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

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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.
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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.
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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.

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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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Rosie 5 rescued

Rosie has been rescued

 

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Rosie rescued with bonded sibling Lily

 

 

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Wilbur has been rescued

 

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Hoggy’s been rescued

 

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

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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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Boomer’s 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

 

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Lindsey has been rescued

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Eddie 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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Mickey has been rescued

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Sofie has been rescued

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Bryce’s been rescued

 

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Gidget (named by rescue) has been rescued

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Kensey has been rescued

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Henry 2 rescued

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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

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Andorra’s freedom ride

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Trevor has been rescued

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Praline’s been rescued

 

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Drake has been rescued

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Einstein has been rescued.

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Ruger has been rescued

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Alfie has been rescued

Alfie freedom

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2020 is off to a good start with 26 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 Roxy, Cruz, Cookie, Phoebe, Henry, Kayla, Brandee, Mazee, Skeeter, Juniper, Calvin, Jordan, Tyler, Bruce, Potato, Payton, bonded kennel mates Frieda & Buster, Annie, Sundance, Keanu, Saniah, Antonio, Lawrence, Gotti & Sebastian (see photos below) out of kill shelters.  So far in 2020 26 dogs have been rescued. In 2019 409 dogs have been rescued. In 2018 670 dogs have been rescued. In 2017 we’ve helped free 904 dogs. In 2016, 250 dogs were freed. In 2015, 149 dogs were freed.

AND please for everyone who’s purchased a book could I humbly ask you to write a review when you’ve completed the read.  Amazon promotes and ranks books according to number of reviews in addition to sales. Every voice helps spread the word and that is an energy that can help a dog.

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 THE OLD GILT CLOCK
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Maria Catalina Egan

Reviewed in the United States on January 30, 2020

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This fabulous book covers far more than the WW II an era rife with hatred, bigotry, and war crimes it is easy for heroes to fall through the cracks of history. Thus, THE OLD GILT CLOCK unveils the heroism of Willem Arondeus; a Dutch artist and author. Member of the Dutch resistance movement during said War.
From his painful birth on 22 August 1894; causing detachment and rejection from his mother, His self-discovery as a homosexual, completely incompatible with the views of his abusive drunken father. Culminating with his execution by the German Nazi Regime on 1 July 1943. We feel Willem’s pain, confusion, and growth. The prose in this book is powerful and beautifully crafted. As a result, while reading I felt very connected to the character. The book brilliantly parallels Hitler’s life as well as well-known and lesser known historical events.
This gave me as a reader a clear sense of the historical timeline and an awareness of some historical data I did not know. By following his life, we see the buildup and growth of prejudice and bigotry, that affected the world in both world wars.
Willem Arondeus was a homosexual man, in an era that placed him as unacceptable in a society that murdered so many. His understanding of suffering is key to propel the need to protect the Jewish people of Holland, risking and eventually losing his life.
The way words are woven so beautifully, had me re-reading here and there, as some of the lines were poetic. Inasmuch as knowingly reading a book with a guaranteed sad ending, the author manages to shed power of love and light in Willem’s journey through self-love, self-acceptance and the friendships he forges.
As WWII celebrated 75 years of ending in Europe sealed archives and information is revealed, I hope Paulette Mahurin and other Historical Authors will continue to unveil forgotten heroes and moments.
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Book Lover

Reviewed in the United States on January 26, 2020

Paulette Mahurin writes beautiful description and instantly draws the reader into the narrative with parallels between the main character and Hitler in the early parts of the book. I found it easy to be taken into the intimate story of Willem Arondeus, who is an artist and a homosexual man. The early part of the book follows his childhood with cruelty from his father and cold-hearted treatment from his mother, then into World War 2 in the second half of the book. Willem shows heroic and courageous qualities and even though he has been treated harshly he maintains his compassionate and loving nature. He is also portrayed in a realistic manner as well. This is a powerful book, thoroughly researched, covering themes of love, compassion, courage and portraying a story we rarely hear. Mahurin’s description and characterisation is superbly done, drawing the reader instantly into the narrative and sustaining this throughout. This is a beautiful, at times sad but ultimately an important story of sacrifice and heroism that is not often seen.
Marina Osipova

