Dr. William K. Fox: Amazon Review

5.0 out of 5 stars Great read—-a genuine page turner, June 7, 2012
By Dr. William K. Fox – See all my reviews
This review is from: The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap (Paperback)
When Paulette asked me to review her novel, it was with great pleasure that I undertook the project. She is a dynamic person, a great friend and an observant, sensitive human with whom I have grown quite fond of. Few people I know could pull this off, that is to stage a story in the events of recent history, 1895, and make it so poignant for the present. There is great history here, but there is also so much about our present day societal problems. With all the political turmoil regarding same-sex marriages, homosexual behavior, and our place in history, she captures this on the stage of a small Nevada town, and the trying and impossible situation of this lesbian couple. She reveals our denied prejudices, and our hidden hypocrisy. It is entertaining and exceptional, she is a true word-smith that will rivet your attention.


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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