150 dogs rescued from kill shelters

My book The Seven Year Dress is continuing to rank in the top 100 best sellers in the kindle bookstore in the literary-fiction-historical, literary fiction, and the young adult categories. I’ve also been ranked by Amazon as the #58 top ranking author for two of my books, The Seven Year Dress and To Live Out loud, in the historical fiction category. And #87 in the literary fiction category for The Seven Year Dress. See photos below.

I’m deeply grateful for everyone who has purchased, read, and taken the time to review my book. In the name of tolerance, a special thank you also to everyone who has spread the word to help promote this book.  All profits from my books go to help get dogs like  Jeremiah, Camille, Cupcake, Reiki and Babs (see below) out of kill shelters. Thus far in 2016, 150 dogs have been freed. Last year 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. I have just found out that 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:

RECENT REVIEWS FOR THE SEVEN YEAR DRESS
on September 24, 2016
Truly enjoyed it.
Helen’s story like so many others is about the strength of the human spirit.
Surviving atrocities most of us couldn’t.
on September 23, 2016
The subject matter is as you will have guessed from the cover picture – a tale of the Holocaust and as such doesn’t make pretty reading. But is a wonderful, poignant and heartbreaking story and one that I found I couldn’t put down. Helen lives in an affluent area of Berlin with her parents and older siblings, a close and loving family in post WW1 Germany. Hitler’s rise to power fills them with unease yet her father refuses to believe that things are as bad as they seem until it’s too late. With the help of her friend Max, she manages to hide away in an abandoned farmhouse cellar with her brother Ben. The rest of her family are not so lucky. Unfortunately Helen and her brother are caught and sent to Auschwitz.
A harrowing story of endurance and hope. Great read.
on September 23, 2016
I was very moved by Mahurin’s prior book, “To Live Out Loud”, and though my expectations were high, “The Seven Year Dress” did not disappoint. Helen, a German girl, is a character I could instantly engage with, and I really wanted to know more of her story. We really follow her movement though life as a normal girl with a good life, to someone in hiding, separate from much of her family, to a prisoner in a concentration camp and finally, a survivor of the war. It’s not an easy book to read, but one I found unable to put down, engrossed in Helen’s fate, and once again, saddened and appalled by what happened not so long ago.
Mahurin is good at slowly peeling away the layers of her story, revealing plot and insights into the thoughts and lives of her characters. The story is sad, of course, centered around the atrocious time of the Third Reich, but there are moments of light and humanity, which make this a book I think most readers would benefit from reading. The story is accessible, and prose and deep character development are mature and memorable. I recently read Art Spiegelman’s “Maus”, which also centers around the Holocaust and Auschwitz, and reading both books in the same time span was at once disheartening and difficult – being confronted with the unimaginable horrors so many had to suffer – and yet important, too. Memory can be a fickle thing, and parts of history fade too quickly from our collective minds, but books like these really remind us that we must never forget and never allow something like this to happen again.
on September 21, 2016

I chose 5 stars because this book is well constructed and captures the horror of the Holocaust. The protagonist is a spirited survivor who endures unspeakable abuse. This book also speaks of the acts of kindness, courage and grace shown by Helen, her family, friends and fellow prisoners of war.

I really enjoyed how well the author captured the tensions of war time, the Jewish faith and the courage demonstrated, day after day, year after year, of a people persecuted.

This book should be read any student of World history; young or old.

on September 21, 2016
The Seven Year Dress is beautifully written. It’s the honest and heartbreaking story of a Jewish girl in Nazi Germany who holds onto her sanity, her faith in humankind and in her own humanity despite being subjected to rape, torture and other unimaginable horrors at the hands of her captors. What I loved most was how authentic Helen Stein’s voice is. The author does a great job of realistically depicting a wide range of emotions, including hope, despair and even lust, in the context of something so horrible that it tends to overshadow those individual human qualities. Excellent!
on September 21, 2016
The holocaust mesmerizes me. I cannot fathom the diffuse suffering endured by so many innocent people. This story is one of survival. Survival made possible by a strong belief of goodness. Such small acts of kindness helped this woman continue on. I guess it’s a lesson for us all! One act of kindness may be life-saving for another.
on September 21, 2016
Because it was a true story and we must never forget what these poor people went through. I could not put it down. Everyone should read this story.
on September 18, 2016
It explains the devastation and horrific conditions the prisoners went through and how they had such a strong will to survive.
on September 16, 2016
Although the book was written as a fictional novel, it is a true story in every way. It focuses on the experience of a young Jewish woman caught in the horror of the holocaust. The book is very well written and takes the reader into the emotional turmoil of the characters. It also shows the humanity, caring. generosity and love that people can show during such a painful time in their lives. Even though It is a difficult and tearful read, it important because the people who suffered and died in this insane event should never be forgotten. It is a reminder that humans are capable of the worst atrocities. It is a confirmation that we all need to focus on peace and love in ourselves and for others so that this will not continue to happen.
on September 19, 2016
I loved this book, I felt what the storyteller was writing. I felt her fear her anguish and her happy moments. It was a very touching story survival of the human soul.
on September 17, 2016
I loved this book the author takes you on an incredible journey which will have hoping that all is going to be ok.I cried and cheered for these chosen few who made it out alive. Well written,have the tissues ready. This is a must read.
on September 20, 2016
Please read it. Well written. Couldn’t put it down. Recommended to anyone.
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“Flawlessly intertwined history with an emotionally charged work of fiction”

 

My book The Seven Year Dress is continuing to rank in the top 100 best sellers in the kindle bookstore in the literary-fiction-historical, literary fiction, and the young adult categories. I’ve also been ranked by Amazon as the #58 top ranking author for two of my books, The Seven Year Dress and To Live Out loud, in the historical fiction category. And #87 in the literary fiction category for The Seven Year Dress. See photos below.

I’m deeply grateful for everyone who has purchased, read, and taken the time to review my book. In the name of tolerance, a special thank you also to everyone who has spread the word to help promote this book.  All profits from my books go to help get dogs like  Hopster, Coco, Charles, Reese, Teagan, Ross, Trooper, Rio, Ricardo, Maddison, Jack, Dharma, Sonny, Galaxy, and Munesco (see below) out of kill shelters. Thus far in 2016, 145 dogs have been freed. Last year 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. I have just found out that 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:

 

RECENT REVIEW FOR THE PERSECUTION OF MILDRED DUNLAP

on September 10, 2016
Read this book in one night Tender and touching story.
RECENT REVIEWS FOR THE SEVEN YEAR DRESS
on September 14, 2016

This book was historical fiction at it’s finest. The ugly words were intricately weaved into a beautiful story of strength and perseverance. My heart ached with pain and swelled with inspiration. The circumstances Helen overcame were gut wrenching and awful. She lost loved ones, was humiliated in more ways than one, and in the end had lasting emotional scars.

The story was about a young girl trapped in a real life nightmare… Helen is a jew and Hitler wants rid of all jews… Her friend Max enlists to protect her and when times become too dangerous for her to remain at home, he hides her and her brother. They remain in hiding for years before the monsters come knocking down their door. While the cellar always seemed like a prison, when the S.S. come to take them away, they know things will only get worse. Together they embark on a terrible journey to hell (or Auschwitz) and when they arrive, they are separated and she is left with the images of murder in her mind. She finds her strength to survive illness, rape, and physical abuse in her father’s words and a dirty dress.