Reviewed in the United States on January 22, 2020

On the background of the political situation in Europe at the beginning of the 20th century, in her lyrical language, the author introduces to us Willem Arondeus who was born into a dysfunctional family. We are invited into the inner sanctum of a boy then a teenager and later the young man with all his insecurity and loneliness. A gifted artist, he is not a typical person but one of them whose sexual orientation although tolerated in Netherlands is still frowned upon. When Hitler and his cohort come to power in Germany and then in Europe, the situation changes drastically, placing him into the category of undesirables like Jewish people and gypsies. Masterfully painting an accurate picture of the time and people, the author tells the story of the person who evolves into a fighter against prejudice and bigotry, who sacrifices his life while helping to save lives of Jewish people, the victims of injustices and persecutions. In the words of one of the characters, “It is the duty of every man to help them up and let them feel there is some hope for them in life”’ is in the core of this enthralling, vividly depicted tale of a real person.
You can’t expect a happy ending from a book like this but the message that “kindness exists in places least expected” made the impact from the descriptions of the atrocities committed by the German occupying forces a tad more tolerable. The novel ends on the powerful accord of “they will be remembered.” Yes, that’s why I suppose the author wrote this incredible story of Willem, whose kindness, compassion, and the spirit of a fighter would remind the future generations of his and his comrades’ heroic deeds.
I’m not giving out more details—read this wonderful, deeply touching, and humanistic-oriented novel from an amazing author-Paulette Mahurin. Highly recommended.
Lauren Alumbaugh

Reviewed in the United States on January 20, 2020

I am not typically a fan of historical novels. However the author managed to revisit Hitler and his army without making you feel like you were in a classroom. Willem decided to do everything he can to help the Jewish population get away from Hitler and his army. In doing so he gives up every hope of his own future and faces off with the Nazi army. I found Willem’s character to be extremely intriguing and fascinating. I was sad at how his band of friends was discovered and outed. Great emotional read that shows compassion goes a long way.
Izzi Tooinsky

Reviewed in the United States on January 19, 2020

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Larry Chroman

Reviewed in the United States on January 18, 2020

Format: Kindle Edition
Book Squirrel

Reviewed in the United States on January 17, 2020

Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase

There are times, particularly in the face of conflict or adversity, in which one might be tempted to ask, “What can one person do?”

The story of Willem Arondeus is testament to the fact that one person can do a very great deal to oppose hatred or wrongdoing, both through their own efforts but also by inspiring and encouraging others to also stand against evil.

Willem’s life story is well written and makes compelling reading. A man well acquainted with prejudice and hatred, Willem has been brought to life by the author in a manner that is both realistic about his flaws and empathetic about his suffering, credibly portraying him as a very normal person with a profound commitment to doing what was right.

This book adds a personal dimension to history and confronts the reader with the sense of helplessness experienced by the Dutch people of the time, and with the anger and resentment they harboured toward the Nazis and those who dumped with them. It made me reflect on what I know of my own grandfather, who was also a member of the Dutch resistance during the German occupation of the Netherlands in WWII, and to feel.somehow even more strongly connected to Willem and his friends as a result.

This is often an uncomfortable read, but it is an important one. Because stories like this are told, our generation is prompted to be vigilant against evil, to stand with the oppressed, and to ‘do some good ‘ in our often hateful world. It is a most timely reminder.

Scott E Branchfield

Reviewed in the United States on January 17, 2020

Paulette Mahurin’s story “The Old Gilt Clock” takes place in the early 20th century in The Netherlands. We follow Willem Arondeus life starting from an awkward boyhood with an abusive antisemitic father and an emotionally cold (almost non-existent) mother. This boy had many strikes against him yet grew to be a talented artist and writer. As he matures, he realizes that he is homosexual (something abhorrent to his father). With no close family relationships, he develops friendships including a Jewish family. When the Nazi storm troopers descend on the Netherlands, Willem decides to work against them in whatever way he can. This is a story about striving to do the right thing against impossible odds.
It is a compelling story. I appreciate the historical research. Getting the details right without bogging the story down in minutia is a formidable skill. My only slight quibble was that occasionally the dialogue did not seem quite natural, but that could be my American perspective failing to grasp the culture. Over all it is a solid effort, well worth reading.
Debbie Trammell

