The Seven Year Dress

The Seven Year Dress Description:

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 in that death camp she encountered compassion selfless acts of kindness and friendship Written by the award winning best selling author of His Name Was Ben comes a story of the resilience of the human spirit that will leave you thinking about Helen Stein and The Seven Year Dress for years to come after the last page is shut

Rating: 3.37 out of 5

The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap

The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap Description:

The year was filled with memorable historical events the Dreyfus Affair divided France Booker T Washington gave his Atlanta address Richard Olney United States Secretary of State expanded the effects of the Monroe Doctrine in settling a boundary dispute between the United Kingdom and Venezuela and Oscar Wilde was tried and convicted for gross indecency under Britain s recently passed law that made sex between males a criminal offense When news of Wilde s conviction went out over telegraphs worldwide it threw a small Nevada town into chaos This is the story of what happened when the lives of its citizens were impacted by the news of Oscar Wilde s imprisonment It is a chronicle of hatred and prejudice with all its unintended and devastating consequences and how love and friendship bring strength and healing

Rating: 3.75 out of 5

His Name Was Ben

His Name Was Ben Description:

Hearing the words it s cancer threw Sara Phillips life into chaos until an unexpected turn of events and a chance encounter with a stranger changed everything his name was Ben Based on real events Ben and Sara discover that when all else fails healing can come in the most unexpected ways Chilling and heart wrenching His Name Was Ben is a triumph over the devastating circumstances and fear experienced when faced with a terminal illness In this narrative the power of love conquers shadows and transforms the very nature and meaning of what it is to be fully alive From the award winning best selling author of The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap comes a story filled with soul and passion that will leave the reader thinking about it for days after the last page is closed br br Paulette Mahurin compassionately renders an insightful tale about love and life in the moment when a moment is all there is Both ordinary and extraordinary Sara and Ben kept me up at night rooting for them as did Mahurin of course a writer of exceptional heart for her tender and wise depiction of love against all odds A rare pleasure His Name Was Ben is not to be missed Lee Fullbright author of The Angry Woman Suite br br Against the biggest of obstacles a couple can face the positive message is that it is never too late to start living Christoph Fischer author of Sebastian

Rating: 3.36 out of 5

To Live Out Loud

To Live Out Loud Description:

SYNOPSIS br br In France was torn asunder by a scandal that rocked the nation and divided the country An innocent Jewish military officer Alfred Dreyfus was unjustly sentenced to life imprisonment on a desolate island The news that could exonerate him was leaked to the press but was suppressed by the military Anyone who sought to reopen the Dreyfus court martial became victimized and persecuted and was considered an enemy of the state mile Zola a popular journalist determined to bring the truth to light undertook the challenge to publicaly expose the facts surrounding the military cover up This is the story of Zola s battle to help Alfred Dreyfus reclaim his freedom and clear his name Up against anti Semitism military resistance and opposition from the Church of France Zola committed his life to fighting for justice But was it worth all it cost him to those around him and to France This is a narrative of friendship courage and love in the face of the adversity and hatred It is a story of how one man s courageous actions impacted a nation From the award winning author of The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap comes a book that will leave you examining your notions about heroism courage and your role in social change long after you read the last sentence

Rating: 3.58 out of 5

The Day I Saw the Hummingbird: A Novel

The Day I Saw the Hummingbird: A Novel Description:

On the eve of his tenth birthday a young slave s life is turned upside down The unthinkable events that led up to the day Oscar Mercer saw a hummingbird test the limits of this young boy s body mind and soul Gripped with fear and filled with anger Oscar faces raw crushing hatred aimed at him and everyone he loves In a time when a nation was ripped apart geographically economically politically and morally comes a story of a courageous boy who began life as a slave on a sugarcane plantation in Louisiana and escapes via the Underground Railroad Through the efforts and good will of kind brave people determined to free slaves Oscar faces devastating obstacles and dangers Struggling with his inner impulse to seek revenge for the injustices and violence levied on his family and friends he discovers that in bondage you pray to God but in freedom you meet Him From the award winning best selling author of The Seven Year Dress comes a story that brings another cadre of memorable characters alive on pages that pulse with hatred and kindness cruelty and compassion despair and hope Oscar s journey on the Underground Railroad is a heart pounding ride that the reader will remember long after this story ends

Rating: 3.78 out of 5