725 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  Drake, Charlie Brown, Honey Bee, seniors Lizzy, Lois & Midnight rescued together, bonded siblings Roxanne & Rachel, Evita, Cordelia, Juno, Dooley, Hera & her 3 unweaned puppies, Jarvis, Sammy, Miffy, bonded siblings Cora & Pablo, Narissa, Pegasus, Peanut & Kristoff (see photos below) out of kill shelters. So far in 2017 we’ve helped free 725 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 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.
AMAZON AU BEST SELLER Screen Shot 2017-06-01 at 6.13.16 AM
AMAZON AU #1 LITERARY FICTION Screen Shot 2017-06-01 at 6.11.45 AM
AMAZON AU #1 HISTORICAL FICTION
AMAZON AU #1 TEEN AND YOUNG ADULT
#3 BEST SELLER IN THE ENTIRE KINDLE STORE Screen Shot 2017-06-01 at 6.25.27 AM
And in Amazon U.K. it just made it to the top 10 best seller list in Literary Fiction (#2) and Historical Fiction (#5) categories:
AMAZON UK #2 LITERARY FICTION Screen Shot 2017-08-04 at 6.10.00 AM
AMAZON UK #5 HISTORICAL FICTION Screen Shot 2017-08-05 at 6.19.36 AM
RECENT REVIEWS FOR THE SEVEN YEAR DRESS
AMAZON U.S.
on September 15, 2017
Very good quick read of historical fiction. From everything I know and read about the Holocaust this novel aligns perfectly with the atrocities of Auschwitz. Excellent story to describe the will of the men and women during this time and how they relied upon their strength and will to live to survive. When all hope was lost the main character relies upon these virtues and love of life to survive and tell her story that has been hidden in her past for decades.
on September 11, 2017
Well-developed characters. Very interesting book.
AMAZON U.K.
on 19 September 2017
Excellent read, heart breaking story. Makes you think of what and why did people do such things depicted in the book
on 12 September 2017
Fantastic book from start to finish
on 10 September 2017
There are no words,,, just read it to understand the devastation brought on Jews.. How s human being can new so evil is just beyond belief
RECENT REVIEWS FOR THE PERSECUTION OF MILDRED DUNLAP
GOODREADS

Debra Billings

Loved this book. The characters are so real. Typical small town gossips are among the characters. The main character is a wonderful, albeit odd, person. She is very giving to the townspeople, but the majority of the folks resent her wealth.

She is in love with her cousin and this sets in motion a life lived looking over her shoulder in the early 1900’s. A beautiful story……

