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Published: August 12, 2012

The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap Book Review


This book is a historical bombshell. I loved the plot and the story line, and the ending I never seen coming. I totally expected something else to happen. “The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap” totally blew me away.

The writing in this book is great and the story captured me from the first page. I really couldn’t put it down. It is such an involved story that you just had to know what happened. I mean there was so much ignorance in that time it was interesting to read about two lesbians living in secret because of what was thought back then.


The time and society that they lived in was a very strict and almost inhumane one. There was a very small amount of open minded people in that time. I think we take for granted how far things have come in our society today. People are still targeted unjustly but this story shows how severe it was back then. These two women lived in fear for their lives because of the love that they had for each other.

This book is not my normal type of read but I was very captivated by this book, the characters really spoke to me and the plot is great. I enjoyed this book thoroughly and would recommend it. The writing was amazing and I loved this book so much! Such a great job and I would read anything else from this author!

The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap
Paulette Mahurin
Publisher: Blue Palm Press
Publishing Date: March 23, 2012
ISBN: 9780977186617

Chasity Brewer is an avid reader and has always had a passion for books, she is a writer and an active book reviewer and she can be reached at NewsBlaze, Read more stories by Chasity Brewer.

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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