Review: All Historical Facts Were True…

Sep 21, 2012

Book Review: The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap

1895 was filled with a lot of memorable events including Oscar Wilde being convicted for gross indecency under Britain’s recently passed law that made between two males a criminal offence. Other big events also happened that year like the Dreyfus Affair that divided France and Booker T. Washington giving his Atlanta Address. In the middle of it all is a small town in Nevada, Red River Pass. A small town that thrives on the news it gets from the local telegraph office. Two of the town’s residents, Mildred Dunlap and her cousin, Edra. But there’s more to these two than meets the eye. They have a secrete and a plan to keep that secrete hidden that could cost them everything.

My review:  I received a copy from the author a couple weeks ago who asked me to read and review it and I was more than happy to do so. I am a great lover of history and this book did not disappoint. Even though this book is a work of fiction, the author took great care to check and make sure that all of the historical facts were true and you can really  tell that when reading the book. I would strongly recommend that people read this book. Even you’re not a lover of history, you’ll enjoy this book. It’s not just about history, but about love, trust, and friendship. And who wouldn’t want to read a book about that?

My rating: 5 out of 5 stars.

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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