 PHOTOS OF DOGS RESCUED FROM KILL SHELTERS
DRAKE RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-09-09 at 12.43.35 PM
Drake has been rescued
DRAKE FREEDOM PHOTO
Drake’s freedom photo
DRAKE WITH NEW MOM
Drake and new mom happy together
CHARLIE BROWN RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-09-10 at 3.31.14 PM
Charlie Brown has been rescued
CHARLIE BROWN FREEDOM PHOTO
Charlie Brown’s freedom photo
HONEY BEE RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-09-11 at 8.01.38 AM
Honey Bee has been rescued
HONEY BEE FREEDOM PHOTO
Honey Bee, 12 year old, after he bath and beauty treatment.
She’s at the vet for her vet check.
LIZZY 3 LOIS & MIDNIGHT 2 TRIO OF SENIORS
Lizzy, Lois and Midnight rescued together
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Lizzy has been rescued with her two senior pals: Lois & Midnight
LIZZY 3 FREEDOM PHOTO
Lizzy’s freedom photo
LOIS RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-09-12 at 11.17.32 AM
Lois’ has been rescued with her two pals: Lizzy & Midnight
LOIS FREEDOM PHOTO
Lois’ freedom photo
MIDNIGHT 2 RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-09-12 at 11.18.44 AM
Midnight has been rescued with his two pals: Lizzy & Lois
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Midnight’s freedom photo
ROXANNE RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-09-12 at 1.43.35 PM
Roxanne has been rescued with her sibling Rachel
Rachel 2 rescued
Rachel has been rescued with her sibling Roxanne
ROXANNE 2 & RACHEL FREEDOM PHOTO
Roxanne & Rachel’s freedom photo. The bonded siblings sisters are happy to be together.
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Evita has been rescued
EVITA FREEDOM PHOTO
Evita’s freedom photo
CORDELIA RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-09-13 at 6.09.06 AM
Cordelia has been rescued
CORDELIA FREEDOM PHOTO
Cordelia’s freedom photo
JUNO 2 RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-09-13 at 12.43.04 PM
Juno has been rescued
JUNO 2 FREEDOM PHOTO
Juno’s freedom photo
DOOLEY 2 RESCUED
Dooley has been rescued
DOOLEY 2 FREEDOM PHOTO
Dooley’s freedom photo
HERA & 3 UNWEANED PUPS RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-09-14 at 6.14.05 AM
Hera and her 3 puppies were rescued
HERA FREEDOM WALK WITH PUPPIES CARRIED RIGHT BEHIND HER
Hera’s freedom walk. Her puppies are being carried right behind her.
HERA 3 PUPS FREEDOM CARRY PHOTO
Hera’s 3 puppies freedom carry
HERA & 3 PUPS FREEDOM PHOTO
Hera & her 3 puppies’ freedom photo
JARVIS HAS BEEN RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-09-15 at 6.16.38 AM
Jarvis has been rescued
JARVIS FREEDOM PHOTO
Jarvis’ freedom photos
SAMMY RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-09-15 at 6.28.18 AM
Sammy has been rescued
SAMMY FREEDOM PHOTOS
Sammy’s freedom photos
MIFFY RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-09-16 at 6.37.20 AM
Miffy has been rescued
Miffy getting vet check
Miffy getting her vet check
MIFFY FREEDOM PHOTO
Miffy’s freedom photo
CORA & PABLO RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-09-17 at 6.18.59 AM
Cora & Pablo, bonded siblings, have been rescued together
PABLO & CORA FREEDOM PHOTO
Cora & Pablo’s freedom photo. 10 y/o bonded siblings are so happy to be together.
NARISSA RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-09-17 at 6.41.32 AM
Narissa has been rescued
NARISSA FREEDOM PHOTO
Narissa’s freedom photo
PEGASUS RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-09-18 at 6.14.21 AM
Pegasus has been rescued
PEGASUS FREEDOM PHOTO
Pegasus’ freedom photo
PEANUT RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-09-18 at 6.04.51 AM
Peanut’s been rescued
PEANUT 2 FREEDOM PHOTO
Peanut’s freedom photo
PEANUT 2 FEELING HER FREEDOM
Peanut feeling her freedom
KRISTOFF RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-09-19 at 6.37.46 AM
Kristoff has been rescued
KRISTOFF ON THE RIGHT FREEDOM PHOTO
Kristoff’s (on the right) freedom photo.
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700 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 bonded siblings Sassy and her brother, Kobe, Winston, Jaquie, Duggan, Praline, Charlotte, Maiden, Ariel, Vanessa, Lizzy, Jack, Rosie, Austin, Peter & Eva (see photos below) out of kill shelters. So far in 2017 we’ve helped free 700 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 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.
AMAZON AU BEST SELLER Screen Shot 2017-06-01 at 6.13.16 AM
AMAZON AU #1 LITERARY FICTION Screen Shot 2017-06-01 at 6.11.45 AM
AMAZON AU #1 HISTORICAL FICTION
AMAZON AU #1 TEEN AND YOUNG ADULT
#3 BEST SELLER IN THE ENTIRE KINDLE STORE Screen Shot 2017-06-01 at 6.25.27 AM
And in Amazon U.K. it just made it to the top 10 best seller list in Literary Fiction (#2) and Historical Fiction (#5) categories:
AMAZON UK #2 LITERARY FICTION Screen Shot 2017-08-04 at 6.10.00 AM
AMAZON UK #5 HISTORICAL FICTION Screen Shot 2017-08-05 at 6.19.36 AM
RECENT REVIEWS FOR THE SEVEN YEAR DRESS
on September 3, 2017
Wow, what a hard life ! I couldn’t image what the Jewish people went through. Another personal triumph over the Nazis!
DOGS RESCUED FROM KILL SHELTERS
SASSY RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-08-30 at 4.17.52 PM
Sassy has been rescued with her bonded sibling brother.
SASSY FREEDOM PHOTO
Sassy’s freedom photo
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Sassy’s bonded sibling brother has been rescued
SASSY IN NEW HOME WITH BONDED SIBLING
Sassy and her sibling brother in new home together.
KOBE RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-08-31 at 6.43.34 AM
Kobe has been rescued
KOBE FREEDOM PHOTO
Kobe’s freedom photo
KOBE FREEDOM WALK
Kobe’s freedom walk
WINSTRON RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-08-31 at 6.36.26 AM
Winston has been rescued
WINSTON FREEDOM PHOTO
Winston’s freedom photo
JAQUIE RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-09-01 at 6.10.46 AM
Jaquie has been rescued
JAUIE FREEDOM WALK
 Jaquie’s freedom walk
JAQUIE FREEDOM PHOTO
Jaquie’s freedom photo
DUGGAN RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-09-05 at 6.10.35 AM
Duggan has been rescued
DUGGAN FREEDOM PHOTO
Duggan’s freedom photo
DUGGAN FREEDOM RIDE
Duggan’s freedom ride
PRALINE RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-09-06 at 6.06.27 AM
Praline has been rescued
PRALINE FREEDOM PHOTO
Praline’s freedom photo
CHARLOTTE RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-09-07 at 6.42.05 AM
Charlotte has been rescued
CHARLOTTE FREEDOM PHOTO
Charlotte’s freedom photo
MAIDEN RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-09-07 at 6.48.16 AM
Maiden has been rescued
MAIDEN FREEDO PHOTO
Maiden’s freedom photo
ARIEL 2 RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-09-07 at 2.57.52 PM
Ariel has been rescued
ARIEL 2 FREEDOM PHOTO Screen Shot 2017-09-07 at 2.59.27 PM
Ariel’s freedom photo
VANESSA RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-09-08 at 6.49.02 AM
Vanessa has been rescued
VANESSA FREEDOM PHOTO
Vanessa’s freedom photo
LIZZY 3 RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-09-08 at 8.08.47 AM
Lizzy has been rescued
LIZZY 3 FREEDOM PHOTO (9-8)
Lizzy’s freedom photo
JACK 3 RESCUED (9-8)
Jack has been rescued
JACK 3 FREEDOM WALK
Jack’s freedom walk
JACK 3 FREEDOM PHOTO
Jack’s freedom photo
ROSIE 3 RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-09-09 at 7.06.07 AM
Rosie has been rescued
ROSIE 3 FREEDOM PHOTOS
Rosie’s freedom photos
AUSTIN 2 RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-09-09 at 7.14.09 AM
Austin’s been rescued
AUSTIN 2 FREEDOM PHOTOScreen Shot 2017-09-09 at 7.15.55 AM
Austin’s freedom photo
AUSTIN 2 FEELING HIS FREEDOM Screen Shot 2017-09-09 at 7.16.27 AM
Austin feeling his freedom
POM #2 aka Peter rescued by Much Love Animal Rescue RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-09-09 at 8.25.20 AM
Peter (named by Much Love Animal Rescue) has been rescued.
POM 2 aka PETER FREEDOM PHOTO
Peter’s freedom photo. At vet with multiple injuries from being hit by a car but a group of wonderful people donated to help pay the medical bills and Much Love Animal Rescue rescued him with their support.
EVA 2 RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-09-09 at 7.43.32 AM
Eva has been rescued
EVA 2 FREEDOM PHOTO.png
Eva’s freedom photo
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MEET PAULETTE MAHURIN

My interview with the very talented Lucinda E Clarke, an author whose work I love. Thank you so much.

lucinda E Clarke

I am especially pleased to introduce you to an author you may not know. I love her books, have read most of them and they not only tell a great story but have substance and depth. No way could you describe them as frothy and fluffy! My favourite is “The Seven Year Dress,” – once I picked it up I could not stop reading. Welcome Paulette, let’s start with a short bit about you.

paulette head shot

Paulette Mahurin lives with her husband Terry and two dogs, Max and Bella, in Ventura County, California. She grew up in West Los Angeles and attended UCLA, where she received a Master’s Degree in Science.

