Amazon Review: The Best Historical Read I’ve Had…Powerful, Heart-Wrenching.


5.0 out of 5 stars A powerful heart-wrenching read!!!, September 2, 2012

I was given this book in exchange for a honest review. ~WaAR~

The author gave me this book and told me to try it. I’m not an avid reader when it comes to historical stories. I was rather skeptical that I would not like it, but I was pleasantly surprised! This book is the best historical read I have read! You get captivated in the struggle and the story. My heart was aching while reading this book and knowing what Mildred, Charley, Edra, and Gus was going through. This story shows you what thoughtless remarks and actions influence people into doing mean and hateful things. It also shows what prejudice comes from judging a book by its cover rather than what the person is like inside their soul. It also shows that society and gossip can hurt our personal lives.

This story is about Mildred, who is a plain looking woman who has a big heart. She has also been the butt of jokes because of her masculine looking body. Her and Edra live together in their father’s house on their farm. When the news of Oscar Wildes gay rendezvous gets him imprisoned by Britain’s society, the town of Red River is in an uproar. People are quick to judge and quick to punish. As Josie attempts to find fault and news against Mildred, Mildred tries to find a way out of the hatred that is circulating. Will Mildred and Edra make it out unscathed? Will Charley and Gus help? I give this book a whooping 5 star review!! Wonderful read!! I’m looking forward to more by this author!! I recommend that everyone read this story!


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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