460 dogs rescued from kill shelters

A Different Kind of Angel ranked #3 hot new best seller by Amazon

 

 

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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 Lucas, Everly, Stallone, Forseti, Abby, Grant, Millie, Harland, Breeze, Blaze, Hamilton, Franklin, Levi, Roger, Holly, Earnest, Charlie, Piccolo, Sundae, Jericho, Atlas, Preston, Scout, Zipper, Reuben, Lyla, Checkers, Eddie, Mardi, Austin, Montana, Carter, Sky, Sedona, Brenda, Foster, Dempsey, Dahlia, Quincy, Mochi, (see photos below) out of kill shelters. So far in 2018, 460 dogs have been rescued. In 2017 we’ve helped free 904 dogs. In 2016, 250 dogs were freed. In 2015, 149 dogs were freed.

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

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My books have been ranked in the top 100 best sellers on Amazon U.S. in their categories (historical fiction, teen and young adult, and literary fiction).  What an honor to be ranked #87  LITERARY FICTION BEST SELLER next to Paulo Coelho; incredible author of The Alchemist and The Pilgrimage.
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Amazon Australia ranked my book NUMBER ONE in all it’s categories: Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction & Teen and Young Adult and is #3 best seller in the entire kindle bookstore.
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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.
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September 5, 2018

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As always with Ms Mahurin’s novels, I was immersed not only in the story but with the characters who filled the pages.

I found it compelling, poignant, and thought provoking. The research into the New York lunatic asylum and the barbaric treatment of patients, some of whom had committed no crime or mentally ill act with which to merit such internment were very realistic. Her character, Klara was colourful and her story in both present and past were breathtakingly personal, and I shared every minute with her.

This is a major work from a tremendous author who rightfully enjoys critical acclaim.

Bravo. 5 stars.

on September 3, 2018
Every time I pick up a new Paulette Mahurin’s book, I know that I’ll be immediately immersed into an unforgettable world of brilliantly-written historical fiction, where darkness and hope coexist side by side, and where characters are so real, I feel like I know each and every one of them personally by the end. “A Different Kind of Angel” was no exception. It’s a thoroughly researched novel that offers a glimpse into one of the darkest parts of American history – a New York women’s asylum where terror and abuse are given free reign, and where no hope of escaping exists. I couldn’t help but feel for Klara, a Jewish refugee who speaks no English and who has just narrowly escaped certain death in one of the Kiev’s pogroms, just to be thrown into a new hell. Klara was a wonderful central character: strong, resilient, highly intelligent, and sympathetic to her fellow “inmates” as I can’t quite call them patients for no doctor ever stepped inside to check on the women’s well-being. As I read, I was appalled not only by the horrifying conditions in which the women had to live but the brutal treatment of the guards and nurses, some of which drew some sadistic pleasure from abusing their charges. To be completely honest, such blatant disregard of a human being’s life and well-being reminded me of German concentration camps. It was even more appalling to think that such institutions existed on American soil, where freedom and justice for all were supposed to be the rule.
The part where the journalist Nellie Bly steps through the doors of the asylum is probably known to some readers who are familiar with the story. I absolutely loved how masterfully fact and fiction were interwoven in this novel, bringing to life the secrets long lost to the shameful American past. If you love historical fiction – definitely add it to your must-read list. Highly recommended!
on September 3, 2018
I got an advance review copy of A Different Kind of Angel and thoroughly enjoyed it. It gives a factual account of the conditions inside the Women’s Lunatic Asylum of Blackwell’s Island and the ploy by a reporter named Nellie Bly to infiltrate the institution and disclose the horrifying conditions. The story is told through the eyes of Russian immigrant named Klara who is unfairly tossed into the asylum herself. There are also scenes of flashback to Klara’s family and the Kiev Pogrom. This book is rich in detail, well-written and compelling. There are vivid scenes. The reader can taste, hear and smell the inside of the asylum. As the author says, the place was a “chain with links made of misery.” I recommend this excellent book and give it 5 stars.
RECENT REVIEWS FOR THE PERSECUTION OF MILDRED DUNLAP
AMAZON U.S.
on September 3, 2018
The author provides a period piece with themes as topical today as they were in the 1890s. In this well written, thought provoking novel, the life of the main character is disrupted by scourges of today’s society – gossip, bias, and prejudice. The characters are well developed and the writing is first rate. Once I started reading I could not put this book down. A great read.
RECENT REVIEWS FOR THE DAY I SAW THE HUMMINGBIRD
AMAZON U.S.
on August 26, 2018
Does exactly what I wanted it for
RECENT REVIEWS FOR HIS NAME WAS BEN
AMAZON CANADA
on August 25, 2018
Wow!
I can’t say a bad word about this well written, well developed, detailed, raw and intelligent book!
Difficult and earth shattering topics are exposed and portrayed with grace, detail, heart, understanding and excellent style.
Wonderful book!!
RECENT REVIEWS FOR THE SEVEN YEAR DRESS
GOODREADS

Jo (An Unexpected Bookish Geek)

“The seven year dress” is a historical fiction book, which is based on a true account by Helen Stein, as told to the author. Any book which is based on the time of The Holocaust, is incredibly difficult to read about, let alone digest. This book is certainly no exception.

The author does a skillful job of presenting a story that is not only full of the true horrors of war, but has that bittersweet poignancy about it, too. Parts of this book, I found, extremely difficult to read, and obviously, what makes it all the more difficult, is knowing that these inhumane and barbaric acts actually did take place.

I feel that the main character Helen, felt very real to follow throughout this book. The descriptions of her interactions with others and the horrors of Auschwitz felt like they were in a lot of depth, and even though there were poignant moments in this book, quite a lot of it felt very depressing and heavy going. I’m not trying to say that is a bad aspect, but I cannot say I actually “enjoyed” reading this, despite how important these kind of accounts are.