While in college, she won awards and was published for her short-story writing. One of these stories, Something Wonderful, was based on the couple presented in His Name Was Ben, which she expanded into this fictionalized novel in 2014. Her…

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683 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 Leona, Heidi, Cookie, Molly, Pokeman, Chip, Rosco, Carlos, Daisy, Genie, Brett,  Mocha, Samantha, Emmett, Triumph, Sarge, Bucket, Jasmine, Tabitha, Gwendolyn, Ginger, Lizzie, Dixie, Olympia, Fletch, Eliza, Austin & Bambi (see photos below) out of kill shelters. So far in 2017 we’ve helped free 683 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 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.
AMAZON AU BEST SELLER Screen Shot 2017-06-01 at 6.13.16 AM
AMAZON AU #1 LITERARY FICTION Screen Shot 2017-06-01 at 6.11.45 AM
AMAZON AU #1 HISTORICAL FICTION
AMAZON AU #1 TEEN AND YOUNG ADULT
#3 BEST SELLER IN THE ENTIRE KINDLE STORE Screen Shot 2017-06-01 at 6.25.27 AM
And in Amazon U.K. it just made it to the top 10 best seller list in Literary Fiction (#2) and Historical Fiction (#5) categories:
AMAZON UK #2 LITERARY FICTION Screen Shot 2017-08-04 at 6.10.00 AM
AMAZON UK #5 HISTORICAL FICTION Screen Shot 2017-08-05 at 6.19.36 AM
RECENT REVIEWS FOR THE SEVEN YEAR DRESS
AMAZON U.S.
on August 15, 2017
I got so involved in Helen’s story that I had completely forgotten Myra’s story. Take a chance and read this book for a good but graphic story….
AMAZON U.K.
on 25 August 2017
Really moving book, couldn’t put it down
on 17 August 2017
A family that lives and loves are as stronger as anything. Although ripped apart in death, the core of a stable family helped Helen live. At times it would have been easier to die, but to live was the hardest.
on 15 August 2017
Enjoyed reading this book, did not want to put it down. It was a great read. Highly recommended for everyone.
on 13 August 2017
I enjoyed reading this book, although a work of fiction describes the experiences of a Jewish woman during ww11 with sad and moving insight.
 AMAZON AUSTRALIA
on 24 August 2017
Paulette Mahurin has written a fantastic book about a truly horrendous time in history, the Holocaust. I found her writing style so easy to read and her pictures so vivid. Mahurin also seems to be factually correct
When retelling of the atrocities carried out by the Germans towards the Jewish people.
Even though the subject matter is hard to read about, Paulette Mahurin balances that beautifully with the enduring nature of family love and survival.
I highly recommend this book
GOODREADS

Kieran Woodward

Aug 25, 2017 Kieran Woodward rated it really liked it

Incredible read

I have always been fascinated with the history of the World Wars. This book had me gripped all the way through, providing a perfect story that put me right there in the terrors of Nazi Germany.

Sara Downard

Aug 25, 2017Sara Downard rated it it was amazing

Compelling

Powerful and heartbreaking read. Through years of hiding and surviving prison camps her spirit was never claimed strength beyond what anyone could perceive, and shared so history could not repeat itself

RECENT REVIEWS FOR THE PERSECUTION OF MILDRED DUNLAP
on August 21, 2017
This book has a lot of history in it. I found it interesting and read it straight through.
DOGS RESCUED FROM KILL SHELTERS
LEONA Screen Shot 2017-08-13 at 6.35.35 AM
Leona has been rescued
LEONA FREEDOM PHOTO
Leona’s freedom photo
HEIDI RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-08-14 at 5.59.29 AM
Heidi has been rescued
HEIDI FREEDOM PHOTO
Heidi’s freedom photo
COOKIE 5 RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-08-14 at 5.32.09 PM
Cookie has been rescued
COOKIE 5 FREEDOM PHOTO
Cookie’s freedom photo
MOLLY 3 RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-08-15 at 5.57.24 AM
Molly has been rescued
MOLLY 3 FREEDOM PHOTO
Molly’s freedom photo
POKEMAN RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-08-16 at 8.25.17 AM
Pokeman has been rescued
POKEMAN FREEDOM PHOTO
Pokeman’s freedom photo
CHIP 2 RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-08-16 at 8.23.37 AM
Chip has been rescued
CHIP 2 FREEDOM PHOTO
Chip’s freedom photo
ROSCO 3 RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-08-16 at 8.24.53 AM
Rosco’s been rescued
ROSCO FREEDOM PHOTO
Rosco’s freedom photo
CARLOS 2 RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-08-16 at 8.43.29 AM
Carlos has been rescued
CARLOS 2FREEDOM PHOTO
Carlos’ freedom photo
DAISY 3 RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-08-17 at 2.42.15 PM
 Daisy has been rescued
DAISY 3 FREEDOM PHOTO
Daisy’s freedom photo
DAISY 3 BONDING WITH NEW MOM
Daisy bonding with new mom
GENIE RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-08-18 at 5.40.28 AM
Genie has been rescued
GENIE FREEDOM PHOTO
Genie’s freedom photos
BRETT RESCUED
Brett has been rescued
BRETT FREEDOM PHOTO
Brett’s freedom photo
MOCHA RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-08-18 at 2.25.13 PM
Mocha’s been rescued
MOCHA RESCUED
Mocha’s freedom photo
SAMANTHA 2 RESCUED 2 Screen Shot 2017-08-18 at 3.54.33 PM
Samantha has been rescued
SAMANTHA 2 FREEDOM PHOTO
Samantha’s freedom photo
EMMETT 2 RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-08-18 at 4.06.56 PM
Emmett has been rescued
EMMETT 2 FREEDOM WALK
Emmett’s freedom walk
EMMETT 2 FREEDOM PHOTO
Emmett’s freedom photo
TRIUMPH RESCUED HE WAS USED AS BAIT STATED ON SHELTER SITE -NO OTHER INFO Screen Shot 2017-08-18 at 2.56.13 PM
Triumph has been rescued
TRIUMPH FREEDOM RIDE
Triumph’s freedom ride
TRIUMPH FREEDOM PHOTO
Triumph’s freedom photo
SARGE RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-08-20 at 6.07.55 AM
Sarge has been rescued
SARGE FREEDOM PHOTO
Sarge’s freedom photo
BUCKET RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-08-20 at 6.34.11 AM
Bucket has been rescued
BUCKET FREEDOM RIDE
Bucket’s freedom ride
BUCKET FREEDOM PHOTO
Bucket’s freedom photo. Compared to the shelter photo this is one happy dog!
JASMINE RESCUE Screen Shot 2017-08-20 at 12.57.48 PM
Jasmine has been rescued
JASMINE FREEDOM PHOTO
Jasmine’s freedom photo
TABITHA RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-08-24 at 4.26.39 PM
Tabitha has been rescued
TABITHA FREEDOM PHOTO & AFTER BEAUTY TREATMENT
Tabitha’s freedom photo after bath and hair cut.
GWENDOLYNE RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-08-24 at 4.37.21 PM
Gwendolyn has been rescued.
GWENDOLYN FREEDOM PHOTO
Gwendolyn’s freedom photo

