IBReview: Pulled On My Heart Strings & Wisked Me Away…Well Written


The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap by Paulette Mahurin 


Review by NatalieWow what a book!
I’m very visual so like to have cover appeal and this cover in no way does justice to this book. Mildred and Edra are wealthy cousins living just outside of Red River Pass. With a size-able inheritance leaving them comfortable and generous hearts between the two you would think they were liked by all and lived happy lives. However, nothing brings out the worst in others more than money.

With Edra isolating herself at the farm and Mildred’s parents gone, the vital trips into town fall on Mildred. Her masculine appearance and mannerisms have not made her popular with the genteel ladies who take tea, with the dominant Josie outright hating her. Life has not been easy for Mildred Dunlap and that’s not about to change soon.

The case of Oscar Wilde’s homosexuality has gone global putting Edra and Mildred’s relationship in precarious waters with them living in a small prejudice town of church-goers. A plan is hatched by Mildred to move any suspicion away from them but backfires as Josie makes it her personal mission to ruin Mildred and anyone that steps above their station.

Thoroughly enjoyed this book from cover to cover. It pulled on my heart strings and whisked me away into Mildreds world.
The characters are very well written and developed with Josie being the perfect villain, I genuinely hate her! Mildred only wants to be herself and live a quiet life but is hounded at every turn. Your emotions match those of the characters and it really opens your eyes to the closed minded views of that era which must have been unbearable to live through if you went against the grain.

Great stand alone book!


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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2 Responses to IBReview: Pulled On My Heart Strings & Wisked Me Away…Well Written

  1. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    I’ve got to tell you, Paulette: I love your reviews!! 🙂

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