Thank you to the U.K. readers

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

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

 

 

 

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LITERARY FICTION

 

 

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HISTORICAL FICTION

 

 

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TEEN AND YOUNG ADULT

 

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LINK TO PURCHASE MY BOOKS IN THE U.S. & U.K.

 

AMAZON U.S.

AMAZON U.K.
And on all other Amazon sites around the world.
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490 dogs rescued from kill shelters

I’m deeply grateful to everyone who has purchased, read, and taken the time to review one of my books. All profits from my books go to help get dogs like Larson, Misha, Rudy, Asha, Valeria, Marley, Tiko, Dinah,Louie, Slater (see photos below) out of kill shelters. So far in 2017 we’ve helped free 490 dogs. In 2016, 250 dogs were freed. In 2015, 148 dogs were freed.

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

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

AMAZON U.S.

AMAZON U.K.
And on all other Amazon sites around the world.
AMAZON RANKING
My books continue to be ranked in the top 100 best sellers on Amazon in their categories (historical fiction, teen and young adult, and literary fiction).  What an honor to be ranked #87  LITERARY FICTIONBEST SELLER next to Paulo Coelho; incredible author of The Alchemist and The Pilgrimage.
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RECENT REVIEW FOR THE SEVEN YEAR DRESS
on May 19, 2017
A powerful and heart-touching story of tragedy, compassion, horror, love and the indomitable strength of the human spirit. Though the story relates historically accurate details many of us would prefer to turn aside from; the author also shares poignant insights into the German perspective of anti-Semitism Nazism. I skimmed past the sexual fantasy scenes that seemed incongruous, but they serve as a potent reminder that humans are humans regardless of place and situation, and often because of it. Not a story for the faint-hearted or someone looking for a silver-lined view of one of humanities darkest hours; The Seven Year Dress is a book that is neither easily laid aside, nor forgotten.

 

 

DOGS SAVED FROM KILL SHELTERS

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

Larson has been rescued

LARSON FREEDOM PHOTO

Larson’s freedom photo

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

Misha has been rescued

MISHA FREEDOM RIDE

Misha’s freedom ride

MISHA FREEDOM PHOTO

Misha’s freedom photo

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

Rudy has been rescued

RUDY FREEDOM PHOTO

Rudy’s freedom photo

ASHA 2 RESCUED

Asha has been rescued

ASHA 2 FREEDOM PHOTO RIDE

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

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

Valeria has been rescued

VALERIA FREEDOM PHOTOS

Valeria’s freedom photos

VALERIA SMILING AT NEW MOM

Valeria smiling at new mom

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

Marley has been rescued

Marley freedom photo

Marley’s freedom photo

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

Tiko has been rescued

TIKO FREEDOM PHOTO

Tiko’s freedom photo

TIKO FREEDOM RIDE

Tiko’s freedom ride

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

Dinah has been rescued

DINAH FREEDOM PHOTO

Dinah’s freedom photo

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

Louie has been rescued

LOUIE 2 FREEDOM WALK

Louie’s freedom walk

LOUIE 2 FREEDOM PHOTOS

Louie’s freedom photos

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

Slater has been rescued

SLATER FREEDOM PHOTO

Slater’s freedom photo

SLATER BONDING WITH NEW MOM

Slater bonding with new mom

SLATER IN NEW HOME SWEET HOME

Slater in new home sweet home

SLATER WITH NEW SIBLINGS

Slater with new siblings

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480 dogs rescued from kill shelters

I’m deeply grateful to everyone who has purchased, read, and taken the time to review one of my books. All profits from my books go to help get dogs like Jesse, Lianda, Darla, Martha, Tolly, Eloisa, Chandra, Cash, Cujo, Chi Chi, Flo, Ambrosia, Colin, Denver, Mikey, Savannah, Gabe, Harrison, Chelsey, Geisha (see photos below) out of kill shelters. So far in 2017 we’ve helped free 480 dogs. In 2016, 250 dogs were freed. In 2015, 148 dogs were freed.

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

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

AMAZON U.S.

AMAZON U.K.
And on all other Amazon sites around the world.
AMAZON RANKING
My books continue to be ranked in the top 100 best sellers on Amazon in their categories (historical fiction, teen and young adult, and literary fiction).  What an honor to be ranked #87  LITERARY FICTIONBEST SELLER next to Paulo Coelho; incredible author of The Alchemist and The Pilgrimage.
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RECENT REVIEWS FOR THE SEVEN YEAR DRESS
on May 15, 2017
Excellent book! I read it in one sitting! I would definitely recommend it…even though a fictional story…the events occurred multiple times over during one of the worst periods of history!
on May 10, 2017

A must read.

