155 dogs rescued from kill shelter

I’m deeply grateful to everyone who has purchased, read, and taken the time to review one of my books. All profits from my books go to help get dogs like Biscuit, Rosie, Wilbur, Hoggy, Jack, Rickenbacker, Takoda, pregnant Lucy, Gretchen, Boomer, Snow, Tawny, Logan, bonded siblings cookie & honey, Jody, Stella, Gunther, Lola, Jasper, Clancy, Lindsey, Brownie, Gabby, Joceyln, Harry, Eddie, Skippy, Sandy, Sinclair, Teddy Bear, Phoebe, Mickey, Titus, Lonnie, Sofie, Stoic, Bryce, Charlie, Gidget, Kensey, Henry, Sadie, Andorra, Trevor, Praline, Drake, Einstein, Ruger, Lovey & Alfie (see photos below) out of kill shelters. So far in 2019 155 dogs have been rescued. In 2018 670 dogs have been rescued. In 2017 we’ve helped free 904 dogs. In 2016, 250 dogs were freed. In 2015, 149 dogs were freed.

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

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

AMAZON U.S.

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

March 27, 2019

Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
Book Lover 222

March 13, 2019

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

15 March 2019

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

Brian Bigelow

Mar 26, 2019 Brian Bigelow rated it it was amazing*****  ·  review of another edition
Excellent book! It’s amazing the experiences written about.
I couldn’t imagine being sentenced to an insane asylum as they existed at the time. I’m glad that system was eliminated.
A Different Kind of Angel: A Novel
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Paulette Mahurin (Goodreads Author)

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I saw this on one of my reading friends book lists and I thought I would give it a try, it was a good little novel about a life filled with personal trauma, and soul-crushing debasement and tortures, but Klara Gelfman survives she meets others who help her and as she says in the book; “Beneath the differences you meet another’s heart, that’s where the light of love never dims the light where the power of healing and forgiveness lives. They were all unique. All different kinds of angels.” This is a good book club recommendation or a good book for anyone wanting to know about what strength it takes to survive during bad times.
RECENT REVIEWS FOR THE SEVEN YEAR DRESS
AMAZON U.S.
Margaret Keathley

March 12, 2019

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

March 3, 2019

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

March 22, 2019

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

7 March 2019

Although its a fiction book based on fact
I couldnt stop reading this sad and endearing book..What 1 piece of material can hold such memories and the horror they lived through.
And to come out of the horror and to be able to live freely again. Its must read.
GOODREADS
The Seven Year Dress
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Paulette Mahurin (Goodreads Author)

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Laura Valbuena‘s review

Mar 09, 2019
really liked it****

Very good read.

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

March 3, 2019

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

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Dean‘s review

Mar 20, 2019
really liked it****

 

Sara and Ben’s story is a dramatic love story!!
The dynamic, power and dramatic impact in Mahurins tale, is based on the fact that both of them have no time left to lose!!
They are caught within a very narrow and limited time frame..Ben is a young lawyer having only months lo live due to a terminal cancer raging havoc in his body, and Sara is a survivor from breast cancer still struggling with it..”Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage”
Lao_TzuPaulette Mahurin has delivered a powerful story and captured the eternal spirit of an all-surpassing love!!
Even death is no match, and must surrender like an helpless hostage to the the eternal and regenerating power of love..At the end of the day I can say that reading Sara and Bens story has uplifted and inspired me!!!Although you will be confronted with sufferings and pain, let me say it clearly that this is not the main message carried out in this bitter- sweet love story!!Mahurins novel, gives and delivers powerful to the reader the preciousness of life itself..
And in spite of sufferings, pain and even death, the prevailing force behind the universum is love inhibited in eternal souls..
DOGS RESCUED FROM KILL SHELTERS
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Biscuit’s been rescued
Biscuit 4 freedom
Biscuit’s freedom photo

Rosie 5 rescued

Rosie has been rescued

 

Rosie 5 freedom

Rosie rescued with bonded sibling Lily

 

 

Wilbur 3 rescued 2019-03-01 at 3.33.14 PM

Wilbur has been rescued

 

Wilbur 3 freedom

Wilbur’s freedom photo

 

Hoggy rescued 2019-03-02 at 8.02.49 AM

Hoggy’s been rescued

 

