Goodreads Reviews: I’m Passing This On To My College And High School Daughters … To Learn From

Nov 11, 2012

Marianne rated it 5 of 5 stars false

A wonderful read! The story takes place in 1895, yet the theme is still alive in today’s world. I love that the author researched and included historical facts in this fictional story. It taught me a piece of history I did not know about. I’m passing this on to my college and high school daughters to read and learn from. Highly recommend it!
M.k. Neal rated it 5 of 5 stars false
No matter who you love, you should love this book. I read this book in paperback. This is a story of love, laws, judgement and compassion. No matter what time this story took place in, the sentiment of it should ring just as true in 2012 as it did in the 1800’s. The story is beautifully told of a woman who is not aesthetically pleasing to the eyes of the opposite sex and garners ridicule and disdain from her female counterparts, regardless of the kindhearted and selfless soul that she is. Without giving away too much of the story, I found the chronicling of the events where people were determined to pass judgement on her though many have sustained their own lives at the hands of her generosity, intriguing and thought provoking. The compassionate perspective of the author is apparent, and the fact that proceeds from the book are being donated to an animal shelter makes the book that much more worthy of a read. (less)

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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