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

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

on May 8, 2017

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

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

DOGS RESCUED FROM KILL SHELTERS
JESSE RESCUE Screen Shot 2017-05-06 at 6.53.19 AM
Jesse has been rescued
JESSE FREEDOM RIDE
Jesse’s freedom photo
LIANDA RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-05-06 at 12.01.19 PM
Lianda has been rescued
LIANDA FREEDOM RIDE
Lianda’s freedom ride
LIANDA FREEDOM PHOTO
Lianda’s freedom photo
DARLA Screen Shot 2017-05-06 at 3.52.31 PM
Darla has been rescued
DARLA FREEDOM PHOTO TO THE RIGHT Screen Shot 2017-05-06 at 3.55.13 PM
Darla’s freedom photo to the right. I was unable to download it.
MARTHA now MOLLY Screen Shot 2017-05-07 at 7.07.41 AM
Martha has been rescued. Note from the rescue group Paws for Life about Martha: “Fyi: MARTHA was one of 18 dogs confiscated from a drug house. It was very obvious upon rescuing this very timid shy beauty that she had been used to breed her entire life. Upon arriving at her fosters house she quickly made it known she missed her pups as she would gather up to 8 toys at a time and take them to her crate where she would look after and protect. Now 2 weeks and 2 days later she is blooming she has dropped her shyness and shed her pain of having her pups taken from her way too soon.
MARTHA now MOLLY FREEDOM WALK
Martha’s freedom walk
MARTHA now MOLLY FREEDOM PHOTO
Martha’s freedom photo
MARTHA now MOLLY WITH NEW SIBLING
Martha two weeks later with her new sibling. She’s come around beautifully in this short amount of time. It’s a wonderful testament to the power of love and the resilience of a dog.
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Tolly has been rescued
TOLLY FREEDOM PHOTO TO RIGHT Screen Shot 2017-05-08 at 6.31.43 AM
Tolly’s freedom photo to the right. I was unable to download them.
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 Eloisa has been rescued
ELOISA FREEDOM PHOTO
Eloisa’s freedom photo
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Chandra has been rescued
CHANDRA FREEDOM PHOTO
Chandra’s freedom photo
CHANDRA IN YARD WITH NEW SIBLING
Chandra in yard with new sibling
CHANDRA MAKING HERSELF HOME SWEET HOME
Chandra feeling safe in new home sweet home
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Cash the senior has been rescued
CASH FREEDOM PHOTO
Cash’s freedom photo
CASH GETTING SOME LOVING FROM NEW FAMILY
Cash getting love from new family
CASH SMILING THANK YOU
Cash’s smiling thank you for saving my life
CUJO RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-05-10 at 6.24.51 AM
Cujo has been rescued
CUJO FREEDOM WALK
Cujo’s freedom walk
CUJO FREEDOM PHOTO
Cujo’s freedom photo
CHI CHI RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-05-10 at 11.33.23 AM
Chi Chi has been rescued
CHI CHI FREEDOM PHOTO
Chi Chi’s freedom photo
FLO RESCUED
Flo has been rescued
FLO FREEDOM PHOTO
Flo’s freedom photo
AMBROSIA RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-05-10 at 4.32.22 PM
Ambrosia has been rescued
AMBROSIA FREEDOM PHOTO.jpg
Ambrosia’s freedom photo
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Colin’s been rescued
COLIN FREEDOM PHOTO
Colin’s freedom photo
COLIN FREEDOM RIDE
Colin’s freedom ride
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Denver has been rescued
DENVER FREEDOM PHOTO TO RIGHT Screen Shot 2017-05-11 at 2.26.58 PM
Denver’s freedom photo to the right. I was unable to download it.
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Mikey has been rescued
MIKEY FREEDOM PHOTO
Mikey’s freedom photo
MIKEY HAPPY IN HIS NEW HOME
Mikey happy in his new home
SAVANNAH 2 RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-05-11 at 5.13.28 PM
Savannah’s been rescued
SAVANNAH 2 FREEDOM RIDE
Savannah’s freedom ride
GABE RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-05-12 at 2.16.12 PM
Gabe has been rescued
GABE FREEDOM PHOTO
Gabe’s freedom photo
HARRISON 2 RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-05-16 at 2.41.16 PM
Harrison has been rescued
HARRISON 2 FREEDOM PHOTO
Harrison’s freedom photo
HARRISON 2 FREEDOM RIDE
Harrison’s freedom ride
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Chelsey has been rescued
CHELSEY FREEDOM PHOTO 2 Screen Shot 2017-05-16 at 4.21.18 PM
Chelsey’s freedom photo to the right. Unable to download.
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Chelsey’s other freedom photo to right. I was unable to download it.
GEISHA RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-05-17 at 7.48.30 AM
Geisha has been rescued
Geisha freedom photo
Geisha’s freedom photo
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A lovely way to start the day with a review of The Seven Year Dress.

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

via The Seven Year Dress — The Review Author

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460 dogs rescued from kill shelters

I’m deeply grateful to everyone who has purchased, read, and taken the time to review one of my books. All profits from my books go to help get dogs like Kira, Matrix, Noah, Frosty, Burton, Arlo, Sofia, Elvis, Bradley, Ollie, Marrow, Captain, Truman, Dorado and Duke (see photos below) out of kill shelters. So far in 2017 we’ve helped free 460 dogs. In 2016, 250 dogs were freed. In 2015, 148 dogs were freed.

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

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

AMAZON U.S.

AMAZON U.K.
And on all other Amazon sites around the world.
AMAZON RANKING
My books continue to be ranked in the top 100 best sellers on Amazon in their categories (historical fiction, teen and young adult, and literary fiction).  What an honor to be ranked #87  LITERARY FICTIONBEST SELLER next to Paulo Coelho; incredible author of The Alchemist and The Pilgrimage.
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THE DOGS RESCUED FROM KILL SHELTERS

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

Kira has been rescued

KIRA 2 FREEDOM PHOTO

Kira’s freedom photo

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Matrix has been rescued

MATRIX FREEDOM PHOTO

Matrix’s freedom photo

NOAH 2 HAS BEEN RESCUED

Noah has been rescued

NOAH 2 FREEDOM PHOTO

Noah’s freedom photo

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

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

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

Shorty has been rescued

SHORTY FREEDOM PHOTO

Shorty’s freedom photo

BURTON RESCUED

Burton’s been rescued

BURTON FREEDOM PHOTO

Burton’s freedom photo

Burton 2 freedom ride

Burton’s freedom ride

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

Arlo has been rescued

ARLO FREEDOM PHOTO rescued by Paws for Life

Arlo’s freedom photo

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

Sofia has been rescued

SOFIA FREEDOM PHOTO

Sofia’s freedom photo

ELVIS RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-05-02 at 6.41.47 AM

Elvis has been rescued

ELVIS FREEDOM PHOTO

Elvis’ freedom photo

BRADLEY 2 RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-05-03 at 6.46.27 AM

Bradley’s been rescued

BRADLEY 2 FREEDOM PHOTO

Bradley’s freedom photo

BRADLEY 2 GETTING LOVE FROM NEW FAMILY

Bradley getting love from new family

OLLIE 3 aka ANGEL RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-05-03 at 7.56.40 AM

Ollie has been rescued

OLLIE 3 aka ANGEL freedom vid

Ollie’s freedom video. I was unable to download it.

