599 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 siblings Dookie & Wikket, Grover, Petra, Recco, Chance, Sir Lionel, Jacoby, bonded elderly pair Bella & Snowball, Toby, Janey, Mickey, Luna, Griffin, Crockett, Fresno, Calvin, Fifi, Barbie, Derek, Buffy, (see photos below) out of kill shelters. So far in 2017 we’ve helped free 599 dogs. In 2016, 250 dogs were freed. In 2015, 148 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 continue to be 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 FICTIONBEST 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 the top 10 best seller list in Literary Fiction and  Historical Fiction categories:
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REVIEWS FOR THE SEVEN YEAR DRESS
AMAZON U.S.
on July 1, 2017
A woman’s incredibly harrowing journey throughout immense tragedy and survival during the political turmoil that lead-up to the Holocaust. Definitely a must read for anyone.
AMAZON CANADA

Paulette Mahurin is one of my favourite authors.  Her books are always well-researched and well-written.  The Seven Year Dress is no exception.  Helen Stein was just a teenager when Hitler came to power in Berlin.  Her family was Jewish.  Her best friend, Max, was homosexual.  Before long both would have their families torn apart and their lives in extreme danger.  This is Helen’s story.

Myra is a young nursing student at UCLA looking to rent a room near the hospital.  She is struggling with her Jewishness.  She moves in with Helen.  One night, upset by her experience in the emergency room where a gunshot patient died, Helen offers her the opportunity to talk.  The tables turn, and, over a fresh pot of tea, Helen begins the story of her terrifying experiences in Germany when her family became separated — years she and her brother spent in hiding, unspeakable indignities she suffered after she was captured, special friendships she made amidst the terror in Auschwitz, all making up the story of the patch of fabric she has kept from the dress she wore for seven years.

This is not an easy book to read although it is superbly written and beautifully woven together.  There is a great deal of information about the holocaust and we may think that we have heard it all but it is an amazing revelation to have a personal story, albeit fictionalized, told in the first person.  Helen shares not only the dehumanizing elements of the concentration camp experience but the tender kindnesses she observed during her time there.  This is a timeless story of real events that should never be forgotten.  It won’t take you long to read because you won’t be able to put it down.

AMAZON U.K.
on 9 July 2017

Some subjects are difficult to read about, and the Holocaust is surely foremost among them. Yet it’s important that they aren’t forgotten and so someone has to take on the challenge of writing about them. In The Seven Year Dress, Paulette Mahurin has risen to that challenge.

Based upon a true story, the book tells the story of Helen, a Jewish girl from Berlin, as she struggles to survive in the run up to the Second World War and through the war itself. As her friends and family fall victim, one by one, to the evil of the Third Reich, Helen’s struggle for survival becomes desperate as she faces the horrors of hiding and, eventually, imprisonment in Auschwitz.

The book is beautifully written and Helen, the main character, felt very real. Much of the action (if you can describe it the plethora of beatings and executions as that) was described sparingly so that I felt disengaged from the action, and for me that was a good thing, although Helen came across plenty of good people in her journey through horror.

Despite its positive ending, I can’t, in all honesty, say I enjoyed The Seven Year Dress, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a good book. I strongly recommend it, if you’re prepared for the challenges of the subject matter.

on 4 July 2017
The book started slowly, but once the main character, Helen’s, story began to unfold i found the book difficult to put down.
DOGS RESCUED FROM KILL SHELTERS
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Siblings Dookie & Wikket have been rescued together.
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Wikket’s freedom photo
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Dookie’s freedom photo

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Grover has been rescued

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Grover’s freedom photo. I was unable to download.

 

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Grover’s freedom ride

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Petra’s been rescued

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Petra’s freedom photo

 

PETRA 2

Petra after vet check

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Petra’s freedom ride

 

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Recco has been rescied

 

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Recco’s freedom photo

 

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Recco with new mom

 

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Recco home sweet home with new family.

 

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Chance has been rescued. They shelter guess his age to be around 18 years old.

 

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Chance’s freedom walk

 

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Chance’s freedom photo. What a happy senior boy.

 

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Sir Lionel the elder has been rescued

 

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Sir Lionel the elder’s freedom photo

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Jacoby has been rescued

 

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Jacoby’s freedom photo

 

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Bella  (right) & Snowball (left) bonded pair rescued together. Here’s the caption on the networking photo from friends of the shelter they were brought to: “If there ever was a sad story of two bonded siblings surrendered to the Carson Animal Shelter, then it has to be about Bella and Snowball. On Saturday, their family removed their collars and leashes and told the shelter staff, they just didn’t have time to care for the dogs. A volunteer standing by watched the heartbreaking moment. This will be the saddest thing you see today or maybe all week, and it will be hard to get out of your mind…. SNOWBALL is missing an eye and the one he has doesn’t look great. His big sister BELLA takes care of him.”

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Snowball & Bella’s freedom photo
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Snowball & Bella’s freedom ride. The man in the photo captioned this with:

“Ever wonder if when people say “bonded pair” they are truly bonded? Ok Snowball and Bella had been separated for like 10 minutes lol and he was screaming. I freaked out because I thought he was in pain. When I got Bella to the car she knew exactly what to do. Just look at his smile. Snowball (Chihuahua) is completely blind. His comfort is Bella. She is his eyes, heart & protector. This pair was made for each other. Such a beautifully bonded pair. Carson shelter survivors ❤️”

 

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Snowball with new mom

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Bella with new mom

 

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Bella & Snowball getting love in new backyard

 

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Bella & Snowball safe and comfortable in new home sweet home

 

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Toby (named by his rescue) has been rescued.

 

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Toby’s freedom photo

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Janey has been rescued

 

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Janey’s freedom photo

 

 

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Mickey has been rescued

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Mickey’s freedom photo to the right. The Sunny Saints St. Bernard Rescue changed her name to Destiny.

