Review: Seemingly Light Gossip Can Have Evil Effects On An Entire Community…


4.0 out of 5 stars Compelling & Timely, November 5, 2012

Ms. Mahurin has captured the heart of small town pettiness run amok. Mildred and Edra become the butt of gossip and maliciousness with no escape, even though many of the people doing the gossiping have unhesitatingly accepted many favors from Mildred, the wealthiest woman in the town of fictional town of Red River Pass, NV. While this book makes the reader angry, it serves as a reminder that even unthinking, seemingly light gossip can have evil effects on an entire community as well as on the victim towards whom the gossip is directed.

Ms. Mahurin has demonstrated her thorough knowledge of people and their behavior, and I hope she’s awakened a hate for gossip in all of us.

This is Ms. Mahurin’s debut novel, and I was so entranced that I couldn’t put it down. I’m eagerly awaiting the next novel from this author.

Dawn Edwards, Kindle Book Review

The KBR received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. We are not connected with the author, publisher, or Amazon in any way.


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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