MARROW RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-05-03 at 1.40.48 PM

Marrow has been rescued

MARROW FREEDOM PHOTO

Marrow’s freedom photo

CAPTAIN RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-05-04 at 9.36.09 AM

Captain has been rescued

CAPTAIN FREEDOM PHOTO

Captain’s freedom photo

TRUMAN 3 RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-05-04 at 2.16.42 PM

Truman’s been rescued

TRUMAN 3 FREEDOM PHOTO

Truman’s freedom photo

DORADO RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-05-05 at 6.22.03 AM

Dorado has been rescued

DORADO FREEDOM RIDE Screen Shot 2017-05-05 at 6.23.49 AM

Dorado’s freedom ride

DORADO FREEDOM PHOTO

Dorado’s freedom photo

DUKE 3 RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-05-05 at 5.02.21 PM

Duke has been rescued

DUKE 3 FREEDOM PHOTO

Duke’s freedom photo

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Meet the latest lucky 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 Marbles, Maria, Hancock, Nelson, Emma, Spot, Coco, Eva, Diana, Sergio, Wilbur, Waffle, siblings Lady Caine & Queen Ariana (see photos below) out of kill shelters. We’re off to a good start in 2017 with the freedom of 445 dogs. In in 2019, 250 dogs were freed. In 2015, 148 dogs were freed.

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

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

AMAZON U.S.

AMAZON U.K.
And on all other Amazon sites around the world.
AMAZON RANKING
My books continue to be ranked in the top 100 best sellers on Amazon in their categories (historical fiction, teen and young adult, and literary fiction).  What an honor to be ranked #87  LITERARY FICTIONBEST SELLER next to Paulo Coelho; incredible author of The Alchemist and The Pilgrimage.
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RECENT REVIEWS FOR THE SEVEN YEAR DRESS
AMAZON
on 26 April 2017
Harrowing read but brings home the horror of the Holocaust.
GOODREADS

Denise Hisey

Apr 28, 2017 Denise Hisey rated it it was amazing
Captivating, haunting. ..
It felt like I was in Helen’s living room hearing her story in person.
Judi****really liked it
This book is fictional, but it represents what truly happened with Jewish people during the Holocaust. We hear the story from Helen, a Jewish child living with her family in Germany. As Nazism rises up and the anti-semitism begins to unfold, Helen’s family doesn’t believe or accept it. As the story moves through Kristallnacht and the actions of the SS become more severe, the family makes a decision that will be a turning point in the story. The book is so well researched and fact based, one feels as though it is a memoir. Although everyone knows of the atrocities that took place during that time, especially in the concentration camps, it is always a shock to read or hear of it again. (less)
DOGS RESCUED FROM KILL SHELTERS
MARBLES RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-04-20 at 4.56.55 PM
Marbles has been rescued
Marbles freedom photo
Marble’s freedom photo
MARIA RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-04-21 at 6.57.29 AM
Maria has been rescued
MARIA FREEDOM WALK
Maria’s freedom walk
HANCOCK RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-04-21 at 3.24.34 PM
Hancock has been rescued
HANCOCK FREEDOM PHOTO
Hancock’s freedom photo
NELSON 2 RESCUED
Nelson has been rescued
NELSON 2 FREEDOM WALK
Nelson’s freedom walk
NELSON 2 FREEDOM PHOTO
Nelson’s freedom photo
EMMA 2 #17-16403 RESCUED
Emma has been rescued. The rescue group gave her the name.
EMMA 2 FREEDOM PHOTO
Emma’s freedom photo
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Spot has been rescued
SPOT FREEDOM WALK
Spot’s freedom walk
SPOT MEETING NEW FAMILY Screen Shot 2017-04-22 at 1.41.27 PM
Spot meeting new family
COCO 6 RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-04-23 at 6.24.20 AM
Coco has been rescued
COCO 6 FREEDOM PHOTO
Coco’s freedom photo
COCO 6 HAPPY IN NEW HOME
Coco is happy in her new home.
EVA RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-04-24 at 8.35.41 AM
Eva has been rescued
 EVA FREEDOM PHOTO 1
Eva’s freedom photo
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Diana has been rescued
DIANA FREEDOM PHOTO
Diana’s freedom photo
SERGUI RESCYED Screen Shot 2017-04-25 at 10.43.06 AM
Sergio has been rescued
SERGIO FREEDOM PHOTO
Sergio’s freedom photo
WILBUR RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-04-25 at 3.26.32 PM
Wilbur has been resced
WILBUR FREEDOM PHOTO
Wilbur’s freedom photo
WAFFLE 17-19053 RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-04-26 at 2.26.13 PM
Waffle has been rescued
Waffle - Gampy AID # 17 - 19053 FREEDOM PHOTO
Waffle’s freedom photo
BACK TWO NAMED LADY CAINE A502458 AND QUEEN ARIANA A502459 RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-04-27 at 3.23.31 PM
Lady Caine second from front and Queen Ariana. They were named by the rescue Angels of Rawley Fdn.
A502458 LADY CAINE FREEDOM PHOTO
Lady Caine’s freedom photo.
A502459 QUEEN ARIANA
Queen Ariana’s freedom photo
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431 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 Dylan, Maylene, Lizzy, Jessie, Leesa, Jude, Frisco, new siblings rescued together Solice & Jacob, bonded siblings Sonny & Cher, Eugene, Penny, Oliver, Eliza, Yogi, bonded elderly siblings Princess & Pelusa, Lindor, Darren, Stanley, SheShe, Gail, Buster, Brulee, Noah, Helena, Coraline, Roxanne and Dulcie (see photos below) out of kill shelters. We’re off to a good start in 2017 with the freedom of 431 dogs. In in 2019, 250 dogs were freed. In 2015, 148 dogs were freed.

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

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

AMAZON U.S.

