Review: Loved This Book. Didn’t Feel Like Stuck In The Middle Of A History Lesson. Amazing Read.


5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing read, October 26, 2012
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This review is from: The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap (Kindle Edition)

I was given an e-copy in exchange for my honest review.

The story takes place in a small town called Red River Pass during the year 1895. It includes several historical events, but is mainly based on the Oscar Wilde convection and how it impacted the lives of the people in this small town. In a small town, gossip travels fast. So you can imagine that in a small town like Red River Pass, the rumors are full of exaggerations because there a few busy bodies with too much time on their hands during social hour. Not only do these few fill their time with gossip, but hatred and prejudiced as well. And of course they find time to medal into other peoples affairs just for entertainment, no matter whose life gets destroyed along the way. The main character, Mildred, seems to be pinpointed out by these few people in town. No matter how much she has done for the town, they seem to think they are better than her in every way. The thing is,as much as she tries not to be the center of the gossip, she is. Mildred has a secret. One that may just be the end of her if it gets out. She has to come up with a plan. One that will put her more in the spotlight of the town rumors, but will keep them from finding out the real truth. She now just has to figure out whom she can trust, and how far she is will to go.

I loved this book. I found it very interesting. Even though it was contained several historical events, I didn’t feel as if I were stuck in the middle of a history lesson. I tend to stray away from historical genre due to the fact that most of them make me feel as if I have to cram a coarse to be able to figure out what is going on. In no way did this happen in this novel. I am glad that I stepped outside of my comfort zone, if I hadn’t, I wouldn’t have found this amazing read. It had a great flow, great storyline, kept me interested, and made me feel as if I went back in time. A must read for the open minded. I look forward to reading more work by this author.

Originally posted on The Mystical World of Book Reviews.

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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