Hoggy freedom

Hoggy’s freedom photo

 

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

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Jack’s kennel information

Jack 5 freedom

Jack’s freedom photo

 

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Rickenbacker has been rescued

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Rickenbacker’s shelter info

Rickenbacker freedom

Rickenbacker’s freedom photo

 

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Takoda (named by rescue) has been rescued

Takoda freedom ride

Takoda’s freedom ride

Takoda freedom

Takoda’s freedom photo

 

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Lucy, pregnant, has been rescued

Lucy 6 freedom also pregnant

Lucy’s freedom photo

Lucy 6 comfy waiting to give birth

Lucy comfy and waiting to give birth

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Gretchen has been rescued

Gretchen 1 freedom

Gretchen’s freedom photo

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Boomer’s been rescued

Boomer 2 freedom

Boomer’s freedom photo

 


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Snow has been rescued

Snow aka Leela freedom

Snow’s freedom photo

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Tawny has been rescued

 

Tawny freedom at vet

Tawny’s freedom

 

Logan 4 rescued 2019-03-07 at 7.39.58 AM

Logan has been rescued

Logan 4 freedom

Logan’s freedom photo

 

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Cookie has been rescued with bonded sibling Honey

Cookie 8 freedom

Cookie’s freedom photo

 

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Honey has been rescued with bonded sibling Cookie

 

Honey freedom

 

Honey’s freedom photo

 

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Jody has been rescued

 

Jody freedom w: new sibling

Jody’s freedom photo with new sibling

 

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Stella has been rescued

Stella 2 freedom

Stella’s freedom photo

 

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Gunther has been rescued

Gunther freedom

Gunther’s freedom photo

 

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Lola has been rescued

Lola 5 freedom

Lola’s freedom photo

 

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Jasper has been rescued

Jasper 3 freedom

Jasper’s freedom photo

 

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Clancy has been rescued

Clancy 2 freedom

Clancy’s freedom photo

 

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Lindsey has been rescued

Lindsey freedom

Lindsey’s freedom photo

 

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Brownie has been rescued

 

Brownie 6 freedom

Brownie’s freedom photo

 

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Gabby’s been rescued

 

Gabbie 2 freedom

Gabby’s freedom photo

 

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Jocelyn has been rescued

 

Joceylyn 2 aka mila freedom

Jocelyn’s freedom photo

 

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Harry has been rescued

 

Harry 2 freedom

Harry’s freedom photo

 

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Eddie has been rescued

Eddie 4 freedom

Eddie’s freedom photo

 

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Skippy has been rescued

 

Skippy 1 freedom

Skippy’s freedom photo

 

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Sandy has been rescued

Sandy aka Blossom freedom

Sandy’s freedom photo

 

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Sinclair has been rescued

 

Sinclair 2 freedom

Sinclair’s freedom photo

 

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Teddy Bear has been rescued

Teddy Bear Freedom

 

Teddy Bear’s freedom photo

 

 

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Phoebe (named by rescue) has been rescued

 

Phoebe 4 freedom

Phoebe’s freedom photo.

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Mickey has been rescued

Mickey 4 freedom ride

Mickey’s freedom ride

 

Mickey 4 freedom

Mickey’s freedom photo.

 

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Titus has been rescued

Titus 2 freedom

Titus’ freedom photo

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Lonnie’s been rescued

Lonnie 1 freedom

Lonnie’s freedom photo

Sofie 1 rescued 2019-03-21 at 2.10.29 PM

Sofie has been rescued

Sofie 1 freedom

Sofie’s freedom photo

 

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Stoic has been rescued

Stoic freedom

Stoic’s freedom photo

 

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Bryce’s been rescued

 

Bryce's freedom photo

Bryce’s freedom photo

 

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Charlie has been rescued

Charlie 9 freedom copy

Charlie’s freedom photo

 

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Gidget (named by rescue) has been rescued

Gidget freedom

Gidget’s freedom photo

 

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Kensey has been rescued

Kensey 1 freedom

Kensey’s freedom photo

 

Henry 2 rescued

Henry has been rescued

 

Henry 2 freedom

Henry’s freedom photo

 

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Sadie has been rescued

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Sadie’s shelter information

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

 

Andorra rescued Screen Shot 2019-03-27 at 10.42.21 AM

Andorra’s been rescued

Andorra freedom ride

Andorra’s freedom ride

Andorra freedom

Andorra’s freedom photo

 