 

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Mickey now Destiny’s freedom photo, better view.

 

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Luna senior girl has been rescued

 

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Luna’s freedom photo

 

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Griffin has been rescued
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Griffin’s freedom photo
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Griffin’s smiling thank you for saving my life
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Crockett has been rescued

 

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Crockett’s freedom photo

 

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Fresno has been rescued

 

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Fresno’s freedom photo

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Calvin has been rescued

 

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Calvin’s freedom photo

 

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Fifi has been rescued

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Fifi’s freedom photo

 

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Barbie has been rescued

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Barbie’s freedom photos

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Barbie relaxing into her freedom

 

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Derek has been freed

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Derek’s freedom photo

 

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Buffy’s been rescued

 

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Buffy’s freedom photo

 

 

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Buffy giving a big thank you kiss to new family

 

 

 

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Review of To Live Out Loud by Rabid Reader’s Review

A heartfelt thank you to Rabid Reader’s Review for this post on my book To Live Out Loud: http://www.rabidreaders.com/2017/07/12/live-loud-novel-paulette-mahurin/

 

To Live Out Loud: A Novel by Paulette Mahurin

Publication Date: July 28, 2015

 

To Live out Loud by Paulette Mahurin, historical fiction book review by Rabid Reader's ReviewsIn 1894 Captain Richard Dreyfus, a French Artillery Officer was convicted of treason for passing military secrets to the Germans. Dreyfus was sent to Devil’s Island in French Guiana to live out his sentence. When a few years later evidence that Dreyfus was innocent was discovered, the French military did everything they could to suppress the information. French journalist, Emile Zola, ran with the story of the gross injustice in the periodical J’Accuse and became a target of those looking to keep the story under wraps and Dreyfus incarcerated. To Live Out Loud is the story of this historic case and Zola’s coverage of it and the ultimate pursuit of justice at all costs.

 

The author sent a copy of this novel in exchange for my review.

In fiction there are absolutes. Good vs. Evil is a simple concept. To Live Out Loud takes a true injustice that happened to a real person and simplifies it to its base qualities for an introduction to an audience that may never have learned about the Dreyfus Affair in their primary-level, history class. In a truth being stranger than fiction sense, Mahurin takes the facts of the case and lays them out in an easy-to-follow format with the ultimate result being more of Zola’s involvement in the case and his ploy to free the falsely convicted captain.

Mahurin’s writing style is very direct. Her simplistic style allows her to tell a complete and very complicated story in a scant 178 pages. Fiction allows leeway for human motivations and conclusions, but while Mahurin does add her own take on Zola’s motivations, she sticks fairly close to the generally accepted narrative. Mahruin’s word picture of the environment of antisemitism and no holds barred suppression of those that knew the truth, is both awful and factual. Historically speaking, the Dreyfus Affair was an intricate and insidious conspiracy. What Zola did, he did to bring the case to light despite those desperately trying to keep it under wraps to force the government to do the just thing through public exposure. People suspect today that his ultimate passing as a consequence of involvement, though experts consider that unlikely despite the multiple attempts made on his life during the height of his fervent involvement in Captain Dreyfus’ case.

I was familiar with the Dreyfus Affair before reading To Live Out Loud. As someone interested in history, I appreciated the picture that Mahurin gives us of Europe at the time. There’s an electricity of fear and suspicion in the people. It was believed that Dreyfus would be a traitor because he was a Jew. There were those that thought even after he was exonerated that his conviction was ultimately for the good of the country and not for the self-interest of those that sought to suppress the truth.

Mahruin’s writing is elegant in its direct simplicity. Taking the fictional route she draws readers into a historical fiction roller coaster and takes them on a straightforward route from A-Z which, I think, will inspire many readers to research the case further. Mahurin has a track record in her fiction of shining a light on the attitudes and atrocities of the past, humanizing the subject for the readers and serving as a cautionary tale without preaching to them. To Live Out Loud is well edited and a read that some will find too quick.

To Live Out Loud is an outstanding work of historical fiction and a must-read for everyone, especially those interested in the history of human rights violations. Pick it up today.

Read an excerpt and buy To Live Out Loud: A Novel by Paulette Mahurin on

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The Seven Year Dress by Paulette Mahurin

A heartfelt thank you to mysmsbooks for this beautifully written review. I hope my cyber friends will have a stop by to this most generous blogger who features many authors.

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Paulette Mahurin is one of my favourite authors.  Her books are always well-researched and well-written.  The Seven Year Dress is no exception.  Helen Stein was just a teenager when Hitler came to power in Berlin.  Her family was Jewish.  Her best friend, Max, was homosexual.  Before long both would have their families torn apart and their lives in extreme danger.  This is Helen’s story.

Myra is a young nursing student at UCLA looking to rent a room near the hospital.  She is struggling with her Jewishness.  She moves in with Helen.  One night, upset by her experience in the emergency room where a gunshot patient died, Helen offers her the opportunity to talk.  The tables turn, and, over a fresh pot of tea, Helen begins the story of her terrifying experiences in Germany when her family became separated — years she and her brother spent in hiding, unspeakable indignities…

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577 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 JT, Big Boy Petra, Diamond, Akira, Janey, Campbell, Niner, BFFs Rachel & Betty, Roscoe, Suede, Aubrey, Norman, Attalia, Husdon, Katana, Bradford, Cubby, Hubert, Luke Skywalker, and Wayne (see photos below) out of kill shelters. So far in 2017 we’ve helped free 577 dogs. In 2016, 250 dogs were freed. In 2015, 148 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 continue to be 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 FICTIONBEST 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 the top 20 best seller list in Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction, and Teen & Young Adult categories:
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AMAZON U.S.
on June 28, 2017
Every time I read a book about survivors of the death camps created by the Nazis I am in awe of how they survived and, in return helped others make it through the horrors of all those years. Growing up after what transpired it scares me to know that people are still being tortured for their differences. We have learned very little from those years in what Nazis were able to spread their evil and murder innocent men, women and children.
Helen’s story is one of the most explicit when it came down to her description of the hell she went to and the miraculous strength needed to survive ,..the most basic things that we humans have to help others in need.
I hope others will read this book and pull together to stop the inhumanity we see in world. Hopefully the story will continue to help and be heard for the truth it tells. Books like this should be on the reading lists the high school students are to read. We must not let these stories die, buried in some library.
on June 26, 2017
I have read so many Holocaust stories. They are all memorable but this ranks near the top in my opinion.
Heartbreaking and sad but a satisfying read.
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Dileep Viswanathan’s ***** review  from Bangalore, India

