A special Valentine’s Day feature for The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap by the talented Mcv Egan



The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap is a book that deserves much more that the five stars a reviewer is limited to give. In the acknowledgements Paulette Mahurin captures the reader and sets the tone with this thought provoking statement:

…those silent voices that have perished at the hands of hatred, I am grateful for your lives. I have to wonder if I heard your agonized whispers in the middle of the night. Wake me up you did, to what it is to suffer at the hand of prejudice over the color of your skin, the legacy of your genetic heritage, your sexual preference, and in many, your authentic selves that dared to differ from the norm.”

It is with such easy flowing and powerful language that the author takes the reader through this intricate tale. Taking enormous events in global history and simplifying them to a small town perspective in 1895 Nevada. She does this with effortlessness and straightforwardness. Enticing the reader with the town’s gossip, giving every character and word a perfect place, taking the reader through a wide array of emotions… To read the rest of the review and a very in-depth interview with an author, M.C. V. Egan, whose work I admire, please visit this site and feel free to connect with this wonderful woman who welcomes new friends openly. http://thebridgeofdeaths.tumblr.com/post/43058309782/five-start-review-the-persecution-of-mildred

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)

23 Responses to A special Valentine’s Day feature for The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap by the talented Mcv Egan

  1. Such high praise! You must be beside yourself. 🙂

  2. Such an honor to read and review your book Paulette.

  3. Thank you so much, Catalina. The honor is indeed mine, to receive this wonderful review and all this support from you. 🙂

  4. Happy Valentines Day Paulette, what a wonderful gift!

  5. seeker says:

    Surely you are worth more than 5 stars. Happy Heart Day, Paulette. Thanks for sharing the good news. Perpetua

  6. I am thinking I need to get this book, Paulette. Your reviews are always so impressive…and intelligently written. Congratulations!

  7. gita4elamats says:

    Great review.
    I’m waiting for the copy I ordered. 🙂

  8. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    Deeply felt kudos.
    I wish you continued success.

  9. TBM says:

    What praise–congrats!

  10. natuurfreak says:

    Thanks a lot for sharing the good news with us

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