 

GINGER RESCUEDScreen Shot 2017-08-25 at 9.48.16 AM

Ginger has been rescued

GINGER FREEDOM PHOTO

Ginger’s freedom photo

LIZZIE 2RESCUEDScreen Shot 2017-08-25 at 6.36.22 PM

Lizzie has been rescued

 

LIZZIE 2 FREEDOM PHOTO

Lizzie’s freedom photo

 

DIXIE RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-08-26 at 8.23.07 AM

Dixie has been rescued

 

DIXIE FREEDOM PHOTO

Dixie’s freedom photo

 

 

OLYMPIA RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-08-26 at 10.42.21 AM

 

Olympia has been rescued

 

OLYMPIA FREEDOM PHOTO

 

Olympia’s freedom photo

 

FLETCH RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-08-26 at 12.54.36 PM

Fletch has been rescued

 

FLETCH FREEDOM PHOTO

 

Fletch’s freedom photo

ELIZA 2 RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-08-27 at 6.25.46 AM

Eliza has been rescued

ELIZA 2 FREEDOM PHOTO

Eliza’s freedom photo

 

AUSTIN RESCUED named by Chicago Eskie rescue

Austin (named by the rescue) came in with a fractured femur. He has been rescued.

 

AUSTIN FREEDOM PHOTO

Austin’s freedom photo. He’s getting great care.

BAMBI #I1277638 RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-08-27 at 2.35.53 PM

Bambi has been rescued

BAMBI FREEDOM PHOTO

Bambi’s freedom photo

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655 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 Alfred, Norm, Gorgeous, Finn, Little Lizzy, Eddie, bonded siblings Hope & Faith, Orion, Tanzi, Beliza, Sheldon, Rufus, Sparkey, Hoilly, Brenner, bonded siblings Tanner & Tasha, Nathan, Mariana, Trudy, Bear, Jenny, Yvonne, Riley, Mason, Chunk, Tyco, (see photos below) out of kill shelters. So far in 2017 we’ve helped free 655 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 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.
paulo-chscreen-shot-2016-08-18-at-8-33-05-am-copy-3
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.
AMAZON AU BEST SELLER Screen Shot 2017-06-01 at 6.13.16 AM
AMAZON AU #1 LITERARY FICTION Screen Shot 2017-06-01 at 6.11.45 AM
AMAZON AU #1 HISTORICAL FICTION
AMAZON AU #1 TEEN AND YOUNG ADULT
#3 BEST SELLER IN THE ENTIRE KINDLE STORE Screen Shot 2017-06-01 at 6.25.27 AM
And in Amazon U.K. it just made it to the top 10 best seller list in Literary Fiction (#2) and Historical Fiction (#5) categories:
AMAZON UK #2 LITERARY FICTION Screen Shot 2017-08-04 at 6.10.00 AM
AMAZON UK #5 HISTORICAL FICTION Screen Shot 2017-08-05 at 6.19.36 AM
RECENT REVIEW FOR THE SEVEN YEAR DRESS
AMAZON U.S.
on August 11, 2017
Good book. I usually read nonfiction holocaust books, but this was a really good read.
on July 28, 2017
Beautifully written and absolutely heartbreaking yet uplifting. It depicts both sides of human nature. The horrendous, despicable side and the caring, compassionate side as well. I loved this book and had hard time putting it down once it got going,(which was in the beginning.)
AMAZON U.K.
on 7 August 2017
What I liked about this book was a number of things. It wasn’t just about the Holocaust and a woman’s struggle to survive; it had many more facets to the story. We follow Jewish Helen as she grows up in increasingly hostile Germany, and through her eyes we see how the Nazis came to power. Ms Mahurin writes in an engaging style and captures well the almost descent into insanity as Helen and her brother are in hiding. More than all that it is about a woman wanting to express her femininity and to be a feeling, sensual, human being. A simple dress reminds her who she is and who she wants to be, despite all the ugliness around her. It is a gripping story about hope and staying true to yourself.
GOODREADS

Leticia Porche

Aug 03, 2017 Leticia Porche rated it really liked it

I really liked this book. I had to emotionally prepare myself for the known journey the book would take, but it was worth the read.

You meet the main character, Helen, and her wonderful family. As history taught us, life was normal for Helen, her family, neighbors and community. Then change came, and her world crumbled fast.

This book is just as unapologetic as the real tragedies that occurred to these innocent people. And you follow Helen every step of the way.

RECENT REVIEWS FOR TO LIVE OUT LOUD
AMAZON CANADA
on August 3, 2017
A great book thats informative and thought provoking. This book gives inspiration for people to say the truth no matter the costs. There are people who believe this and live accordingly.
RECENT REVIEWS FOR HIS NAME WAS BEN
AMAZON U.S.
on August 5, 2017

Based on a real life event, Ben and Sara meet when he has a low chance of survival and she’s starting an experimental treatment that gives her some hope of survival. She’s afraid and ashamed of her condition. Her emotions are raw and real. Her attraction to Ben is instant and she takes a chance and gets his contact information but the next move is complicated. Together they’re able to build a friendship and a sense of companionship as well as a romance. It goes without saying that any story with a dog is a better read and His Name was Ben has an adorable mini-rottweiler.

I’ve said in prior reviews that Mauhrin’s writing style is simple and direct. In the case of His Name was Ben, the device works for maximum impact. The subject matter is emotionally draining and the slight disconnect of the author’s style helps the reader absorb the magnitude of what the protagonists face and the inevitability of a connection and benefit of support each provides the other. Both protagonists have issues outside of their end of life diagnosis. If you have a family with a lot of problems, they’re not suddenly going to stop having problems just because you’re nearing the end.