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Trevor has been rescued

Trevor freedom

Trevor’s freedom photo

 

Praline 2 rescued Screen Shot 2019-03-28 at 7.11.37 AM

Praline’s been rescued

 

Praline 2 freedom

Praline’s freedom photo

 

Drake 2 rescued Screen Shot 2019-03-29 at 5.26.41 AM

Drake has been rescued

Drake 2 shelter info Screen Shot 2019-03-29 at 5.29.02 AM

Drake’s shelter information

Drake 2 freedom Screen Shot 2019-03-29 at 5.30.03 AM

Drake’s freedom photo

Einstein 2 Screen Shot 2019-03-29 at 9.56.25 AM

Einstein has been rescued.

Einstein 2 freedom

Einstein’s freedom photo

 

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Ruger has been rescued

Ruger freedom

Ruger’s freedom photo

Lovey rescued Screen Shot 2019-03-30 at 7.36.44 AM

Lovey has been rescued

 

Lovey freedom

Lovey’s freedom photo

 

Alfie rescued Screen Shot 2019-03-31 at 5.41.07 AM

Alfie has been rescued

Alfie freedom

Alfie’s freedom photo

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345 dogs rescued from kill shelters

I’m deeply grateful to everyone who has purchased, read, and taken the time to review one of my books. All profits from my books go to help get dogs like Casper, Penny, Spikey, Pippin, Scooter, Zeppelin, Duke, Wendy, Jasmine, Fiona, Zeus, Captain, Uggy, bonded siblings Poncho, Russell, Missy & Lucky, Denny, Li Chi, Sparky, Enano, Pom, Flower, Edna, Rufus, & Grace (see photos below) out of kill shelters. So far in 2019 345 dogs have been rescued. In 2018 670 dogs have been rescued. In 2017 we’ve helped free 904 dogs. In 2016, 250 dogs were freed. In 2015, 149 dogs were freed.

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

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

AMAZON U.S.

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

August 29, 2019

Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
Lisa alleva

August 19, 2019

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

14 August 2019

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

Chuck

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

August 13, 2019

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

RECENT REVIEWS FOR THE PERSECUTION OF MILDRED DUNLAP

GOODREADS

The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap
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Paulette Mahurin (Goodreads Author)

 

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Meredith‘s review

Aug 07, 2019
really liked it****

 

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

 

 

The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap
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Paulette Mahurin (Goodreads Author)

 

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Lisa Reynolds‘s review

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

 

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

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

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

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

I have to admit, it threw me a little bit that Mildred and Edra were cousins. I think in modern times we tend to be thrown a bit by cousins falling in love with each other but putting things in context, back in the time this book was set, it probably wouldn’t have been uncommon. When you take out of the equation the fact they are cousins, they actually make a very beautiful, loving couple and you find yourself as a reader rooting for them, their love and their future.

This is a wonderful book, gorgeously written and it also has a wonderful cause that the profits from it’s sales are going to. All profits from the book are going to the Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center in Ventura County, CA which is the first and only no-kill animal shelter in Ventura County.

 

RECENT REVIEWS FOR THE SEVEN YEAR DRESS

AMAZON U.S.

 

 

Paula

August 4, 2019

Heart tugging. Hard to put down. Tear jerking. Great read. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves historical fiction!
Tamboslice

August 2, 2019

I didn’t expect to devour this book so quickly, but I read over 90% of it in just a couple of hours. It is essentially another account of the Jewish persecution, enslavement, and the rise and fall of Hitler’s reign of terror over Germany, etc. Page turner, would recommend.
AMAZON U.K.
anna welch

15 August 2019

Excellent writing I could not wait for some free time to carry on reading it! Brilliant all the way to the end.

 

AMAZON CANADA

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August 16, 2019

I cried, laughed, smiled, cheered and had so emotions go through my mind and body. I would recommend this book to anyone. How one man could accomplish all of this against others is beyond me. He died a cowardly way for someone who cowardly hid behind his SS to commit such an horrific crime.

