Amazon Review: Skillfully Written, Well Defined Characters, I Could Feel Mildred’s Pain

 

4.0 out of 5 stars The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap, August 21, 2012
By
Mary Patterson (Mustang, OK, US) – See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap (Paperback)

This story is skillfully written with well-defined characters and all the nosiness of a small town. I was initially intrigued by the title and as I read the story, noted the quotes from Oscar Wilde at the beginnings of the chapter. I could feel Mildred’s pain as she did what she felt was necessary to live her life. I could also feel her upset stomach and still do as I write this review. I think a review should entice you to read the story without giving away the ending. This is a different love story.–Mary Cole Roberts, author, What Do I Do Now? Poems for Those Left Behind

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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