 

 

DOGS RESCUED FROM KILL SHELTERS
ALFRED RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-07-28 at 5.50.57 PM
Alfred has been rescued
ALFRED FREEDOM PHOTO
Alfred’s freedom photo
ALFRED FREEDOM RIDE
Alfred’s freedom ride
NORM RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-07-28 at 6.22.26 AM
Norm the elder has been rescued
NORM FREEDOM PHOTO
Norm’s freedom photo
GORGEOUS RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-07-29 at 5.24.17 AM
Gorgeous has been rescued
GORGEOUS FREEDOM PHOTO
Gorgeous’ freedom photo
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Finn has been rescued
FINN FREEDOM PHOTO
Finn (named by the rescue) looks great in his freedom photo
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Little Lizzy has been rescued
LITTLE LIZZY aka PEACHES FREEDOM PHOTO
Little Lizzy’s freedom photo
EDDIE 2 RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-08-01 at 10.26.49 AM
Eddie has been rescued
EDDIE 2 FREEDOM PHOTO
Eddie’s freedom photo
EDDIE 2 HAPPY IN NEW HOME
Eddie’s happy in new home
HOPE & FAITH RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-08-02 at 7.43.44 AM
Bonded siblings Hope & Faith have been rescued (named by the rescue)
HOPE & FAITH FREEDOM PHOTO
Hope & Faith’s freedom photo
FAITH & HOPE FREEDOM RIDE
Hope & Faith’s freedom ride
ORION RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-08-03 at 6.22.55 AM
Orion has been rescued
ORION FREEDOM PHOTO
Orion being welcomed by new family in this freedom photo
TANZIE RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-08-03 at 6.22.28 AM
Tanzi the adorable puppy has been rescued
TANZI FREEDOM PHOTO
Tanzi’s big smiling freedom photo. She’s one happy little girl.
TANZI WITH NEW FAMILY
Tanzi with one of her new siblings
TANZI WITH NEW FAMILY. SHE WOULD RATHER HAVE KISS THAN A TREAT
Tanzi would rather have a kiss than a treat. She loves her new family.
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Beliza has been rescued
BELIZA FREEDOM PHOTO
Beliza’s freedom photo
SHELDON 3 RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-08-03 at 4.05.26 PM
Sheldon’s been rescued
Sheldon 3 from Devore freedom photo
Sheldon’s freedom photo
SHELDON 3 FREEDOM RIDE
Sheldon’s freedom ride
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Rufus has been rescued
RUFUS FREEDOM PHOTO
Rufus’ freedom photo
RUFUS FREEDOM RIDE
Rufus’ freedom ride
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Sparky has been rescued
SPARKY 3 FREEDOM PHOTO
Sparky’s freedom photo
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Hoilly has been rescued
HOILLY FREEDOM PHOTO
Hoilly’s freedom photo
BRENNER RESCUED
Brenner has been rescued
BRENNER FREEDOM PHOTO
Brenner’s freedom photo
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Tanner (named by rescue) came in with bonded sibling Tasha and were rescued together
TANNER 2 FREEDOM PHOTO
Tanner’s freedom photo
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Tasha came in with bonded sibling Tanner and was rescued with him. She was also named by the rescue.
TASHA 2 FREEDOM PHOTO
Tasha’s freedom photo
NATHAN 2 RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-08-06 at 6.16.54 AM
Nathan has been rescued
NATHAN 2 FREEDOM PHOTO
Nathan’s freedom photo
NATHAN 2 HAPPY IN HIS NEW HOME
Nathan’s happy in his new home
MARIANA RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-08-06 at 3.54.43 PM
Mariana has been rescued
MARIANA FREEDOM PHOTO
Mariana’s freedom photo
TRUDY RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-08-07 at 6.21.38 AM
Trudy has been rescued
TRUDY FREEDOM PHOTO
Trudy’s freedom photo
TRUDY FREEDOM RIDE
Trudy’s freedom ride
BEAR 2 RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-08-07 at 8.39.26 AM
Bear has been rescued
BEAR 2 FREEDOM PHOTO
Bear’s freedom photo
JENNY RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-08-09 at 6.07.20 AM
Jenny has been rescued
JENNY FREEDOM PHOTO
Jenny’s freedom photo
JENNY FREEDOM WALK
Jenny’s freedom walk
YVONNE RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-08-09 at 6.08.02 AM
Yvonne has been rescued
YVONNE FREEDOM PHOTO
Yvonne’s freedom photos
RILEY 3 RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-08-10 at 7.15.43 AM
Riley has been rescued
RILEY 3 FREEDOM PHOTO
Riley’s freedom photo
MASON RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-08-10 at 12.02.31 PM
Mason has been rescued
MASON FREEDOM PHOTO
Mason’s freedom photo
MASON FREEDOM RIDE
Mason’s freedom ride
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Chunk has been rescued. He is a blind dog that was in the shelter for over 3 months.
CHUNK FREEDOM RIDE
Chunk’s freedom ride.
CHUNK FREEDOM PHOTO AFTER FIRST BATH
Chunk’s freedom photo. This is one very happy and lucky dog. This photo was taken after his arrival home with new family and first bath.
TYCO RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-08-09 at 5.50.56 AM
Tyco has been rescued
TYCO FREEDOM PHOTO
Tyco’s freedom photo
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I’m having trouble commenting on blog sites

I’ve visited several of your sites in the last several days and commented but it doesn’t show that my comment posted. I was back and forth with wordpress this morning and they told me to clear my caches and links. After looking up what that was and how to do it, I’m still unable to comment on some sites (eg: Choppy, Dezi & Raena, etc.). Just wanted to let ya’ll know and if anyone else is having this problem and can help me out I’m all eyes.