Reviewed in the United States on January 15, 2020

Format: Kindle Edition
Dolli Alexander

Reviewed in the United States on January 14, 2020

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The Old Gilt Clock, based on a true story, begins well before WWII with the birth and abusive upbringings of Willem Arondeus, a homosexual who is kicked out of his home by his homophobic father. The first half of the book deals with his upbringing and how when he is exiled from his home he is befriended by a compassionate Jewish family. It is here he grows into a famous Dutch painter and author. When the Jewish family flees to America to escape persecution, they leave an impact embedded in Willem’s heart and soul that motivates him to want to help others. When WWII breaks out and the Nazis invade the Netherlands, Willem joins the resistance. Willem devises a plan and along with his group of resistance members he saves close to a million Jewish people. Sadly their display of great courage is ultimately betrayed. Mahurin does a great job of piecing together the life of a hero in her beautifully descriptive story. The book captures what life was like in Amsterdam during WWII and brilliantly shows how malice and prejudice spread, poisoning a whole society. I found that the description of Willem’s background and the context of the society in which he grew up helped explain the motivation for his resistance work so that he was not just a cutout figure doing great deeds. The story brings the life of Willem Arondeus, an important gay hero who had been unknown, into our awareness. Honored posthumously by the Dutch, Arondeus has also been recognized by Yad Vashem in Jerusalem as a Righteous Among the Nations for his mighty efforts to save Jews. An incredible must read, especially in these troubling times when homophobia, racism, and other forms of persecution and intolerance are on the rise. Highly recommend.
CarolB

Reviewed in the United States on January 12, 2020

I’m intrigued by individuals who are willing to put their lives on the line to help others. When and how is the spark ignited for them? Where do they get the strength? How do they hold onto their beliefs and continue to act under the worst circumstances? In her latest historical novel “The Old Gilt Clock,” author Paulette Mahurin answers those questions about Willem Arondeus, a Dutch man who joined the resistance during World War II and whose actions saved the lives of thousands of Jews.

I’d never heard of Arondeus, so Mahurin’s approach to this historical novel suited me perfectly. In the course of the novel, we learn that Willem grew up in the Netherlands in the early years of the 20th Century with a mother who showed him little affection and a father who tried to bully his son into becoming the man he wanted him to be. We learn how Arondeus developed his creative talents, gained friends, and came to stand up to his father. An artist, writer, and homosexual, Arondeus developed empathy for friends and patrons who were Jews. All this came into play for Arondeus when Hitler rose to power and exercised his hatred for Jews and other ‘undesirables.”

Mahurin does a particularly good job throughout the novel of grounding readers in the historical place and time. This skill is exercised in her other historical novels as well. She writes vividly, giving characters and scenes life, though sometimes she tells readers things they mostly likely know or can see in the scenes she depicts. I recommend this book to fans of historical fiction and World War II and to anyone who, like me, likes to know the deeper backstory of the person they’re reading about.

JJ

Reviewed in the United States on January 7, 2020

An unlikely hero, Willem Arondéus, a Dutch artist, novelist, and homosexual risked his life to join the Dutch Resistance movement during the Nazi occupation. He designed a plan and set in motion its implementations, along with a group of other brave men and women, that ultimately saved the lives of hundreds of thousands of Jewish Dutch citizens. A man who struggled with his father’s hatred of homosexuals (that is dealt with in the first half of the story) dared to come out in the face of being abandoned and kicked out of his home. But instead of Willem’s rejection from his family turning him cold and bitter, he displayed kindness, compassion, and remarkable courage. Honored as a hero by the Netherlands and Israel, Arondéus’ story is one that runs deep into the nature of intolerance. It casts a light on how one virulent strain of hatred can spread to inflict a death sentence upon millions of innocent people. Masterfully told, although this occurred in the early 1940s it is every bit applicable today with the rise of homophobia and anti-Semitism around the world. There is much to learn from the story of this courageous man. Much to be remembered, lest the acorns of hatred once again grow to mighty oaks. Highly recommended.
Crystal Clifton

Reviewed in the United States on January 6, 2020

I had never heard of Willem Arondéus until I read this book. It tells of the braveness and courage of a man who was treated horribly by his parents , but grew in to a humane character that helped in the saving of many Jewish lives during WWII. Being Gay made it even harder for him and others during this time. Paulette did an amazing job in telling this story about a man that was Gay and still loved everyone. Recommended to everyone who enjoys a great read.
Po

