories of Klara Gelfman and the other women she meets inside that institution.

The book certainly has its dark moments, but it also gives emphasis to the resilience and kindness of people like Klara and her friends Catherine and Nellie. These women are inspirational in their ability to rise above the pain and muck time and time again, reminders to us all of the power of encouragement and kindness in the face of hostility and fear.

Mahurin tells a compelling story. The characters are strongly drawn, and the depictions of the various behaviours of the inmates of the asylum are vivid and, one suspects, based on careful study and research. At no time is the narrative insensitive to the plight of the insane, nor to the individual qualitiies of each woman and her mental illness. The reader has a strong sense of how their lives and conditions could be vastly different given proper care, nutrition and some kindness, and feels deeply grateful to the few souls who showed these women as much compassion as they were able to.

Overall, the story is more encouraging than depressing, and most enlightening. Despite the darkness, the message of the story is positive and empowering, especially for those enduring some kind of misery or darkness in their own lives.

 

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L L

27 February 2019

I read this book, attached to the historical aspect around the upheaval in Russia and the persecution of Jews in the years around 1887. I can only add to all the other reviews that this is a brilliantly, beautifully written story that is both tough and ugly to wrap your head around, but also a heartwarming ‘testimony’ to the resilience of anyone victimised Love can work wonders even under the saddest, most horrific circumstances! If you are not sure about this book – just read it. It is quite simply marvellous.
Sharon

2 February 2019

The suffering that 20 year old Klara Gelfman endured at the hands of those who believed they were superior, is a reminder that no man is better than his neighbour. But where there is hardship and evil, there is always compassion and light – and this book expresses both. Very hard to read in places, heart wrenching and emotional, but it is extremely well written and well researched. I shall be reading more from this author.

 

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Gweniver

February 28, 2019

The title kind of reveals the story , foreshadowing what is going to happen; this makes the novel extremely transparent in its intentions. This is a book about a journey, more than an outcome. It’s about both rebirth and death. It’s also realistically written and heartfelt, although you’ll want to tear your hair out reading about the misfortunes that just seem to pile up on our protagonists.
Mei

February 22, 2019

Although the ending is sad, the story has an optimistic tone. Sarah has gone through a lot at a young age, but she sees the bright side of life. Despite of her own condition, she reaches out to love and to help another person like her. It is painful to read through the details of Sarah and Ben feeling ill and getting treatments, but the sadness can be offset by their love and Sarah’s cheerfulness. Other than the cancer, the two also have to deal with family issues, just like everyone else. A story makes you smile and cry.
M. Decker

February 2, 2019

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Kate

January 31, 2019

This was a bittersweet read. With the challenge of losing a loved one to cancer, this story follows the journey of two people who fall in love and work through the pain and grief alongside their dysfunctional families. There was a lot of reality and truth in this story, and a lot that the reader can take home. I recommend to anyone who likes to read realistic and heartwarming reads.
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Laurel Ingram

8 February 2019

The atrocities what happened in Germany told by Helen are so descriptive and you actually feel her pain and suffering, I would recommend this book to e everyone to remind them and never ever forget what happened !
GOODREADS

Dean

Feb 26, 2019 Dean rated it really liked it ****
Everything can be taken from a man but one thing:
the last of human freedoms-to choose one’s attitude in any
given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.
Victor E. Frankl
The story of Helen Stein, a young beautiful teenager and his family, has left me drained and flabbergasted..
A jewish family that went through the fiery ordeal of the holocaust in nazi Germany!!
All her family murdered by the nazis..Helen and his brother must hide..
The SS brutaly murdered his parents and an elder brother by the evacuation of his house!!
And for a few years they find a hideout in an uninhabited farmhouse!!
But soon they will be discovered and then sent in cattle waggons by train to Auschwitz the death camp with his gas chamber!!

Her spirit unbroken..
She demonstrate the power of resilience and perserverance in this hell!!!
After being raped and humiliated again and again, she remembers what her father told her:
To be and stay alive it’s whats matter..

Even in Auschwitz facing the ugly grimace of evil, she finds comfort and friendship in Ester and others..
Sacrificing themselves they give her love and dignity!!!

Many years latter, she has survived and found a new beginning in the Staaten..
The tatoos with numbers on her arm are not the only scars she has to bear!!
With much tears she tells a young woman about the destiny of her family in Germany!!
She lived to tell her story..

Paulette Mahurin has written a powerful book, showing us the atrocities commited by the nazis, and the devastating meaning of the Holocaust for the jewish community in Europa!!

..”There was nothing that told me about Helen or her past, with one exception, but I had no idea what it meant.
It was a faded piece of material in a glass-covered frame that sat on the end table. The tattered swatch of dimly colored blue cotton had a floral print.
Little swirls of lighter shades outlined the design of the stained material.
My eyes went to a plaque attached to the bottom of the frame that read, “Nothing Lasts”.
I couldn’t help wondering,
What is this old fabric?
And what caused the rust-colored stains splattered on it that looks like blood?”..
Read the book, and you will know!!!

Dean;)

DOGS RESCUED FROM KILL SHELTERS
Victoria 1 rescued Screen Shot 2019-02-01 at 7.26.04 AM
Victoria has been rescued
Victoria 1 freedom
Victoria’s freedom photo
Tyler 3 rescued Screen Shot 2019-02-01 at 7.32.23 AM
Tyler’s been rescued
Tyler 3 freedom
Tyler’s freedom photo
Lola 4 rescued Screen Shot 2019-02-01 at 7.39.42 AM
Lola has been rescued
Lola 4 freedom
Lola’s freedom photo
Romeo 3 rescued 2019-02-02 at 7.16.29 AM
Romeo’s been rescued
Romeo 3 freedom
Romeo’s freedom photo
Tyler 4 rescued Screen Shot 2019-02-02 at 1.34.32 PM
Tyler has been rescued
Tyler 4 freedom
Tyler’s freedom photo
Payne rescued Screen Shot 2019-02-04 at 8.23.17 AM
Payne has been rescued
Payne freedom
Payne’s freedom photo
Osiris rescued Screen Shot 2019-02-04 at 8.30.55 AM
Osiris has been rescued