SLMPUG: Amazon Review

5.0 out of 5 stars great reading,June 17, 2012
This review is from: The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap (Paperback)

I have just finished reading the Persecution of Mildred Dunlap and thoroughly enjoyed the reading. I hated to see the last page come to an end.
It briefly started off with Oscar Wilde and his plight as a homosexual in England and progressed to the daily lives of a lesbian couple Mildred and Edra in a small town in Nevada in the 1800s. It told about what they had to do to feel safe and secure with their lives.
The novel pertains so much in today’s society as it did in the 1800s with the perception of others and how unjustly they can be treated.
The way Ms Mahurin wove the characters together was magnificent. She managed to develop in wonderful intriguing ways to create real people with emotions and feelings. She allowed them to develop and intertwine with each other throughout the story. I laughed, cried and mourned with them. Ms Mahurins’ vivid description and knowledge of history brought me into their homes and the general store. I felt like I was there with them. Even the most hated character had a compelling story and as with the others in the story needed some tolerance and compassion. Ms M never make any judgments of her characters, allowing the reader to make up their own minds about each individual.
I would recommend this easy reading and emotional book to all ages and sexes as a learning tool for tolerance and compassion.
Ms M managed to bring it all together in a great ending. I was sad when the last page was read as I wanted to stay with the “friends” I met in the saga.
I hope Ms M will continue with her great insights she is gifted with. Looking forward to her next endeavor.
I gladly give this book a 5 star rating.

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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