Review: Reminded Of The Book The Help Which Was Also About Historical Intolerance

5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful historical fiction, October 17, 2012
This review is from: The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap (Paperback)

The author sent me a copy of this book for a read and review. I was happy to oblige and enjoyed the book. Even though the book is set in 1895, the topic is fresh and relevant today. The tie in to actual historical events (Oscar Wilde) adds to the feeling that you are reading actual history. A full vibrant cast of characters inhabit this book, leaving no reader without at least one they can identify with.
There some very nice twists and turns (sorry, no spoilers from me) that keep you turning the pages.
I would recommend this book to all and I would highly recommend this book to everyone who has an interest of the history of intolerance of sexual preference. If you feel strongly about this topic I would make this a must read.
In closing I could not help but feel reminded of the book “The Help” which is also a book about historical intolerance. Five stars from me. Well done to the author.

C. F. Waller

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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