Review: Sometimes the only thing you need to get you through rough times is a true friend.

5.0 out of 5 stars Amazingly written and heartfelt!, December 1, 2012
This review is from: The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap (Paperback)

I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the author. And I couldn’t be more glad that I did!

Set in 1895, Mildred had no idea that when she left for town that day, that things in her life would change. Mildred was well known in town, mostly for the fact that she was the most wealthy person in town, and helped people without thinking about what was in it for her. But she was also known for being ridiculed about her looks, mostly by one specific person. When news came across the wires about Oscar Wilde’s conviction for being caught in a sexual act with another man, Mildred knew things would not be the same. Living with Edra, a cousin whom she helped out in rough times, but came to be so much more than a cousin, Mildred and Edra had to find a way to hide their relationship from the nosy busy-bodies in town. When Charley, a local man, loses his wife, Mildred is sure she has found a way to divert attention. But as luck would have it, things always seem to go from bad to worse. This book is so beautifully written. I felt for the characters. It shows that being bullied isn’t just a “new age” type of thing. It has gone on for so many years, in so many ways. And sometimes the only thing you need to get you through rough times, is a true friend. I honestly believe this book proves that. Its amazing. I would recommend it to anyone.


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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