Goodread Reader’s Reviews: One of The Better Written…Tragic Story…Amazing Book About Ignorant People

The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap
by Paulette Mahurin (Goodreads Author)

Mindi‘s review

Oct 26, 12
4 of 5 stars false

bookshelves: free, kindle, read-in-2012

Read from October 22 to 25, 2012
What an amazing book about ignorant people in the late 1800’s. Surprising how some things/people are still the same.
The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap
by Paulette Mahurin (Goodreads Author)

Dick Whittington‘s review

Oct 26, 12
4 of 5 stars false

bookshelves: 2012, read-kindle, rated-4-stars

Read from October 22 to 26, 2012
Tragic story of prejudice, deceit, rumor, innuendo…and the far-reaching effects of busy-body gossip among small-minded people without independence or backbone. The story was short, simple, straightforward and good. The characters were realistic, believable, well-developed and easily identifiable in everyday life…especially in my experience in smaller towns and rural/farm life. Worth reading.
The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap
by Paulette Mahurin (Goodreads Author)

Cheryl/Aradanryl‘s review

Oct 20, 12
3 of 5 stars false

bookshelves: realistic-fiction, historical-fiction, lgbt, fiction, social-issues, sociology, in-kindle, kindle-freebie

Recommended to Cheryl/Aradanryl by: Amazon-Free Kindle book
Read in October, 2012

Definitely one of the better written free books that I’ve downloaded through Amazon and is very thought-provoking. Download it if you can, I read it via Kindle for PC.
The stereotypes bothered me, characters were either good or bad with little in-between, and the writer’s agenda came through clearly. Yet, this book is so well crafted these issues didn’t bother me as much as they usually do. The agenda is there but at least it wasn’t so heavy I couldn’t enjoy the well-told story. It left me thinking about a lot of the issues currently in the news.

Same issue I have with most realistic fiction, it isn’t easy to know what was real history and what wasn’t. Same issue I have with books chronicling the incredible capacity of people’s cruelty, it is discouraging and it leaves me pensive. Personal failings that aren’t particularly unique.

Sensitive readers, there is a lot packed in this small book (view spoiler)

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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