Amazon Review: This One Brought Full On Tears In A Good Way

 

5.0 out of 5 stars Fast read, amazing story, August 13, 2012
This review is from: The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap (Paperback)

I received a copy of The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap by Paulette Mahurin in exchange for an honest review. And honestly? It’s one of the best historical novel I’ve read. I’m happy the author suggested I share it with friends. No problem! One friend read it in a single DAY and couldn’t say enough good about it.

The book is entertaining as well as educating. It brings to the limelight that small town, petty mindset that rolled across the wild west like tumbleweed and sometimes still blows through our world today…and it makes no apologies for shedding light on some ugly dark corners.

The message of inclusion and acceptance is only one part of the book. The story is another. Plausible, moved right along, suspenseful in those ways readers like. And the characters – yup…I fell head-over-heels for Charley and Gus, felt sympathy and mama-bear urges toward Mildred, wanted to pinch the cheeks of adorable little Mabel, and wish I could throw the ball to Cranky. I definitely felt a kinship with these flawed and lovable characters. They change, grow, feel pain and joy…and I was right there alongside side them, traveling the slow dusty trail to enlightenment in a time and place when searing heat and old ideas burned to the very heart of every small town.

I well up and get eye-stingy over some stories, but this one brought full-on tears (in a good way). I recommend this book to anybody who enjoys history, controversy, and stories that tug at your spirit and wrap you in their compassion.

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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