Review: At times it made me laugh, others I felt sad…An amazing book…


5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Read, November 13, 2012
This review is from: The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap (Paperback)

An amazing book, which I could not put down from start to finish. It featured hatred in it’s true form.
The main storyline, focused on Mildred, but there were other aspects, which were mentioned in the book, all with the same theme, hatred causes nothing but pain, wasted energy and life is too short.

The book was vivid, and the scenes were excellently set, that I felt that I was in this historical town. Even with the advantages of technology, the descriptions of news travel, and the limitations in the evidence of this news. Also, I felt I was in this small town, with the characters in the book.
Unfortunately, Mildred felt love and hate for this town for different reasons, which were made clear in the book.

I was never disappointed with each section of the book, from the beginning to the middle and especially at the end.
I was expecting a twist and was glad that it did happen in an unexpected light. I recommend this book to other’s, because I truly believe to move forward in life, we need to learn from history.
These were historical events that did happen, and I loved the way this news effected others in the town. At times it made me laugh and other times, I felt sadness…………well done, to the author, for their first novel, it is such an excellent achievement.


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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