DOGS RESCUED FROM KILL SHELTERS

 

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Casper’s been rescued

Casper 5 freedom

 

Casper’s freedom photo

 

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Penny’s been rescued

 

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Penny’s freedom photo

 

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Spikey has been rescued

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Spikey’s freedom photos

 

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Pippin’s been rescued

 

 

Pippin freedom

Pippin’s freedom photo

 

 

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Scooter has been rescued

Scooter 2 freedom

Scooter’s freedom photo

 

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Zeppelin has been rescued

Zeppelin freedom

Zeppelin’s freedom photo post amputation he’s doing exceptionally well.

 

Duke 5 rescued

Duke has been rescued

Duke 5 freedom

Duke’s freedom photo

 

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Wendy has been rescued

Wendy 2 freedom

Wendy’s freedom photo

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Jasmine has been rescued

Jasmine 4 freedom

Jasmine’s freedom photo

Jasmine at new home

Jasmine’s stopping for water on her freedom walk.

Fiona 3 rescued

Fiona has been rescued

Fiona 3 freedom

Fiona’s freedom photo

 

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Zeus’ has been rescued

 

Zeus freedom

Zeus’ freedom photo

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Captain has been rescued

Captain 2 freedom

Captain’s freedom photo

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Uggy’s been rescued

Uggy freedom

Uggy’s freedom photo

 

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Russell has been rescued

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Poncho’s been rescued

 

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Missy and Lucky have been rescued

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Missy and Lucky’s freedom walk

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Russel, Poncho, Missy & Lucky’s freedom photo (the last kennel has two dogs)

 

Denny 2 rescued Screen Shot 2019-08-14 at 11.19.48 AM

Denny’s been rescued

Denny 2 freedom

Denny’s freedom photo

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Li Chi the elder has been rescued

LI CHI freedom

Li Chi the elder’s freedom photo

 

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Sparky (named by rescue) has been rescued

Sparky 2 freedom #A1539097

Sparky’s freedom photo

 

 

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Enano the senior has been rescued

 

Enano freedom

Senior Enano’s freedom photo

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Pom has been rescued

Pom:Mix A1539501 freedom

Pom’s freedom photo

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Elderly blind Flower has been rescued

 

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Flower’s shelter information

Flower freedom

Flower’s freedom photo

 

A721610 Tan and black Yorkshire terrier devore shelter aka EDNA

Edna (named by rescue) has been rescued

 

A721610 freedom black and tan Yorkie Terrier devore

Edna’s freedom photo

 

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Rufus has been rescued

Rufus 6 freedom

Rufus’ freedom photo

 

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Elderly Grace has been rescued

 

Grace 4 freedom

Elderly Grace’s freedom photo

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319 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 Rambo, Tonya, Metcalf, Georgia, Bobby, Denver, Petey, Tammy, Aspen, Crash, elderly siblings Akeem & Aires, Booko, Serenity, bonded siblings Snow White & Rexy, Sammy, Zimba, Bella, Fluffy, Cookie, Victoria, Bane, Kody, Bart, Bola, and Choco, (see photos below) out of kill shelters. So far in 2019 319 dogs have been rescued. In 2018 670 dogs have been rescued. In 2017 we’ve helped free 904 dogs. In 2016, 250 dogs were freed. In 2015, 149 dogs were freed.

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

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

AMAZON U.S.

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

28 July 2019

This is a riveting story about the heartache of cancer and we follow the story of Sara, and her journey to stay alive and how she met a man named Ben.
Read this story and see if you can do so without shedding a tear. I loved reading this book, the characters and storyline, and I would recommend it. Download a copy today you will not be disappointed.
RECENT REVIEWS FOR IRMA’S ENDGAME
AMAZON U.S.
MapleLeafAussie

July 11, 2019

It is a well-crafted mystery story that goes beyond the “whodunnit” aspect to touch on ideas or issues that are both fascinating and thought-provoking at the same time.

‘Irma’s Endgame’ is just such a book. A compelling mystery novel on one hand, and a powerful “What if?’ premise on the other, ensures that the reader will be fully engaged in the intricacies of this story. It demonstrates the best and worst of human nature, and explores the vulnerability of even the closest of relationships to a range of external forces.

The story is well-paced and carefully constructed. The characters are varied and interesting, and quite realistic.

An enjoyable and interesting read.