Jun 25, 2017
it was amazing

 

“The rules of our religion did not define us, yet others were defining us by our religion.” Helen was so furious about the way the state treated her community and that was the beginning of something which was referred to as ‘the brutal’ statutory regulations imposed on its citizens ever marked in the history of mankind. This is how fascism also originates, in it’s true sense.

The Seven Year Dress by Paulette Mahurin is a work of fiction which makes you travel through the Nazist Germany and the atrocities created by Hitler when the state turned executioner for its people. When teen-aged Helen has to flee from her family with her brother and friend, the sufferings they had in an underground shelter and then shifted to the concentration camps of Auschwitz and the atrocities they faced there, the blood shed, the murders and the brutal act upon humans are painted viciously in the book. This book gives us nothing new to what we saw about the cruelty of Nazis in books and movies, but the first hand narration of a victim makes this one more emotional.

“You never know a person until you hear his or her story. Stories change how you feel about someone.” – True to the core. A good read.

DOGS RESCUED FROM KILL SHELTERS
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JT has been rescued
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JT’s freedom photo
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Big Boy has been rescued
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Petra has been rescued
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Petra’s freedom photo
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Petra bonding with new mom
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Diamond has been rescued
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Diamond’s freedom photo
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Akira has been rescued
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Akira’s freedom photo
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Akira relaxing in new home
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Janey has been rescued
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Janey’s freedom photo
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Campbell has been rescued
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Campbell’s freedom photo
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Niner has been rescued
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Niner’s freedom photo
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Rachel has been rescued with her BFF Betty
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Rachel with BFF Betty in their freedom photo
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Betty has been rescued with her BFF Rachel
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Betty and Rachel’s freedom photo. Enjoying feeling the grass beneath their paws in their new yard.
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Roscoe has been rescued
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Roscoe’s freedom photo
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Suede has been rescued
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Aubrey has been rescued
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Aubrey’s freedom photo
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Aubrey bonding with new family
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Norman has been rescued
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Norman’s freedom photo
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Attalia has been rescued
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Attalia’s freedom photo
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Hudson has been rescued
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Hudson’s freedom photo
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Hudson’s freedom ride
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Katana’s been rescued
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Katana’s freedom photo
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Bradford has been rescued
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Bradford’s freedom walk
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Bradford’s freedom photo. With new family.
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Bradford thanking new dad for saving his life.
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Cubby’s been rescued
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Cubby’s freedom photo
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Hubert has been rescued
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Hubert’s freedom photo
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Hubert loving his freedom
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Luke Skywalker has been rescued
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Luke Skywalker’s freedom photo
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Wayne has been rescued
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Wayne’s freedom walk
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Wayne’s freedom photo
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555 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 Rosie, Orchid, Starburst & 7 puppies, Scampi, pals Adonis & Freeman, Corey, another Rosie, Viggo, Hershey, Mika, Luna, Grace, Cappuccino, Libby, Chata, Zane and Princess Leia (see photos below) out of kill shelters. So far in 2017 we’ve helped free 555 dogs. In 2016, 250 dogs were freed. In 2015, 148 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 continue to be 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 FICTIONBEST 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 the top 20 best seller list in Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction, and Teen & Young Adult categories:
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AMAZON AUSTRALIA
on 15 June 2017
I’ve seen movies and read other books written around the German death camps and the Jewish people.
The way the author’s language portrayed the lead character’s perspective really touched me… the unbelievable horror as well as the heartfelt compassion that she held in her heart to get her through what must be the worst ordeal ever!
It was not the horror I recall so much as that inimitable human spirit that others too manage to find when the worst hits – really interesting story.
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The Seven Year Dress
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Virginia’s **** review

