Review: Compassion, love, courage, friendship, intrigue, outrage, intolerance, fear, sadness, prejudice were all portrayed so well. Sensitive handling of controversial subjects…

 

5.0 out of 5 stars Engrossing and Compelling read!, November 21, 2012
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This is a truly intense, compelling and engrossing read. Once I started reading I was thoroughly captivated and found it hard to put down.
The story managed to draw me in very quickly with its gripping plot along with amazing characterization, strong imagery and smooth flow of language. I was transported to the place and time described so well, and the story managed to evoke a range of emotions in me.
The combination of compassion, love, courage, friendship, intrigue, outrage, intolerance, fear, sadness, prejudice that were portrayed so well and the sensitive handling of controversial subjects(so very relevant even today), along with an unexpected twist and rightful ending, makes it a profound and excellent read.
Loved the way the author has cleverly interwoven historical events and context with the story lending it a realistic and intelligent edge.
This is one of those rare stories that continues to linger with you and leaves you with a sense of awe and contentment.
Looking forward to reading more books from Paulette Mahurin.

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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