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626 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 Mercedes, Vinnie, Tika, Darla, Amee, Amelia, Sherman, Nelli, Dopey, brothers Flynn & Baxter, Cale, Melvin, Rolly, Agent, Ash, Sky, Harry Potter, Graham, Kiro, Luoigi, Berry, Scarlett, Georgia, Machiavelli, Halle, John Snow, (see photos below) out of kill shelters. So far in 2017 we’ve helped free 626 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 U.S. 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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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 the top 10 best seller list in Literary Fiction (#4) and Historical Fiction (#8) categories:
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RECENT REVIEWS FOR THE SEVEN YEAR DRESS
on July 27, 2017
Amazing, well written account of a Holocaust survivor who found strength to keep going and live.
AMAZON U.S.
on July 22, 2017
I have read many Nazi survivor stories and this one was very unique. Not because it had a different beginning, middle or end. Different because of HOW it was told. I could really FEEL everything Helen experienced. Well written and worth the read.
on July 18, 2017
This was a “could not put it down”story…based on historical holocaust facts which eventually were beginning to be told in the post war years…woven into a fictional web of once very happy, proud, family loving, Jewish citizens brutally forced to become less than animals in the horror of Nazi schizophrenic denigration, torture, and deceptions and for most, death! May this horrendous chapter of history never, ever, be repeated in even the smallest way!!
AMAZON CANADA
on July 24, 2017
A story of torture and madness. Can human beings really do this to others? I hope never to know the answer to this. What I now know after reading this is ” The gift of life is what is important “
RECENT REVIEWS FOR THE PERSECUTION OF MILDRED DUNLAP
on July 28, 2017
I really enjoyed this romantic novel. Loved the concept of writing a story from an historical picture and developing it into this readable book.
DOGS RESCUED FROM KILL SHELTERS
MERCEDES RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-07-15 at 10.00.15 AM
Mercedes has been rescued
MERCEDES FREEDOM PHOTO
Mercedes’ freedom photo
VINNY Screen Shot 2017-07-15 at 3.34.59 PM
Vinnie has been rescued
VINNY FREEDOM PHOTO
Vinnie’s freedom photo
TIKA RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-07-18 at 6.36.14 AM
Tika (named by Little Angels Rescue) has been rescued
TIKA FREEDOM PHOTO
Tika’s freedom photo
TIKS SAFE IN NEW HOME
Tika safe in new home
DARLA RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-07-19 at 5.25.27 AM
Darla has been rescued
DARLA 2 FREEDOM PHOTO
Darla’s freedom photo
AMEE RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-07-20 at 6.12.13 AM
Amee has been rescued
AMEE FREEDOM PHOTO
Amee’s freedom photo
AMELIA RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-07-20 at 7.16.31 AM
Amelia has been rescued
AMELIA FREEDOM PHOTO
Amelia’s freedom photo
SHERMAN 3 RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-07-20 at 7.12.26 AM
Sherman has been rescued
SHERMAN 3 FREEDOM PHOTO
Sherman’s freedom photo
NELLIE RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-07-20 at 7.08.57 AM
Nellie has been rescued
NELLIE FREEDOM PHOTO
Nellie’s freedom photo
DOPEY RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-07-20 at 7.06.43 AM
Dopey has been rescued
DOPEY FREEDOM PHOTO
Dopey’s freedom photo
FLYNN RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-07-20 at 7.39.15 AM
Flynn rescued with brother Baxter
FLYNN FREEDOM PHOTO
Flynn’s freedom photo
BAXTER RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-07-20 at 7.59.49 AM
Baxter has been rescued with his brother Flynn
BAXTER FREEDOM PHOTO
Baxter’s freedom photo
CALE RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-07-20 at 7.43.38 AM
Cale has been rescued
CALE FREEDOM PHOTO
Cale’s freedom photo
MELVIN 3 RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-07-20 at 7.47.34 AM
Melvin has been rescued
MELVIN 3 FREEDOM PHOTO
Melvin’s freedom photo
ROLLY RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-07-20 at 7.49.44 AM
Rolly has been rescued
ROLLY FREEDOM PHOTO
Rolly’s freedom photo
AGENT RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-07-20 at 7.52.21 AM
Agent has been rescued
AGENT FREEDOM PHOTO
Agent’s freedom photo
ASH RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-07-20 at 7.54.28 AM
Ash has been rescued
ASH FREEDOM PHOTO
Ash’s freedom photo
SKY RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-07-20 at 7.57.20 AM
Sky has been rescued
SKY FREEDOM PHOTO
Sky’s freedom photo
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Harry Potter has been rescued
HARRY POTTER FREEDOM PHOTO
Harry Potter’s freedom photo
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Graham has been rescued
GRAHAM 2 RESCUED
Graham’s freedom photo
KIRO RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-07-23 at 3.13.38 PM
Kiro’s been rescued
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Kiro’s freedom video. I was unable to download it.
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Luoigi has been rescued
LUOIGI FREEDOM PHOTO
 Luoigi’s freedom photo
BERRY RESCUED
Berry has been rescued
BERRY FREEDOM PHOTO
Berry’s freedom photo
BERRY IN PJ IN NEW HOME
Berry comfy in her new PJs in home sweet home
SCARLETT 2 RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-07-25 at 6.18.37 AM
Scarlett’s been rescued
SCARLETT 2 FREEDOM PHOTO
Scarlett’s freedom photo
GEORGIA RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-07-26 at 5.42.11 AM
Georgia has been rescued
GEORGIA FREEDOM PHOTO
Georgia’s freedom photo
GEORGIA FREEDOM RIDE
Georgia’s freedom ride
MACHIAVELLI RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-07-26 at 3.56.09 PM
Machiavelli has been rescued
MACHIAVELLI FREEDOM PHOTO
Machiavelli’s freedom photo
HALLE RESCUED
Halle has been rescued
Halle freedom photo
Halle’s freedom photo
JOHN SNOW RESCUED Screen Shot 2017-07-28 at 6.51.31 AM
John Snow has been rescued
JOHN SNOW FREEDOM PHOTO
John Snow’s freedom photo
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599 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 siblings Dookie & Wikket, Grover, Petra, Recco, Chance, Sir Lionel, Jacoby, bonded elderly pair Bella & Snowball, Toby, Janey, Mickey, Luna, Griffin, Crockett, Fresno, Calvin, Fifi, Barbie, Derek, Buffy, (see photos below) out of kill shelters. So far in 2017 we’ve helped free 599 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 U.S. 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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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 LITERARY FICTION Screen Shot 2017-06-01 at 6.11.45 AM
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 the top 10 best seller list in Literary Fiction and  Historical Fiction categories:
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REVIEWS FOR THE SEVEN YEAR DRESS
AMAZON U.S.
on July 1, 2017
A woman’s incredibly harrowing journey throughout immense tragedy and survival during the political turmoil that lead-up to the Holocaust. Definitely a must read for anyone.
AMAZON CANADA

Paulette Mahurin is one of my favourite authors.  Her books are always well-researched and well-written.  The Seven Year Dress is no exception.  Helen Stein was just a teenager when Hitler came to power in Berlin.  Her family was Jewish.  Her best friend, Max, was homosexual.  Before long both would have their families torn apart and their lives in extreme danger.  This is Helen’s story.