Many people think that the sexual content in this book was unnecessary, but I beg to differ. It is telling us that despite the horror, heartache and everything else that was going on, we are still humans, and with that, our sexual needs and desires don’t necessarily diminish.

I would recommend this, even if it was just to realise the importance of it.

AMAZON U.S.
on September 5, 2018
I cried reading this story. A very good read I could not put it down, told friends about it so we could compare
AMAZON U.K.
on 18 August 2018
Very gripping read. Full of hope in a very bleak and harrowing time.
exceptionally well written. Fiction with a truth.

DOGS RESCUED FROM KILL SHELTERS

 

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Lucas has been rescued

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Lucas’ freedom photo

 

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Everly’s been rescued

 

EVERLY FREEDOM

Everly’s freedom photo

 

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Stallone has been rescued

 

STALLONE FREEDOM

Stallone’s freedom photo

 

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Forseti has been rescued

 

FORSETI FREEDOM

Forseti’s freedom photo

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Abby’s been rescued

ABBY FREEDOM

Abby’s freedom photo

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Grant’s been rescued

 

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Grant’s freedom photos

 

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Millie has been rescued

 

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Millie’s freedom photo

 

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Harland has been rescued

 

HARLAND FREEDOM

Harland’s freedom photo

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Breeze has been rescued

BREEZE FREEDOM

Breeze’s freedom photo

 

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Blaze has been rescued

 

BLAZE FREEDOM

Blaze’s freedom photo

 

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Hamilton has been rescued with his bonded sibling Franklin

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Hamilton and Franklin, bonded siblings, in shelter kennel together.

 

HAMILTON FREEDOM

Hamilton’s freedom photo

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Franklin has been rescued with bonded sibling Hamilton

FRANKLIN FREEDOM

Franklin’s freedom photo

 

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Levi has been rescued

 

LEVI 3 FREEDOM

Levi’s freedom photo

 

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Roger’s been rescued

 

ROGER FREEDOM

Roger’s freedom photo

 

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Holly’s kennel information

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Holly has been rescued

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Holly’s freedom photo

 

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Earnest has been rescued

 

EARNEST FREEDOM

Earnest’s freedom photo

 

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Charlie has been rescued

CHARLIE 6 FREEDOM

Charlie’s freedom photo

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Piccolo has been rescued

PICCOLO FREEDOM

Piccolo’s freedom photo

 

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Sundae has been rescued

 

SUNDAE FREEDOM

Sundae’s freedom photo

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Jericho has been rescued

JERICHO FREEDOM

Jericho’s freedom photo

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Atlas has been rescued

 

ATLAS 2 FREEDOM

Atlas’ freedom photo

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Preston has been rescued

 

PRESTON FREEDOM

Preston’s freedom photo

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Scout has been rescued

 

SCOUT FREEDOM

Scout’s freedom photo

 

ZIPPER RESCUED

Zipper has been rescued

 

ZIPPER FREEDOM

Zipper’s freedom photo

 

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Reuben’s been rescued

REUBEN 2 FREEDOM

Reuben’s freedom photo

 

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Lyla has been rescued

 

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Lyla’s freedom photo

 

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Checker’s has been rescued

 

CHECKERS FREEDOM

Checker’s freedom photo

 

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Eddie has been rescued

EDDIE 3 FREEDOM

Eddie’s freedom photo

 

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Mardi has been rescued

 

MARDI FREEDOM

Mardi’s freedom photos

 

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Austin has been rescued

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Austin’s freedom photo

 

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Montana has been rescued

 

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Montana’s freedom photo

 

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Carter who came in with his bonded mate Austin was rescued with him (Austin’s photos above)

 

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Carter’s freedom photo. He was rescued and remained with his bonded mate Austin.

 

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Sky’s been rescued

SKY 2 FREEDOM

Sky’s freedom photo

 

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Sedona’s been rescued

 

SEDONA FREEDOM

Sedona’s freedom photo

 

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Brenda’s been rescued

 

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Brenda’s freedom photo

 

BRENDA 2 WITH NEW SIBLINGS

Brenda with her new siblings

 

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Foster has been rescued

 

FOSTER FREEDOM

Foster’s freedom photo

 

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Dempsey has been rescued

 

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Dempsey’s freedom photo

 

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Dahlia has been rescued

 

DAHLIA 2 FREEDOM

Dahlia’s freedom photo

 

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Quincy has been rescued

 

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Quincy’s freedom photo

 

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Mochi’s been rescued

 

MOCHI FREEDOM

Mochi’s freedom photo

 

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Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – New Book on the Shelves – A Different Kind of Angel by Paulette Mahurin — Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life

Delighted to feature the latest release from Paulette Mahurin – A Different Kind of Angel. As with all Paulette’s books, profits from will go to rescue dogs from kill shelters. About A Different Kind of Angel Inspired by real events chronicled by a journalist for The World News, Elizabeth Cochrane (pen name, Nellie Bly), in 1887. Klara Gelfman’s life in […]

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First reviews are in for A Different kind of Angel

A heartfelt thank you to everyone who has purchased my book and taken 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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SYNOPSIS

Inspired by real events chronicled by a journalist for The World News, Elizabeth Cochrane (pen name, Nellie Bly), in 1887.

Klara Gelfman’s life in Kiev was serene until she turned nineteen. That’s when Russia’s Tsar Alexander II was assassinated, and a vicious propaganda campaign spread that blamed the Jews for his death. Klara and her family became victims of the many pogroms breaking out throughout Russia. None were so violent as what hit Kiev in 1881. It was there that Klara’s family was torn asunder and her world changed forever.

