Goodreads Reviews: Vindictive Side Of Being Human. Magnificent. Highly Recommend

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

Brittany‘s review

Dec 14, 12
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A very touching tale about humanity and struggling against all odds.

What a truly magnificent book. Just as relevant today as it was when the story is set in the 1890s. A story about intolerance and the vindictive side of being human. It brought out so many different emotions. The historical triggers woven into the story was brilliantly done and added to the overall intrigue and drama of the story. Loved it and highly recommended.
Diana Febry rated it 4 of 5 stars false
Diana Febry An ambitious and interesting idea. The arrest of Oscar Wilde in England was linked to the jealousies and ignorance of a small rural community in America at the same time.
The era was portrayed beautifully and there were good strong characters. The gossip and trouble motivated by jealousy and resentment was as relevant today as then.
My only complaint was that in capturing the “innocence” and simplicity of the time, complexity and depth of the main characters was lost.(less)
John The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap was a fiction story set in 1890. The story was centered around the relationship of two lesbian women who had to keep their love and sexual preference a secret. It also touches on persecution of many other people in this small town in Nevada. The book teaches life lessons of tolerance and unconditional love. The story grabs you from the beginning and her writing makes you feel the emotions of each character. It is a book I recommend because the lessons are as applicable today as much as they were in 1890. Kim Jordan(less)
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Michael R rated it 5 of 5 stars false
Michael R I finished the book in 2 days! It was a great story that I didn’t want to put down. A well written novel about an important and timely topic with an i…more
Nov 13, 2012 12:10pm

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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