I finished the book hours ago, yet my brain is still within the pages. I was so captivated by the horror and utter raw reality. To think that actual people lived through similar things makes me sick to my stomach. It also makes me very appreciative for the life that I live. While reading Helen’s story I felt so twisted thinking how fortunate she was, but to think how many people were killed… in some twisted way, Helen was lucky. She went through hell for that luck and had to sacrifice her health, innocence, and pride for that luck or as other’s would call it, life. Her story is one that should be read by all. The Author’s writing flawlessly intertwined history with an emotionally charged work of fiction. I loved it!

 

 

on September 16, 2016
Story held my interest . Though it a fictional story it was quite believable. Many many stories so similar have been written about scenarios almost like this one. The only thing is no one really died. Many many families came out with only themselves . Alone…this was a tragedy yet the only remaining family to survive did so for the ones who did not…..

 

 

on September 15, 2016

I’ve read a few of this author’s books before. She excels at incredibly difficult subject matter that most writers (and I dare say readers) would be afraid to touch. This one is no exception. Tackling the emotional suffering of Jews weathering death camps and the holocaust is about as difficult as it gets. Just how do you tell a tale so horrifying you’re shattered by reading on as surely as those spirits broken by the torturous ordeals themselves? If you’re wondering, you might need to pick up this book. You might notice the book’s very high ranking on amazon (in the top 750 of paid as of this review), and in my opinion, it’s richly deserved.

There were several things I was grateful for in reading this book. The first is that this period of history, already so tread-worn—how many films and books have been done on the subject?—came alive for me like never before. This owed to the author finding ways to infuse little known, but all-important facts into the story that heighten the emotional drama and that cast damning guilt on more than just the Nazis. The personal stories she chose to share are different from those usually shared in the popular media. When was the last time you saw a film or read a book on the price homosexuals paid during the holocaust years in Germany? Another reviewer said it well: this isn’t so much an exposé on the death camps as a very personal story of our heroine and the people’s whose lives she touched. That personal connection with her and her humanity is what gets us through this very difficult material. It’s what makes the story unique in an over-written genre.

Highly recommended even for those who are not historical-fiction buffs as the author has a way of writing that transcends genre, and has a way of pulling almost any reader in.

 
on September 14, 2016
Riveting story on the courage and strength to stay alive and fight for life. An exceptional read that was hard to put down!
 
on September 13, 2016
This was a great book, I would highly recommend it.

 

 

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Hopster’s freedom photo

 

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Coco’s been rescued

 

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Coco’s freedom photo. What a happy girl.

 

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Charles has been rescued

 

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Charles’ freedom photo

 

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Charles going for a walk.

 

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Reese has been rescued

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Reese’s freedom photo

 

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Reese going home

 

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Teagan’s been rescued

 

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Teagan doing to his new home

 

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Teagan’s freedom photo.

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Ross has been rescued

 

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Ross getting his goodbye hug before going to new home

 

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Ross getting a cuddle from new mom

 

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Trooper & Rio’s freedom photo

 

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Trooper & Rio in new backyard

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Trooper loving on new dad

 

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Rio in new yard smiling a thank you

 

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Ricardo’s been rescued

 

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Maddison’s been rescued

 

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Maddison’s freedom photo

 

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Jack’s been rescued

 

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Jack’s freedom photo

 

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Jack checking out his new home

 

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Dharma’s freedom photo

 

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Sonny’s been rescued

 

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Sonny’s freedom photo

 

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Sonny happy in new bed in new home

 

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Galaxy has been rescued

 

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Galaxy’s freedom photo. What a big happy smile.

 

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Munesco’s freedom photo

 

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Munesco in new backyard.

 

 

 

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This heart-wrenching story had me in tears, smiling…For those who love historical fiction with real grit and honesty, I highly recommend this book.

My book is continuing in the top 1% for sales in the Amazon Kindle Store and is #20 in top 100 for the literary-fiction-historical category. And it is now in the top 100 for the Literary fiction and Teen category. I’ve also been ranked by Amazon as the #58 top ranking author for two of my books, The Seven Year Dress and To Live Out loud, in the historical fiction category. And I made it to the top 100 (#87) in the literary fiction category.

I’m deeply grateful for everyone who has purchased, read, and taken the time to review my book. In the name of tolerance, a special thank you also to everyone who has spread the word to help promote this book.  All profits from my books go to help get dogs like  Clark, Frednanda, Spiro, Ashleigh, Bellman, Callalily, Lindella, Ellery, Razzle and Bree (see below) out of kill shelters. Thus far in 2016, 130 dogs have been freed. Last year 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. I have just found out that 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

Recent Reviews for The Seven Year Dress
on September 8, 2016
The Seven Year Dress took me back to a terrible time in Germany’s history – the Holocaust. Told from the point of view of a young girl coming of age, the reader comes to understand what that experience must have been like. This heart-wrenching story had me in tears, smiling, and sick at the many inexplicable injustices done to other human beings. It also reminded me of what’s important – life, love, humanity. Mahurin has penned an incredible tale that will reside with me for a very long time. For those who love historical fiction with real grit and honesty, I highly recommend this book.

 

 

 

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Clark’s been rescued

 

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Clark’s freedom photo

 

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Frednanda’s been rescued

 

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Frenanda’s freedom photo

 

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Spiro’s been rescued

 

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Spiro’s freedom photo

 

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Spiro peacefully napping next to new sibling

 

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Ashleigh’s been rescued

 

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Ashley’s freedom photo

 

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Bellman’s freedom photo

 

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Callalily’s been rescued

 

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Callalily’s freedom photo

 

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Callalily resting in her new  home

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Lindella’s been rescued

 

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Lindella’s freedom photo

 

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Ellery has been rescued

 

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Ellery’s freedom photo – resting peacefully

 

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Razzle’s been rescued

 

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Razzle’s freedom photo. He’s being transported to new home.

 

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Bree’s been rescued

 

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Bree’s freedom photo

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This is the kind of book you buy in hardcover binding, put in your library, and treat it with respect…I loved this book…read many holocaust books but this one was one of the best.

My book is continuing in the top 1% for sales in the Amazon Kindle Store and is #21 in top 100 for the literary-fiction-historical category. And it is now in the top 100 for the Literary fiction and Teen category. I’ve also been ranked by Amazon as the #58 top ranking author for two of my books, The Seven Year Dress and To Live Out loud, in the historical fiction category. And I made it to the top 100 (#87) in the literary fiction category.

I’m deeply grateful for everyone who has purchased, read, and taken the time to review my book. In the name of tolerance, a special thank you also to everyone who has spread the word to help promote this book.  All profits from my books go to help get dogs like  MacGyver, Hazel, Darby, Elliott, Powell, Natalie, Paprika, and Dahlia (see below) out of kill shelters. Thus far in 2016, 120 dogs have been freed. Last year 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. I have just found out that 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

Recent Reviews for The Seven Year Dress
on September 6, 2016
I loved every part of this book. I read many holocaust books but this one was one of the best
on September 4, 2016
This was a great read through out. It looks closely at the strengths and weakness of humans set in the time of the Nazi in world war 2 Germany. I loved this book, a bit different to what I usually read but I found the historical background made it a fascinating read.
on September 3, 2016

I never read other reviews before I read a book. When I’m done I will usually scan through others thoughts about the book. If I feel that the book is justly covered by different but fair views I many times don’t bother to post a review. I was saddened to see that “holocaust deniers” and black hearts had to add their two cents here.

The beginning of the book felt a little stilted to me because I kept thinking that such a young child wouldn’t have such complex thoughts. From two years old, to thirteen years old, I felt like I was walking a bit of an uneven path. By the end of the book I realized that it was brilliant way to set up a story in a time period where everything was unexpected and devastating. You will be glad that you kept reading if the first bit makes you think you want to put the book down. It is written as an old woman telling her life story to another woman. Remember that while reading this book.

