Author – Paulette Mahurin
Rating – 5/5 stars
Number of Pages – 324
Publisher – Early Girl Enterprises
Hope is the only thing which makes everything possible. When humanity is murdered in front of her eyes, people are beaten to death every second for no reason. Hope becomes her survival instinct. She sleeps every night listening to the sounds of gunshots, voices coming out of pain, screams of people yelling for mercy and telling to herself that ‘Nothing Lasts’.
In 1919, Helen Stein born to a Jewish family in Berlin, Germany and raised with love with her three siblings. She is happy to find her best friend in Max; forced to play a role in the German army. She dreams to have a life filled with love and a family of her own and have many children’s one day. No one saw it coming that the history of Germany is going to change in few years and that changed the life of Jews. This changed the way the world looked at Germany, once was a peaceful and prosperous country. One man behind all is Adolf Hitler.
The story weaved during the time of World War II. How a girl in Auschwitz tortured and tormented, seeing death and brutality, midst of blood bath and hypocrites mocking and laughing at the pain of the people and finding pleasure in hurting and killing people whose only crime is that they are Jews and in a position of helplessness. When death is hanging on her in every second, going through the unthinkably awful period of her life she encountered compassion, selfless acts of kindness, and friendship.
A treat to historical fiction reader. A must read. A definite page-turner. It is not only about history and the story interweaved around the period. The way the story unfolds and captivates the reader is phenomenal. The author put the well-researched documented historical facts remarkably. The book is admirable and brilliant. The story touched the heart of the readers and compels to ask what kind of humans would do such barbaric act with another human.
Paulette Mahurin, an award-winning author, lives with her husband Terry and two dogs in Ventura County, California. Her first novel, ‘The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap’, made it to Amazon bestsellers lists and won multiple awards, including best historical fiction of the year 2012. Her third novel, To Live Out Loud, won international critical acclaim and favorite read book of 2015.
She practices women’s health in a rural clinic and writes in her spare time. She is an animal advocate and has been involved with dog rescue, along with her husband, for the past twenty-eight years. Profits from her book sales go to help rescue dogs from kill shelters.
You can reach to her at thepersecutionofmildreddunlap.wordpress.com
‘I received a copy from Author in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.’