Review: The Characters Were Well Developed And The Story Ran Well…

4.0 out of 5 stars A Question of Morals, November 4, 2012
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I do not disapprove of homosexuals either men or women as I consider that the majority are in these relationships due to either physical differences or as in this case trauma from childhood abuse. I cannot understand why these relationships should be so frowned upon as they certainly don’t affect the majority of us and it isn’t exactly a new concept. What I did find about this story which I considered more of a moral delemma than other readers, was the fact that Mildred was willing to use another human being, who had tragically just lost his wife who was also a loving companion, to cover up her relationship. Two women living together has never caused gossip or altercatations and I cannot see even with the Oscar Wilde case being so frowned on, why she should have stooped to what I consider a very cruel plot. Do we acquaint morals simply by Biblical rules or do we have to consider the centre of Christian doctrine, to love our neighbour. Apart from this, I thought the characters were well developed and the story ran well, although I thought the end was rather rushed.

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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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