Myra is a young nursing student at UCLA looking to rent a room near the hospital.  She is struggling with her Jewishness.  She moves in with Helen.  One night, upset by her experience in the emergency room where a gunshot patient died, Helen offers her the opportunity to talk.  The tables turn, and, over a fresh pot of tea, Helen begins the story of her terrifying experiences in Germany when her family became separated — years she and her brother spent in hiding, unspeakable indignities she suffered after she was captured, special friendships she made amidst the terror in Auschwitz, all making up the story of the patch of fabric she has kept from the dress she wore for seven years.

This is not an easy book to read although it is superbly written and beautifully woven together.  There is a great deal of information about the holocaust and we may think that we have heard it all but it is an amazing revelation to have a personal story, albeit fictionalized, told in the first person.  Helen shares not only the dehumanizing elements of the concentration camp experience but the tender kindnesses she observed during her time there.  This is a timeless story of real events that should never be forgotten.  It won’t take you long to read because you won’t be able to put it down.

AMAZON U.K.
on 9 July 2017

Some subjects are difficult to read about, and the Holocaust is surely foremost among them. Yet it’s important that they aren’t forgotten and so someone has to take on the challenge of writing about them. In The Seven Year Dress, Paulette Mahurin has risen to that challenge.

Based upon a true story, the book tells the story of Helen, a Jewish girl from Berlin, as she struggles to survive in the run up to the Second World War and through the war itself. As her friends and family fall victim, one by one, to the evil of the Third Reich, Helen’s struggle for survival becomes desperate as she faces the horrors of hiding and, eventually, imprisonment in Auschwitz.

The book is beautifully written and Helen, the main character, felt very real. Much of the action (if you can describe it the plethora of beatings and executions as that) was described sparingly so that I felt disengaged from the action, and for me that was a good thing, although Helen came across plenty of good people in her journey through horror.

Despite its positive ending, I can’t, in all honesty, say I enjoyed The Seven Year Dress, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a good book. I strongly recommend it, if you’re prepared for the challenges of the subject matter.

on 4 July 2017
The book started slowly, but once the main character, Helen’s, story began to unfold i found the book difficult to put down.
DOGS RESCUED FROM KILL SHELTERS
DOOKIE & WIKKET Screen Shot 2017-06-29 at 12.34.56 PM
Siblings Dookie & Wikket have been rescued together.
WIKKET FREEDOM PHOTO
Wikket’s freedom photo
DOOKIE FREEDOM PHOTO
Dookie’s freedom photo

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Grover has been rescued

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Grover’s freedom photo. I was unable to download.

 

GROVER FREEDOM RIDE Screen Shot 2017-06-30 at 6.04.38 AM

Grover’s freedom ride

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Petra’s been rescued

PETRA 2 NOW TANNER FREEDOM PHOTO

Petra’s freedom photo

 

PETRA 2

Petra after vet check

PETRA 2 FREEDOM RIDE

 

Petra’s freedom ride

 

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Recco has been rescied

 

RECCO FREEDOM PHOTO

 

Recco’s freedom photo

 

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Recco with new mom

 

RECCO HOME SWEET HOME WITH NEW FAMILY

Recco home sweet home with new family.

 

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Chance has been rescued. They shelter guess his age to be around 18 years old.

 

CHANCE 3 FREEDOM WALK

Chance’s freedom walk

 

CHANCE 3 FREEDOM PHOTO

 

Chance’s freedom photo. What a happy senior boy.

 

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Sir Lionel the elder has been rescued

 

SIR LIONEL now MOO MOO FREEDOM PHOTO

 

Sir Lionel the elder’s freedom photo

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Jacoby has been rescued

 

JACOBY FREEDOM PHOTO

Jacoby’s freedom photo

 

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Bella  (right) & Snowball (left) bonded pair rescued together. Here’s the caption on the networking photo from friends of the shelter they were brought to: “If there ever was a sad story of two bonded siblings surrendered to the Carson Animal Shelter, then it has to be about Bella and Snowball. On Saturday, their family removed their collars and leashes and told the shelter staff, they just didn’t have time to care for the dogs. A volunteer standing by watched the heartbreaking moment. This will be the saddest thing you see today or maybe all week, and it will be hard to get out of your mind…. SNOWBALL is missing an eye and the one he has doesn’t look great. His big sister BELLA takes care of him.”

BELLA 3 & SNOWBALL FREEDOM PHOTO
Snowball & Bella’s freedom photo
BELLA & SNOWBALL FREEDOM RIDE

Snowball & Bella’s freedom ride. The man in the photo captioned this with:

“Ever wonder if when people say “bonded pair” they are truly bonded? Ok Snowball and Bella had been separated for like 10 minutes lol and he was screaming. I freaked out because I thought he was in pain. When I got Bella to the car she knew exactly what to do. Just look at his smile. Snowball (Chihuahua) is completely blind. His comfort is Bella. She is his eyes, heart & protector. This pair was made for each other. Such a beautifully bonded pair. Carson shelter survivors ❤️”

 

SNOWBALL WITH NEW MOM

Snowball with new mom

BELLA 3 WITH NEW MOM

Bella with new mom

 

BELLA & SNOWBALL IN NEW HOME

Bella & Snowball getting love in new backyard

 

BELLA 3 & SNOWBALL SAFE IN NEW HOME SWEET HOME

Bella & Snowball safe and comfortable in new home sweet home

 

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Toby (named by his rescue) has been rescued.

 

TOBY 3 FREEDOM PHOTO

Toby’s freedom photo

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Janey has been rescued

 

JANEY 2 FREEDOM PHOTO

Janey’s freedom photo

 

 

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Mickey has been rescued

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Mickey’s freedom photo to the right. The Sunny Saints St. Bernard Rescue changed her name to Destiny.

 

MICKEY now Destiny FREEDOM PHOTO

Mickey now Destiny’s freedom photo, better view.

 

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Luna senior girl has been rescued

 

LUNA 3 FREEDOM PHOTO

Luna’s freedom photo

 

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Griffin has been rescued
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Griffin’s freedom photo
GRIFFIN GIVING THANKS FOR SAVING HIS LIFE
Griffin’s smiling thank you for saving my life
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Crockett has been rescued

 

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Calvin has been rescued

 

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Fifi has been rescued

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Barbie has been rescued

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Barbie relaxing into her freedom

 

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Derek has been freed

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Review of To Live Out Loud by Rabid Reader’s Review

A heartfelt thank you to Rabid Reader’s Review for this post on my book To Live Out Loud: http://www.rabidreaders.com/2017/07/12/live-loud-novel-paulette-mahurin/

 

To Live Out Loud: A Novel by Paulette Mahurin

Publication Date: July 28, 2015

 

To Live out Loud by Paulette Mahurin, historical fiction book review by Rabid Reader's ReviewsIn 1894 Captain Richard Dreyfus, a French Artillery Officer was convicted of treason for passing military secrets to the Germans. Dreyfus was sent to Devil’s Island in French Guiana to live out his sentence. When a few years later evidence that Dreyfus was innocent was discovered, the French military did everything they could to suppress the information. French journalist, Emile Zola, ran with the story of the gross injustice in the periodical J’Accuse and became a target of those looking to keep the story under wraps and Dreyfus incarcerated. To Live Out Loud is the story of this historic case and Zola’s coverage of it and the ultimate pursuit of justice at all costs.