It starts just as WWI has ended. Riveting is the only word that comes to mind when I think of The Seven Year Dress. The author’s writing assumes that you have some basic knowledge and understanding of the time period. Nazi’s Bad…. Hitler’s Evil….The Holocaust DID happen. If you skip the foreword and Prologue your doing yourself a disservice. We are taken on a journey as Helen comes of age in a world in complete chaos. I felt that it was very realistic in the way Helen hears bits and pieces of Hitler’s propaganda and the changes occurring in the society around her. I was frustrated for her that she is aware of changes but denies that the world was really changing in such a fundamental way. She of course is a child, so she is protected by her family. We watch as her friendship with a neighbor boy named Max; flourishes, then withers, and possibly is the only reason she survived. She being Jewish and the reason for the disintegration of the German race, Max is a blonde hair blue eyed boy that decides to hide in plain sight. As a homosexual he fears the same things as Helen; going to a “work camp” or being killed by being deemed “undesirable.” Joining the Nazi party as a young boy he moves up in the ranks and is able to keep Helen and her brother one step ahead of the murdering Gestapo.

Chapter Ten the rythm of the book changes. This is about 1/3 through the book. I’m dyslexic so it may just be the “uneven” feeling of the way the story felt for me. I suppose this may be the part that some felt was boring? It hits highlight conversations and discoveries over 19 years. You can’t have the rest of the story without this understanding of the characters. At this point Helen is a 19 year old woman who has had one boyfriend and her body wants something. She doesn’t understand what at this point.

This is the where you really have to remember your listening to an old lady tell her young friend of her life. Unfortunately my Grandmother told me about her sex life, so I know it happens that this generation might share this part of her finding herself. Part of her story was that she struggled in wanting physical closeness and intimacy in a time that there really wasn’t any. Yes, I thought masturbating probably came up maybe once too often but it did not detract from the story. She and her brother Ben where locked in a basement for years. Never going outside.
They had a peep hole that they watched the world change without them. They both struggled mentally. Helen desperately waited for wildlife to wander by. ***I have to add that in 1938 Romania had over 4 thousand bears spread over almost 4 million acres. Romania is about 500 miles from Germany, give or take, and bears can travel from 125 to 3 thousand miles looking for food, it is not out of the realm of possibility that Helen saw a bear. For the ignorant reviewer that had an issue with this. : P

Living in the basement they didn’t know they were lucky and that things could be much much worse. They went from baked goodies at home (*baking has been around for thousands of years, to the ignorant person again), to canned vegetables and soup in the basement. *Fun fact (*for you again) cans were sealed using lead back in the 1930’s. When they were dropped or dented some led could leak into the food. Probably adding to why the normal life expectancy was in the 60’s then. Sans Nazi’s.

Ben and Helen were ultimately discovered and Helen finds herself alone in a concentration camp. A woman a bit older than Helen befriended her as she enters the camp in shock. This friendship is the one bit of kindness that gives her hope throughout her time in the camp. Unfortunately she was “lucky” that she had a skill that could be used by the Nazi’s. This put her in a position with a bit more safety from death, however it also put her under the thumb of an SS officer that raped her. Oddly enough this part reads very disconnected. I mean, Helen shuts down. These scenes are not written violently but more….. I’m not sure. I am normally bothered by rape scenes. In this case I felt more disgusted by the man than the act, if that makes sense.

To me it felt as though there are three distinct sections; growing up, hiding in a hole, and life in the camp. As a whole I was so taken with the story. I was very happy to see that the main character was not written as a hero. While in the basement Helen has moments when I wanted to smack her. She behaves like a brat. She screams and yells and carries on not caring about the consequences or anyone other than herself. These moments pass but I was happy to have moments when I didn’t love the main character. It made it feel more authentic.

Writing: I thought it was very well written. Because I’m dyslexic my brain auto corrects badly written sentences and grammar and then I end up with a headache. Not with this book. SOOOO happy to see that!! Art in any form should make you feel something. The writing was immensely well done in that I felt a wide range of emotion. This book made me think. It made me sad, and mad, and just a little happy in moments.

Sexual Content: Yes there is too much masturbating, but the level of discomfort you feel when reading these parts really depends on how comfortable you are with the subject. For me…. not a big deal. It really showed that somethings are not erased when the world ends. Everyone still has feelings, there will still be sexual yearnings, and there is always some tiny thing you can do to create hope. That is what I got out of this story. The rape could upset some, so just be aware it starts at the beginning of chapter 29 and the man dies at the beginning of chapter 30. Ain’t karma a bytch.

Violence: I had a hard time answering how much. I believe that speaks to how masterfully Helen’s shock and disbelief was written. While Helen witnessed men and women being gunned down she mentally shuts off. You can actually feel it. The writer had to include violence because it is such a big part of the motivations of the characters. However it was not in your face, blood, gore, and focused on the act and moment. More how it appears in the bigger picture.

This is not a grocery store impulse item. It is not a paperback you balance your kitchen table with. This is the kind of book you buy in hardcover binding, put in your library, and treat it with respect. I read it on my Kindle through Amazon Unlimited so I didn’t pay for it. I will be purchasing it to put on my bookshelf of keepers.

 

 

on September 7, 2016
This is a very readable story that I would recommend to high school age students. Younger readers may not understand the references to self pleasuring peppered throughout the story. Cheers to Paulette for giving her audience another touching story in her lovely way of writing.

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MacGyver resting peacefully in new home

 

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Hazel’s been rescued

 

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Hazel smiling a big thank you

 

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Darby’s been rescued and the mammory tumor removed. She’s a happy girl now in her new home.

 

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Darby’s freedom photo

 

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Elliott’s been rescued

 

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Powell’s been rescued

 

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Powell’s freedom photo

 

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Paprika’s freedom photo

 

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Dahlia’s been rescued

 

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Dahlia smiling thank you

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I have never read a more riveting story in my life… An inside look at hell

My book is continuing in the top 1% for sales in the Amazon Kindle Store and is #21 in top 100 for the literary-fiction-historical category. And it is now in the top 100 for the Literary fiction and Teen category. I’ve also been ranked by Amazon as the #58 top ranking author for two of my books, The Seven Year Dress and To Live Out loud, in the historical fiction category. And I made it to the top 100 (#87) in the literary fiction category.

I’m deeply grateful for everyone who has purchased, read, and taken the time to review my book. In the name of tolerance, a special thank you also to everyone who has spread the word to help promote this book.  All profits from my books go to help get dogs like  Cesar, Jensen, Gilbert, Mello, Meeko, Munchkin, and Hardee (see below) out of kill shelters. Thus far in 2016, 112 dogs have been freed. Last year 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. I have just found out that 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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Recent Reviews for The Seven Year Dress
on September 2, 2016
I have never read a more riveting story in my life. Helen was an amazing woman whose story needs to be shared around the world.
on September 1, 2016
Well written account of Jewish life pre WWII , the wartime and its’ effects on the Jewish community. Helen, the main character Survives the hell of the times.
on August 30, 2016
The Seven Year Dress was a great book. I don’t know how she could have survived her like in the concentration camp and losing her family and best friend.

 

Cesar's been rescued.