AMAZON U.K.
And on all other Amazon sites around the world.
AMAZON RANKING
My books continue to be ranked in the top 100 best sellers on Amazon in their categories (historical fiction, teen and young adult, and literary fiction).  What an honor to be ranked #87  LITERARY FICTIONBEST SELLER next to Paulo Coelho; incredible author of The Alchemist and The Pilgrimage.
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RECENT REVIEWS FOR THE SEVEN YEAR DRESS
on April 18, 2017
This book shows the strength of the human spirit to survive. I have read quite a bit on this period in history, and wondered , how ordinary people found the strength to survive the horrors of Nazi Germany, and how the people were led to the sheer horror that occurred without there being more of an outcry, but then I realize that Hitler did it slowly and methodically, until he had brainwashed them to think it was the norm. Makes me frightened for our own country that we are accepting elected officials that don’t seem to share the American Dream of our forefathers, it only seems to take one mentally disturbed person to set chaos into action.
on April 16, 2017
This story tugged at my heart several times while reading.
I know from my history studies the terror suffered by Jews during the reign of Adolf Hiler.
I have also read stories written by other authors about life in those times.
I visited Germany a few times as a tourist and love that country.
On the surface it is beautiful and the people are very friendly.
However, it is clear from the museums and places of interest which we visited that the dark days of Hilter have not been forgotten.
Some of the names of places referred to in the book are very familiar to me.
In Berlin, I took a photo at the Brandenburg Gate.
We stayed at a hotel in Kurfurstendamn.
When we arrived in Berlin we landed at the airport in West Berlin, but we left via the airport at East Berlin.
The cab driver told us his family story while taking us to the airport and the events he related were similar in some ways.
The story of Helen Stein told by the author Paulette Mathurin was very touching and she related it well.
This story will live in my mind for a very long time especially as I can connect it to places in Berlin that I visited.
I recommend this book to all.
on April 15, 2017
A very honest account of an unimaginable life and will to survive in such horrific circumstances. It is no wonder that some choose to deny that it could ever have occurred but thankfully there are writers like Paulette Mahurin to continue to confirm the lives of the millions who were silenced.
DOGS RESCUED FROM KILL SHELTERS
DYLAN RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-04-14 at 6.57.01 AM
Dylan has been rescued
DYLAN FREEDOM PHOTO
Dylan’s freedom photo
MAYLENE RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-04-14 at 7.46.19 AM
Maylene has been rescued
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Maylene’s freedom video. My apologies as I could not download it. But if you want to see it, it’s on Home Fur Keeps’ site on facebook under Maylene.
LIZZIE RESCUED
Lizzy has been rescued
LIZZY FREEDOM RIDE
Lizzy’s freedom ride
LIZZY FREEDOM PHOTO
Lizzy’s freedom photo
JESSIE THE SENIOR Screen Shot 2017-04-14 at 4.39.30 PM
Jessie (named by rescuer Pam Yin) the senior dog has been rescued
JESSIE THE SENIOR 17-13083 FREEDOM PHOTO
Jessie’s freedom photo
LEESA #A5047733 RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-04-15 at 6.37.12 AM
Leesa has been rescued
LEESA #A5047733 FREEDOM PHOTO
Leesa’s freedom photo.
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Jude has been rescued
JUDE FREEDOM PHOTO to the right Screen Shot 2017-04-16 at 6.06.48 AM
Jude’s freedom photo to the right.
FRISCO RESCUED
Frisco has been rescued
FRISCO FREEDOM PHOTO
Frisco’s freedom photo
SOLICE RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-04-17 at 6.52.28 AM
Solice has been rescued
SOLICE FREEDOM RIDE
Solice’s freedom ride
SOLICE FREEDOM PHOTO
Solice’s freedom photo
JACOB RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-04-17 at 6.56.54 AM
Jacob has been rescued
JACOB FREEDOM PHOTO
Jacob’s freedom photo
JACOB FREEDOM RIDE WITH NEW SIBLING SOLICE
Jacob with new sibling Solice happy en route to new home
SONNY 4 & CHER RESCUED TOGETHER Screen Shot 2017-04-17 at 7.37.51 AM
Sonny & Cher have been rescued. They were dumped in a bag on the street and thankfully found in time to be rescued and taken good care of.