Jun 14, 2017 Very well written. Difficult to read at times but absolutely necessary to forge on. I’ve read so many books about Hitler’s insane cruelty but this very young lady’s perspective was heart wrenching. Thank you Ms Mahurin for a touching and beautiful historical novel that pierces the soul.
DOGS RESCUED FROM KILL SHELTERS
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Rosie has been rescued
ROSIE FREEDOM PHOTO
Rosie’s freedom photo
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Orchid has been rescued
ORCHID 2 FREEDOM RIDE
Orchid’s freedom ride
ORCHID 2 FREEDOM PHOTO
Orchid’s freedom photo
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Starburst & her 7 puppies have been rescued
STARBURST & 7 PUPPIES FREEDOM PHOTO
Starburst & her 7 puppies’ freedom photo.
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Scampi has been rescued
SCAMPI 2 FREEDOM PHOTO
Scampi’s freedom photo
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Adonis has been rescued with his pal Freeman by the Alaska Shepherd Rescue
ADONIS FREEDOM PHOTO
Adonis’ freedom photo. He’s on his way to the vet check with Freeman.
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Freeman has been rescued with his pal Adonis.
FREEMAN FREEDOM PHOTO
Freeman’s freedom photo. On his way to the vet with Adonis. Bless the Alaska Shepherd Rescue for keeping these great friends together.
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COREY FREEDOM PHOTO
Corey’s freedom photo
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Rosie has been rescued
ROSIE FREEDOM PHOTO
Rosie’s freedom photo
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Viggo has been rescued
VIGGO FREEDOM PHOTO
Viggo’s freedom photo
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Viggo with new mom. Going home.
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Hershey the elder has been rescued
HERSHEY FREEDOM PHOTO
Hershey’s freedom photo
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Hershey’s freedom video. I was unable to download this.
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Mika has been rescued
MIKA FREEDOM PHOTO
Mika’s freedom photo
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Luna has been rescued
LUNA 2 FREEDOM PHOTO
Luna’s freedom photo
LUNA 2 ENJOYING HER NEW BED
Luna enjoying her new bed
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Grace has been rescued
GRACE 2 FREEDOM PHOTO
Grace’s freedom photo
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Cappuccino has been rescued
CAPPUCCINO FREEDOM PHOTO
Cappuccino’s freedom photo
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 Libby’s been rescued
LIBBY FREEDOM PHOTO
Libby’s freedom photo
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Chata’s been rescued
CHATA FREEDOM RIDE
Chata’s freedom ride
CHATA'S FREEDOM PHOTO
Chata’s freedom photo
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Zane has been rescued
ZANE FREEDOM PHOTO
Zane’s freedom photo
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Zane playing with new siblings. I was unable to download this video.
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Princess Leia has been rescued
PRINCESS LEIA FREEDOM PHOTO
Princess Leia’s freedom photo
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530 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 Sinbad, Misty, Bixby, Murphy, Sheldon, Nico, Jerzey, Echo, Emiline, Amigo, Mitchell, Dawson, Spielberg and Rocket (see photos below) out of kill shelters. So far in 2017 we’ve helped free 530 dogs. In 2016, 250 dogs were freed. In 2015, 148 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.
AMAZON AUSTRALIA:
And on all other Amazon sites around the world.
AMAZON RANKING
My books continue to be 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 the top 20 best seller list in Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction, and Teen & Young Adult categories:
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RECENT REVIEWS FOR THE SEVEN YEAR DRESS
AMAZON U.S.
on June 6, 2017
This is an amazing book. While the book is loosely based on truths one can empathize with the characters. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone that likes World War 2 books.
AMAZON AUSTRALIA
TOP 10 REVIEWERon 8 June 2017
The Seven Year Dress by Paulette Mahurin was a poignant and engaging book following German girl, Helen Stein’s life from a carefree youth, to adolescence, to concentration camp under the Third Reich and finally being a survivor of the horrors of war and the inhumanity that was, the Holocaust. The story was a book of historical fiction, but the real Helen wrote the Forward, so it had a firm basis in truth which was cleverly and seamlessly woven throughout.
Given the theme, the narrative was certainly a challenging one, but a real page-turner as the writing, plot, pacing, reseach, imagery and character development were of a very high standard.
Paulette delivered a powerful message regarding the unconquerable human spirit, but readers should be aware that there are many confronting scenes of horror, cruelty and antisemitism, as would be expected. In addition, the story depicted personal fantasies and dark behaviours that the author may have included as an extension of human behaviour, given the times and circumstances.
This was my first Paulette Mahurin read. She seems to be a natural story-teller as she gradually unfolded information in a timely fashion and, while never preachy, she offered reflections and raised issues to ponder. Her style was conversational, yet a touch lyrical and fluid, so it came across as realistic, emotional and tragic, but relatable and even warm at times.
I highly recommend The Seven Year Dress to readers who are interested in the era, but are mentally and emotionally prepared for such a distressing and brutal subject.
DOGS RESCUED FROM KILL SHELTERS
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Sinbad has been rescued
SINBAD FREEDOM PHOTO
Sinbad’s freedom photo
SINBAD WITH HIS NEW SIBLING
Sinbad with his new sibling
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Misty has been rescued. A photo is worth a thousand words. When professional photographer John Hwang saw Misty an elderly dog so sad in her kennel cage, he snapped this picture. It went wild on social media and she was rescued by a wonderful group, Leashes for Love. She’s now happy in her new home.
Misty now Annabelle freedom photo
Misty’s freedom photo
Misty happy in new home sweet home with loving family
Misty in new home happy and feeling the love
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Bixby’s been rescued
BIXBY now Jesse FREEDOM PHOTO
Bixby’s freedom photo
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Murphy has been rescued
MURPHY FREEDOM PHOTO
Murphy’s freedom photo
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Sheldon has been rescued
SHELDON 2 FREEDOM RIDE
Sheldon’s freedom ride
SHELDON 2 FREEDOM PHOTO
Sheldon’s freedom photo
SHELDON THANK YOU
Sheldon feeling his freedom
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Nico has been rescued
NICO FREEDOM PHOTO
Nico’s freedom photo
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Jerzey has been rescued
JERZEY FREEDOM PHOTO
Jerzey’s freedom photo
JERZEY WITH NEW SIBLING
Jerzey with new sibling
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Echo has been rescued
ECHO FREEDOM RIDE
Echo’s freedom ride
ECHO FREEDOM PHOTO
Echo’s freedom photo
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Emiline has been rescued
EMILINE FREEDOM PHOTO
Emiline’s freedom photo
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Amigo has been rescued
AMIGO FREEDOM PHOTO
Amigo’s freedom photo
MITCHELL RESCUED
Mitchell has been rescued
MITCHELL FREEDOM PHOTO
Mitchell’s freedom photo
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Dawson has been rescued
DAWSON FREEDOM PHOTO
Dawson’s freedom photo
DAWSON LOVE FEST WITH NEW MOM
Dawson bonding with new mom
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Spielberg has been rescued
SPIELBERG FREEDOM PHOTOS
Spielberg’s freedom photos
SPIELBERG FEELING THE GRASS AND FREEDOM
Spielberg feeling the grass. And his freedom.
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Rocket has been rescued
ROCKET FREEDOM PHOTO
Rocket’s freedom photo
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516 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 Hijinx, Dexter, Ricky, Bull, Anna Marie, Yogi, Horace, Cinderella, Stormy, Sinatra, Shasta, Stanley, Bruno, Lenny, Abilene and  Bruce (see photos below) out of kill shelters. So far in 2017 we’ve helped free 516 dogs. In 2016, 250 dogs were freed. In 2015, 148 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.

