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.
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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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.
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
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.
The hatred and jealously of one person fueled the destructive nature of an entire town. In the end friendship was the winner
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.
Very well written. A lot of incite on prejudices and fear. The characters are very real. Had to keep on reading. Loved the ending.
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.
Captivating story. I really enjoyed the way it is presented….a very good writer. I will recommend it to my friends.
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.
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.
This book is well written and the story well told. Heartwarming to watch people’s preconceived beliefs change and become the right beliefs.
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.
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
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.
It opens your mind to be able to accept some and refuse others. Always trust your instincts. Thanks for a good book.
Read it in one sitting. Couldn’t put it down. Lots of truth in a small book. she has an interesting style.
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.
I enjoyed reading this book it was well written as I found myself getting mad and sad. It stirs your emotions.
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.