Reviewed in the United States on January 5, 2020

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Sherrie Hansen

Reviewed in the United States on January 3, 2020

I’ve grown to be a huge fan of Paulette Mahurin’s novels. The Old GIlt Clock is somewhat different than the others in that it has a biographical bent to it, a storyteller’s rendition of a man’s life from the moment of his birth to the time of his death. For this reason, it felt less a novel written in the deep point of view of the characters, and more of a revelation and a recapitulation of a life journey, told from an omniscient perspective. Willem himself was a very sympathetic character with many admirable traits in terms pf sensitivities and artistic talents. A childhood in which Willem was shown virtually no love, eventual friendships with two compassionate Jewish families, and his continuing search for love within the gay community all gave the book a unique backdrop. The same influences were very formative in respect to the man he became. I feel like An Old Gilt Clock shines a light on a very important story and illuminates a tragic part of WWII history.
Cat

Reviewed in the United States on January 5, 2020

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alice and richard

Reviewed in the United States on January 1, 2020

The writing was great and I loved that a heroic gay man risked his life to save millions of Jews.
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Trypsin

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 January 2020

This is a historic fiction story based on true events, and I’ve read other books by this author so I knew it would be well researched and well written, and I wasn’t disappointed. This one is centered on a member of the Dutch resistance during WWII, Willem Arondéus, his efforts to prevent Nazi deportation of Dutch Jews, and his difficult home life as gay man in a society where homosexuality was viewed as subversive. A more unlikely hero would be hard to imagine. As the story unfolds, you gain an insight into his life, discover his tremendous courage to resist homophobia, and protect innocent families from deportation. Description of the era, locations and characters is excellent, and Willem’s story is compelling with emotional highs and lows along the way. The strength of his spirit is truly inspirational. Highly recommended.
bookworm81

18 January 2020

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Helen Devries

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 January 2020

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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 January 2020

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5 January 2020

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The Old Gilt Clock

A Novel

Fiction – Historical – Event/Era
275 Pages
Reviewed on 01/18/2020

Reviewed by Heather Osborne for Readers’ Favorite

The Old Gilt Clock by Paulette Mahurin chronicles the life of Dutch resistance fighter Willem Arondeus. The novel begins with his experiences through childhood, including the abuse he faced from his alcoholic father. Realizing at a young age that he was homosexual, Willem never shies from his sexuality and is open about his relationships with men. Also a novelist and artist, Willem not only publishes an anti-Nazi pamphlet but begins working with another Dutch resistance member to forge documents for Jewish people in their town. However, their assistance is soon discovered thanks to the Amsterdam registry office. Willem is not to be deterred and comes up with a plan that he hopes will foil the Nazis’ attempts to deport Jewish people to concentration camps.

This is possibly the first historical novel I have read about a Dutch resistance fighter. Although the novel does focus a bit on Willem’s sexuality, it’s merely a part of who he is and doesn’t detract from his drive to help the people of their town escape from Nazi persecution. After some of my own research, I believe Mahurin has given life to an unsung hero of World War II, of which there are many. I applaud how she intermingles history into her fiction, producing a novel that is both heartbreaking and hopeful. I never knew how much the Dutch people resisted the Nazi occupation during the war. The Old Gilt Clock by Paulette Mahurin is certainly a must-read for anyone interested in resistance fighters during World War II.

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hannah

Reviewed in the United States on January 14, 2020

Good book
Cindy L Hutter

Reviewed in the United States on January 1, 2020

Enjoyed the heart touching story
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Nonna

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 20 January 2020

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Article in Retirement and Good Living on how writing saved me

For anyone interested I’ve been featured in Retirement and Good Living.

Writing Saved Me

I feel very lucky. That wasn’t always the case. Stricken with Lyme Disease after moving to Ojai, California in 1997, my life went from a very busy job as a Nurse Practitioner in the second busiest emergency room in Los Angeles county to virtually bedridden. Initially, I found the tick bite and had prophylactic treatment with antibiotics but six months later learned that the treatment was a failure. Taking daily calcium with the antibiotics prevented absorption of the medication needed to combat any bacteria spread from the tick. When I awoke one morning with my left knee swollen four times its original size, and was unable to weight bear, I knew something was terribly wrong. I had all but forgotten about the earlier tick bite and treatment until I saw the orthopedic surgeon. One look at my red, swollen, left knee and he said that because it was an atypical presentation, he wanted to order blood work, which included Lyme Disease titers. I was given anti-inflammatory medication and sent home on crutches.