AMAZON AUSTRALIA
AMAZON CANADA
AMAZON INDIA
And on all other Amazon sites around the world.
AMAZON RANKING
My books continue to be 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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AMAZON AU #1 HISTORICAL FICTION
AMAZON AU #1 TEEN AND YOUNG ADULT
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And in Amazon U.K. it just made it to the top 20 best seller list in Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction, and Teen & Young Adult categories:
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RECENT REVIEWS FOR THE PERSECUTION OF MILDRED DUNLAP
5.0 out of 5 stars Sets in 1895 and talks of the present, May 31, 2017
This review is from: The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap (Paperback)

‘The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap’ is set in 1895 when the world stormed with the news of the conviction of one of the most successful playwrights, novelists, poets and short story writers and noted celebrity Oscar Wilde was sentenced to two years of hard imprisonment after being convicted of “gross indecency.”

The story is of two women Mildred Dunlap and her cousin Edra is a subject of gossip for the people of Red River Pass, a small town in Nevada who finds themselves in the similar circumstances as of Mr. Wilde.

The book is worth every penny and every second you give to this book. The book makes a point from the opening chapters and concludes on a note. It is a thoughtful writing and slap on the biased and judgmental thinking of people who loves to subjugate other people and wish to find faults based on their life choices. The story is based in 1895 but it reads as it talks the present time.

The book is well written as plot and subplots of the story are intelligently designed. It is a beautiful story capturing the struggle of human rights and how love and friendship bring strength and healing in the life of two women.

DOGS RESCUED FROM KILL SHELTERS
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Hijinx has been rescued
HIJINX FREEDOM PHOTO
Hijinx’s freedom photo
HIJINX IN NEW HOME SWEET HOME
Hijinx in new home sweet home
HIJINX WITH NEW SIBLING
Hijinx with new sibling
HIJINX AND NEW SIBLING HAVING A COMFY NAP
Hijinx and new sibling having a comfy nap
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Dexter has been rescued
DEXTER FREEDOM PHOTO
Dexter’s freedom photo
DEXTER IN NEW HOME
Dexter in his new home
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Ricky has been rescued
RICKY FREEDOM PHOTO
Ricky’s freedom photo
RICKY SMILING THANK YOU
Ricky’s smiling thank you photo
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Bull has been rescued. Every once in a while a dog catches your eye and breaks your heart. Bull has been in the shelter 8 months and despite the fact he had over 800 pledges and 2,000 shared social media posts, he had been overlooked. Finally he was rescued by an incredible rescue group/woman, given training at a ranch and is now happy with his new mom who works from home and gives him lots of loving attention. This one made my day.
BULL FREEDOM RIDE
Bull’s freedom ride
BULL'S FREEDOM PHOTO
Bull’s freedom photo
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Bull’s training video
BULL WITH NEW MOM
Bull with new mom.
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Anna Marie has been rescued
ANNA MARIE FREEDOM PHOTO
Anna Marie’s freedom photo
YOGI 3 RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-05-30 at 1.21.14 PM
Yogi’s been rescued
YOGI FREEDOM PHOTO
Yogi’s freedom photo
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Horace has been rescued
YOGI 3 FREEDOM PHOTO
Horace’s Freedom photo
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Cinderella has been rescued
CINDERELLA FREEDOM PHOTO
Cinderella’s freedom photo
CINDERELLA WITH NEW MOM
Cinderella with new mom
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Stormy has been rescued
STORMY FREEDOM PHOTO
Stormy’s freedom photo
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Sinatra has been rescued
SINATRA FREEDOM PHOTO
Sinatra’s freedom photo
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Shasta’s been rescued
SHASTA 2 FREEDOM PHOTO WITH NEW FAMILY
Shasta’s freedom photo
STANLEY 2 RESCUED ID 71554 from Romana Humane Society
Stanley has been rescued
STANLEY 2 ID 71554 FROM RAMONA HUMANE FREEDOM PHOTO
Stanley’s freedom photo
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Bruno has been rescued
BRUNO FREEDOM PHOTO
Bruno’s freedom photo
BRUNO FEELING HIS FREEDOM
Bruno feeling his freedom
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Lenny has been rescued
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Lenny’s freedom photo
LENNY FREEDOM RIDE
Lenny’s freedom ride
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Abilene has been rescued
ABILENE FREEDOM PHOTO
Abilene’s freedom photo
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Bruce has been rescued
BRUCE FREEDOM PHOTO
Bruce’s freedom photo
BRUCE 2 CAN'T WAIT TO GET HOME
Bruce can’t wait to get home sweet hom
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THANK YOU TO AMAZON AUSTRALIA READERS

The Seven Year Dress made it to BEST SELLER on Amazon Australia in Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction and Teen & Young Adult. It’s  #1 in all three categories. And is #3 in the entire kindle store.

What a surprise to wake up to. I’m deeply grateful to everyone who has purchased a book, taken the time to write a review, and helped spread the word. All profits from all my books go to help get dogs out of kill shelters.

LINKS TO PURCHASE ALL MY BOOKS:

 

AMAZON U.S.

AMAZON U.K.
AMAZON AUSTRALIA
And on all other Amazon sites around the world.

 

 

 

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A lovely review for The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap by The Review Author blogger.

