Amazon Review: I Stayed Up Late To Finish This


5.0 out of 5 stars I stayed up late to finish this, August 19, 2012
Bobby Craton (Woodstock, GA) – See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap (Paperback)

I stayed up late to finish this, and I notice similar comments in other reviews. The reason is simple: the characters are so real and you empathize with them so much that you just have to find out what happens to them. In some cases, that means worrying about whether or not they will be all right. I won’t give a spoiler here and say what happened, but I found the conclusion very satisfying. The themes of love and friendship are well presented — and so are those of bigotry and hatred. This book conveys powerful sentiments which are relevant to modern times set in a convincing historical background. The characters all have their own frailties and weaknesses along with their good qualities, just as real humans do. To say that this is a good character study is something of an understatement.

(written by Bob Craton, author of  Journey to Light: Part I of The High Duties of Pacia)


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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