R3

July 7, 2019

When I first started reading this I thought the story was verging on a bit of the paranormal. I had never heard of personality transference. Before I finished reading, I looked up the particular case that was mentioned, and there it was. Knowing that cases like this exist made it all the more fascinating. The author brings her fiction to life with a look at characters from multiple perspectives besides their own. You can see how past events have molded them into the people they are in the story. I’ve loved her literary and historical fiction, and now I’m definitely a fan of her crime fiction.
ohsmellthe_roses

June 30, 2019

Once again, Paulette has written a book that made me question and analyze certain topics. The issue of transference was most interesting. As a nurse myself, I enjoyed Paulette’ s expertise in the medical aspects of the storyline. Most of all, reading about Tazzie and Bella made me smile the most! 😉
alice and richard

June 29, 2019

Irma’s Endgame is the kind of book you don’t want to put down. It is a mystery that entwines the lives of several individuals in fascinating ways. All the characters are interesting people … a book could be written about each of them. Besides being a mystery, it is very informative and colorfully written. Paulette Mahurin has done it again …. written a very readable book.
Becky

June 30, 2019

Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
Debra Nasser

June 29, 2019

Format: Kindle Edition
AMAZON CANADA
Author Elizabeth Eckert

June 28, 2019

Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
RECENT REVIEWS FOR THE SEVEN YEAR DRESS
AMAZON U.S.
Kayla Krantz

July 14, 2019

Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
AMAZON CANADA
Amazon Customer

July 21, 2019

This is a compelling story from start to finish. This book was a quick but meaningful read. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
granny4

June 28, 2019

It is a good read for anyone interested in WWII!
DOGS RESCUED FROM KILL SHELTERS
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Rambo has been rescued
Rambo 2 freedom Screen Shot 2019-07-03 at 7.55.35 AM
Rambo’s freedom photo
Tonya rescued Screen Shot 2019-07-04 at 7.15.12 AM
Tonya’s been rescued
Tonya freedom Screen Shot 2019-07-04 at 7.16.32 AM
Tonya’s freedom photo
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Metcalf has been rescued
Metcalf freedom
Metcalf’s freedom photo
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Georgia has been rescued
Georgia 2 freedom
Georgia’s freedom photo

Bobby 3 rescued Screen Shot 2019-07-06 at 6.53.46 AM

Bobby’s been rescued

 

Bobby 3 freedom photo

Bobby’s freedom photos

 

Denver 2 rescued Screen Shot 2019-07-06 at 9.23.12 AM

Denver’s been rescued

Denver 2 freedom

 

Denver’s freedom photo

 

Petey 2 rescued Screen Shot 2019-07-06 at 4.34.51 PM

Petey has been rescued

Petey 2 freedom

Petey’s freedom photo

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Tammy has been rescued

Tammy #A1531894 freedom

Tammy’s freedom photo

 

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Aspen has been rescued

 

Aspen freedom

Aspen’s freedom photo

 

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Crash has been rescued

Crash freedom

Crash’s freedom photo

 

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Elderly siblings Akeem & Aires have been rescued

 

Akeem & Aires kennel photos

Akeem & Aires kennel photos

 

Akeem freedom

 

Akeem’s freedom photo

 

Aires freedom

Aires’ freedom photo.

 

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Booko’s been rescued

 

Booko freedom photos

Booko’s freedom photo

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Serenity has been rescued

Serenity with new sibling freedom

Serenity’s freedom photo with new sibling.

 

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Snow White has been rescued with bonded sibling Rexy

 

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Rexy has been rescued with bonded sibling Snow White

Snow White & Rexy Freedom

Snow White & Rexy’s freedom photo

 

Sammy 3 rescued shelter photo

Sammy has been rescued

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Sammy’s shelter info

Sammy 3 freedom

 

Sammy’s freedom photo

 

Zimba rescued Screen Shot 2019-07-18 at 6.34.08 AM

Zimba has been rescued

 

Zimba freedom

Zimba’s freedom photo

 

Bella 9 rescued Screen Shot 2019-07-21 at 7.15.03 AM

Bella’s been rescued

Bella 9 freedom

Bella’s freedom photo

 

 

Fluffy rescued shelter photo Screen Shot 2019-07-20 at 12.54.28 PM

Fluffy has been rescued

Fluffy shelter info Screen Shot 2019-07-20 at 12.53.35 PM

Fluffy’s shelter information

 

Fluffy freedom

Fluffy’s freedom photo

 