Author – Paulette Mahurin Rating – 5/5 stars Number of Pages – 202 Publisher – CreateSpace ‘It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.’ Oscar Wilde(Playwright, Novelist, Essayist and poet) ‘The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap’ is set in 1895 when the world stormed with the news of […]

via The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap — The Review Author

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500 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 Fernando, Roksija, Snowbelle, Sadie, Valentino, Sandor, Keira, Rayna, Cisco and Diamond (see photos below) out of kill shelters. So far in 2017 we’ve helped free 500 dogs. In 2016, 250 dogs were freed. In 2015, 148 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 continue to be 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 FICTIONBEST SELLER next to Paulo Coelho; incredible author of The Alchemist and The Pilgrimage.
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And in Amazon U.K. it just made it to the top 20 best seller list in Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction, and Teen & Young Adult categories:
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RECENT REVIEWS FOR THE SEVEN YEAR DRESS

AMAZON U.S.

on May 27, 2017
Another amazing story of survival from the holocaust. Author Paulette Mahurin weaves a great story. I read a few of the other reviews for this book, and the occasional negative comment was that the main character has sexual feelings within a stressful situation of being in hiding and later in a concentration camp. I’m seventy, and therefore listened to first-hand accounts from survivors of those camps and they did have sexual feelings. The story in real in that regard. A fine read.
on May 25, 2017
A story of horror and deprivation beautifully told . It shows how one can survive agony and terror and have the will to survive.
on May 23, 2017
The Seven Year Dress challenges the reader to come up for air at every turn of events. The harrowing experiences are thoughtfully shared with vivid recollection. The will to survive cannot be portrayed better than Paulette Mahurin has done.
on May 23, 2017
I loved the book. I cannot imagine all that this girl went through, and how much the dress meant to her.
on May 22, 2017
Wow! What a beautiful and dreadful story all at the same time. Thank you Helen for your story. It’s unimaginable the horror that these people lived and died through and how one man could have orchestrated it all. This story was told in such a manner that you felt you were there. I had no trouble visualizling how these people looked and I could taste the fear in the sentences. Well done, beautifully written.
AMAZON U.K.
on 27 May 2017
A well written book about the most horrendous times possible. How this lady survived amazes me as with any survived of the survivors of the holocaust.
DOGS RESCUED FROM KILL SHELTERS
FERNANDO RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-05-22 at 4.10.57 PM
Fernando has been rescued
FERNANDO FREEDOM PHOTO
Fernando’s freedom photo
FERNANDO IN NEW YARD
Fernando in his new yard
ROKSIJA aka CRYSTAL RESCUED
Roksija has been rescued
ROKSIJA aka CRYSTAL FREEDOM RIDE
Roksija’s freedom ride
ROKSIJA aka CRYSTAL FREEDOM PHOTO
Roksija’s freedom photo
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Snowbelle has been rescued
SNOWBELLE aka VIDA FREEDOM PHOTO
Snowbelle’s freedom photo
SADIE RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-05-25 at 6.46.59 AM
Sadie has been rescued
SADIE FREEDOM PHOTO
Sadie’s freedom photo
VALENTINO RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-05-25 at 6.58.24 AM
Valentino has been rescued
VALENTINO FREEDOM PHOTO
Valentino’s freedom photos
SANDOR Screen Shot 2017-05-25 at 12.01.09 PM
Sandor has been rescued
SANDOR FREEDOM PHOTO
Sandor’s freedom photo
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Keira has been rescued
KEIRA FREEDOM PHOTO
Keira’s freedom photo
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Rayna has been rescued
RAYNA FREEDOM WALK
Rayna’s freedom walk
RAYNA FREEDOM RIDE
Rayna’s freedom photo. Driving home with new mom.
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Cisco has been rescued
CISCO 2 FREEDOM RIDE
Cisco’s freedom ride
CISCO 2 FREEDOM PHOTO
Cisco’s freedom photo.
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Diamond’s been rescued
DIAMOND 2 FREEDOM PHOTO
Diamond’s freedom photo
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Thank you to the U.K. readers

I just saw my rankings on Amazon U.K. and am thrilled to announce that The Seven Year Dress is in the top twenty best seller lists for Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction and Teen and Young adult Categories. A heartfelt thank you to everyone who purchased a book through Amazon U.K.

And a special thank you to everyone who purchased any of my books and took the time to write a review. All profits from all my books go to help get dogs out of kill shelters.

 

 

 

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TEEN AND YOUNG ADULT

 

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490 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 Larson, Misha, Rudy, Asha, Valeria, Marley, Tiko, Dinah,Louie, Slater (see photos below) out of kill shelters. So far in 2017 we’ve helped free 490 dogs. In 2016, 250 dogs were freed. In 2015, 148 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 continue to be ranked in the top 100 best sellers on Amazon in their categories (historical fiction, teen and young adult, and literary fiction).  What an honor to be ranked #87  LITERARY FICTIONBEST SELLER next to Paulo Coelho; incredible author of The Alchemist and The Pilgrimage.
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RECENT REVIEW FOR THE SEVEN YEAR DRESS
on May 19, 2017
A powerful and heart-touching story of tragedy, compassion, horror, love and the indomitable strength of the human spirit. Though the story relates historically accurate details many of us would prefer to turn aside from; the author also shares poignant insights into the German perspective of anti-Semitism Nazism. I skimmed past the sexual fantasy scenes that seemed incongruous, but they serve as a potent reminder that humans are humans regardless of place and situation, and often because of it. Not a story for the faint-hearted or someone looking for a silver-lined view of one of humanities darkest hours; The Seven Year Dress is a book that is neither easily laid aside, nor forgotten.

 

 

DOGS SAVED FROM KILL SHELTERS

LARSON RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-05-18 at 6.24.07 AM

Larson has been rescued

LARSON FREEDOM PHOTO

Larson’s freedom photo

MISHA RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-05-18 at 6.30.47 AM

Misha has been rescued

MISHA FREEDOM RIDE

Misha’s freedom ride

MISHA FREEDOM PHOTO

Misha’s freedom photo

RUDY HAS BEEN RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-05-18 at 6.48.04 AM

Rudy has been rescued

RUDY FREEDOM PHOTO

Rudy’s freedom photo

ASHA 2 RESCUED

Asha has been rescued

ASHA 2 FREEDOM PHOTO RIDE

Asha’s freedom photo. On her way to new home.

