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 Victoria, Tyler, Lola, Romeo, another Tyler, Payne, Osiris, Tebow, Champ, Brantley, Scout, Bailey, Belvedere, Helena, Primrose, Rocky, Brooke, McCoy, Bianca, Gee Gee, Nicholas, Alexander, Jonas, bonded elderly siblings Lady & Dutchess, bonded siblings Ivy & Iris, Gertie, Rocky, Kobe, Ally, Riley, elderly Sheldon, Baby, Courtney, Cosello, Tommy, Juno, Draco, bonded siblings Monticello & Fremont, Cupid, Addison, bonded siblings Brandon & Brooklyn, Negra and Jackson, bonded puppy siblings Bella & Beatrice, Beethoven, Titus, Cannoli, Dirt (see photos below) out of kill shelters. So far in 2019 104 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.
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My books have been ranked in the top 100 best sellers on Amazon U.S. in their categories (historical fiction, teen and young adult, and literary fiction). What an honor to be ranked #87 LITERARY FICTION BEST SELLER next to Paulo Coelho; incredible author of The Alchemist and The Pilgrimage.
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.
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.
NEW RELEASE AMAZON RANKING #3 FOR A DIFFERENT KIND OF ANGEL
RECENT REVIEWS FOR A DIFFERENT KIND OF ANGEL
February 8, 2019
This heart wrenching piece exposing a critical piece of not only American but world history is lyrically written and speaks to the soul. All you feminists, human rights activists, humans in general, this read is for you! Composed beautifully. A+
February 8, 2019
A harrowing and riveting portrayal of Jewish refugee from the Russian pogroms of 1881. Klara Gelfman’s loses her father during her voyage to New York. Alone and with little English she is mugged and accused of being a prostitute she lands in Blackwell Island Lunatic Asylum. In the asylum for five long years she exposed to the worse and the best of the human condition.
It is a heart-wrenching to read about the horrid, inhumane and violent treatment of the patients in Blackwell. However, it is also a testimony of the strength of the human spirit to rise, survive and find strength in one another.
Paulette Mahurin did an amazing job in capturing the history Blackwell Island. The story is richly researched, well-written, emotive, inspirational, and unforgettable. I highly recommend this book!
February 6, 2019
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It is not difficult to be horrified by the level of cruelty that humans will inflict on one another, especially where prejudice and power are involved. There is much in this book that tells of the trauma, the emotional and physical scarring, and the horrors experienced by the victims of such torture experienced not only by those who survived the government pogroms against the Jews in late 19th century Russia, but also by those exposed to the depths of degradation meted out to those who found themselves inside the cruel, cold walls of the notorious Blackwell’s Island Insane Asylum in New York.
Based on the true story of Nellie Bly’s infiltration of the asylum and subsequent exposure of the abuses and brutality that occurred there, and on the experiences of many who fled Russia in the hope of making a new life in America, ‘A Different Kind of Angel’ tells the stories of Klara Gelfman and the other women she meets inside that institution.
The book certainly has its dark moments, but it also gives emphasis to the resilience and kindness of people like Klara and her friends Catherine and Nellie. These women are inspirational in their ability to rise above the pain and muck time and time again, reminders to us all of the power of encouragement and kindness in the face of hostility and fear.
Mahurin tells a compelling story. The characters are strongly drawn, and the depictions of the various behaviours of the inmates of the asylum are vivid and, one suspects, based on careful study and research. At no time is the narrative insensitive to the plight of the insane, nor to the individual qualitiies of each woman and her mental illness. The reader has a strong sense of how their lives and conditions could be vastly different given proper care, nutrition and some kindness, and feels deeply grateful to the few souls who showed these women as much compassion as they were able to.
Overall, the story is more encouraging than depressing, and most enlightening. Despite the darkness, the message of the story is positive and empowering, especially for those enduring some kind of misery or darkness in their own lives.
2 February 2019
The suffering that 20 year old Klara Gelfman endured at the hands of those who believed they were superior, is a reminder that no man is better than his neighbour. But where there is hardship and evil, there is always compassion and light – and this book expresses both. Very hard to read in places, heart wrenching and emotional, but it is extremely well written and well researched. I shall be reading more from this author.
RECENT REVIEWS FOR HIS NAME WAS BEN
February 28, 2019
The title kind of reveals the story , foreshadowing what is going to happen; this makes the novel extremely transparent in its intentions. This is a book about a journey, more than an outcome. It’s about both rebirth and death. It’s also realistically written and heartfelt, although you’ll want to tear your hair out reading about the misfortunes that just seem to pile up on our protagonists.
February 22, 2019
Although the ending is sad, the story has an optimistic tone. Sarah has gone through a lot at a young age, but she sees the bright side of life. Despite of her own condition, she reaches out to love and to help another person like her. It is painful to read through the details of Sarah and Ben feeling ill and getting treatments, but the sadness can be offset by their love and Sarah’s cheerfulness. Other than the cancer, the two also have to deal with family issues, just like everyone else. A story makes you smile and cry.
February 2, 2019
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His Name Was Ben is the story of two cancer patients, Sara and Ben, who are both enrolled in a last ditch, experimental study that could save their lives. When they fall in love, they find the kind of salvation that is irrespective of mere life or death. Sarah and Ben also share a dis-functional family life, lovers who disappointed and betrayed them, and a history of abusive relationships that makes it hard for each of them to open up and trust. I thoroughly enjoyed this unconventional but touching love story. To say that it has a happily ever after ending is a gross understatement. You will have to read it to understand what I mean. I highly recommend Mahurin’s book – it will fill you with hope, and make you believe in true love once again. It might even heal you as it did them.