 

 

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Cookie’s (named by rescue) been rescued

Cookie 9 #A1536500 freedom

 

Cookie’s freedom photo

 

Victoria 2 rescued

Victoria has been rescued

Victoria 2 freedom

Victoria’s freedom photo

 

Bane rescued

Bane has been rescued

Bane freedom

Bane’s freedom photo

Bane freedom ride

Bane’s freedom ride

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Kody the elder has been rescued

Kody 2 freedom

Kody’s freedom photo

 

Bart 2 rescued Screen Shot 2019-07-25 at 12.39.47 PM

Bart’s been rescued

Bart 2 freedom

Bart’s freedom photo

 

Bola rescued Screen Shot 2019-07-27 at 6.33.51 AM

Bola’s been rescued

 

Bola freedom

 

Bola’s freedom photo


🌟 Choco is 8, blind, and the companion he came in with has been adopted. As if that weren’t bad enough, he was surrendered in JANUARY! He’s also hidden in medical, out of public view. How bad could things get for this poor blind guy? Blind dogs are resilient & can live wonderful fulfilling lives, they just need a kind hand to guide them while they learn their new environment. Choco deserves a real home. Let’s get him out of here. San Pedro, CA

NOTE: This dog is not in our care, we are not affiliated with the shelter in any way. We post updates as we receive them, for questions/concerns please contact the shelter directly.

 

 

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Choco’s been rescued

 

Choco 3 freedom

Choco’s freedom photo

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292 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 Rusty, Bunny, Gallagher, Fiesta, Stella, bonded siblings Pebbles & Sophie, Wilbur, Tiana, Clancy, Gonzo, Scruffy, Champion, Cali, bonded siblings Grover & Jessie, Samson, Callaway, Noelle, Kliff, Rumba, Marvel, Franklin, Shy, Apollo, Nina, Wally, Eleanor, Isabella, Katie, Buzz and Fiona (see photos below) out of kill shelters. So far in 2019 292 dogs have been rescued. In 2018 670 dogs have been rescued. In 2017 we’ve helped free 904 dogs. In 2016, 250 dogs were freed. In 2015, 149 dogs were freed.

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

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

AMAZON U.S.

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

AMAZON U.S.

The Everward Family

June 21, 2019

Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase

 

 

Kayla Krantz

June 14, 2019

Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase

 

Amy B

June 3, 2019

Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase

 

M. J. C. K.

June 1, 2019

When Irma learns that her old flame has been arrested and charged with manslaughter and negligence, which she knows he would never do, she takes it upon herself to investigate for information to exonerate him. What she didn’t expect was where that would take her…

Wow, this book is amazing! It’s as much character driven as it is psychological thriller, and characters feel like they jump off the pages! The author vividly portrays them and the mystery in such a way that you will keep reading long after your bed time!

 

StoryLover

May 29, 2019

This intriguing novel is what I call a “wild card” thriller because it doesn’t fit neatly into any one category. It’s part murder mystery, part exploration of life’s enigmas, and part love story, and the author weaves these different threads into a complex and compelling tapestry. The underlying premise – which I won’t reveal – is quite fascinating and combines real world experiences with science, metaphysics and mysticism.

The main character, Irma, is someone we can relate to, and she’s easy to root for as she tries to vindicate her ex-boyfriend, who’s a heart transplant surgeon, from a murder charge involving one of his patients. The legal and medical environments and issues feel authentic, and the California setting adds appealing flavor.

Unique. Timely. Provocative.

 

PeaceLoveHope

June 5, 2019

I first discovered Paulette Mauhrin’s work when I stumbled across The Day I Saw The Hummingbird (if you have not read this – buy now! – it is fantastic) and knew this would be an author to watch. Irma’s Endgame, while in a different genre, is also full of beautiful prose. The characters are all well described and Mauhrin does a great job of putting you inside their heads. I was most drawn to Peter, Amelia, and Jeffery. I liked how current events were weaved into the story; I think it always makes it more interesting and easier to identify with. For me, there wasn’t a great deal of suspense because of the amount of exposition and at times I found myself skimming past parts to get back to dialogue or action. But for readers who want lots of wonderful description and internal thought, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed with this story. 3.75/5 Stars

 

AMAZON U.K.
Bill

11 June 2019

Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
1D82 Many

10 June 2019

Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase

 