VALERIA RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-05-19 at 6.06.28 AM

Valeria has been rescued

VALERIA FREEDOM PHOTOS

Valeria’s freedom photos

VALERIA SMILING AT NEW MOM

Valeria smiling at new mom

MARLEY RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-05-18 at 2.44.01 PM

Marley has been rescued

Marley freedom photo

Marley’s freedom photo

TIKO RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-05-20 at 10.56.50 AM

Tiko has been rescued

TIKO FREEDOM PHOTO

Tiko’s freedom photo

TIKO FREEDOM RIDE

Tiko’s freedom ride

DINAH RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-05-20 at 7.01.56 AM

Dinah has been rescued

DINAH FREEDOM PHOTO

Dinah’s freedom photo

LOUIE 2 RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-05-22 at 6.15.01 AM

Louie has been rescued

LOUIE 2 FREEDOM WALK

Louie’s freedom walk

LOUIE 2 FREEDOM PHOTOS

Louie’s freedom photos

SLATER RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-05-22 at 6.24.31 AM

Slater has been rescued

SLATER FREEDOM PHOTO

Slater’s freedom photo

SLATER BONDING WITH NEW MOM

Slater bonding with new mom

SLATER IN NEW HOME SWEET HOME

Slater in new home sweet home

SLATER WITH NEW SIBLINGS

Slater with new siblings

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480 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 Jesse, Lianda, Darla, Martha, Tolly, Eloisa, Chandra, Cash, Cujo, Chi Chi, Flo, Ambrosia, Colin, Denver, Mikey, Savannah, Gabe, Harrison, Chelsey, Geisha (see photos below) out of kill shelters. So far in 2017 we’ve helped free 480 dogs. In 2016, 250 dogs were freed. In 2015, 148 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 continue to be ranked in the top 100 best sellers on Amazon in their categories (historical fiction, teen and young adult, and literary fiction).  What an honor to be ranked #87  LITERARY FICTIONBEST SELLER next to Paulo Coelho; incredible author of The Alchemist and The Pilgrimage.
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RECENT REVIEWS FOR THE SEVEN YEAR DRESS
on May 15, 2017
Excellent book! I read it in one sitting! I would definitely recommend it…even though a fictional story…the events occurred multiple times over during one of the worst periods of history!
on May 10, 2017

A must read.

In 1919, Helen Stein born to a Jewish family in Berlin, Germany and raised with love with her three siblings. She is happy to find her best friend in Max; forced to play a role in the German army. The story weaved during the time of World War II. How a girl in Auschwitz tortured and tormented, seeing death and brutality, midst of blood bath and hypocrites mocking and laughing at the pain of the people and finding pleasure in hurting and killing people whose only crime is that they are Jews and in a position of helplessness.

A treat to historical fiction reader. It is not only about history and the story interweaved around the period. The way the story unfolds and captivates the reader is phenomenal. The author put the well-researched documented historical facts remarkably. The book is admirable and brilliant. The story touched the heart of the readers and compels to ask what kind of humans would do such barbaric act with another human.

on May 8, 2017

A brilliant writer of books possesses many qualities: a journalist’s nose for a great story and the chops to tell it superbly; a professor’s acute facility for language; a Pulitzer Prize winner’s razor sharp mind that intuits every necessary plot angle; a mystic’s steadfast soul charging headlong into its matchless destiny; and a warrior’s unwavering courage despite any odds, any costs. Author Paulette Mahurin embodies all of those qualities. The part of her I admire the most, however, is her fearlessness–that brave heart–that heart that goes places too many other authors avoid for fear of the consequences to their career, their adherence to political correctness–places that need exposing to tell the whole truth. Mahurin sees injustice; she hates injustice; she wants to right injustice, and she proclaims it to the world in her writing. She wants to make a difference, and I have to believe she does just that, and she does it extraordinarily well in her “The Seven Year Dress.”

I am a student of World War II. I have a library overflowing with tomes on the subject, both non-fiction and fiction. This excellent work of historical fiction will hold a special place among them, and is one I will return to again and again.