Four days later, I received a phone call. “Don’t panic,” said the ortho doc.

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409 dogs rescued from kill shelters in 2019

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 Thor, Diesel, Black Diamond, elderly Cinderella, Clarence, Leo, Amber & Bella (see photos below) out of kill shelters. So far in 2019 409 dogs have been rescued. In 2018 670 dogs have been rescued. In 2017 we’ve helped free 904 dogs. In 2016, 250 dogs were freed. In 2015, 149 dogs were freed.

AND please for everyone who’s purchased a book could I humbly ask you to write a review when you’ve completed the read.  Amazon promotes and ranks books according to number of reviews in addition to sales. Every voice helps spread the word and that is an energy that can help a dog.

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

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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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The Old Gilt Clock Video

A heartfelt thank you to my friend Catalina Egan for making this great video. Please feel free to stop by and have a look, make a comment, and share.

 

 

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401 dogs rescued from kill shelters will be home sweet home for the holidays.

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 Mac, Dub, Yogi, Queenie, bonded siblings Julia & Josie, Sonny, Athena, bonded siblings Taffy & Tabitha, Beau, Wrigley, Blaze, Judy, Coby, bonded siblings Daisy & Tabitha, Bear, Annabelle, bonded siblings Emma & Maddie, Leighton, Nova, Vernon, Loki, Zoomie, Mickey, Mary Jane, Eliza, senior dog Peluchin, Brownie, Samson, Kenny, Molly, Desoto, Benny, Rammy, Coco, Lucas, Oscar & elderly Finn, (see photos below) out of kill shelters. So far in 2019 401 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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Reviewed in the United States on December 18, 2019

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Kayla Krantz

Reviewed in the United States on December 19, 2019

I’m not much of a history buff, but I always find Miss Mahurin’s stories to be powerful and hard to put down.

To Live Out Loud is no different. It’s focused around the writer Emile Zola and the role that his work played in the Dreyfus affair in the late 1800’s. This was a dark period with lots of anti-Semitism. The account of the way this writer put his life on the line to try and save Dreyfus was compelling. And the effect that it had on modern-day France, even more so.

This is a beautiful story of standing up for what is right in a sea of wrong. It’s the perfect story for the world that we live in now, and I applaud the author for bringing this piece of history out into the open for people like me to discover.

Riley Smith, MA, MFT

November 21, 2019

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Freeza379

November 11, 2019

I enjoyed the complexity of the characters in this work. They feel like real people, dealing with real problems. Which is a difficult feat to pull off for any author, dealing with stark realism. The story of a doctor accused of manslaughter is intriguing in and of itself but giving the lawyer a personal investment in him is the essence of drama and kept me turning the pages. An excellent work.
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November 6, 2019

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Lisa alleva

October 22, 2019

Paulette Mahurin’s “A Different Kind of Angel’ is one of those dark gems that cut straight to the bone and the heart of humanity. Blending fact with fiction, this historical novel is superbly researched and intricately detailed, lending to a truly powerful story marked with resilience, perseverance and darkness during a period in human history that has echoed into the present. the dark hearts of humanity, the uncivil and inhumane ways human beings treat each other, and a ever lasting story of struggle and camaraderie, Mahurin’s prose is like architecture, weaving together unforgettable characters in an unforgettable setting. Truly a fantastic read.

 

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October 22, 2019

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Joshua Grant

October 6, 2019

Paulette Mahurin perfectly captures the horrors of the Holocaust and the beauty of its survivors in The Seven Year Dress. Helen Stein is like any teen, until one day the evil of the Nazi regime comes for her. Forced to scrape out an existence in one of the Holocaust’s worst death camps, Helen still manages to find moments of dignity and beauty amongst the survivors. This novel made me cry many times over as Mahurin’s powerful writing washed over me. This one’s an emotional gut punch, but one well worth taking!
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CJ

6 October 2019

This book gives a great insight to those that suffered indifference for not being different, survival of the mind and rest will follow.