 

The author sent a copy of this novel in exchange for my review.

In fiction there are absolutes. Good vs. Evil is a simple concept. To Live Out Loud takes a true injustice that happened to a real person and simplifies it to its base qualities for an introduction to an audience that may never have learned about the Dreyfus Affair in their primary-level, history class. In a truth being stranger than fiction sense, Mahurin takes the facts of the case and lays them out in an easy-to-follow format with the ultimate result being more of Zola’s involvement in the case and his ploy to free the falsely convicted captain.

Mahurin’s writing style is very direct. Her simplistic style allows her to tell a complete and very complicated story in a scant 178 pages. Fiction allows leeway for human motivations and conclusions, but while Mahurin does add her own take on Zola’s motivations, she sticks fairly close to the generally accepted narrative. Mahruin’s word picture of the environment of antisemitism and no holds barred suppression of those that knew the truth, is both awful and factual. Historically speaking, the Dreyfus Affair was an intricate and insidious conspiracy. What Zola did, he did to bring the case to light despite those desperately trying to keep it under wraps to force the government to do the just thing through public exposure. People suspect today that his ultimate passing as a consequence of involvement, though experts consider that unlikely despite the multiple attempts made on his life during the height of his fervent involvement in Captain Dreyfus’ case.

I was familiar with the Dreyfus Affair before reading To Live Out Loud. As someone interested in history, I appreciated the picture that Mahurin gives us of Europe at the time. There’s an electricity of fear and suspicion in the people. It was believed that Dreyfus would be a traitor because he was a Jew. There were those that thought even after he was exonerated that his conviction was ultimately for the good of the country and not for the self-interest of those that sought to suppress the truth.

Mahruin’s writing is elegant in its direct simplicity. Taking the fictional route she draws readers into a historical fiction roller coaster and takes them on a straightforward route from A-Z which, I think, will inspire many readers to research the case further. Mahurin has a track record in her fiction of shining a light on the attitudes and atrocities of the past, humanizing the subject for the readers and serving as a cautionary tale without preaching to them. To Live Out Loud is well edited and a read that some will find too quick.

To Live Out Loud is an outstanding work of historical fiction and a must-read for everyone, especially those interested in the history of human rights violations. Pick it up today.

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The Seven Year Dress by Paulette Mahurin

A heartfelt thank you to mysmsbooks for this beautifully written review. I hope my cyber friends will have a stop by to this most generous blogger who features many authors.

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Paulette Mahurin is one of my favourite authors.  Her books are always well-researched and well-written.  The Seven Year Dress is no exception.  Helen Stein was just a teenager when Hitler came to power in Berlin.  Her family was Jewish.  Her best friend, Max, was homosexual.  Before long both would have their families torn apart and their lives in extreme danger.  This is Helen’s story.

Myra is a young nursing student at UCLA looking to rent a room near the hospital.  She is struggling with her Jewishness.  She moves in with Helen.  One night, upset by her experience in the emergency room where a gunshot patient died, Helen offers her the opportunity to talk.  The tables turn, and, over a fresh pot of tea, Helen begins the story of her terrifying experiences in Germany when her family became separated — years she and her brother spent in hiding, unspeakable indignities…

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It’s always lovely to wake to a good surprise. Thank you for this Ms M’s Bookshelf.

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577 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 JT, Big Boy Petra, Diamond, Akira, Janey, Campbell, Niner, BFFs Rachel & Betty, Roscoe, Suede, Aubrey, Norman, Attalia, Husdon, Katana, Bradford, Cubby, Hubert, Luke Skywalker, and Wayne (see photos below) out of kill shelters. So far in 2017 we’ve helped free 577 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:

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My books continue to be 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 FICTIONBEST 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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on June 28, 2017
Every time I read a book about survivors of the death camps created by the Nazis I am in awe of how they survived and, in return helped others make it through the horrors of all those years. Growing up after what transpired it scares me to know that people are still being tortured for their differences. We have learned very little from those years in what Nazis were able to spread their evil and murder innocent men, women and children.
Helen’s story is one of the most explicit when it came down to her description of the hell she went to and the miraculous strength needed to survive ,..the most basic things that we humans have to help others in need.
I hope others will read this book and pull together to stop the inhumanity we see in world. Hopefully the story will continue to help and be heard for the truth it tells. Books like this should be on the reading lists the high school students are to read. We must not let these stories die, buried in some library.
on June 26, 2017
I have read so many Holocaust stories. They are all memorable but this ranks near the top in my opinion.
Heartbreaking and sad but a satisfying read.
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Dileep Viswanathan’s ***** review  from Bangalore, India

Jun 25, 2017
it was amazing

 

“The rules of our religion did not define us, yet others were defining us by our religion.” Helen was so furious about the way the state treated her community and that was the beginning of something which was referred to as ‘the brutal’ statutory regulations imposed on its citizens ever marked in the history of mankind. This is how fascism also originates, in it’s true sense.

The Seven Year Dress by Paulette Mahurin is a work of fiction which makes you travel through the Nazist Germany and the atrocities created by Hitler when the state turned executioner for its people. When teen-aged Helen has to flee from her family with her brother and friend, the sufferings they had in an underground shelter and then shifted to the concentration camps of Auschwitz and the atrocities they faced there, the blood shed, the murders and the brutal act upon humans are painted viciously in the book. This book gives us nothing new to what we saw about the cruelty of Nazis in books and movies, but the first hand narration of a victim makes this one more emotional.

“You never know a person until you hear his or her story. Stories change how you feel about someone.” – True to the core. A good read.

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Rachel has been rescued with her BFF Betty
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Betty has been rescued with her BFF Rachel
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Betty and Rachel’s freedom photo. Enjoying feeling the grass beneath their paws in their new yard.
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