Dab Reader

16 June 2019

Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase

 

 

AMAZON AUSTRALIA

Reader Review

31 May 2019

Verified Purchase

 

 

RECENT REVIEWS FOR A DIFFERENT KIND OF ANGEL

 

AMAZON U.K.
Ally

2 June 2019

I did not think I was going to like this at first, as so many depressing incidents occurred to the protagonist. I’m glad I continued reading however, as I was gripped from about the third chapter onwards. Based around the actual case of journalist Nellie Bly who inlitrated an infamous New York assylum in 1887. Sadly, there are echoes in recent cases of mistreatment of vulnerable people in care homes.

 

RECENT REVIEWS FOR THE SEVEN YEAR DRESS

 

AMAZON U.K.

Susan Lowe

Jun 24, 2019 Susan Lowe***** rated it it was amazing

Positive Mental Attitude

I’ve read a lot around “The Final Solution” and how the great “super powers” failed the Jewish people. How America and Britain closed their doors and limited the number of refugees they would accept because they didn’t believe the stories of what was going on inside Germany. This is a poignant demonstration of the cliche “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”. I can’t say I “enjoyed” the book in the common understanding of the word but I’m glad I read it nonetheless.

 

 

 

 

DOGS RESCUED FROM KILL SHELTERS
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Rusty’s been rescued
Rusty 2 freedom
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Bunny’s been rescued
Bunny freedom
Bunny’s freedom photo
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Gallagher has been rescued
Gallagher freedom
Gallagher’s freedom photo
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Fiesta has been rescued
Fiesta freedom photo
Fiesta’s freedom photo
Stella 3 rescued Screen Shot 2019-06-04 at 5.04.38 PM
Stella has been rescued
Stella 3 freedom
Stella’s freedom photo
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Pebbles has been rescued with bonded sibling Sophie
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Sophie has been rescued with bonded sibling Pebbles
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Pebbles & Sophie’s freedom photo
Wilbur 4 rescued Screen Shot 2019-06-06 at 6.37.58 PM
Senior Wilbur’s been rescued
Wilbur 4 freedom
Wilbur’s freedom photo
Tiana rescued Screen Shot 2019-06-07 at 6.43.43 PM
Tiana has been rescued
Tiana freedom
Tiana’s freedom photo
Clancy 3 rescued Screen Shot 2019-06-08 at 11.34.49 PM
Clancy has been rescued
Clancy 3 freedom
Clancy’s freedom photo
Gonzo 2 rescued Screen Shot 2019-06-09 at 4.55.31 AM
Gonzo has been rescued
Gonzo 2 freedom
Gonzo’s freedom photo
Scruffy rescued Screen Shot 2019-06-09 at 5.00.58 AM
Scruffy has been rescued
Scruffy freedom
Scruffy’s freedom photo
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Champion rescued
Champion freedom
Champion’s freedom photo
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Cali has been rescued
Cali freedom
Cali’s freedom photo
Grover 3 rescued Screen Shot 2019-06-14 at 4.49.52 AM
Grover has been rescued with bonded sibling Jessie
Grover 3 freedom
Grover’s freedom photo
Jessie 4 rescued Screen Shot 2019-06-14 at 4.47.50 AM
Jessie has been rescued with bonded sibling Grover
Jessie 4 freedom
Jessie’s freedom photo
Samso 3 rescued Screen Shot 2019-06-15 at 4.12.15 PM
Samson has been rescued
Samson 3 freedom
Samson’s  freedom photo
Callaway rescued Screen Shot 2019-06-15 at 4.12.23 PM
Callaway’s been rescued
Callaway freedom
Callaway’s freedom photo
Callaway enjoying freedom
Callaway enjoying freedom
Noelle rescued Screen Shot 2019-06-17 at 7.23.40 AM
Noelle has been rescued
Noelle freedom
Noelle’s freedom photo
Kliff rescued Screen Shot 2019-06-17 at 7.17.00 AM
Kliff’s been rescued
Kliff freedom
Kliff’s freedom photo
Rumba 2 rescued
Rumba has been rescued
Rumba freedom
Rumba’s freedom photo
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Marvel (named by rescue) has been rescued
Marvel ID #A1519939 freedom
Marvel’s freedom photo
Franklin 2 rescued Screen Shot 2019-06-19 at 6.47.03 PM
Franklin’s been rescued
Franklin 2 freedom
Franklin’s freedom photo
Shy rescued Screen Shot 2019-06-20 at 6.32.42 AM
Shy has been rescued
Shy freedom
Shy’s freedom photo
Apollo 2 rescued Screen Shot 2019-06-20 at 6.01.42 PM
Apollo has been rescued
Apollo 2 freedom
Apollo’s freedom photo
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Nina has been rescued
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Nina’s shelter information
Nina 2 freedom
Nina’s freedom photo
Wally 3 rescued Screen Shot 2019-06-22 at 3.54.18 PM
Wally the senior has been rescued
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Wally the senior freedom photo
Eleanor 3 rescued Screen Shot 2019-06-23 at 4.25.23 PM
Eleanor has been rescued
Eleanor 3 freedom
Eleanor’s freedom photo
Isabella rescued Screen Shot 2019-06-25 at 7.31.38 PM
Isabella has been rescued
Isabella freedom
Isabella’s freedom photo
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Katie’s been rescued
Katie freedom
Katie’s freedom photo
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Buzz has been rescued
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Buzz’ freedom photo off to the right.
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Fiona (named by rescue) has been rescued
Fiona 2 freedom
Fiona’s freedom photo
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Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Sunday Interview – Human in Every Sense of the Word with Paulette Mahurin.