This is the story of what happens to this traumatized, orphaned, young Jewish woman when she escapes Russia and crosses an ocean to arrive on the rough streets of New York City able to speak only a few words of English. There, in the land of the free, Klara’s life is thrown into turmoil when she is mistaken for a drunken prostitute. Mistreated by those entrusted to protect her—the police, a judge, doctors, and nurses—she is condemned to an unrelenting hellscape when she is incorrectly and involuntarily committed to a lunatic asylum.

At a time when women had no political, economic or professional rights, comes a story where corruption by the powerful was as overt and commonplace as was garbage on the New York City streets. From the award-winning, international best-selling author of The Seven Year Dress comes an unforgettable story of the devastating effects of persecution, hatred, and arrogance. A Different Kind of Angel is also a story of love, family, friendship, and loyalty. It is a journey into the nature and heart of the resilience of the human spirit that will leave readers thinking about the story long after they finish the book.

AMAZON.COM REVIEWS
on September 6, 2018
Ms. Mahurin has highlighted a shameful truth about cruelty, exploitation and dehumanization in the late 1800s to the downtrodden and disadvantaged members of society: immigrants, women, Jews, the poor, and the sick (especially the mentally unwell) in her most recent novel. Does any of this sound remotely familiar? This brilliant storyteller has helped me to realize that we are not as modern or cultured or civilized as we may have thought. Indeed, in many ways, we continue to relive the sins of our past.

You may be wondering, but what about the book? The beauty of every Paulette Mahurin book is that the fiction she weaves around historical fact is so compelling that you have to wonder what parts are fictional. Klara, the protagonist, is both brave and timid, ready to fight for her life in the asylum into which she was unjustly placed and ready to give up (if only briefly). The women she meets in the dorm of asylum makes the reader wonder if insanity is the only sane way to cope with the endless, capricious, savagery to which they are subjected. And in the midst of all the misery, this talented author does not let us forget that kindness glows warmly in the darkest and coldest of corners.

Each authority figure in or out of the asylum has a unique flavor of malice that drives them to behave in such loathsome ways towards the women who fall victim to imprisonment in the asylum and social discrimination. Ms. Mahurin, in effect, has deftly created in these opposing forces: the powerless female patients and the hateful, often violent “caretakers;” the greater and the lesser selves that we all carry inside of ourselves—the ultimate battle of good and evil, of angels and demons.

I shudder to think about how much of it is true. But I did some amateur research and found out that the conditions Ms. Mahurin describes in the Blackwell Asylum and the kinds of tortures these women underwent are all real. So is the character of Nelly Bly. Much of what anyone knows about the inside of insane asylums comes from her groundbreaking investigative journalism in the 1880s.

A Different Kind of Angel is a book you will never regret buying or reading. I can’t stop thinking about it and the lessons we could use today to treat unfortunate others with more compassion. This is the kind of gift this book gives to you beyond several hours of good, old-fashioned reading pleasure.

on September 3, 2018
Every time I pick up a new Paulette Mahurin’s book, I know that I’ll be immediately immersed into an unforgettable world of brilliantly-written historical fiction, where darkness and hope coexist side by side, and where characters are so real, I feel like I know each and every one of them personally by the end. “A Different Kind of Angel” was no exception. It’s a thoroughly researched novel that offers a glimpse into one of the darkest parts of American history – a New York women’s asylum where terror and abuse are given free reign, and where no hope of escaping exists. I couldn’t help but feel for Klara, a Jewish refugee who speaks no English and who has just narrowly escaped certain death in one of the Kiev’s pogroms, just to be thrown into a new hell. Klara was a wonderful central character: strong, resilient, highly intelligent, and sympathetic to her fellow “inmates” as I can’t quite call them patients for no doctor ever stepped inside to check on the women’s well-being. As I read, I was appalled not only by the horrifying conditions in which the women had to live but the brutal treatment of the guards and nurses, some of which drew some sadistic pleasure from abusing their charges. To be completely honest, such blatant disregard of a human being’s life and well-being reminded me of German concentration camps. It was even more appalling to think that such institutions existed on American soil, where freedom and justice for all were supposed to be the rule.
The part where the journalist Nellie Bly steps through the doors of the asylum is probably known to some readers who are familiar with the story. I absolutely loved how masterfully fact and fiction were interwoven in this novel, bringing to life the secrets long lost to the shameful American past. If you love historical fiction – definitely add it to your must-read list. Highly recommended!
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Introducing A Different Kind of Angel

My new book is live on Amazon. As with all my other books, all the profits from it will go to help get dogs out of kill shelters.  I’m grateful for all the support my books have received. To everyone who has or plans to purchase a book and additionally take the time to write a review, thank you. Each purchase and review is given attention by Amazon in ranking a book and that means promotion. A lot of dogs will benefit.

Links to purchase my new book in the U.S. and it will also be available on other Amazon sites around the world.

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Inspired by real events chronicled by journalist for The World News, Elizabeth Cochrane (pen name, Nellie Bly), in 1887.

 

Klara Gelfman’s life in Kiev was serene until she turned nineteen. That’s when Russia’s Tsar Alexander II was assassinated, and a vicious propaganda campaign spread that blamed the Jews for his death. Klara and her family became victims of the many pogroms breaking out throughout Russia. None were so violent as what hit Kiev in 1881. It was there that Klara’s family was torn asunder and her world changed forever.

 

This is the story of what happens to this traumatized, orphaned, young Jewish woman when she escapes Russia and crosses an ocean to arrive on the rough streets of New York City able to speak only a few words of English. There, in the land of the free, Klara’s life is thrown into turmoil when she is mistaken for a drunken prostitute. Mistreated by those entrusted to protect her—the police, a judge, doctors, and nurses—she is condemned to an unrelenting hellscape when she is incorrectly and involuntarily committed to a lunatic asylum.

