An Amazon Reader’s Review: In attaining a Masters in English, much of my education centered on Victorian Literature; however, I learned very little about Oscar Wilde and his works, but …Beautiful work!

DoubleM: I’m thrilled with this amazing and humbling review. I’m deeply grateful and hope you’ll happen upon this acknowledgment some day as my thank you for taking the time to read and review my book.

5.0 out of 5 stars Moral: Mind Your Own Business, May 20, 2013
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I got this (Kindle) book because the advance promotions advised that it focused on Oscar Wilde. In attaining a Masters in English, much of my education centered on Victorian Literature; however, I learned very little about Oscar Wilde and his works, but knew him to be a (belatedly) well-respected English “Victorian” writer. The author’s selections and incorporation of Wilde’s quotes at the beginning of each chapter is appropriate to the entire book. Initially, the book appears to be just another another old-time “western” and the actions of the characters are depressing; but it is beautifully written, which held my interest (with all the intervening questions about where the author was going) and it was well worth it. The one surprise is: Gus and Charley (men) are the real heroes of the story, while Josie and her “gang” are the epitome of evil. Like others, who reviewed this book, after I got a couple of chapters into it, I could not put it down – it’s a keeper: it reminds us people are not always as they appear, and the actions of one or two can make a difference (for good or evil) in an ever expanding world. Beautiful work!

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4.0 out of 5 stars Life Lessons with Compassion, June 3, 2013
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Very different story of the struggles of life, empathy, love, companionship, and survival in the middle of gossip, prejudice, and jealousy; and of learning to find goodness and trust.

5.0 out of 5 stars A writer from the Heart, June 6, 2013
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Paulette Mahurin is a great woman who writes directly from her (great) Heart.
This book has just arrived, I just started reading it but already love it!
Buy it! It’s a fascinating story, it’s a story that will capture you.
When you’ll arrived at “Epilogue”, will be sad ’cause this beautiful story will be over.

Thank you from deepest of my Heart to Paulette!
Eli from Italy

4.0 out of 5 stars Good story of life in the old west, June 3, 2013
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The story line was good but I didn’t like the idea of the main character being gay. I think Mildred could have cared for her relative without the intimatcy factor. It was a hard life back then and people usually took in realtives with less than they had.

5.0 out of 5 stars An exploration of mankind, June 3, 2013
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The hatred and jealously of one person fueled the destructive nature of an entire town. In the end friendship was the winner

4.0 out of 5 stars a real page turner, June 3, 2013
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I really enjoyed this book. Relevant today. Points out that small town mentality of people being way to much into others personal business, the danger of gossip, and just pure judgement for those different from themselves. Made u feel for the characters. A lesson about love and trusting others. Loved the quotes put in there by Oscar Wilde. Just a good read.

5.0 out of 5 stars A book to read, June 1, 2013
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Very well written. A lot of incite on prejudices and fear. The characters are very real. Had to keep on reading. Loved the ending.

4.0 out of 5 stars How it was, May 30, 2013
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Never had given much thought to lesbians trials and tribulations in earlier times. This increased my sensitivity to that and other of life’s challenges.

5.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting story, May 29, 2013
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Captivating story. I really enjoyed the way it is presented….a very good writer. I will recommend it to my friends.

5.0 out of 5 stars Great, May 29, 2013
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This book is vey well written; Paulette Mahurin tells a wonderful story. She took sensitive subject matter and turned it into a story that make me think about prejudice and small town living. I’ll read more of her stories.

5.0 out of 5 stars Find out who your real friends are, May 29, 2013
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great story about 2 women putting up with prejudice and most times ‘turning the other cheek’
They eventually find out that there are good friends out there.

4.0 out of 5 stars Definitely recommend, May 29, 2013
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This book is well written and the story well told. Heartwarming to watch people’s preconceived beliefs change and become the right beliefs.

4.0 out of 5 stars Must read, May 28, 2013
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We often forget about the struggles of those who came before us. Whether it was battling the elements, or overcoming the gossip of those who are jealous, or defending of ideals. This book covers a dark time when there were acts of persecution over whom you loved. We hope that today things are different, but we often find they are not.