 

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Cesar’s vet visit

 

 

 

 

 

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Cesar’s freedom photo

 

 

Jensen's been rescued

 

Jensen’s been rescued

 

Jensen freedom photo

 

Jensen’s freedom photo

 

Gilbert's been rescued

Gilbert’s been rescued

 

Gilbert's freedom photo

 

Gilbert’s freedom photo

Mello's been rescued

 

Mello’s been rescued

 

Mello's freedom photo

 

Mello’s freedom photo – the look of love

 

 

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Meeko’s been rescued

 

Meeko's freedom photo

 

Meeko’s freedom photo

 

Munchkin on his way to new home

Munchkin’s on his way to a new home

 

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Munchkin’s freedom photo

 

Hardee's freedom photo

 

Hardee’s freedom photo

 

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Many families were affected, but seeing the world through Helen’s eyes brought home to me how one family was torn apart simply because they didn’t fit with the ideals of the country’s leader.

My book is continuing in the top 1% for sales in the Amazon Kindle Store and is #21 in top 100 for the literary-fiction-historical category. And it is now in the top 100 for the Literary fiction and Teen category. I’ve also been ranked by Amazon as the #58 top ranking author for two of my books, The Seven Year Dress and To Live Out loud, in the historical fiction category. And I made it to the top 100 (#87) in the literary fiction category.

I’m deeply grateful for everyone who has purchased, read, and taken the time to review my book. In the name of tolerance, a special thank you also to everyone who has spread the word to help promote this book.  All profits from my books go to help get dogs like Turk, Brahma, Natasha, Barbie, Gary, Reggie, Sanders, and Devon (see below) out of kill shelters. Thus far in 2016, 105 dogs have been freed. Last year 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. I have just found out that 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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Recent Reviews for The Seven Year Dress
on August 27, 2016

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.

This is a very touching story. I loved it!

Myra is a young student, training to be a nurse at UCLA. Looking to rent a room near the university, she meets Helen Stein. A little wary of her prospective landlady at first, she comes to realise that Helen has faced unimaginable horror and has survived through one of history’s most darkest times.

Helen is a wonderful character, I really liked this brave but wounded soul. This is her story and told in first person narrative.

When I was contacted by this author and asked to read this book I quickly said yes, even though I knew I would be in for an emotional roller coaster ride of enormous proportions having previously read another book written by her.

I started to read this story and within minutes had tears streaming down my face. This story took me on a journey into Germany and the political turmoil leading up to the outbreak of war in 1938 and beyond. Many families were affected, but seeing the world through Helen’s eyes brought home to me how one family was torn apart simply because they didn’t fit with the ideals of the country’s leader.

Helen’s story is full of horror, but there are moments of light that made me smile. Helen’s family consisted of her father, Irving, her mother, Rose and three siblings: Lawrence, Shana and Ben. Helen was the youngest. I loved getting to know them, they were a warm and loving family. We are also introduced to Helen’s neighbor and best friend Max, who also plays a pivotal role in this tale.

War is not a pretty subject and I felt the author did an amazing job in bringing the hardship and horror to life with her emotive and descriptive writing. I felt the horror and despair that Helen felt as her life imploded, I shuddered at the brutality brought on the people of Germany whether they were Jewish or not and felt the joy of being rescued from the awful concentration camps.

Genocide is not an easy subject to face never mind write about and my heart broke for all of the people (living and dead) affected by the second world war, however, I feel that the author broached the subject with sensitivity and tact. Soldiers were ordered to commit terrible atrocities against their own citizens and families, whilst ordinary hardworking families were torn apart or killed all in the name of a “pure race”. Helen’s tale, although dark at times, also showed me that even though they survived the war, scars still remained within those who lived long after the war finished. The pain of loss that they live with is unimaginable to me. However, their bravery and determination to survive against insurmountable odds made me feel proud of them too.

Although Helen is a fictional character, her story is not. I feel that she is the voice of all those who are (or were) unable to speak for themselves. Some people would like to sweep this terrible moment in history under the carpet where it could be forgotten. However, I feel that we should never forget the events so that it never happens again; I am not in favour of letting history repeat itself.

Paulette Mahurin has written another fantastic historical fiction novel. I love her descriptive writing style, which made the past and the characters come to life. I also love the flow, which kept me turning pages. She has a firm fan in me and I am now looking forward to reading more of her books in the future.

Due to scenes of violence, I do not recommend this book to young readers. However, I highly recommend this book as a MUST READ if you are looking for a fantastic story that will touch you deeply. – Lynn Worton

 

 

 

 

Turk- 2 y:o mail chow's been rescued

 

2 year old Turk’s been rescued and his eye infection is being handled by a vet

 

Turk the handsome boy is safe now

Turk being transported to new home

 

Turk's freedom photo

 

Turk’s freedom photo

 

 

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Brahma’s freedom photo

 

Natasha's been rescued

Natasha’s been rescued

 

Natasha's freedom photo

 

Natasha’s freedom photo

 

Natasha's on her way home

 

Natasha’s on her way home

 

Barbie's been rescued

 

Barbie’s been rescued

 

Barbie's freedom photo

 

Barbie’s freedom photo

 

Gary's been rescued

 

Gary’s been rescued

 

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Gary’s freedom photo

 

 

Gary- handsome and getting some loving on his way home

Gary on his way to new home

 

 

Reggie's been rescued and having a good safe nap

 

Reggie’s been rescued and is safely taking a nap

 

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Reggie’s freedom photo

 

Reggie in new home

 

Reggie in new home

 

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Sander’s has been rescued

 

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Sander’s freedom photo with new family

 

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Sander’s getting some loving at the vet check

 

Devon's been rescued

 

Devon’s been rescued

 

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One of the best books I’ve read! And a good day for dogs.

My book is continuing in the top 1% for sales in the Amazon Kindle Store and is #21 in top 100 for the literary-fiction-historical category. And it is now in the top 100 for the Literary fiction and Teen category. I’ve also been ranked by Amazon as the #58 top ranking author for two of my books, The Seven Year Dress and To Live Out loud, in the historical fiction category. And I made it to the top 100 (#87) in the literary fiction category.

I’m deeply grateful for everyone who has purchased, read, and taken the time to review my book. In the name of tolerance, a special thank you also to everyone who has spread the word to help promote this book.  All profits from my books go to help get dogs like Grayssa, Felina, Alden, Kissy Face, Juanita, and Vida (see below) out of kill shelters. Thus far in 2016, 96 dogs have been freed. Last year 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. I have just found out that 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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Recent Reviews for The Seven Year Dress
on August 20, 2016
One of the best books I have read! Could not put it down! Intense, eye opening and well written. Thank you to the author!
on August 26, 2016
Excellent book! Highly recommended!
on August 24, 2016

Paulette’s book brings the tragic truths of the Holocaust for us to learn or remember this most difficult time in history and for some of us, our lives. Like other readers having families affected, my mother and her family lost all. They were not Jews but we’re swept up by the Nazis and her large family was seperated. Paulette has the ability to make this horrific event an interesting historical read but with personalization. Thank you for taking the time to remind us of all who were so sadly impacted and to pay respect to the survivors and those not so fortunate.

Thank you for your endless generosity by donating proceeds of all your books to keep doggies out of shelters.

on August 24, 2016
Well dear friend, I finally got things out of the way, far enough to make room to read your wonderful book, The Seven Year Dress, and what a book it is. Then again with all the success you have had with it to date, and still going strong, I anticipated it would reflect the quality of your talent I enjoyed so in your first three best selling successes, The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap. His Name Was Ben, and To Live Out Loud. From start to finish your writing style and ability to make your reader feel as though you are having a one on one with him or her, immediately captures our imagination, as to actually truly feel the tragedy of those terrible years. A deplorable time that would have a mad man said Hitler chose to impose on our Jewish fellow beings, such monstrous evil as the heinous racism these trapped people were made to suffer.
A fantastic book indeed Paulette. Thank you for writing it…!
Grayssa sweet dreams safe in home
Grayssa having sweet dreams in her new home
Grayssa's freedom photo
GRAYSSA FEELING SAFE IN HOME SWEET HOME
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Alden’s been rescued
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Alden’s freedom photo
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Alden with new family
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Kissy Face’s freedom photo with new sibling
Juanita's been rescued
Juanita’s been rescued
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Vida’s been rescued
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The book does an excellent job of portraying what happened to people in hiding and to people in the camps.

