Amazon Reviews: When I finished reading, after only two sittings, it was in tears.

I’m especially grateful for this review and wanted to thank
cookiecrumbles so much for taking the time to read and
review my book. I’m very grateful.
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read!, April 12, 2013
This review is from: The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap (Paperback)

The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap

The author kindly gave me this book because it is not yet available in my country. I’m delighted to submit a review.

The year is 1895. Reaction to Oscar Wilde’s conviction for gross indecency rouses intense emotions in a small Nevada town. Ignorance, prejudice and jealousy incite the residents, as well as, gossip, misunderstanding and loss. Mildred Dunlap, already an ostracized member of the community, has a dark secret she fears might now be discovered, and devises a plan to protect herself and her companion.

I couldn’t put this book down. Paulette Mahurin’s touching first novel doesn’t go for the jugular. Instead she allows the layers to peel back slowly and unfold naturally. With a gentle hand, she offers a fundamental truth. Our basic needs, as human beings, are not so different at all; they’re the same the world-over.

When I finished reading, after only two sittings, it was in tears. Anyone who is capable of accomplishing that deserves two thumbs up, and more. As I see it, this is a five-star must read.

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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22 Responses to Amazon Reviews: When I finished reading, after only two sittings, it was in tears.

  1. tazzielove says:

    Great and well written review. 🙂

  2. gita4elamats says:

    She’s got you: ‘With a gentle hand, she offers a fundamental truth.’ 🙂

  3. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    Read in two sittings? FANTASTIC!

  4. seeker says:

    HI Paulette: This is the Best Moment Ever! and that means an award for you as well I have tag you.

  5. Hey! I am not sure if you accept blogging awards, but I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger award. Do check out this link for more details:

  6. 68ghia says:

    A lovely review Paulette – and I’m certain quite deserved!

  7. natuurfreak says:

    They write it very good.

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