Review: It isn’t just about forbidden love, it is about life, death, religion, God, Country, friend and foe.

5.0 out of 5 stars A great story of friendship and trust, November 19, 2012
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I received this book from the author for an honest review.

A compelling story of a secret forbidden love, fear, prejudice and lasting friendship that is what the reader will find in these pages. The author does an amazing job of bringing the characters to life in their small Nevada town of Red River Pass where the only news comes from the wire. It was written so well and true to life at times it felt as if I was reading a non-fiction! The author is able to create a world of discrimination in the late 1800’s that still plagues our society today. But it is done so tastefully without the need for over descriptive bedroom scenes full of sexual content. That was so refreshing as when I first read the description I thought “ugh not another Gray”… But we are left to use our own imagination which not many Authors allow us to do anymore. This story carries itself all on its own. And it isn’t just about forbidden love, it is about life, death, religion, God, Country, friend and foe. I was so pulled into the story I finished it within a few hours without even realizing the lapse of time. This to me is why I gave it a well deserved 5 – I was totally entertained and felt the time I spent reading it was time well spent.

Fantastic read for anyone especially those who like Historical novels with a little Oscar Wilde in their lives…


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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