My review of The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap by Paulette Mahurin
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Mildred Dunlap was a woman born way before her time. This book takes you back to the early days of America in the late 19th century. Small towns were the norm back in thoses days with a heavy dose of gossip about each of the inhabitants. Mildred was the society outcast. She preferred workable clothes to society fashions. She was hated by several local ladies because she was extremely wealthy. This jealousy soon made her a target for a wide range of gossip and controversy.
Mildred used her money and time to help improve the life of others. She reached out when others had hard times without asking for anything in return. Her story is truly inspiring!
Very well written novel. I admire the author’s portrayal of Mildred’s strength and grace. Imagery is vividly portrayed and I could feel the characters sorrow,joy and fears. I usually wouldn’t pick this book up, so I am glad I had a chance to read. Accurate portrayal of times as well. Very good premiere novel for this author. I look forward to her future work!!!