Review: Heart warming & heart wrenching at the same time.

5.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly Wonderful! Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover!, November 22, 2012

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book free in exchange for an HONEST review.

When I got this book I was actually very unsure about it. I knew there was some homosexuality, and I was afraid it would make me very uncomfortable, but the author did a wonderful job writing this story. I found myself questioning my own thoughts, feelings, and found this novel both eye and heart opening. The story is so moving and both heart warming and heart wrenching at the same time, while showing the reader that prejudice never dies and what truly matters in life. This book made me question so much about my own thoughts and attitudes and showed me that sometimes it is better to stand up for whats right no matter what the consquences are, because you never know when the consequences of going along with the crowd will be worse. I always tell my children not to judge a book by its cover or subject matter, and I learned to listen to myself! This is hands down one of the best books of 2012 and I am highly recommending it to all of my friends!

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About The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap

The year 1895 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 Britian's recently passed law that made sex between males a criminal offense. When the 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 Wildes' imprisonment. It is chronicle of hatred and prejudice with all its unintended and devastating consequences, and how love and friendship bring strength and healing. Paulette Mahurin, the author, is a Nurse Practitioner who lives in Ojai, California with her husband Terry and their two dogs--- Max and Bella. She practices women's health in a rural clinic and writes in her spare time. All profits from her book are going to animal rescue, Santa Paula Animal Shelter, the first and only no-kill shelter in Ventura County, CA, where she lives. (see links below on Ventura County Star Article & Shelter) To find out more please go the The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap on facebook or Amazon or e-mail us at the gavatar addresses. Thank you. (photos: of Paulette, her family, and a reading at The Ojai Art Center, July 2012)
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