My book is continuing in the top 1% for sales in the Amazon Kindle Store and is #21 in top 100 for the literary-fiction-historical category. And it is now in the top 100 for the Literary fiction and Teen category. I’ve also been ranked by Amazon as the #58 top ranking author for two of my books, The Seven Year Dress and To Live Out loud, in the historical fiction category. And I made it to the top 100 (#87) in the literary fiction category.

I’m deeply grateful for everyone who has purchased, read, and taken the time to review my book. In the name of tolerance, a special thank you also to everyone who has spread the word to help promote this book.  All profits from my books go to help get dogs like Dori, Brando, Savannah, Zsa Zsa, and Kramer (see below) out of kill shelters. Thus far in 2016, 90 dogs have been freed. Last year 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. I have just found out that 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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Recent Reviews for The Seven Year Dress
on August 17, 2016
Very well done.
I come from an Eastern European Jewish family. Holocaust books and movies have always been a big part of my personal and family education. I’m very familiar with the usual trajectory of most of these tales. Happy home, rise of Nazism, the wildfire of hatred and genocide, and surviving the unthinkable.
But Ms Mahurin takes a different course. She looks at all of this from the angle of a young woman who experiences sexual enslavement and brutalization. This book not for the faint hearted. It’s for those who want to know the truth about how war, any war, affects our mothers, sisters, and daughters.
on August 18, 2016
The Seven Year Dress is by Paulette Mahurin. It is a historical fiction but the information concerning World War II and the Holocaust are as accurate as she could make them. Intertwined in the history is the story of Helen Stein, who is a real person. Paulette took Helen’s story and fictionalized it.
Helen was just a young girl when she was abruptly taken from her family by a close friend, Max, and taken with her brother Ben to a secluded vacation house belonging to Max’s family. Here she and Ben stayed hidden for four years when Max came to bring supplies and a dress he had gotten for Helen. He was concerned that he had been followed so left quickly. Later that evening, the SS broke in and took Helen and Ben to a train leaving for Auschwitz. As they were dropped off at the train, the man in charge made a point of telling Helen that Max had been killed.
Helen’s ability to sew came to her rescue in the camp. She was first given a job sorting clothes where she came upon her dress and managed to take it to her bunk and hide it in her mattress. Later she was given a job repairing uniforms for the SS and unfortunately servicing the SS man in charge of the sewing room.
Helen’s ability to remember her father’s words about living made it possible for her to survive. The things she experiences and sees are horrendous and difficult to read. However, these things did happen and nothing we can do will erase them. If we don’t learn from what happened, it happened in vain.
This book is difficult to read simply because of the time period. However, it manages to keep you wanting to read to find out what happens to Helen. The book does an excellent job of portraying what happened to people in hiding and to people in the camps.
on August 19, 2016 (Kuwait City, Kuwait Kuwait)
I have read many books about the Holocaust and this is another good one. I am always impressed by the will of people to survive. Survivors of the Holocaust write their stories so that this time in our history will not be forgotten. Yet history keeps repeating itself. A good book and well-worth reading.
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Dori’s been rescued

 

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Dori’s freedom photo

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Brando’s been rescued

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Brando’s freedom photo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Brando giving thanks

 

Savannah's been rescued.

Savannah’s been freed

 

 

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Savannah’s freedom photo and vet check

 

 

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Zsa Zsa’s been rescued

 

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Zsa Zsa’s freedom photo

 

Kramer's been rescued

Kramer’s been rescued

 

 

 

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Kramer’s freedom photo

 

 

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An incredible story that takes the reader into the life of a Holocaust survivor. And well written.

My book is continuing in the top 1% for sales in the Amazon Kindle Store and is #21 in top 100 for the literary-fiction-historical category. And it is now in the top 100 for the Literary fiction and Teen category. I’ve also been ranked by Amazon as the #58 top ranking author for two of my books, The Seven Year Dress and To Live Out loud, in the historical fiction category. And I made it to the top 100 (#87) in the literary fiction category.

I’m deeply grateful for everyone who has purchased, read, and taken the time to review my book. In the name of tolerance, a special thank you also to everyone who has spread the word to help promote this book.  All profits from my books go to help get dogs like Felicity, Luke, Benito, Fonzi, Billy, and Tracey (see below) out of kill shelters. Thus far in 2016, 85 dogs have been freed. Last year 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. I have just found out that 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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RECENT REVIEWS FOR MY BOOK THE SEVEN YEAR DRESS

 

on 15 August 2016

One of my favorite type of book to review is historical fiction taking place during the Holocaust/WWII Europe. In my youth, I did an immense amount of reading on the topic, fiction and non-fiction. I am always pleased when an author sticks to the history, showing they have used the research materials at their disposal.

The Seven Year Dress ticked all the boxes for me. Mahurin touched on a little discussed topic of the time, regarding homosexuality, through Max, one of the main characters. His conflict between who he was and what he had to pretend to be was heartbreaking. Helen’s experience in Auschwitz was raw, and Mahurin wasn’t afraid to push the boundaries of comfort for the sake of her reader. The loss experienced by Helen was palatable, harsh, and yet, she managed to survive her time in the camp, growing stronger with the memories of her family and friends.

I accept that this novel is fiction as well. If I wanted a history book, I would have read one. The Seven Year Dress is well-researched, well-written, and overall, a fantastic example of historical fiction. Five, enthusiastic stars from me!

 

on August 12, 2016
An incredible story that takes the reader into the life of a Holocaust survivor. Thank you for a great story
on August 12, 2016
Wonderful book and well written. If you ever wonder just how sick mankind can become wonder no more…read for yourself.
on August 11, 2016

I was taken with this book from the start. Normally it takes me roughly seven days to read a book but I started this on Friday and by Sunday morning I’d finished it. A harrowing story of the holocaust. Involving a German Jewish family, quite well off, who found it difficult to believe that the rumoured atrocities were true. In the end the whole family is murdered, but for Helen the main character. Although she didn’t get through it unscathed.

Very good book. Well written. I’ve now started another book by this author – its good too.

 

 

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Felicity in her new backyard

 

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Smiling Luke’s been rescued

 

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Benito’s been rescued

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Benito’s freedom photo. Happy and fresh at home after first bath.

Fonzie's been rescued

Fonzi’s been rescued

 

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Billy’s been rescued

Billy's been rescued

Billy the senior’s freedom photo

 

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Tracey 4 years old was hit by a car and thrown in kill shelter. She’s been rescued.

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Tracey’s freedom photo

 

 

 

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Review: The Seven Year Dress

A very talented author Heather Osborne has featured a review of my book at her great blogsite. Thank you so much.

Eclectic Ramblings of Author Heather Osborne

I seem to be on a trend of reading amazing books, because this historical fiction novel checked all my boxes! Also, the author donates all her profits to shelters to help dogs! Another good reason to buy and read, aside from it being FANTASTIC!