SONNY 4 HAS BEEN RESCUED WITH SIBLING CHER
Sonny at the vet after rescue
CHER RESCUED WITH SIBLING SONNY 4
Cher at the vet after she was rescued
SONNY 4 and CHER FREEDOM RIDE
Sonny and Cher at the vet’s after spay and neutered. They are recovering beautifully.
SONNY 4 and CHER MEETING NEW SIBLING
Sonny and Cher meeting new family
SONNY 4 and CHER Freedom photo
Sonny & Cher’s freedom photo
EUGENE RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-04-17 at 12.08.07 PM
Eugene’s been rescued
EUGENE FREEDOM PHOTO
Eugene’s freedom photo
EUGENE FEELING HIS FREEDOM
Eugene feeling his freedom
PENNY RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-04-17 at 3.14.31 PM
Penny has been rescued
PENNY FREEDOM WALK
Penny’s freedom walk
PENNY FREEDOM PHOTO
Penny’s freedom photo
OLIVER 2 RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-04-18 at 6.51.36 AM
Oliver has been rescued
OLIVER 2 FREEDOM PHOTO
Oliver’s freedom photo
ELIZA RESCUEDScreen Shot 2017-04-18 at 7.07.14 AM
Eliza has been rescued
ELIZA FREEDOM PHOTO
Eliza’s freedom photo
YOGI 2 RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-04-18 at 7.30.38 AM
Yogi the senior has been rescued
YOGI FREEDOM PHOTO
Yogi’s freedom photo
YOGI the SENIOR GETTING A HUG FROM NEW MOM
Yogi getting a hug from new mom
PRINCESS 5 and PELUSA RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-04-18 at 7.26.24 AM
Princess and Pelusa bonded sisters were rescued together.
PRINCESS 5 and PETULA FREEDOM PHOTO
Princess and Pelusa freedom photo
LINDOR RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-04-18 at 6.15.32 PM
Lindor has been rescued. He was dumped in kill shelter with a shoulder fracture and rescued by Pickle Pants Rescue who got him to a vet and had surgery scheduled to cast the shoulder and have him spayed.
LINDOR FREEDOM PHOTO
Lindor’s freedom photo
LINDOR POST SURGERY TO HEAL SHOULDER FX Screen Shot 2017-04-18 at 6.17.04 PM
Lindor freedom video at the vet’s office. He’s doing really well weight bearing on his fractured limb and in no apparent discomfort.
DARREN RESCUED
Darren’s been rescued
DARREN FREEDOM PHOTO
Darren’s freedom photo
STANLEY RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-04-19 at 6.20.20 AM
Stanley has been rescued
STANLEY FREEDOM WALK
Stanley’s freedom walk
STANLEY FREEDOM PHOTO
Stanley’s freedom photo
SHESHE RESCUED
Sheshe has been rescued
SHESHE FREEDOM RIDE
Sheshe’s freedom ride
SHESHE PHTO ALBUM
Sheshe’s photo album
SHESHE FREEDOM PHOTO
Sheshe’s freedom photo
GAIL now Suki RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-04-20 at 5.42.48 AM
Gail has been rescued
GAIL now Suki FREEDOM VIDEO unable dowload Screen Shot 2017-04-20 at 5.43.36 AM
Gails’ freedom video. I was unable to download it.
BUSTER RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-04-20 at 6.04.07 AM
Buster has been rescued
BUSTER FREEDOM RIDE
Buster’s freedom ride
BUSTER FREEDOM PHOTO
Buster’s freedom photo
BRULEE RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-04-20 at 6.04.37 AM
Brulee has been rescued
BRULEE FREEDOM PHOTO
Brulee’s freedom photo
NOAH was JACKSON #A5047956 Screen Shot 2017-04-20 at 6.24.43 AM
Noah’s been rescued
NOAH #A5047956 FREEDOM PHOTO WAS JACKSON PER RESCUE
Noah’s freedom photo
HELENA RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-04-20 at 8.58.26 AM
Helena has been rescued
HELENA FREEDOM PHOTO
Helena’s freedom photo
CORALINE RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-04-20 at 9.40.57 AM
Coraline has been rescued
CORALINE FREEDOM PHOTO
Coraline’s freedom photo
 ROXANNE 17-16020
Roxanne has been rescued
Roxanne freedom photo
Roxanne freedom photo
DULCIE RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-04-20 at 4.36.03 PM
Dulcie has been rescued
DULCIE FREEDOM WALK
Dulcie’s freedom walk
DULCIE FREEDOM PHOTO.jpg
Dulcie’s freedom photo
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401 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 Sylvester, Anya, Derek, Gertrude, Madden, Kira, Melody Quincy, siblings Felicity & Bosco, Anya’s sister Ariel and her nine puppies, William, Kilo, Bedford, Marla, Sparkie, Chloe, Ray, Blanche, Winchester, Marina, Duncan, Orchid, Terrance, Simoneta, Harley, Ziggie, Fergie and Tara (see photos below) out of kill shelters. We’re off to a good start in 2017 with the freedom of 401 dogs. In in 2019, 250 dogs were freed. In 2015, 148 dogs were freed.

