October 16, 2014

Guest Promo (LXIII)

It's my pleasure and honor to host the American author and dear friend Paulette Mahurin, winner of several awards for her novel The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap. Today she shares with us her latest release

                                        His Name Was Ben

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.

Paulette Mahurin lives with her husband Terry and three dogs, Max, Bella, and Lady Luck in Ventura County, California. She grew up in West Los Angeles and attended UCLA, where she received a Master’s Degree in Science.
While in college, she won awards and was published for her short-story writing. One of these stories, Something Wonderful, was based on the couple presented in His Name Was Ben, which she expanded into this fictionalized novel in 2014. Her first novel, The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap, made it to Amazon bestseller lists and won awards, including best historical fiction of the year 2012 in Turning the Pages Magazine.
Semi-retired, she continues to work part-time as a Nurse Practitioner in Ventura County. When she’s not writing, she does pro-bono consultation work with women with cancer, works in the Westminister Free Clinic as a volunteer provider, volunteers as a mediator in the Ventura County Courthouse for small claims cases, and involves herself, along with her husband, in dog rescue.
Profits from her books go to help rescue dogs.

Snippets of reviews received:
“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 WasBen is not to be missed.”—Lee Fullbright, author of The Angry Woman Suite  
“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.





  1. Thank you so much for featuring my book at your great site. It's been a gift and blessing in my life to have read your book and that our communications developed into a beautiful friendship. Your support and love are cherished. Love to you, Paulette

    1. You are most welcome, Paulette!
      Your friendship is an honor and privilege for me. Your writing is so touching, profound and tackling deep human topics. And your love for animals is a plus to your great character. Best of luck with your writing and getting new readers!

  2. His Name Was Ben sounds like an emotional and inspirational read. Good luck with your release, Paulette.

    1. A really moving story. I read it and will post soon the review. Thank you for stopping by!

  3. I love inspirational books and this sounds good. I love your cover Paulette.

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  5. Thank you again, Carmen, and all who stopped by to have a look and comment. It's a terrific cyber community we have, making the world smaller, sharing stories. I'm truly grateful to be a part of it. Love, Paulette