Amazon Review: By Sandy Holeman

 

4.0 out of 5 stars Modern Day Themes, August 6, 2012
This review is from: The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap (Paperback)

A story that speaks to us of modern times, while set in the 1800’s. I loved that this book reminded us that same sex relationships have been around forever. Unfortunately, fear of our differences and bigotry of all sorts have also been with us forever. The story centers around two women who love each other and have to hide their love for fear of losing their lives. But it also covers bigotry in so many of its ugly forms. The use of Oscar Wilde’s personal history sets the story in time, and the author’s clever use of quotes from the famous writer set the tone for each chapter. A carefully crafted tale that is sure to make us think. Highly recommended!

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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