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

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

AMAZON U.S.

AMAZON U.K.
And on all other Amazon sites around the world.
AMAZON RANKING
My books continue to be ranked in the top 100 best sellers on Amazon in their categories (historical fiction, teen and young adult, and literary fiction).  What an honor to be ranked #87  LITERARY FICTIONBEST SELLER next to Paulo Coelho; incredible author of The Alchemist and The Pilgrimage.
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RECENT REVIEWS FOR THE SEVEN YEAR DRESS
AMAZON
on April 6, 2017
Good read..I learned a lot…I thank God I’m free, loved and safe to move about freely and an American. Amen
GOODREADS

Ella

Apr 09, 2017 Ella***** rated it it was amazing

The book The Seven Year Dress really stood out as one of my favorites so far. It gives the reader tons of emotions from sad to happy to wanted to just rage with anger. The book is filled with lots of detail and I highly suggest it for all readers.I believe The Seven Year Dress by Paulette Mahurin is an excellent book especially because of the theme shown throughout the book and also for the quality of information it provides the readers with about World War 2 and the struggles for the Jews. This book educates the readers on the quality of life and how it is a gift and how helping others can change a life. It is presented many times that life is important so cherish every moment of it. This is shown when Helen is in the concentration ccmaps wishing she was still at home with her family like before the war not having to worry about anything or anyone. She wishes she had spent more time with her loved ones while they were still living. Another common theme throughout the book was how helping others can change their life. In the concentration camps Helen met this named Ester. Ester did everything she can in the camps to make sure Helen and all the other girls were taken care of and tried to encourage them by talking about what life will be like when war is over. This theme was also brought up by Helen’s best friend Ben. Ben was a Nazi but went behind Hitler’s back and helped our Helen and her family. He put them through hiding and helped Helen survive the war. This Book also provides tons of information about how bad the concentration camps were and how cruel they were and also how Jews would go into hiding, or be illegally helped by a German.
This book will leave you changed forever on the point of views on the Holocaust and wanting to know so much more on the effect it had on others not just in this book.
 DOGS RESCUED FROM KILL SHELTERS
SYLVESTER 2 RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-04-06 at 2.27.30 PM
Sylvester has been rescued
SYLVESTER 2 FREEDOM PHOTO
Sylvester’s freedom photo
ANYA RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-04-06 at 2.21.31 PM
Anya has been rescued. She was rescued with her sister Ariel (see below the pregnant mom with 9 puppies)
ANYA FREEDOM PHOTO
Anya’s freedom photo
DEREK RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-04-07 at 6.12.43 AM
Derek has been rescued
DEREK FREEDOM PHOTO
Derek’s freedom photo
GERTRUDE now PANTERA Screen Shot 2017-04-07 at 6.28.49 AM
Gertrude’s been rescued
GERTRUDE now PANTERA FREEDOM PIC
Gertrude’s freedom photo
MADDEN RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-04-07 at 6.27.03 AM.png
Madden’s been rescued
MADDEN'S FREEDOM PHOTO
Madden’s freedom photo
KIRA RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-04-07 at 6.45.05 AM
Kira has been rescued
KIRA FREEDOM PHOTO
Kira’s freedom photo
QUINCY 2 RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-04-07 at 6.14.34 PM
Quincy has been rescued
QUENCY 2 FREEDOM PHOTO
Quincy’s freedom photo
FELICITY RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-04-07 at 6.25.44 PM.png
Felicity has been rescued with her sibling Bosco
BOSCO RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-04-09 at 2.50.39 PM
Bosco has been rescued with his sibling Felicity
FELICITY WITH NEW SIBLING FREEDOM PHOTO
Felicity & Bosco’s freedom photo.
ARIEL RESCUED WITH HER PUPPIED Screen Shot 2017-04-07 at 6.38.14 PM
Ariel has been rescued with her 9 puppies
ARIEL AND 9 PUPPIES FREEDOM PHOTO
Ariel and her 9 puppies’ freedom photo. She was also rescued with her sister Anya (see above)
WILLIAM RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-04-07 at 6.49.45 PM
William’s been rescued
WILLIAM FREEDOM RIDE
William’s freedom ride
WILLIAM FREEDOM PHOTO
William’s freedom photo
KILO RESCUED CAME IN LAME WITH FX LEG Screen Shot 2017-04-08 at 6.52.44 AM
Kilo has been rescued. He came in lame and the rescue group got him to a vet who took good care of him.
KILO FREEDOM PHOTO
Kilo’s freedom photo.
KILO POST SURGERY RECOVERING NICELY
Kilo’s post surgery photo. He’s doing remarkably well with a wonderful foster mom.
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Bedford’s been rescued
BEDFORD FREEDOM PHOTO
Bedford’s freedom photo
MELODY RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-04-09 at 6.27.49 AM
Melody has been rescued
MELODY FREEDOM PHOTO
Melody’s freedom photo
MELODY FREEDOM RIDE
Melody’s freedom ride
MALA RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-04-09 at 6.48.24 AM
Marla has been rescued
MARLA FREEDOM PHOTO
Marla’s freedom photo
 SPARKIE 2 RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-04-09 at 6.59.01 AM
Sparkie has been rescued
SPARKIE 2 FREEDOM PHOTO
Sparkie’s freedom photo
CHLOE 2 RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-04-09 at 7.08.02 AM
Chloe has been rescued
CHLOE 2 FREEDOM PHOTO
Chloe’s freedom photo
RAY A502146 was CHIPPER RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-04-09 at 10.31.30 AM
Ray has been rescued
RAY was CHIPPER FREEDOM PHOTO
Ray’s freedom photo
BLANCHE RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-04-10 at 6.22.14 AM
Blanche the senior has been rescued. Says on her shelter info she’s eleven years old.
BLANCHE 18 YEARS FREEDOM PHOTO
Blanche freedom walk. She was rescued with an abdominal mass and taken to the vet where it was discerned she was closer to 18 years old. She had a complete work up and last word is she’s happy and doing well.
BLANCHE FREEDOM WALK
Blanche’s freedom photo.
WINCHESTER RESCUED
Winchester has been rescued
WINCHESTER FREEDOM PHOTO
Winchester’s freedom photo
MARINA RESCUED
Marina’s been rescued
MARINA'S FREEDOM PHOTO
Marina’s freedom photo
DUNCAN Screen Shot 2017-04-11 at 6.39.36 AM
Duncan has been rescued
DUNCAN FREEDOM PHOTO
Duncan’s freedom photo
ORCHID RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-04-11 at 7.05.01 AM
Orchid’s been rescued
ORCHID FREEDOM RIDE.jpg
Orchid’s freedom ride
ORCHID'S FREEDOM PHOTO
Orchid’s freedom photo
TERRANCE RESCUED
Terrance has been rescued
TERRANCE FREEDOM RIDE
Terrance’s freedom ride
TERRANCE FREEDOM PHOTO
Terrance’s freedom photo
SIMONETA RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-04-11 at 7.19.04 AM
Simoneta has been rescued
SIMONETA FREEDOM RIDE
Simoneta’s freedom ride
SIMONETA FREEDOM PHOTO
Simoneta’s freedom photo
HARLEY RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-04-11 at 4.13.43 PM
Harley’s been rescued
HARLEY 2 FREEDOM PHOTO ENJOYING NEW CHEW TOY
Harley’s freedom photo
HARLEY 2 HOME SWEET HOME WITH NEW SIBLING
Harley home sweet home having a nap with new sibling
HARLEY 2 NAPPING WITH NEW MOM
Harley bonding with new mom
ZIGGY RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-04-12 at 11.50.19 AM
Ziggy has been rescued
ZIGGY FREEDOM RIDE Screen Shot 2017-04-12 at 11.52.39 AM
Ziggie’s freedom ride
ZIGGY FREEDOM PHOTO Screen Shot 2017-04-12 at 11.52.31 AM
Ziggie’s freedom photo
FERGIE RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-04-13 at 9.42.49 AM
Fergie has been rescued
FERGIE FREEDOM PHOTO
Fergie’s freedom photo
TARA RESCUED
Tara has been rescued
TARA'S FREEDOM PHOTO
Tara’s freedom photo
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363 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 Miss Ollie, Amber, Missy, Avery, Cookie, Nakita, Garrett, Anna & her puppy Crumpet, Courage, Marlie, Harlow, Clarabelle, Bradley, Gonzo, Lady, Rumba, Tommy, Zoey, Nathan, Raina and Hedra (see photos below) out of kill shelters. We’re off to a good start in 2017 with the freedom of 363 dogs. In in 2019, 250 dogs were freed. In 2015, 148 dogs were freed.

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

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

AMAZON U.S.

AMAZON U.K.
And on all other Amazon sites around the world.
AMAZON RANKING
My books continue to be ranked in the top 100 best sellers on Amazon in their categories (historical fiction, teen and young adult, and literary fiction).  What an honor to be ranked #87  LITERARY FICTIONBEST SELLER next to Paulo Coelho; incredible author of The Alchemist and The Pilgrimage.
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RECENT REVIEWS FOR THE SEVEN YEAR DRESS
GOODREADS

 