January 31, 2019
This was a bittersweet read. With the challenge of losing a loved one to cancer, this story follows the journey of two people who fall in love and work through the pain and grief alongside their dysfunctional families. There was a lot of reality and truth in this story, and a lot that the reader can take home. I recommend to anyone who likes to read realistic and heartwarming reads.
RECENT REVIEWS FOR THE SEVEN YEAR DRESS
8 February 2019
The atrocities what happened in Germany told by Helen are so descriptive and you actually feel her pain and suffering, I would recommend this book to e everyone to remind them and never ever forget what happened !
Everything can be taken from a man but one thing:
the last of human freedoms-to choose one’s attitude in any
given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.
Victor E. Frankl
The story of Helen Stein, a young beautiful teenager and his family, has left me drained and flabbergasted..
A jewish family that went through the fiery ordeal of the holocaust in nazi Germany!!
All her family murdered by the nazis..Helen and his brother must hide..
The SS brutaly murdered his parents and an elder brother by the evacuation of his house!!
And for a few years they find a hideout in an uninhabited farmhouse!!
But soon they will be discovered and then sent in cattle waggons by train to Auschwitz the death camp with his gas chamber!!
Her spirit unbroken..
She demonstrate the power of resilience and perserverance in this hell!!!
After being raped and humiliated again and again, she remembers what her father told her:
To be and stay alive it’s whats matter..
Even in Auschwitz facing the ugly grimace of evil, she finds comfort and friendship in Ester and others..
Sacrificing themselves they give her love and dignity!!!
Many years latter, she has survived and found a new beginning in the Staaten..
The tatoos with numbers on her arm are not the only scars she has to bear!!
With much tears she tells a young woman about the destiny of her family in Germany!!
She lived to tell her story..
Paulette Mahurin has written a powerful book, showing us the atrocities commited by the nazis, and the devastating meaning of the Holocaust for the jewish community in Europa!!
..”There was nothing that told me about Helen or her past, with one exception, but I had no idea what it meant.
It was a faded piece of material in a glass-covered frame that sat on the end table. The tattered swatch of dimly colored blue cotton had a floral print.
Little swirls of lighter shades outlined the design of the stained material.
My eyes went to a plaque attached to the bottom of the frame that read, “Nothing Lasts”.
I couldn’t help wondering,
What is this old fabric?
And what caused the rust-colored stains splattered on it that looks like blood?”..
Read the book, and you will know!!!
DOGS RESCUED FROM KILL SHELTERS
Victoria has been rescued
Victoria’s freedom photo
Tyler’s been rescued
Tyler’s freedom photo
Lola has been rescued
Lola’s freedom photo
Romeo’s been rescued
Romeo’s freedom photo
Tyler has been rescued
Tyler’s freedom photo
Payne has been rescued
Payne’s freedom photo
Osiris has been rescued
Osiris’ freedom photo
Tebow has been rescued
Tebow’s freedom photo
Champ has been rescued
Champ’s freedom photo with new mom
Brantley has been rescued
Brantley’s freedom photo
Scout has been rescued
Scout’s freedom photos
Bailey has been rescued
Bailey’s freedom photo
Belvedere has been rescued
Belvedere’s freedom photo
Helena’s been rescued
Helena’s freedom photo
Primrose has been rescued
Primrose’s freedom photo
Rocky has been rescued
Rocky’s freedom photo
Brooke has been rescued
Brooke’s freedom photo
McCoy’s been rescued
McCoy’s freedom photo
Bianca’s been rescued
Bianca’s freedom photo
Gee Gee has been rescued
Gee Gee’s freedom photo
Nicholas has been rescued
Nicholas’ freedom photo at the vet.
Alexander has been rescued
Alexander’s freedom photo
Jonas’ has been rescued
Jonas’ freedom photo
Jonas’ bonding with new sibling.
Lady has been rescued with her bonded sibling Dutchess
Dutchess has been rescued with her bonded sibling Lady.
Bonded elderly siblings Lady & Dutchess’ freedom photo.
Ivy has been rescued with her bonded sibling Iris.
Iris has been rescued with her bonded sibling Ivy.
Iris & Ivy’s freedom ride.
Iris & Ivy’s freedom photo
Gertie has been rescued
Gertie’s freedom video. I was unable to download.
Rocky the elder has been rescued.
Rocky the elder’s freedom photos.
Kobe has been rescued
Kobe’s freedom photo
Ally has been rescued
Ally’s freedom photo
Riley’s been rescued
Riley’s freedom photo
Sheldon the elder has been rescued
Sheldon’s freedom photo at the vet’s being taken good care of.
Baby has been rescued
Baby’s freedom photo
Courtney has been rescued
Courtney’s freedom photo
Costello has been rescued
Costello’s freedom photo
Tommy’ been rescued
Tommy’s freedom photo
Juno has been rescued
Juno’s freedom photo
Draco has been rescued
Draco’s freedom photo
Monticello has been rescued with bonded sibling Fremont
Monticello’s freedom photo
Fremont has been rescued with bonded sibling Monticello
Fremont’s freedom photo
Cupid has been rescued
Cupid’s freedom photo
Addison has been rescued
Addison’s freedom photo
Brandon has been rescued with bonded sibling Brooklyn
Brooklyn has been rescued with bonded sibling Brandon
Bonded siblings Brandon and Brooklyn’s freedom photo.
Negra has been rescued
Negra’s freedom photo
Jackson’s been rescued
Jackson’s freedom photo
Beatrice and Bella, bonded puppy siblings, have been rescued together.
Beatrice and Bella’s shelter information
Beatrice’s freedom photo
Bella’s freedom photo
Beethoven has been rescued
Beethoven’s freedom photo
Titus has been rescued
Titus’ freedom photo
Cannoli has been rescued
Cannoli’s shelter information
Cannoli’s freedom photo
Dirt has been rescued
Dirt’s freedom photo