Thank you so much, Sally Cronin, for having me over to your great site. ❤️

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Welcome to the first of the new series of the Sunday Interview- Human in every sense of the word.

As humans there are five main senses that we rely on to navigate through this world.  And there is one that we all possess but do not necessarily use all the time…

Sight, Hearing, Touch, Taste, Smell….Sixth Sense.

I would like you to write from 300 to 600 words about one or more of these senses.

We often associate significant events with our senses… the first time we heard a certain piece of music, touched an object or someone that had a profound effect on us, the first sight of a newborn baby or an event unfolding before our eyes, smelling a flower or eating a new food for the first time that was amazing.

You can choose to write about one sense or all of them, including that elusive sixth…

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260 dogs rescued from kill shelters

I’m deeply grateful to everyone who has purchased, read, and taken the time to review one of my books. All profits from my books go to help get dogs like Blackie, Gumdrop, Rusty, Gretzky, Kylee, Allie, Addi, Evie, Buck, Morty, Shadow, bonded siblings Silas & Sebastian, bonded siblings Lady & Layla, Milo, Fergie, Princess,  Bonded siblings Thelma & Louise, Bella, Humphrey, bonded siblings Bam Bam & Pebbles, McKenna, Anne, King, Atlas, Rigo, Zora, Cora, Jessie, Maisie, bonded elderly siblings Tito & Jessa, Rocky, Little Boy, Maggie, Sasha Pierce, Stannis, Priscilla, Levi, Ginger, Bruno, Abby, Bronson, Cesar, Sunny, bonded siblings Bella & Lala (see photos below) out of kill shelters. So far in 2019 260 dogs have been rescued. In 2018 670 dogs have been rescued. In 2017 we’ve helped free 904 dogs. In 2016, 250 dogs were freed. In 2015, 149 dogs were freed.

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

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

AMAZON U.S.

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

May 28, 2019

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

May 27, 2019

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Nicholas A Reichert

May 26, 2019

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

May 24, 2019

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Oscar A Wiggy

May 24, 2019

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Kell Frillman

May 22, 2019

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

May 21, 2019

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Maria Catalina Egan

May 19, 2019

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

Bruce

May 18, 2019

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May 14, 2019

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May 12, 2019

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Arletta Dawdy

May 24, 2019

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

May 10, 2019

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Just Reading

May 9, 2019

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April 28, 2019

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Heather Hansen

April 25, 2019

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

27 May 2019

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

25 May 2019

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

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

Sapphire

23 May 2019

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

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

Trypsin

16 May 2019

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Wilma Lettings

8 May 2019

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

29 avril 2019

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

25 April 2019

This books mingles the factual story of Nelly Bly with fictionalised characters whose backstories are based on fact.

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

 

 

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Nikki

April 29, 2019

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Char

May 24, 2019

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

 

 

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b00k r3vi3ws

1 May 2019

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Edith

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

 

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