DOGS RESCUED FROM KILL SHELTERS
JESSE RESCUE Screen Shot 2017-05-06 at 6.53.19 AM
Jesse has been rescued
JESSE FREEDOM RIDE
Jesse’s freedom photo
LIANDA RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-05-06 at 12.01.19 PM
Lianda has been rescued
LIANDA FREEDOM RIDE
Lianda’s freedom ride
LIANDA FREEDOM PHOTO
Lianda’s freedom photo
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Darla has been rescued
DARLA FREEDOM PHOTO TO THE RIGHT Screen Shot 2017-05-06 at 3.55.13 PM
Darla’s freedom photo to the right. I was unable to download it.
MARTHA now MOLLY Screen Shot 2017-05-07 at 7.07.41 AM
Martha has been rescued. Note from the rescue group Paws for Life about Martha: “Fyi: MARTHA was one of 18 dogs confiscated from a drug house. It was very obvious upon rescuing this very timid shy beauty that she had been used to breed her entire life. Upon arriving at her fosters house she quickly made it known she missed her pups as she would gather up to 8 toys at a time and take them to her crate where she would look after and protect. Now 2 weeks and 2 days later she is blooming she has dropped her shyness and shed her pain of having her pups taken from her way too soon.
MARTHA now MOLLY FREEDOM WALK
Martha’s freedom walk
MARTHA now MOLLY FREEDOM PHOTO
Martha’s freedom photo
MARTHA now MOLLY WITH NEW SIBLING
Martha two weeks later with her new sibling. She’s come around beautifully in this short amount of time. It’s a wonderful testament to the power of love and the resilience of a dog.
TOLLY Screen Shot 2017-05-08 at 6.29.21 AM
Tolly has been rescued
TOLLY FREEDOM PHOTO TO RIGHT Screen Shot 2017-05-08 at 6.31.43 AM
Tolly’s freedom photo to the right. I was unable to download them.
ELOISA RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-05-09 at 6.04.07 AM
 Eloisa has been rescued
ELOISA FREEDOM PHOTO
Eloisa’s freedom photo
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Chandra has been rescued
CHANDRA FREEDOM PHOTO
Chandra’s freedom photo
CHANDRA IN YARD WITH NEW SIBLING
Chandra in yard with new sibling
CHANDRA MAKING HERSELF HOME SWEET HOME
Chandra feeling safe in new home sweet home
CASH named by rescue RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-05-09 at 6.35.14 AM
Cash the senior has been rescued
CASH FREEDOM PHOTO
Cash’s freedom photo
CASH GETTING SOME LOVING FROM NEW FAMILY
Cash getting love from new family
CASH SMILING THANK YOU
Cash’s smiling thank you for saving my life
CUJO RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-05-10 at 6.24.51 AM
Cujo has been rescued
CUJO FREEDOM WALK
Cujo’s freedom walk
CUJO FREEDOM PHOTO
Cujo’s freedom photo
CHI CHI RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-05-10 at 11.33.23 AM
Chi Chi has been rescued
CHI CHI FREEDOM PHOTO
Chi Chi’s freedom photo
FLO RESCUED
Flo has been rescued
FLO FREEDOM PHOTO
Flo’s freedom photo
AMBROSIA RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-05-10 at 4.32.22 PM
Ambrosia has been rescued
AMBROSIA FREEDOM PHOTO.jpg
Ambrosia’s freedom photo
COLIN 17-19274 RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-05-11 at 9.41.19 AM
Colin’s been rescued
COLIN FREEDOM PHOTO
Colin’s freedom photo
COLIN FREEDOM RIDE
Colin’s freedom ride
DENVER RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-05-11 at 2.26.41 PM
Denver has been rescued
DENVER FREEDOM PHOTO TO RIGHT Screen Shot 2017-05-11 at 2.26.58 PM
Denver’s freedom photo to the right. I was unable to download it.
MIKEY RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-05-11 at 4.58.57 PM
Mikey has been rescued
MIKEY FREEDOM PHOTO
Mikey’s freedom photo
MIKEY HAPPY IN HIS NEW HOME
Mikey happy in his new home
SAVANNAH 2 RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-05-11 at 5.13.28 PM
Savannah’s been rescued
SAVANNAH 2 FREEDOM RIDE
Savannah’s freedom ride
GABE RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-05-12 at 2.16.12 PM
Gabe has been rescued
GABE FREEDOM PHOTO
Gabe’s freedom photo
HARRISON 2 RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-05-16 at 2.41.16 PM
Harrison has been rescued
HARRISON 2 FREEDOM PHOTO
Harrison’s freedom photo
HARRISON 2 FREEDOM RIDE
Harrison’s freedom ride
CHLESEY RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-05-16 at 4.20.46 PM
Chelsey has been rescued
CHELSEY FREEDOM PHOTO 2 Screen Shot 2017-05-16 at 4.21.18 PM
Chelsey’s freedom photo to the right. Unable to download.
CHELSEY FREEDOM PHOTO 1 Screen Shot 2017-05-16 at 4.21.31 PM
Chelsey’s other freedom photo to right. I was unable to download it.
GEISHA RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-05-17 at 7.48.30 AM
Geisha has been rescued
Geisha freedom photo
Geisha’s freedom photo
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A lovely way to start the day with a review of The Seven Year Dress.

Author – Paulette Mahurin Rating – 5/5 stars Number of Pages – 324 Publisher – Early Girl Enterprises Hope is the only thing which makes everything possible. When humanity is murdered in front of her eyes, people are beaten to death every second for no reason. Hope becomes her survival instinct. She sleeps every night […]

via The Seven Year Dress — The Review Author

Posted in BLOGGER'S REVIEWS, REVIEWS, THE SEVEN YEAR DRESS | 29 Comments

460 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 Kira, Matrix, Noah, Frosty, Burton, Arlo, Sofia, Elvis, Bradley, Ollie, Marrow, Captain, Truman, Dorado and Duke (see photos below) out of kill shelters. So far in 2017 we’ve helped free 460 dogs. In 2016, 250 dogs were freed. In 2015, 148 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 continue to be ranked in the top 100 best sellers on Amazon in their categories (historical fiction, teen and young adult, and literary fiction).  What an honor to be ranked #87  LITERARY FICTIONBEST SELLER next to Paulo Coelho; incredible author of The Alchemist and The Pilgrimage.
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THE DOGS RESCUED FROM KILL SHELTERS

KIRA 2 RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-04-29 at 8.17.53 AM

Kira has been rescued

KIRA 2 FREEDOM PHOTO

Kira’s freedom photo

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Matrix has been rescued

MATRIX FREEDOM PHOTO

Matrix’s freedom photo

NOAH 2 HAS BEEN RESCUED

Noah has been rescued

NOAH 2 FREEDOM PHOTO

Noah’s freedom photo

NOAH FREEDOM RIDE Screen Shot 2017-04-30 at 7.10.39 AM

Noah’s freedom ride. I was unable to download this video.

SHORTY RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-05-01 at 10.37.57 AM

Shorty has been rescued

SHORTY FREEDOM PHOTO

Shorty’s freedom photo

BURTON RESCUED

Burton’s been rescued

BURTON FREEDOM PHOTO

Burton’s freedom photo

Burton 2 freedom ride

Burton’s freedom ride

ARLO RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-05-01 at 1.46.22 PM

Arlo has been rescued

ARLO FREEDOM PHOTO rescued by Paws for Life

Arlo’s freedom photo

SOFIA RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-05-01 at 5.27.16 PM

Sofia has been rescued