 

At a time when women had no political, economic or professional rights, comes a story where corruption by the powerful was as overt and commonplace as was garbage on the New York City streets. From the award winning, international best-selling author of The Seven Year Dress, comes an unforgettable story of the devastating effects of persecution, hatred, and arrogance. A Different Kind of Angel is also a story of love, family, friendship and loyalty. It is a journey into the nature and heart of the resilience of the human spirit that will leave readers thinking about the story long after they finish the book.

 

REVIEW FOR A DIFFERENT KIND OF ANGEL

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T R’s ***** review

Aug 31, 2018
it was amazing

 

With modern times bring women’s rights and issues to the forefront, this is a timely book. Although it dates back in history to the later 1800s, it is every bit contemporary today as it was then. Brilliantly written, this is a captivating story that rivals Mahurin’s The Seven Year Dress. Tackling issues such as anti-Semitism, misogyny, and human rights in general the author doesn’t hold back. That this centers around an actual historical event makes the read all the more compelling. There is a balance in the pages of all that is bleak and dark about the human spirit and all that is good and uplifting. And again, like today, where so much negativity prevails in the press there is also much good in the world, demonstrated in simple acts of kindness that create mountains of love and balance. A great read.

 

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420 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 Zoe, Radley, Kelsey, Ronaldo, Titan, Lyle, Bentley, Little Beauty, Baer, Princess Leia, Charli Girl, Benson, Pimpo, Hazel, Sarge, Casper, Horace, Ferg, Binkie, Pork Chop, Peter, Domino,  Scooter & Fletcher (see photos below) out of kill shelters. So far in 2018, 420 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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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 SEVEN YEAR DRESS

on 31 July 2018
A tribute to the human spirit and the will to live! spellbinding and a wonderful insight into the indomitable human spirit.

 

DOGS RESCUED FROM KILL SHELTER
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Zoe has been rescued
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Radley has been rescued
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Kelsey has been rescued
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Ronaldo has been rescued
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Titan has been rescued
TITAN 3 FREEDOM
Titan’s freedom photo
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Lyle’s been rescued
LYLE FREEDOM PHOTO
Lyle’s freedom photo
LYLE BONDING WITH NEW MOM
Lyle bonding with new mom
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Bentley has been rescued
BENTLEY 3 FREEDOM
Bentley’s freedom photo
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Little Beauty has been rescued
LITTLE BEAUTY aka WHISPER FREEDOM PHOTO
Little Beauty’s freedom photo
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Baer has been rescued
BAER FREEDOM
Baer’s freedom photo
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Princess Leia has been rescued
PRINCESS LEIA FREEDOM PHOTO
Princess Leia’s freedom photo
PRINCESS LEIA WITH NEW SIBLING
Princess Leia with new sibling
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Charli Girl (named by rescue) has been rescued
CHARLI GIRL FREEDOM
Charli Girl’s freedom photos on the bottom
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Benson has been rescued
BENSON FREEDOM
Benson’s freedom photo
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Pimpo’s been rescued
PIMPO FREEDOM
Pimpo’s freedom photo
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Hazel has been rescued
HAZEL 2 FREEDOM
Hazel’s freedom photo
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Sarge has been rescued
SARGE 2 FREEDOM
Sarge’s freedom photo
CASPER 4 RESCUED
Casper’s been rescued
CASPER 4 FREEDOM
Casper’s freedom photo
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Horace has been rescued
HORACE 2 FREEDOM
Horace’s freedom photo
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Ferg’s been rescued

FERG FREEDM PHOTO

 

Ferg’s freedom photo

 

 

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Binkie has been rescued

BINKIE FREEDOM

Binkie’s freedom photo

 

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Pork Chop has been rescued

PORK CHOP FREEDOM

 

Pork Chop’s freedom photo

 

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Peter (named by rescue) has been rescued.

 

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Peter’s freedom photo

 

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Domino has been rescued

DOMINO FREEDOM

Domino’s freedom photo

 

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Scooter has been rescued

SCOOTER FREEDOM

Scooter’s freedom photo

 

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Fletcher has been rescued

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Fletcher’s freedom photo

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Synopsis: A Different Kind of Angel

My next book, A Different Kind of Angel, is due to be released around the end of August. As with many of my other books, I was drawn to a very difficult subject: the abuse of women in the late 19th Century, specifically the ill treatment and corruption in a women’s asylum. And one woman’s extremely brave attempt to expose the corruption. Written from the perspective of the protagonist, Klara Gelfman, a young woman who fled from the 1881 Kiev pogrom that devastated her family, the reader is taken behind the scenes to unthinkable injustices. It is historical times like this that the brave souls who fought for our rights, liberty, and the pursuit of justice shine brightly.

 

SYNOPSIS

 

 

Inspired by real events chronicled by journalist for The World News, Elizabeth Cochrane (pen name, Nellie Bly), in 1887.

 

Klara Gelfman’s life in Kiev was serene until she turned nineteen. That’s when Russia’s Tsar Alexander II was assassinated, and a vicious propaganda campaign spread that blamed the Jews for his death. Klara and her family became victims of the many pogroms breaking out throughout Russia. None were so violent as what hit Kiev in 1881. It was there that Klara’s family was torn asunder and her world changed forever.

 

This is the story of what happens to this traumatized, orphaned, young Jewish woman when she escapes Russia and crosses an ocean to arrive on the rough streets of New York City able to speak only a few words of English. There, in the land of the free, Klara’s life is thrown into turmoil when she is mistaken for a drunken prostitute. Mistreated by those entrusted to protect her—the police, a judge, doctors, and nurses—she is condemned to an unrelenting hellscape when she is incorrectly and involuntarily committed to a lunatic asylum.