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Liz Cook

December 12, 2019

I loved this book and Helen, cant believe the hell of that war. I couldnt have borne it. Certainly would read more of her books
Amazon Customer

October 18, 2019Format: Kindle Edition

I could not put it down. Well written. Loved it , very real. Should be a book required in high school. We must never forget.

LPenney

October 17, 2019 Format: Kindle Edition

I couldn’t put this book down! Historical fiction at its best, a story of heartbreaking survival. I was enthralled from the first page.

 

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Coby has been rescued
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Bonded siblings Daisy & Tabitha have been rescued together
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Daisy & Tabitha’s shelter info

 

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Daisy & Tabitha’s freedom photo

 

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Bear has been rescued

 

Bear 5 freedom

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Annabelle has been rescued

 

Annabelle freedom

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Emma has been rescued with her bonded sibling Maddie

Emma 5 freedom

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Maddie has been rescued with her bonded sibling Emma.

 

Maddie freedom

Maddie’s freedom photo

 

 

Leighton rescued

Leighton has been rescued

 

Leighton freedom

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Nova has been rescued

 

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Vernon has been rescued

 

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Loki has been rescued

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Zoomie has been rescued

 

Zoomie freedom

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Mickey the elder has been rescued

Mickey 5 freedom

Mickey the elder’s freedom photo

 

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Mary Jane has been rescued

 

Mary Jane freedom

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Eliza has been rescued

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Eliza’s freedom photo

 

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Peluchin the senior (15 years old) has been rescued

 

Peluchin in new home

Peluchin’s freedom photo

 

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Brownie’s been rescued

 

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Brownie’s freedom photo

 

Samson 4 rescued

 

Samson has been rescued

 

Samson 4 freedom

 

Samson’s freedom photo

 

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Kenny has been rescued

Kenny freedom

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Molly’s been rescued

 

Molly 4 freedom

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Desoto has been rescued

 

DeSoto freedom

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Benny’s been rescued

 

 

Benny 3 freedom

 

Benny’s freedom photo

 

 

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Rammy has been rescued

Rammy freedom

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Coco has been rescued

Coco 9 freedom

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Lucas has been rescued

Lucas 5 freedom

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Oscar has been rescued

 

 

Oscar 2 rescued

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Finn the elder has been rescued

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Finn 2 comfy in new home sweet home

Finn comfy in new home sweet home.

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Introducing The Old Gilt Clock

I’m very pleased to announce the release of my latest book, The Old Gilt Clock. As all profits from my books go to help get dogs out of kill shelters I want to say a heartfelt thank you to everyone who purchases my book and also to those who write reviews and help spread the word. I’m truly grateful for your support.

 

CLOCK EBOOK COVER FINAL

Cover photo: Willem Arondéus, Public Domain

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

During one of the darkest times in human history when millions of innocent Jews and others deemed “undesirables” were being sent to concentration camps to be brutality worked to death or slaughtered, a group of Dutch resistance workers rose up against the atrocities. Their resistance to the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands created a vast counterintelligence, domestic sabotage, and communications network to help hide Jewish people from German authorities. The Old Gilt Clock is the story of how one Dutch resistance member, Willem Arondéus,  risked his life to defy the Nazis’ plans to identify and deport hundreds of thousands of Dutch Jews. Arondéus’ courage is largely forgotten by history, but not by the Jewish and Dutch people. Written by the award-winning international Amazon bestselling author of The Seven Year Dress, comes a story of Arondéus’ courageous struggle to stand up to the unimaginable evil designs of Hitler. It is also a story about friendships formed in the Dutch resistance movement, their joys and sorrows, their wins and losses, their loves and betrayals, and ultimately their resilience to oppose tyranny and oppression when millions stood silent condoning heinous behavior. Thousands are alive today because of these brave, compassionate men and women.

PURCHASE LINKS:

 

AMAZON U.S. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B082RJ1893

AMAZON U.K. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Old-Gilt-Clock-novel-ebook/dp/B082RJ1893/

It is also available on all other Amazon sites around the world. If you have any trouble with purchasing it, please let me know.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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360 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  Pantera, Rocky, Olympia, Loki, Boyfriend, Walden, Rocky, Timber, Patches, Mugsy, Jasmine, Silvia, Remi, Cupcake, and Betsy (see photos below) out of kill shelters. So far in 2019 360 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 REVIEW FOR THE DAY I SAW THE HUMMINGBIRD

AMAZON U.S.