Apr 02, 2017 Amy Lu’S*****rated it it was amazing
I wasn’t sure if it would be a book worth reading, but it’s more then just worth it, it’s a must… I cried so hard reading the story of what this woman went through… if you can stomach some heart wrenching tales, then you need to read this!!!!
DOGS RESCUED FROM KILL SHELTERS
MISS OLLIE 17-16846 RESCUED
Miss Ollie has been rescued
MISS OLLIE FREEDOM PHOTO
Miss Ollie’s freedom photo
AMBER RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-04-02 at 6.44.45 AM
Amber has been rescued
AMBER FREEDOM WALK
Amber’s freedom walk
AMBER FREEDOM PHOTO
Amber’s freedom photo
AMBER WITH NEW DAD AND SIBLING
Amber with new dad and sibling
MISSY HAS BEEN RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-04-02 at 5.43.29 PM
Missy has been rescued
MISSY FREEDOM PHOTO
Missy’s freedom photo
AVERY RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-04-02 at 5.58.33 PM
Avery has been rescued
AVERY FREEDOM PHOTO GREETING NEW DAD
Avery’s freedom photo shaking hands with new dad
AVERY MEAL TIME WITH NEW SIBLING
Avery’s meal time with a new sibling
AVERY NAP TIME WITH NEW SIBLINGS
Avery having a nap time with new siblings
COOKIE 4 RESCUE Screen Shot 2017-04-03 at 6.02.07 AM
Cookie has been rescued
COOKIE 4 BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTO Screen Shot 2017-04-03 at 6.04.27 AM
Cookie’s before and after photo side by side. On the left she is still in the shelter. The right was taken on her freedom ride.
COOKIE 4 BEFORE and AFTER PHOTO CLOSEUP
Cookie before and after photos closeup
COOKIE 4 FREEDOM RIDE
Cookie’s freedom photo
COOKIE 4 SETTLING INTO NEW HOME SWEET HOME
Cookie settling into her new home sweet home
NAKITA RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-04-03 at 8.13.09 AM
Nakita has been rescued
NAKITA FREEDOM PHOTO
Nakita’s freedom photo
GARRETT RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-04-03 at 8.27.15 AM
Garrett’s been rescued
GARRETT FREEDOM PHOTO
Garrett’s freedom photo
ANNA now KATIE and her baby CRUMPET RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-04-03 at 1.15.39 PM
Anna has been rescued with her 4 weeks old puppy Crumpet.
ANNA now KATIE FREEDOM PHOTO
Anna’s freedom photo
CRUMPET FREEDOM PHOTO
Anna’s puppy Crumpet’s freedom photo
CRUMPET BONDING WITH BIPED FAMILY.jpg
Crumpet bonding with new biped family.
COURAGE RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-04-04 at 6.23.35 AM
Courage the elder has been rescued
Courage freedom ride
Courage’s freedom photo. He’s getting plenty of love.
COURAGE FREEDOM PHOTO
Courage’s freedom ride
Courage in new home with new haircut and wardrobe
Courage in his new home after beauty treatment, hair cut, and getting a new scarf
MARLIE RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-04-04 at 8.49.40 AM
Marlie another senior has been rescued
MARLIE FREEDOM PHOTO
Marlie’s freedom photo
HARLOW RESCUED
Harlow has been rescued
HARLOW FREEDOM WALK
Harlow’s freedom walk
HARLOW FREEDOM PHOTO
Harlow’s freedom photo
CLARABELLE RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-04-05 at 5.59.28 AM
Clarabelle has been rescued
CLARABELLE FREEDOM WALK
Clarabelle’s freedom walk
CLARABELLE FREEDOM PHOTO
Clarabelle’s freedom photo
BRADLEY ESKIE-MIX A1685702 RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-04-05 at 6.36.50 AM
Bradley has been rescued. He came in with no name and Bradley was given by the rescue group Hearts Bandits American Dog Rescue.
Bradley freedom photo
Bradley’s freedom photo
GONZO RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-04-05 at 7.02.35 AM
Gonzo has been rescued
GONZO'S FREEDOM PHOTO
Gonzo’s freedom photo
GONZO SAFE AND SOUND HOME SWEET HOME
Gonzo safe and sound in new home sweet home
GONZO'S SMILING TKU FOR SAVING MY LIFE PHOTO
Gonzo’s smiling thank you for saving my life
LADY 3 RESCUEDScreen Shot 2017-04-05 at 7.13.06 AM
Lady’s been rescued
LADY 3 FREEDOM PHOTO TO THE RIGHT unable to download Screen Shot 2017-04-05 at 7.13.14 AM
Lady’s freedom photo to the right. I was unable to download them.
RUMBA RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-04-05 at 7.48.37 AM
Rumba has been rescued
RUMBA FREEDOM PHOTO
Rumba’s freedom photo
TOMMY RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-04-06 at 6.00.46 AM
Tommy’s been rescued
TOMMY FREEDOM PHOTO
Tommy’s freedom photo
ZOEY 2 RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-04-06 at 6.19.37 AM
Zoey has been rescued
ZOEY 2 FREEDOM RIDE
Zoey’s freedom ride
ZOEY 2 FREEDOM PHOTO.jpg

Zoey’s freedom photo

 

NATHAN RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-04-06 at 6.33.07 AM

 

Nathan has been rescued

 

NATHAN FREEDOM PHOTO TO RIGHT

 

Nathan’s freedom photo

 

RAINA RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-04-06 at 6.40.50 AM

Raina has been rescued

 

RAINA FREEDOM RIDE

 

Raina’s freedom ride

 

RAINA FREEDOM PHOTO

 

Raina’s freedom photo

 

HEDRA aka PEPPER 17-16990 RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-04-06 at 6.46.23 AM

 

Hedra has been rescued

 

HEDRA aka PEPPER FREEDOM PHOTO

 

Hedra’s freedom photo

 

HEDRA aka PEPPER THANKING

 

Hedra giving thanks for having her life saved

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341 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 Matilda, Bonnie, Kody, Sabrina, Tobi, Radcliff, Spade, Clementine, Kadence, Livvy, bonded Dumpling & daughter Biscuit, Sunny, Cinnie, Gypsy, Hunter, Princess and Malachi (see photos below) out of kill shelters. We’re off to a good start in 2017 with the freedom of 341 dogs. In in 2019, 250 dogs were freed. In 2015, 148 dogs were freed.

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

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

AMAZON U.S.

AMAZON U.K.
And on all other Amazon sites around the world.
AMAZON RANKING
My books continue to be ranked in the top 100 best sellers on Amazon in their categories (historical fiction, teen and young adult, and literary fiction).  What an honor to be ranked #87  LITERARY FICTIONBEST SELLER next to Paulo Coelho; incredible author of The Alchemist and The Pilgrimage.
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RECENT REVIEWS FOR THE SEVEN YEAR DRESS
AMAZON U.S.
on March 30, 2017
Paulette Mahurin’s masterfully written literary fiction, The Seven Year Dress has it all for a Historical Fiction. She spells out all of humanity during one of the darkest periods of the 20th century. I highly recommend, 5 stars!
on March 30, 2017
Although this book addresses some pretty awful times and issues the main character faces, it was a good read. It brought to light aspects during this time period that other books I have read did not. Very sad during times.
on March 26, 2017
I love reading the stories about survivors of the Holocaust. So much bravery, and I truly believe it was the greatest generation. This story is very touching, shocking at times, and an important story to tell. We must never forget our history, or we may be doomed to make those same mistakes again. I highly recommend this book. Grab a box of tissues.
 AMAZON CANADA
on March 8, 2017
An historical novel from the second world war. It keeps your attention because of all the terrible things the German’s did to the Jews. The characters although not many are very real like and the story keeps your interest to the end.
DOGS RESCUED FROM KILL SHELTERS
MATHILDA RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-03-25 at 6.00.09 AM

Matilda has been rescued. She was rescued by Pure Mutts Rescue, wonderful rescue group, that got her to the vet right away to take care of pneumonia.