4.0 out of 5 stars Small town minds, May 27, 2013
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I thought it interesting that one woman had the power to hold so much as

Sway over the other women just by her vindictive mouth. None of them had the gumption to stand up for a woman they knew in their was a good woman

5.0 out of 5 stars Insightful, May 26, 2013
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The interest created in small town NV in the Wilde case was an interesting but the attitudes of the small town busybodies were right on. Not sure I would have found the support Mildred found in my my small TN hometown.

5.0 out of 5 stars Good read, May 25, 2013
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It opens your mind to be able to accept some and refuse others. Always trust your instincts. Thanks for a good book.

4.0 out of 5 stars great book, May 24, 2013
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Read it in one sitting. Couldn’t put it down. Lots of truth in a small book. she has an interesting style.

4.0 out of 5 stars A very thoughtful read, May 24, 2013
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Teaches a valuable lesson. Do not judge others, you don’t always know their story. Show kindness and it just might come back to you.

4.0 out of 5 stars A great read, May 27, 2013
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I enjoyed reading this book it was well written as I found myself getting mad and sad. It stirs your emotions.

4.0 out of 5 starsΒ May 30, 2013
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This book shows the effects of bullying behavior and is a good read. It’s worth the effort of reading it, and you see how little things make the difference in peoples lives.

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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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17 Responses to An Amazon Reader’s Review: In attaining a Masters in English, much of my education centered on Victorian Literature; however, I learned very little about Oscar Wilde and his works, but …Beautiful work!

  1. tazzielove says:

    That’s a wonderful review!

  2. Amazing review. More power to you.

  3. fournier0917 says:

    I’m still trying to find a printed copy of your book, which Amazon US or Amazon Canada do not seem to have. Jean-Jacques

    • I’m sorry it’s so much trouble to try to find this. Here’s a link for the Amazon book site, for the paperback. I hope this helps. It’s the only Amazon link I’m aware of that sells the book.(just click on the book cover below and the site at Amazon comes up)

      http://www.amazon.com/Persecution-Mildred-Dunlap-Paulette-Mahurin/dp/097718661X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1369096982&sr=8-1&keywords=The+persecution+of+mildred+Dunlap

      The eBook is available at all Amazon sites. If you still have trouble and wouldn’t mind reading the pdf on your computer, I’m happy to gift that to you. Just let me know. Thank you for your support. Paulette

      • fournier0917 says:

        Thank you Paulette. I’ve just placed the order, and should have the book in a few days. I am looking forward to receiving it , and am most grateful for your help in finally finding a source. I also appreciate you kind and generous offer of the pdf version, but when it comes to books, I’m a bit old fashion and love to feel the book in my hands when I am reading. Plus having the book as a keepsake from an author I consider to be a very nice friend, means that much more to me. Thank you again. JJ

      • I’m so happy to hear this was solved for you. I’m grateful you want to read my book and hope you enjoy. Your contribution will be going to help animals as with all purchases so on behalf of a wagging tail I thank you very much. If it wasn’t so prohibitive to mail books outside of the U.S. I would have offered but with my profits going to animal rescue, I can’t afford that luxury, and therefore my offer of the pdf to you or anyone else who can’t obtain the book and would want to read it. I am with you though on the joy of holding a book in my hands. And, yes, we have a very nice friendship, indeed. Very grateful for it. Paulette

  4. Today’s BA English grads are very unqualified to teach high school literature. They have taken women’s lit, gay lit, minority lit and all kinds of things not knowing jack about standard AM/BR lit or the classics which seems to have been regulated to the cellar at many universities. They don’t know jack about grammar either.

    • I didn’t know this, that the classics were out. I would hope that this isn’t the case across the board with all Universities. I have talked with some pretty bright English majors who were well read in the classics, AM/BR lit, but certainly can’t speak for the entire education system, especially since English lit was not my major. I am aware that grammar is an issue and that’s too bad. Thanks, Carl.

  5. gita4elamats says:

    ‘Beautiful work’, beautiful review! πŸ™‚

  6. 68ghia says:

    Now that’s what they would call a rave review πŸ˜‰
    Well done P πŸ™‚

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