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Blurb:

One of the darkest times in human history was the insane design and execution to rid the world of Jews and “undesirables.” At the hands of the powerful evil madman Adolf Hitler, families were ripped apart and millions were slaughtered. Persecution, torture, devastation, and enduring the unthinkable remained for those who lived. This is the story of one woman who lived to tell her story. This is a narrative of how a young beautiful teenager, Helen Stein, and her family were torn asunder, ultimately bringing her to Auschwitz. It was there she suffered heinous indignity at the hands of the SS. It was also there…

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Amazon is taking notice and a big THANK YOU to all who have helped.

My book is continuing in the top 1% for sales in the Amazon Kindle Store and is #21 in top 100 for the literary-fiction-historical category. And it is now in the top 100 for the Literary fiction and Teen category. I’ve also been ranked by Amazon as the #58 top ranking author for two of my books, The Seven Year Dress and To Live Out loud, in the historical fiction category. And I made it to the top 100 (#87) in the literary fiction category.

I’m deeply grateful for everyone who has purchased, read, and taken the time to review my book. In the name of tolerance, a special thank you also to everyone who has spread the word to help promote this book.  All profits from my books go to help get dogs out of kill shelters. Thus far in 2016, 79 dogs have been freed. Last year 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. I have just found out that 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

 

RECENT REVIEWS FOR MY BOOK THE SEVEN YEAR DRESS

on August 10, 2016
I love to read and educate myself on the many aspects of WWII. Every story is unique in its own way. The people involved, their spirit for survival. I awes me each and every time
on August 8, 2016
This book was so sad and heartbreaking, but written very well and really demonstrates the terrible acts of the Nazi government and the torture and death they forced upon the Jews. So much is unknown about the true horrors that they endured- this book will educate you and introduce you to their living hell. Also, portion of all proceeds go to help animals in kill shelters.
on 8 August 2016

The Seven Year Dress is not the first book I’ve read by Paulette Mahurin, but is easily the best.

After reading the Prologue I was well and truly hooked. Chapter One, set in the early 1920’s depicts a well-to-do Jewish family living happily in Germany.
Helen’s father dismisses the rumours about Hitler’s plans for the Jews and they stay put in Germany.Unfortunately, the inevitable happens…

Best book I’ve read of its kind.

 

 

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More good news

My book is in the top 1% for sales in the Amazon Kindle Store and is #28 in top 100 for the literary-fiction-historical category. I’m deeply grateful for everyone who has purchased, read, and taken the time to review my book. In the name of tolerance, a special thank you also to everyone who has spread the word to help promote this book.  All profits from my books go to help get dogs like Brendan below out of kill shelters. Thus far in 2016, 79 dogs have been freed. Last year 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. I have just found out that 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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RECENT REVIEWS FOR MY BOOK THE SEVEN YEAR DRESS

on August 7, 2016
How sad these things happened while the world looked the other way! Everyone should learn what took place, it must never be repeated!

 

Brendan is safe

Brendan’s been rescued

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It’s been a good day for dogs and my book The Seven Year Dress

My book is in the top 1% for sales in the Amazon Kindle Store and is #31 in top 100 for the literary-fiction-historical category. I’m deeply grateful for everyone who has purchased, read, and taken the time to review my book. In the name of tolerance, a special thank you also to everyone who has spread the word to help promote this book.  All profits from my books go to help get dogs like those below out of kill shelters. Thus far in 2016, 78 dogs have been freed. Last year 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. I have just found out that 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
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RECENT REVIEWS FOR THE SEVEN YEAR DRESS
on August 5, 2016
This is the best book that Ms Mahurin has published. Her ability to incorporate the history of Hitters Regime from the very beginnings to the Holocaust and the life and survival of a young Jewish women was remarkable. She so skillfully manages to weave history and Helens experiences into one. It is not an easy read to begin with (emotionally) but as Helens story develops and grow into one of survival was outstanding. I could not put the book down. It will definability be a reread in the future. I am looking forward to the next book as each new book becomes better and better.
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Shane's been freed

Shane’s been rescued

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Shane’s freedom photo

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Arlene’s freedom photo

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Channing’s freedom photo

Jeremy's been rescued

Jeremy’s been rescued

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Jeremy’s freedom photo with new dad

Pecan's been rescued

Pecan’s been rescued

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Primrose’s freedom photo

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Ruby’s been rescued

Ruby getting some loving from new family

Ruby’s freedom photo. Getting some family loving.

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Could be another Nightingale…Beautifully written…Human resilience, love, and the power of healing…a novel rich in historical context.

My book is in the top 1% for sales in the Amazon Kindle Store and is #31 in top 100 for the literary-fiction-historical category. I’m deeply grateful for everyone who has purchased, read, and taken the time to review my book. In the name of tolerance, a special thank you also to everyone who has spread the word to help promote this book.  All profits from my books go to help get dogs like Bobby,  Blanca, & Alexis (below) out of kill shelters. Thus far in 2016, 71 dogs have been freed. Last year 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. I have just found out that 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
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RECENT REVIEWS FOR THE SEVEN YEAR DRESS

on July 31, 2016
Very well written but heartbreaking of course.
on July 31, 2016
Heartbreaking and beautifully written account of the survivors of World War II.
on July 31, 2016

Paulette Mahurin’s The Seven-Year Dress is a powerful story that engages readers from the first page, weaving a tale they’ll remember long after they finish reading. The story begins with Myra, a nursing student looking for an apartment and nothing more. Her new landlady, Helen, is an obsessively neat, elderly Jewish woman. When Myra sees the number tattooed on Helen’s arm, she knows there’s more to the woman than she first imagined. As the two come to know and trust each other, Helen eventually shares her story – a story of death and survival, of hate and ultimately love.

Paulette Mahurin skillfully intertwines fact into fiction as she tells the story of one Jewish family living in Berlin as the Nazi Party and Adolph Hitler come to power. The insidious way people turned against each other; the brutality as Jews were isolated and persecuted; the horror of life in the concentration camps – all come into sharp focus through Mahurin’s writing, which is rich with historical detail. Since Helen is a child when the story begins but is telling her story from the vantage point of decades later, she is able to include what she learned after the war about Hitler’s rise to power, assassination attempts, and action or inaction by other world powers. This makes The Seven-Year Dress not only the story of one family but also a novel rich in historical context.

As Helen talks, we come to know her parents and siblings as well as her friends. It is through one of Helen’s very good friends from childhood, Max, that we most clearly understand the complexity of life in Nazi Germany. Max is a non-Jew. He is also gay. To protect himself, he joins the Nazi party, yet he uses his position to help Helen and her family as much as he can. Until he can’t protect them – or himself – any longer.

As Helen tells her story of pain and loss so many years later, she finds love. As Myra hears the story, she gains understanding and compassion. In The Seven-Year Dress, Mahurin tells a powerful story, an important story of human resilience, of love, and of the power of healing through storytelling. This is a book well worth reading.

 

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Bobby's been rescued

Bobby the sweet elder had all but given up when he was rescued

Bobby's freedom photo. What a difference love makes

Bobby’s freedom photo. What a difference love makes.