 

At a time when women had no political, economic or professional rights, comes a story where corruption by the powerful was as overt and commonplace as was garbage on the New York City streets. From the award winning, international best-selling author of The Seven Year Dress, comes an unforgettable story of the devastating effects of persecution, hatred, and arrogance. A Different Kind of Angel is also a story of love, family, friendship and loyalty. It is a journey into the nature and heart of the resilience of the human spirit that will leave readers thinking about the story long after they finish the book.

 

 

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396 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 BJ, Kiki, Glenda, Caramel, Boomer, Ginger, Winston, Wesley, Clark, Clarence, Trixie, Tiger, Sierra, Tango, Sherwood, Lebowski, Peluchita, Kingsley, Lucille, Muneca, Jacoby, Kacey, Marbury, Maeve, Priscilla, Chief, Skye, Layla, Wilma, Polly & Tanner (see photos below) out of kill shelters. So far in 2018, 396 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 HISTORICAL FICTION
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.
# 1 AMAZON U.K. BEST SELLER
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RECENT REVIEWS FOR HIS NAME WAS BEN
on July 27, 2018

This book touches so many emotions on so many levels, from sadness, love, heartwarming, heartache, joy and up-lifting that I had to wipe away a tear or two. The story revolves around a wonderful woman named Sarah who is fighting Breast cancer. Being a breast cancer survivor myself, this hit close to home. Everything Sarah was experiencing during her treatment, was spot on. Later in the book when Sarah developed blood clots, again I could relate, having had five clots discovered on my lungs and three behind my knee while taking the drug Tamoxifen as part of my treatment. The fear Sarah felt brought back memories of my own fears.

While going through her cancer treatment, Sarah meets Ben in the waiting room who is also fighting cancer. I have to say, I love Ben’s temperament throughout the entire book. Sarah and Ben develope a beautiful friendship that evolves into a deep love for one another. It’s an amazing love story that is told so well by the author and I as the reader felt it through every page. My only wish was that they had met each other sooner.

I can’t say enough about this book. I finished the book a couple of weeks ago and still find myself thinking about it and I’ll probably still be thinking about it for months to come. When a book does that to you, well it’s a damn good book.

RECENT REVIEWS FOR TO LIVE OUT LOUD
I’ve read a lot about the Dreyfuss case in the past, so I was surprised and very pleased at what a fine piece of writing this truly is. Paulette managed to write a serious book that just felt like a great read. I always admired Zola for being willing to take the abuse poured on him and stay with the truth until he finally was heard. It’s really a great and rather uplifting story. In today’s world, more than ever, we need to remember: bad things happen, but good things can come from them.

RECENT REVIEWS FOR THE SEVEN YEAR DRESS

 

on July 10, 2018
This book is phenomenal. It takes you through a story of a woman who has lost all chances of finding love and compassion to her life due the Nazis. It takes you through her survival of the concentration camp.
RECENT REVIEWS FOR THE DAY I SAW THE HUMMINGBIRD
on July 13, 2018
I thought the book started out a little slow but I kept on reading and got into the charter Oscar. It was a good reminder what man can do to man good and bad.Nice reading. Sue M

DOGS RESCUED FROM KILL SHELTERS

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 BJ has been rescued
BJ FREEDOM PHOTO
BJ’s freedom photo

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Kiki has been rescued

 

KIKI FREEDOM PHOTO

Kiki’s freedom photo

 

KIKI BONDING WITH NEW MOM

Kiki bonding with new mom

 

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Glenda has been rescued

 

GLENDA FREEDOM

Glenda’s freedom photo. On her freedom ride home.

 

CARAMEL 2 RESCUED Screen Shot 2018-07-11 at 6.57.53 PM

Caramel has been rescued

CARAMEL 2 FREEDOM

Caramel’s freedom photo. On her way home on freedom ride.

 

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Boomer’s been rescued

 

BOOMER FREEDOM

Boomer’s freedom photo

 

GINGER 3 RESCUED Screen Shot 2018-07-13 at 5.54.56 AM

Ginger’s been rescued

 

GINGER FREEDOM

Ginger’s freedom photo

 

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Winston and Wesley have been rescued

 

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Wesley’s kennel video. Unable to download it to play.

 

 

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Winston’s kennel video. Unable to download it to play.

 

WINSTON 2 & WESLEY FREEDOM PHOTO

Winston and Wesley’s freedom photo

 

WINSTON 2 & WESLEY NEW FAMILY

Winston and Wesley’s bonding with new family.

 

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Clark has been rescued

 

CLARK 2 FREEDOM PHOTO

Clark’s freedom photo

CLARK 2 AT BEACH WITH NEW SIBLING

Clark living the good life at the beach with new sibling

 

CLARENCE RESCUED Screen Shot 2018-07-15 at 7.10.11 AM

Clarence has been rescued

 

CLARENCE FREEDOM PHOTO

Clarence’s freedom photo

 

TRIXIE 2 RESCUED Screen Shot 2018-07-15 at 10.07.28 AM

Trixie has been rescued

TRIXIE 2 FREEDOM

Trixie’s freedom photo

 

TIGER 2 Screen Shot 2018-07-16 at 3.12.28 AM

Tiger has been rescued

 

TIGER 2 FREEDOM

Tiger’s freedom photo

 

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Sierra has been rescued

 

SIERRA FREEDOM

Sierra’s freedom photo

 

TANGO 2 RESCUED

Tango has been rescued

 

TANGO 2 FREEDOM

Tango’s freedom photo

 

 

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Sherwood has been rescued

SHERWOOD FREEDOM

 

Sherwood’s freedom photo

 

LEBOWSKY RESCUED Screen Shot 2018-07-18 at 6.15.17 AM

Lebowski has been rescued

 

LEBOWSKI FREEDOM

Lebowski’s freedom photo

 

PELUCHITA RESCUED Screen Shot 2018-07-18 at 11.27.11 AM

Peluchita has been rescued

 

PELUCHITA FREEDOM

Peluchita the elder (17 years old) has been rescued.