Helen Hollick

September 18, 2019

Format: Kindle Edition

 

 

Kayla Krantz

August 30, 2019

Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase

 

GOODREADS

Shannon

Sep 08, 2019Shannon rated it it was amazing

I read this book in one sitting, which was almost impossible because it was while I was at work. But thank goodness for 12 hour over night shifts, I guess. This book was absolutely incredible. It was the first book that I had ever read by Paulette Mahurin but it will not be my last. The imagery and detail was so vivid and the characters were so life-like.

This will definitely be rated among my favorite books of all time. I cannot recommend it enough!

 

 

 

RECENT REVIEWS FOR THE PERSECUTION OF MILDRED DUNLAP

 

Book Squirrel

September 7, 2019

This is a really thought-provoking story about the consequences of prejudice, hatred and gossip in the lives of those who suffer the judgement and contempt of others. It is well-written and easy to read, although the nature of the story is both serious and discomforting.

Set in 1895 in a small rural community in Nevada, ’The Persecution of Midlred Dunlap’ is one of those stories that takes a slice of time, brings it to life, and makes one thankful that things have changed since then. On reflection, though, the reader is confronted by the fact that some things haven’t changed that much at all. People still discriminate against and make fun of those who are different, or who live in ways of which they do not approve. We may have laws to deal with those issues now, and legal means of both protection and redress, but those can not actually change human nature or the tendency of some people toward the behaviours that made those laws necessary in the first place.

Through clever crafting of characters and story, the author demonstrates that there are all sorts of hatred and prejudice that people suffer, ranging between racism, religious persecution, discrimination on the basis of looks, sexuality or lifestyle, to peer pressure and bullying. The treatment of those who are different in various ways by those with the position and power to persecute them is abhorrent, emphasising the narrow-mindedness and hatred that motivates such abuse. The fact that. even though we live 120+ years later, one does not have to travel far or look too hard to see that some things never change, is an indictment that can be neither escaped nor explained away.

In contrast, Mildred is a character who demonstrates kindness, resilience, thoughtfulness and generosity. Like her, Edra, Charley and Gus are positive characters who stand against the horrid behaviour of their neighbours.

Those characters who show kindness, acceptance, and respect bring light and relief to the darker undertones of the story and return balance to the portrait of humanity that is painted in these pages. Through them, the story reminds us that love does indeed drive out both fear and hate, and that a true friend is a gift of immeasurable worth.

There is so much power and weight in this story, and also much that is hopeful and encouraging. It is a work of historical fiction well worth reading.

 

RECENT REVIEWS FOR THE SEVEN YEAR DRESS

MB

September 15, 2019

Format: Kindle Edition
Carol R. Johnstone

September 6, 2019

Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase

 

RECENT REVIEWS FOR IRMA’S ENDGAME

AMAZON U.S.

Dorothy Angel

September 24, 2019

This was a captivating story about Irma, a lawyer whose life changed while getting a cup of coffee one day.
Noticing a headline in newspaper that someone was reading, she realized that it was about someone from her past and made it her mission to help him.
The story takes you on all sorts of page turning twists. As I neared the end, the story had my eyes bulging out of my head lol. Let’s just say that it was a satisfying lead up to who did it and why.
The author has a medical background and you can see that reflected in the details of the story. Very well done.

 

DOGS RESCUED FROM KILL SHELTERS

 

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Pantera has been rescued

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Pantera’s shelter information

Pantera freedom

Pantera’s freedom photo

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Rocky’s been rescued

Rocky 7 freedom

Rocky’s freedom photo

 

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Olympia’s been rescued

 

Olympia 4 freedom

Olympia’s freedom photo

 

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Loki has been rescued

Loki freedom

Loki’s freedom photo

 

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Boyfriend has been rescued

 

Boyfriend freedom

Boyfriend’s freedom photo

 

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Walden has been rescued

 

Walden 2 freedom

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Rocky’s been rescued

Rocky 8 freedom

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Timber (named by the rescue) has been rescued

 

Timber freedom

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Patches has been rescued

 

Patches 3 freedom

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Mugsy’s been rescued

 

Mugsy freedom

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Jasmine has been rescued

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Silvia has been rescued

 

Silvia freedom

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Remi 2 rescued

Remi has been rescued

Remi 2 freedom

Remi’s freedom photo

 