 

Blanca's Freedom photo

Blanca’s freedom photo

Alexis' freedom photo

Alexis’ freedom photo

 

Alexis in new home with new sibling

Alexis in new home with new sibling

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I cried, I yelled in anger and frustration and I wept with joy, much like Helen, the poor subject of the story

My book is in the top 1% for sales in the Amazon Kindle Store and is #39 in top 100 for the literary-fiction-historical category. I’m deeply grateful for everyone who has purchased, read, and taken the time to review my book. In the name of tolerance, a special thank you also to everyone who has spread the word to help promote this book.  All profits from my books go to help get dogs like Princess, Snowberry, and Nike (below) out of kill shelters. Thus far in 2016, 68 dogs have been freed. Last year 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. I have just found out that 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:

RECENT REVIEWS FOR THE SEVEN YEAR DRESS

 

on July 29, 2016
When it comes to writing about the Holocaust it is a very difficult and emotional subject, especially when the story is told through the eyes of a young Jewish woman. Mahurin is simply a superb craftsperson who draws you into the story and wraps it around you. I cried, I yelled in anger and frustration and I wept with joy, much like Helen, the poor subject of the story. Simply put, this is an unbelievably fantastic read that although hard and at times very difficult to stomach, is so reaffirming of humanity, that you simply cannot look away. I would recommend this book as compulsory reading to anyone jaded by the twenty-first century. Learn from our past. Brilliant work Mahurin.
on July 28, 2016

In her new novel, The Seven Year Dress, Paulette Mahurin, digs in World War II, a theme many authors already wrote about, both fiction as well as non-fiction. For a contemporary writer, therefore a challenge to find a spot that may or not may unique, but has opportunities to interest an audience quite familiar with the grand story of Nazism, Holocaust, and the devastation brought to European society. In the Seven Year Dress the personal story of Jewish Helen is revealed for the first time to Myra, a young student looking for an apartment and still struggling whether or not to regard herself as Jewish.

Helen was born and raised in Berlin, Germany. The upcoming separation of Jews and Aryans, the rise of Adolf Hitler, his ideology and the Endlösung for Jews, homosexuals, gypsies impacts Helen’s family and friends directly. Max, keeping his homosexuality a secret, joins the Hitlerjugend, while Helen learns to sew in order to have a job and earn money, once she’s no longer allowed to go to school. Max proves to be a unique human, protecting Helen and her brother Ben where possible. It will cost his life, whereas Helen’s other family members died or got missing in the course of war. Helen survives the Auschwitz concentration camp, although her virginity and feminity were brutally taken from her. Nothing lasts, and life’s too special to lose it are the hopes she anchored to. What makes this novel special is the attention paid to all kinds of human sexuality, both in the Berlin youth years, the shelter in a farmhouse near Brandenburg, as well as in the concentration camp. A moving story set in the darkest decades of the 20th century Europe.

 

on July 28, 2016
How do you start to write about the Holocaust?
This book has the answer…you present the way in which people – children – accept, deal with, the small hurtful changes of life which produce a totally new society…one of fear and hatred where the innocents end in a man made hell.
This is a book of clarity and balance….the obvious victims are not the only focus….and written with a sensitivity which avoids hammering the lesson into the reader, who is allowed to appreciate it for themselves.

 

on July 28, 2016
A heartbreaking account of hope and kindness spooled within the threads of hatred and unimaginable cruelty. Helen is a story that needed to be remembered.
on July 26, 2016
This book is quite emotional it really puts the reader back in time and into the Holocaust. We follow Helen on her journey of growing up into a young woman. Helen’s family has been murdered and her only hope is hiding in a friend’s house but that doesn’t work in her favor either. Helen has been thrown into a concentration camp and we follow her amazing path of hope and love that keeps her going even though she wants to give up. This is a very emotional read that takes you back in time and shows us how great life is currently. Very interesting read, I am not typically a huge fan of historicals but this book really brought the story to life and left me cheering for a happy ending.
on 26 July 2016
A difficult subject to write about because so many have already told these stories. This is a impressive addition to the narrative. I thoroughly enjoyed this because the characters were well rounded.
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Princess before rescue

Princess has been rescued

Princess has been rescued

Princess post surgery freedom photo. She’s now with her foster family and doing very well. Sweet girl.

 

Snowberry's freedom photo

Snowberry’s freedom photo

Nike's been rescued

Nike’s been rescued

Nike's freedom photo on new dad's lap

Nike’s freedom photo: sitting on new dad’s lap

 

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There’s a great editor in Cybertown, and you found her!

This is my editor. The best!! She’s guided me through TWO BEST sellers with no reader complaints of editing errors. A dream to work with. Highly recommend her.

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Uh. What? Is something important happening here? Do I need to pay attention? Uh. What? Is something important happening here? Do I need to pay attention?

How many times in the past hoursdaysweeks months have you wondered why your favorite dizzy blonde wonkerific blogger hasn’t been posting as frequently as she used to?

Really? You haven’t noticed what I may or may not have or haven’t been doing or not doing? Shizzlesticks in a mudpie!

Well, wake up and smell your smoking motherboard.

It's good to have options. It’s good to have options.

I’m here to tell you that Lorna is back in Cybertown and she’s been busy being a darned tootin’ fine editor. (By the way, I’m Lorna.)

These are my Professional Editor glasses. I will put them on for the remainder of this post. You WILL notice a difference. These are my Professional Editor Glasses. I will put them on for the remainder of this post. You WILL notice a difference.

Don’t concern yourself that prior sentences in this post may or may not have been technically grammatically correct or that there were words the Oxford Dictionary…

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Riveting, emotional, captivating read. A must read for all.

My book is in the top 1% for sales in the Amazon Kindle Store and is #50 in top 100 for the literary-fiction-historical category. I’m deeply grateful for everyone who has purchased, read, and taken the time to review my book. In the name of tolerance, a special thank you also to everyone who has spread the word to help promote this book.  All profits from my books go to help get dogs like Cameo, Twinkle Toes, Murdock, and Jaguar (below) out of kill shelters. Thus far in 2016, 65 dogs have been freed. Last year 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. I have just found out that 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:

RECENT REVIEWS FOR THE SEVEN YEAR DRESS

on July 22, 2016
What a riveting, emotional, captivating read. Paulette is one author that never disappoints. She has such a talent for taking fact and blending it with fiction in such a way that I have never seen done before. I was immediately captured by the characters she created, they way their stories were told and they way the events unfolded were emotionally devastating. Even though I knew what was to come I still could not stop myself from the emotional outpouring that happened with the characters fate. This book is an absolute must read. I cannot even express how much I believe that everyone should have to read this book it really helps open the eyes on so many terrible acts were hidden and shut out. Light should be shed, knowledge is power, and Paulette brings that power with this riveting novel.
on July 24, 2016
I enjoy WW ll stories. This book explains in vivid detail the suffering of the Jews in concentration camps. It is a wonderful story of love and survival.
on July 22, 2016
I’ve read a lot of historical fiction based on Nazi Germany and The Seven Year Dress is a great addition to the genre. The tragic story of Helen Stein will have you reaching for the tissues, but her outlook on her situation always remains hopeful.
I am a huge fan of historical fiction, but I’m also very picky about it being an accurate representation of the period and a vehicle for fact. I really enjoyed the story and I respected the author’s execution of the facts. Genre fans will definitely enjoy The Seven Year Dress (and its beautiful cover will certainly draw them in). I couldn’t put it down.
on July 23, 2016

Myra is a young student looking for a room, she is interviewed by an elderly woman, Helen Stein asked a lot of personal questions. Myra debates on whether or not to rent the room but decides that she does need a place that she can afford.

There is a reason behind all of Helen’s personal questions she asks of Myra. Finding out that Helen has a number tattooed on her wrist is the clue to Helen’s background. Helen tells the story of how she ended up with the tattoo, see, all inmates of the concentration camps are tattooed with numbers and once behind that fencing, are no longer a person, no longer have identities. That is the horror of Nazi Germany and the atrocities that one race of people inflicted on another.