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Kingsley has been rescued

KINGSLEY 2 FREEDOM

Kingsley’s freedom photo

 

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Lucille has been rescued

 

LUCILLE FREEDOM

Lucille’s freedom photo

 

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Muneca has been rescued

 

MUNECA FREEDOM

Muneca’s freedom photo

 

JACOBY 3 RESCUED Screen Shot 2018-07-20 at 8.20.00 AM

Jacoby has been rescued

JACOBY 3 FREEDOM

Jacoby’s freedom photo

 

KACEY RESCUED Screen Shot 2018-07-21 at 4.55.55 AM

Kacey has been rescued

KACEY FREEDOM

Kacey’s freedom photo

MARBURY RESCUED Screen Shot 2018-07-21 at 4.55.29 AM

Marbury’s been rescued

MARBURY FREEDOM PHOTO

Marbury’s freedom photo

 

MAEVE RESCUED Screen Shot 2018-07-22 at 10.21.38 AM

Maeve has been rescued

MAEVE'S FREEDOM PHOTO

Maeve’s freedom photo

 

PRISCILLA 2 RESCUED

Priscilla has been rescued

 

 

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Priscilla’s freedom photo

 

CHIEF RESCUED Screen Shot 2018-07-24 at 2.46.35 PM
Chief has been rescued
CHIEF FREEDOM
Chief’s freedom photo
SKYE RESCUED Screen Shot 2018-07-25 at 7.03.28 AM
Skye has been rescued
SKYE FREEDOM
Skye’s freedom photo
LAYLA 3 RESCUED Screen Shot 2018-07-26 at 7.38.42 AM
Layla has been rescued
LAYLA 3 FREEDOM
Layla’s freedom photo
WILMA 3 RESCUE Screen Shot 2018-07-27 at 7.43.38 AM
Wilma has been rescued
WILMA 3 FREEDOM
Wilma’s freedom photo
POLLY RESCUED
Polly has been rescued
POLLY FREEDOM PHOTO
Polly’s freedom photo
TANNER 4 RESCUED
Tanner’s been rescued
TANNER 4 FREEDOM
Tanner’s freedom photo
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365 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 Dagwood, Petey, Copernicus, Sasha, Ringo, Wanda, Jonesy, Brice, Roxy, Terrence, Mercedes, Smithy, Gracie, Mason, Blackie, Chantilly, Danny, Romeo, Polar, Clover, Cortana, Mitzy, Peaches, Rodney Belinda, Bella, Jupiter, Cole, Lainie and Justin (see photos below) out of kill shelters. So far in 2018, 365 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 THE SEVEN YEAR DRESS
AMAZON U.S.
on July 6, 2018
I have read several books about the Holocaust and varied personal memoirs of men,women,and children who survived to tell their story.
This story is unique and emotionally absorbing from beginning to end,and I would highly recommend adding it to your list.
on June 30, 2018

Wonderful, heart wrenching and terrifying all at the same time. A wonderful read, would highly recommend this book to everyone

RECENT REVIEWS FOR HIS NAME WAS BEN
AMAZON U.K.

 

on 2 July 2018
A moving and elegantly-written love story about two cancer patients who meet and fall in love. Not knowing how much time on earth either of them have, they approach their new relationship with wondrous eyes and gratitude for every moment. Taking the time to work through their family issues, they find a level of intimacy neither has previously found before. This was worth reading for the good writing and the moving story.

DOGS RESCUED FROM KILL SHELTERS

 

DAGWOOD 2 RESCUED Screen Shot 2018-06-28 at 3.23.05 PM

Dagwood has been rescued

 

DAGWOOD 2 FREEDOM RIDE

Dagwood’s freedom ride

 

DAGWOOD 2 FREEDOM PHOTO

 

Dagwood’s freedom photo

 

PETEY RESCUED Screen Shot 2018-06-29 at 7.30.16 AM

Petey has been rescued

 

PETEY FREEDOM

Petey’s freedom photo

 

COPERNICUS RESCUED Screen Shot 2018-06-29 at 2.26.37 PM

Copernicus has been rescued

 

COPERNICUS FREEDOM

Copernicus’ freedom photo

 

SASHA RESCUED Screen Shot 2018-06-30 at 7.13.56 AM

Sasha’s been rescued

 

SASHA FREEDOM

Sasha’s freedom photo

RINGO RESCUED Screen Shot 2018-06-30 at 7.13.30 AM

Ringo has been rescued

 

RINGO FREEDOM

Ringo’s freedom photo

 

WANDA RESCUED Screen Shot 2018-06-30 at 7.19.38 AM

Wanda’s been rescued

WANDA FREEDOM

Wanda’s freedom photo

 

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Jonesy’s been rescued

 

JONESY FREEDOM

Jonesy’s freedom photo

 

BRICE RESCUED Screen Shot 2018-06-30 at 7.30.31 AM

Brice has been rescued

 

BRICE FREEDOM

Brice’s freedom photo

 

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Roxy has been rescued

 

ROXY 2 FREEDOM PHOTO

Roxy’s freedom photo

 

TERRENCE 2 RESCUED Screen Shot 2018-07-02 at 7.21.09 AM

Terrence has been rescued

 

TERRENCE 2 FREEDOM

Terrence’s freedom photo

 

MERCEDES 2 RESCUED Screen Shot 2018-07-02 at 6.06.10 PM

Mercedes has been rescued

MERCEDES 2 FREEDOM

Mercedes’ freedom photo

 

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Smithy has been rescued

 

SMITHY FREEDOM

Smithy has been rescued. Here with new sibling.