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Cupcake has been rescued

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Cupcake’s shelter information

Cupcake 2 freedom

Cupcake’s freedom photo

 

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Betsy has been rescued

Betsy 2 freedom

Betsy’s freedom photo

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345 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 Casper, Penny, Spikey, Pippin, Scooter, Zeppelin, Duke, Wendy, Jasmine, Fiona, Zeus, Captain, Uggy, bonded siblings Poncho, Russell, Missy & Lucky, Denny, Li Chi, Sparky, Enano, Pom, Flower, Edna, Rufus, & Grace (see photos below) out of kill shelters. So far in 2019 345 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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AMAZON AU #1 TEEN AND YOUNG ADULT
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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.
Mtngrl

August 29, 2019

Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
Lisa alleva

August 19, 2019

Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
AMAZON U.K.
Lucy Alice

14 August 2019

I don’t normally read this genre, but was intrigued by the cover blurb. As I normally read romance I kept waiting for the love story to happen, and was pleased when the characters found their way to each other, but in the meantime the suspense of the story and the unraveling of the mystery was gripping and engaging. I found myself completely engrossed in the story and had various ‘aha!’ moments before the true story came to light. All in all an engaging read, on a topic that has made me want to find out a little more too, to see how real the idea of transference through organ donation actually is too! A well written, engaging, fabulous read!
GOODREADS:

Chuck

Aug 19, 2019 Chuck***** rated it it was amazing
Interesting from the very start, Irma’s Endgame is the novel to read. I like the writing, the way it captured my attention from start to finish. The characters are bold and seem like actual people. I congratulate Paulette Mahurin on a book well-done.
RECENT REVIEWS FOR THE DAY I SAW THE HUMMINGBIRD
AMAZON U.S.
Lola 48

August 13, 2019

I bought this book to read on a long flight and I am very happy that I did. Wonderfully written, heartbreaking, haunting yet filled with hope. I recommend this book.

RECENT REVIEWS FOR THE PERSECUTION OF MILDRED DUNLAP

GOODREADS

The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap
by

Paulette Mahurin (Goodreads Author)

 

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Meredith‘s review

Aug 07, 2019
really liked it****

 

This author’s first novel, set in the late 1800s with Oscar Wilde’s arrest for sodomy as a backdrop to the story of what was once considered “forbidden love”. I liked the contrast of love vs hate and friendship vs enemies throughout the book. A fairly quick read with an interesting story that reminded me how glad I am that we are more and more getting to a point where people can love who they love without judgment. It is worth noting that profits from this author’s books go to help to keep rescue dogs from kill shelters.

 

 

The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap
by

Paulette Mahurin (Goodreads Author)

 

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Lisa Reynolds‘s review

Jul 31, 2019
it was amazing *****

 

The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap (2012) by Paulette Mahurin is an intriguing and thought-provoking book which is written excellently by the author.

Set in the 1800s in a small town in Nevada, the story follows the love story of Mildred Dunlap and her cousin Edra. Following Oscar Wilde’s conviction in Britain, we see how the various people in the town react to the news and how their reactions affect the lives of Mildred and Edra. It’s a beautiful yet often sad story that shows just terrible human rights were back then and shows just how far we’ve come. Some of it would pull your heart to pieces. Reading the stress and fear these women are going through in the novel shows the kind of high levels of persecution people who weren’t straight faced in those days. Being pansexual, I felt angry at parts at how utterly cruel and prejudiced some of the characters were and I was glad that even though things are still not perfect today that I and many, many other people don’t have to live with those high levels of persecution and be feeling pretty powerless against it.

There is very rounded characters. Each with their own personality and journey in the book. Mildred and Edra are a wonderful couple who show so much strength in the face of adversity. They show that two ordinary women when pushed to do so will fight together to weather the storm. But it’s always nice to have people who care about you and thankfully in this book, there is Gus and Charley. Both of these chaps go on very different journeys in the book but are both very kind, non-prejudiced people.

The writer got the claustrophobic feeling of a small town spot-on with her descriptions of life in Red River Pass. The gossiping, the running down of anyone perceived to be ‘different’ in some way. And the absolute glee the people gossiping, especially Josie, feel in running another down and trying to make their life harder.

I have to admit, it threw me a little bit that Mildred and Edra were co