 

MATILDA FREEDOM PHOTO at vet RECOVERING FROM PNEUMONIA

 

Matilda’s freedom photo. At the vet’s hospital recovering nicely from pneumonia.

 

MATILDA VET BILL

 

Matilda’s vet bill. A small example of what it sometimes costs to rescue one dog. These incredible rescue groups go the distance to help save lives. My deepest respect and gratitude to them.

 

BONNIE 2 RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-03-25 at 6.00.37 AM

 

Bonnie has been rescued

 

BONNIE 2 FREEDOM PHOTO

 

Bonnie’s freedom photo

 

KODY now DAKOTA RESCUED

 

Kody has been rescued

 

KODY now DAKOTA FREEDOM PHOTO TO RIGHT Screen Shot 2017-03-26 at 5.56.23 AM

 

Kody’s freedom photo off to the right. I was unable to download it.

 

KODY NOW DAKOTA SNUGGLING WITH NEW MOM Screen Shot 2017-03-26 at 5.56.44 AM

 

Kody cuddling with new mom in photo to the right. Again, I was unable to download it.

 

 

SABRINA 2 HAS BEEN RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-03-27 at 6.58.24 AM

 

Sabrina has been rescued

 

SABRINA 2 FREEDOM WALK

 

Sabrina’s freedom walk

 

SABRINA 2 FREEDOM PHOTO

 

Sabrina’s freedom photo

 

TOBI now GINO RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-03-27 at 10.42.44 AM

 

Tobi has been rescued

 

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Tobi leaving the shelter

 

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Tobi’s freedom photo playing with new sibling

 

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Radcliff’s been rescued

 

RADCLIFF'S FREEDOM PHOTO

 

Radcliff’s freedom photo

 

RADCLIFF COMFORTABLY SETTING INTO NEW HOME SWEET HOME

 

Radcliff resting comfortably in new home

 

 

 

RADCLIFF SWEET BOY PEACEFUL AND SAFE

 

Radcliff safe and sound in new home

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Spade has been rescued

 

SPADE FREEDOM WALK

 

Spade’s freedom walk

 

SPADE FREEDOM PHOTO

 

Spade’s freedom photo

 

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Clementine has been rescued

 

CLEMENTINE FREEDOM PHOTO

 

Clementine’s freedom photo. Her hot spots have been treated and she is recovering nicely. Now with her foster family and the Bichon Rescue Brigade is handling all her medical expenses and getting her ready for her forever home.

 

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Kadence has been rescued

 

KADENCE NOW GRIFFIN FREEDOM PHOTO

Kadence’s freedom photo

 

KADENCE NEW COUCH AND TOYS

 

Kadence enjoying his couch and new toys

 

KADENCE WITH NEW SIBLINGS

 

Kadence with new siblings

 

LIVVY RESCUED

 

Livvy has been rescued

 

LIVVY FREEDOM RIDE

 

Livvy’s freedom ride

 

LIVVY FREEDOM PHOTO

 

Livvy’s freedom photo

 

LIVVY WITH NEW MOM ENJOYING A MEAL

Livvy enjoying a rubbie and meal with new mom

 

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Dumpling, mamma dog, rescued with her daughter Biscuit

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Biscuit was rescued with her momma Dumpling

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Dumpling and her daughter Biscuit’s freedom photo. Thank you to Underdog Railroad Rescue for keeping this bonded pair together. They are going to try to adopt them together as well if they haven’t already been placed with their new loving home.

 

 

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Sunny has been rescued

 

SUNNY FREEDOM PHOTO

Sunny’s freedom photo

 

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Cinnie’s been rescued

 

CINNIE FREEDOM PHOTO

Cinnie’s freedom photo

 

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Gypsy has been rescued

GYPSY 4 FREEDOM PHOTO

 

Gypsy’s freedom photo

 

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Hunter’s been rescued

 

HUNTER 2 FREEDOM PHOTO

 

Hunter’s freedom photo

 

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Princess has been rescued

 

PRINCESS 4 FREEDOM PHOTO

 

Princess freedom photo

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 Malachi has been rescued
MALACHI FREEDOM PHOTO
Malachi’s freedom photo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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323 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 Lyla, Franz, Lollipop, Isaac, Wendy, Abagail, Sonny Smiles,(now Patrick), Gregory, Willie, Chico, Andrew, Charo, Dandelion, Sugar, Dottie, Jewels, BFFs Molly & Chocolate (see photos below) out of kill shelters. We’re off to a good start in 2017 with the freedom of 323 dogs. In in 2019, 250 dogs were freed. In 2015, 148 dogs were freed.

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

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

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AMAZON RANKING
My books continue to be ranked in the top 100 best sellers on Amazon in their categories (historical fiction, teen and young adult, and literary fiction).  What an honor to be ranked #87  LITERARY FICTIONBEST SELLER next to Paulo Coelho; incredible author of The Alchemist and The Pilgrimage.
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RECENT REVIEWS FOR THE SEVEN YEAR DRESS
AMAZON U.S.
on March 22, 2017
The human mind and spirit can be amazingly resilient. I can’t fathom being a prisoner in a Nazi death camp, but I feel like I visited one thru the eyes and heart of Helen. This is an important book, that answered some questions I had regarding how this all happened. Why did so many Jewish people not believe this was going to happen?
on March 19, 2017
This book is definitely a tear jerker! A great book but entirely sad! I could not put the book down
on March 18, 2017
A powerful story of survival against incredible odds.
I felt the characters rang true throughout the book. While not the most brutal description of incarceration by evil this is still a difficult book to read at times. The ending was both hopeful and believable.
on March 17, 2017
A very heart felt and well written book. It exposed more horrors of Nazi Germany. Helen is a brave character.
AMAZON U.K.
on 24 March 2017
Superb read and could not put the book down, so sad and yet shows how humans can get through the hardest of times.
on 19 March 2017
I was a little sceptical as only based on fact, but thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish.highly recommended read
DOGS RESCUED FROM KILL SHELTERS
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Lyla’s been rescued
LYLA FREEDOM WALK
Lyla’s freedom walk
LYLA FREEDOM PHOTO
Lyla’s freedom photo
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Franz has been rescued
FRANZ FREEDOM PHOTO
Franz’s freedom photo
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Lollipop’s been rescued