 

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Gracie has been rescued

 

 

GRACIE 2 FREEDOM

Gracie’s freedom photo

 

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Mason has been rescued

 

MASON 5 FREEDOM

 

Mason’s freedom photo

 

BLACKIE 2 RESCUED Screen Shot 2018-07-04 at 7.07.45 AM

Blackie has been rescued

 

BLACKIE 2 FREEDOM

Blackie’s freedom photo

 

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Chantilly’s been rescued

CHANTILLY FREEDOM

Chantilly’s freedom photo

 

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Danny’s been rescued

DANNY FREEDOM

Danny’s freedom photo

ROMEO 2 RESCUED

Romeo has been rescued

 

ROMEO 2 FREEDOM

Romeo’s freedom photo

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Polar has been rescued

POLAR FREEDOM RIDE

Polar’s freedom ride

 

POLAR FREEDOM WITH NEW SIBLING

Polar’s freedom photo. With new sibling.

 

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Clover has been rescued

CLOVER FREEDOM MEETING NEW SIBLING

Clover’s freedom photo meeting new sibling

 

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Cortana has been rescued

 

CORTANA FREEDOM

Cortana’s freedom photo

 

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Mitzy has been rescued

 

MITZY FREEDOM

Mitzy’s freedom photo

PEACHES RESCUED Screen Shot 2018-07-07 at 4.20.00 AM

Peaches has been rescued

PEACHES FREEDOM

Peaches’ freedom photo

 

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Rodney’s been rescued

 

RODNEY FREEDOM

Rodney’s freedom photo

 

BELINDA RESCUED

Belinda’s been rescued

 

BELINDA FREEDOM

 

Belinda’s freedom photo

 

 

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Bella shelter info

BELLA 5 RESCUED Screen Shot 2018-07-07 at 2.16.01 PM

 

Bella has been rescued

BELLA 5 FREEDOM PHOTO

Bella’s freedom photo

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Jupiter has been rescued

JUPITER 2 FREEDOM

Jupiter’s freedom photo

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Cole has been rescued

 

COLE FREEDOM

Cole’s freedom photo

 

 

 

 

LAINIE RESCUED

Lainie’s been rescued

 

LAINIE FREEDOM

Lainie’s freedom photo

 

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Justin’s been rescued

 

JUSTIN FREEDOM

Justin’s freedom photo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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335 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  Mickey, Jingles, Maverick, Duran, Sheba, Miss Beazley, Woodrow, Jade, Freddy, Micki, Darryl, Louie, Lucas, Reginald, Gray tzu, Bowie, Sawyer, Suzie, Eva, Einstein, Houdini, Zelda, Farley, Lacey, mom Darlene & 3 puppies, Oso, bonded pair Classy & Velvet, Wilma, Quinn, Admiral, Hendrix, Tanji, Penelope, Cletus, Bentley, Cora, Martha & Millicent (see photos below) out of kill shelters. So far in 2018, 335 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 DAY I SAW THE HUMMINGBIRD
AMAZON U.S.
on June 25, 2018
Paulette writes and I feel like I am right there with her~ it’s a hard read at times~ to feel Oscar pain~ but it’s a book filled with compassion~
 DOGS RESCUED FROM KILL SHELTERS
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Mickey has been rescued
MICKEY 3 FREEDOM
Mickey’s freedom photo

 

 

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Jingles the tiny 4 lb senior has been rescued

JINGLES FREEDOM

Jingle’s freedom photo

 

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Maverick has been rescued

 

MAVERICK 2 FREEDOM

Maverick’s freedom photo

 

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Duran has been rescued

 

DURAN FREEDOM

Duran’s freedom photo

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Sheba’s been rescued

 

SHEBA 2 FREEDOM PHOTO

Sheba’s freedom photo

MISS BEAZLEY RESCUED

Miss Beazley has been rescued

 

MISS BEAZLEY FREEDOM

Miss Beazley’s freedom photo

 

 

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Woodrow has been rescued

 

WOODROW FREEDOM PHOTO

Woodrow’s freedom photo

 

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Jade has been rescued

 

JADE FREEDOM

Jade’s freedom photo

 

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Freddy has been rescued

 

FREDDY 2 FREEDOM

Freddy’s freedom photo

 

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Micki has been rescued

 

MICKI FREEDOM

Micki’s freedom photo

 

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Darryl has been rescued

 

DARRYL FREEDOM

Darryl’s freedom photo

 

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Louie has been rescued

 

LOUIE 4 FREEDOM

Louie’s freedom photo

 

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Lucas has been rescued

LUCUS FREEDOM

Lucas’ freedom photo

 

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Reginald has been rescued

 

REGINALD FREEDOM

 

Reginald’s freedom photo

 

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Gray Tzu has been rescued

 

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Gray Tzu’s freedom photo

 

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Bowie has been rescued

 

BOWIE 2 FREEDOM PHOTO

Bowie’s freedom photo

 

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Sawyer has been rescued

 

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Sawyer’s freedom ride photo

 

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Suzie has been rescued.

 

SUZIE FREEDOM PHOTO

Suzie’s freedom photo

 

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Eva has been rescued

 

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Eva’s kennel info

EVA 3 FREEDOM PHOTO

Eva’s freedom photo

 

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Einstein’s been rescued

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Einstein’s freedom photos off to the right. I was unable to download them.