Helen’s story starts out in the 1920’s, born of a Jewish family, living in Berlin. She was born after the Great War, at a time when Germany was floundering and looking for a leader, they found it in Adolf Hitler. Helen really didn’t realize at a young age how the Nazi party was going to affect her and her family and what she was going to lose as a result of one man’s hatred of the Jews.With the advent of Kristallnacht, Helen and her family’s lives implode into a horrible series of events that find Helen interred at Auschwitz.

Helen’s story is one of many to come out of this terrible time in history, even though this is historical fiction, I could tell by the author’s words, that this was a story she wanted to tell with compassion and honesty about a woman who could very well have lived during this time and experienced the atrocities of the fanatics that were the Nazi Party. I enjoyed it immensely.

I received this book for review purposes and my honest opinion.

 

on July 26, 2016
The Seven Year Dress was a moving story that cannot fail to draw the reader in to the horrors of the holocaust.

We meet Helen Stein in the 1920s when life was good for her, although the shadow of Hitler’s Nazi Germany was creeping insidiously into her life. At first these changes are unnoticeable and the disbelief of many of those who will be affected is well depicted. It is this disbelief that prevents many of them escaping while there is still time to do so.

Helen’s father, a well respected attorney working for the government, loses everything, even his life. Her friend Max joins the Hitler Youth and then the SS, in an attempt to hide his homosexuality. But it is Max who comes to Helen’s rescue by hiding her in the cellar of his family’s farm, and he pays the price for this with his life. Helen and her brother remain in the cellar for 4 years before they are captured and sent to Auschwitz, where Helen, the only survivor of her family remains for the next three years, enduring all sorts of horrors before being rescued by the Russians.

Helen’s life is one of hardship, persecution, and torture, but her will to live ensures she is a survivor. This book is not easy to read, but I’m glad I did.

on July 22, 2016
Wonderful story a must read for all ! So glad I found this book! Great job Paulette!
Cameo has been rescued

Cameo has been rescued

Cameo's freedom photo

Cameo’s freedom photo

Cameo another freedom photo

Cameo free and happy

Cameo getting more family love

Cameo getting some loving from new mom

Cameo with her new family getting some loving

A smiling happy Cameo

 

Twinkle's been rescued

Twinkle Toes has been rescued

 

Twinkle his her new home

Twinkle Toes’ freedom photo in her new home

 

Murdock's been rescued

Murdock’s been rescued

Murdock's proud freedom photo

Proud Murdock’s freedom photo

 

Jaguar's been rescued

Jaguar has been rescued

Jaguar has been rescued-freedom photo

Jaguar’s freedom photo

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The Seven Year Dress makes you a part of that moment in history…I felt as though I knew Helen.

My book is in the top 1% for sales on Amazon Kindle Store and is #57 in top 100 for the literary-fiction-historical category. I’m deeply grateful for everyone who has purchased, read, and taken the time to review my book. In the name of tolerance, a special thank you also to everyone who has spread the word to help promote this book.  All profits from my books go to help get dogs like Andy and Frosty (featured below) out of kill shelters. Thus far in 2016, 60 dogs have been freed. Last year 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. I have just found out that 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:
RECENT REVIEWS FOR THE SEVEN YEAR DRESS
on July 16, 2016
When I started reading this book I was worried about being horrified about the subject matter. This author quickly rid me of those feelings. The characters come alive, they’re actual people that I can relate to. The writing takes you to that moment in time, you feel the emotions, the pain and the fears.
I grew up reading the Holocaust stories of my generation. The Seven Year Dress takes all of that information and makes it so much more real and makes you a part of that moment in time. I had a hard time putting it down, just wanted to keep on reading and find out what happened to my favorite characters. Definitely another home run book for this author, can’t wait for her next one!
on July 19, 2016
I have read, watched and heard so many things about the Holocaust growing up,but this story really hit my heart. I could see in my mind every detail of this story as if I were living it. I felt as though I knew Helen and could feel everything she went through. As I read this book all I could think is it needs to read by everyone. Paulette is such a beautiful writer Thank You for such a wonderful story.
on July 18, 2016

Wow, another well written historical novel from Paulette! We didn’t want to put it down. Given all the amazing reviews, and the fact that The Seven Year Dress is still in the top 1% of sales on Amazon for historical fiction novels, and that all profits from Paulette’s books are used to help rescue animals, this is a definite “must read” for 2016!

 

RECENT REVIEWS FROM THE PERSECUTION OF MILDRED DUNLAP:

on July 20, 2016
Good book.
on June 29, 2016
This story in this book seemed so real. Several places made me wonder, if the story was fact with a little fiction added. Once started it was very difficult to lay aside to prepare dinner.

 

Andy's been rescued

Andy’s been rescued

Andy's freedom photo

Andy’s freedom photo

Andy's happy in her new home

Andy happy in her new home

Frosty's been rescued

Frosty’s been rescued

Fosty is now safe with a wonderful dog rescue- Delaney's Dog Rescue

Sweet senior Frosty was rescued by Delaney’s Dog Rescue and will be placed with a loving family.

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Yesterday was a good day for dogs: six were freed with the help of profits from my books.

My book is in the top 1% for sales on Amazon Kindle Store and is #67 in top 100 for the literary-fiction-historical category. I’m deeply grateful for everyone who has purchased, read, and taken the time to review my book. In the name of tolerance, a special thank you also to everyone who has spread the word to help promote this book.  All profits from my books go to help get dogs like these (featured below) out of kill shelters. Thus far in 2016, 58 dogs have been freed. Last year 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. I have just found out that 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.

Biola has been rescued

Biola’s been rescued

Biola's freedom photo.jpg

Biola’s freedom photo-what a happy girl

Camilla's been rescued

Camilla’s been rescued

Camilla's freedom photo

Camilla’s freedom photo- what a difference love makes

Dakota before rescue

Dakota before rescue

Dakota after rescue- what a difference love makes

Dakota after rescue and boy is she happy

Emmanuel's Freedom photo- rescued with buddy Landon

Emmanuel’s freedom photo: he was rescued with his pal Landon

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Landon’s so happy he was rescued with his buddy/sibling Emmanuel

Rhea's been rescued

Senior girl Rhea’s been rescued

Rhea's freedom photo

Rhea’s joyful face of freedom

 

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AMAZON RANKING TOP 100 LITERARY FICTION-HISTORICAL: “This story is inspiring, set in a time which many of us cannot even think to understand the atrocities.”

My book is in the top 1% for sales on Amazon Kindle Store and just made the top 100 for the literary-fiction-historical category. I’m deeply grateful for everyone who has purchased, read, and taken the time to review my book. In the name of tolerance, a special thank you also to everyone who has spread the word to help promote this book.  All profits from my books go to help get dogs like Searra and Daisy (featured below) out of kill shelters. Thus far in 2016, 52 dogs have been freed. Last year 148 dogs were freed.
on July 11, 2016

This author has a brilliant knack of pulling you deep into the story, her retelling of historical events is both factual and heart wrenching. I’d read her previous work – To Live Out Loud – which I absolutely loved, but I think she has excelled herself with the Seven Year Dress.

This story is inspiring, set in a time which many of us cannot even think to understand the atrocities that were being experienced by thousands in camps. Paulette expresses herself articulately and artfully in a way that respects the history, tugs on your heart and pulls you deep into the story to build understanding.

I highly recommend this book and this author’s writing style.

 

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Searra's freedom photo

Searra’s freedom photo.

Daisy's Freedom photo

Daisy’s freedom photo

Daisy's smiling in her new home

Daisy in her new home. That’s one happy smiling new family member.

 

AMAZON RANK IN THE KINDLE BOOK STORE OUT OF OVER 1.5 MILLION BOOKS:

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