 

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Houdini has been rescued

 

HOUDINI 2 FREEDOM

Houdini’s freedom photo

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Zelda has been rescued

 

ZELDA FREEDOM PHOTO

 

Zelda’s freedom photo

 

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Farley has been rescued

 

FARLEY FREEDOM

Farley’s freedom photo

 

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Lacey has been rescued

 

LACEY FREEDOM

Lacey’s freedom photo

 

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Darlene and her 3 puppies have been rescued

 

DARLENE & 3 PUPPIES FREEDOM

Darlene & 3 puppies’ freedom photo

 

DARLENE 3 PUPPIES FREEDOM

Darlene’s 3 puppies freedom photo

DARLENE FREEDOM

Darlene’s freedom photo

 

 

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Oso has been rescued

OSO 2 FREEDOM

Oso’s freedom photo

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Classy & Velvet bonded pair were rescued together.

CLASSY FREEDOM

Classy’s freedom photo

VELVET FREEDOM PHOTO

Velvet’s freedom photo

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Wilma’s been rescued

WILMA 2 FREEDOM

Wilma’s freedom photo

 

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Quinn’s been rescued

QUINN FREEDOM

Quinn’s freedom photo

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Admiral’s been rescued

ADMIRAL FREEDOM

Admiral’s freedom photo

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Hendrix has been rescued

HENDRIX FREEDOM

Hendrix’s freedom photo

 

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Tanji has been rescued

 

TANJI FREEDOM

Tanji’s freedom photo

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Penelope has been rescued

 

PENELOPE FREEDOM

Penelope’s freedom photo

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Cletus has been rescued

CLETUS FREEDOM

Cletus’ freedom photo

 

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Bentley has been rescued

 

BENTLEY 2 FREEDOM

Bentley’s freedom photo

 

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Cora has been rescued

 

CORA 3 FREEDOM

Cora’s freedom photo

 

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Martha’s been rescued

 

MARTHA 3 FREEDOM

Martha’s freedom photo

 

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Millicent’s been rescued

 

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Millicent’s beauty treatment

 

MILLICENT 2 FREEDOM PHOTO

Millicent’s freedom photo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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293 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 Callie, Anthony, Stevie Ray, Pia, Gemma, Fletcher, Louie, Jermaine, Jasmine, Mario, bonded sisters Marilyn & Mackenzie, bonded siblings Newton & Eloise, Harley, Bobby, Florence, Maurice, Chip, Carly, Mindy, Nicki, Mayra, Robot, Benny, Oliver, Kayla, Max, Noah, Alvis, Beckham, Sage, Darla, Wilbur, Beatrice, Aileen, Princessa, Teegan, Viola, Emerald, Libby, (see photos below) out of kill shelters. So far in 2018, 293 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 SEVEN YEAR DRESS
AMAZON U.S.
on June 11, 2018
I very much enjoyed reading this book. Even though it is fiction the horrific crimes against humanity were real and we should never forget that.
on June 8, 2018
I truly enjoyed this book! So much from the heart and so descriptive as to the events of her seven yrs under Hitler’s rule. I kept hoping against hope that Max would make it to the end of the book. But then, I thought the same of Ben.
AMAZON U.K.
on 14 June 2018

There are many eras in history where one stops and thinks: Could I have survived in those days? Had I been born Jewish, lived in Berlin during the rise of Hitler and ended up in Auschwitz is something I have always wondered about. Paulette Mahurin has pretty much convinced me that I would not have. Fortunately, Helen Stein, the book’s main character, did.

Based on a true person, Helen tells her story to a young student nurse to whom she rents a room and who has noticed the damning tattoo on her forearm.

Prior to the war, Helen leads a comfortable enough life, until her father, who works for the German Government, is dismissed, simply for being Jewish. Life becomes more and more difficult. Helen has a friend, though, in the Nazi Youth, Max, who only joins because he is homosexual and feels that this course of action is the best way to hide his ‘frailties’.

When the hatred escalates, Max aids Helen and her brother Ben to escape at great danger to himself and hides them in a derelict farm belonging to his family. For four years they live there in fear that one day they will be discovered. That day arrives and they are transported to Auschwitz.

This a most powerful and compelling novel; the violence is never graphic, but the horror and threat of it as well as the implied violence will remain with the reader long after the last page has been reached. The author has not held back in any way and deals sensitively yet matter-of-factly with the atrocities and the sheer spirit of those who had the will and the almost inhuman strength to survive.

I thoroughly recommend this book, despite its harrowing nature, to anyone interested in this shameful period of human history and are curious to know what it was really like.

(Reviewed for Discovering Diamonds blogspot)

GOODREADS

Laura

May 30, 2018Laura**** rated it really liked it

Shelves: four-star

Although this was a fictional novel set during the Holocaust era, it read very much in the style of a real memoir. A relatively short story, but gripping all the same. Much of the aspects within the book have been taken from real life accounts of concentration camp survivors. It makes for uncomfortable reading at times.

This was the first book by this author I have read, and I would be tempted to read more by her. Her characters are realistic and her writing style and tone make the reading experience an easy one, despite the heavy subject matter.

A recommended read for fans of historical fiction and World War Two novels.

 

 

 

RECENT REVIEWS FOR HIS NAME WAS BEN

AMAZON U.S.

on June 12, 2018
A well written emotional journey. I became invested in these realistic characters. His Name was Ben is a unique type of romance. It is a difficult topic with a beautiful lesson. Congrats to the author on a wonderful job. I highly recommend it.

 

DOGS RESCUED FROM KILL SHELTERS

 

 

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Callie has been rescued

CALLIE 2 FREEDOM

Callie’s freedom photo

ANTHONY RESCUED

Anthony’s been rescued

 

ANTHONY FREEDOM

 

Anthony’s freedom photo

 

 

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Stevie Ray (named by rescue) has been rescued

 

STEVIE RAY #A1436273 FREEDOM

 

Stevie Ray’s freedom photo

 

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Pia senior dog has been rescued

PIA FREEDOM

Pia’s freedom photo

 

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Gemma has been rescued

 

GEMMA FREEDOM

 

Gemma’s freedom photo