Recent Amazon Reviews: Was surprised at how good this book was… Where do you stand?

A heartfelt thank you to everyone who read my book and took the time to write a review. In the name of tolerance and also because profits are going to help animals, I’m very grateful.

4.0 out of 5 stars A good one!, June 12, 2013
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This review is from: The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap (Kindle Edition)I was surprised at how good this book was. It’s a reminder of the effect that rumors, lies, secrets and suppositions can have on our lives. I recommend it.
4.0 out of 5 stars Where do you stand?, June 5, 2013
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Tolerance, we hope we’re making progress. The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap depicts courage, strength and hope in an unlikely setting.
5.0 out of 5 stars Mildred Dunlap, June 23, 2013
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Excellent read. Not predictable as many novels are. Great plot that moves swiftly. I would surly recommend to other readers.

4.0 out of 5 stars Old Fashioned Times and Gossip, June 23, 2013
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I liked the characters and suspense of what would happen next to poor Mildred. Times have changed, but have they. See what gossip can do and how wrong folks can be when they make a judgement from appearances.

5.0 out of 5 stars Speaking out against narrowmindness and ignorance!, June 21, 2013
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The author has us feeling the anguish and frustration of the emotional dead end lives of Mildred and Edra, in a place and time where lack of knowledge and compassion was equal to living dead. When the few who understood and knew better, had to suppress their knowledge and feelings not to be ostracized from society. Using the Oscar Wilde epoch injustices emphasizes, comparatively speaking, how little the mind set of North America has evolved in understanding and accepting the true meaning of freedom.

5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful story!, June 20, 2013
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This is a beautifully written story of life in the old West. This poignant and heartfelt tale will touch your heart.

5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful story, June 15, 2013
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Wonderful story. The characters, settings and story line kept me interested. Could be adapted to modern day. I wish the writer had more to read.

4.0 out of 5 stars Trying to Live and Let Live in 1895, June 18, 2013
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A women’s Brokeback Mountain in a small Nevada town in 1895. Well written, thoughtful account of what lesbian women might have endured “way back then”.

4.0 out of 5 stars Touching story, June 12, 2013
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A touching story about the power of love to overcome society’s judgements. Despite the time period, it’s very relevant for today.

5.0 out of 5 stars The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap, June 11, 2013
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The cover and description of the book from the Amazon website was appealing to me. The story was excellently executed. The weaving of historical events into an unique
story line was wonderful. A very good book

5.0 out of 5 stars Live Your Life as a Caring Person, June 9, 2013
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When you grow up in a small town or a large city with small minded people, it is good to keep your own council. Gossip can not only ruin other people’s lives, but also yours. It is very hurtful to judge other people to harshly. This book should be required reading to all young people. Maybe in that way they would not be so quick to bully or believe gossip.

5.0 out of 5 stars Love and persecution in the old west, June 8, 2013
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The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap is a historical fiction story that could have happened in Nevada in the early 19th century. If you are at all open minded you can’t help but feel empathy for Mildred. The story is told as I picture life in the west to have been at the time.

4.0 out of 5 stars Illuminating, June 8, 2013
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This review is from: The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap (Kindle Edition) Real, believable characters that I liked and hoped for them to have a happy life. Understanding how hard daily life was made me grateful for my less physically demanding circumstances.
5.0 out of 5 stars exciting, June 7, 2013
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I really enjoyed this book. The persecution this women endured and she kept her head up high to help others who less fortunate the and the secret that lies behind mildred, and the nosey gossipy townswomen

4.0 out of 5 stars Well Worth Reading, June 7, 2013
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Malicious gossipers bring illness, destruction and death to the innocent victims of their evil, hypocritical intent.
The author has well developed characters and a story based on the prejudices of small minded townspeople. It borders around the imprisonment of Oscar Wilde for his free thinking and his homosexuality, interwoven with the population of a small town in Ohio, and the hypocrisy of the church going community justifying their destructive behavior.
However I found it difficult to believe anyone in such a community capable of independent thought. Perhaps that is my own prejudice. This novel opens one to reflect on the brilliance Wilde and the limits of humans.

5.0 out of 5 stars Still going on, June 5, 2013
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Gay rights are evolving but yet to dis-spell fears and myths in all segments of society, this probably due to the meaning of Christianity not being really understood. Focus on the Spirit not the zillion laws in old Testament

5.0 out of 5 stars Great book to read, June 5, 2013
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This book kept me wanting to keep reading to find out what happens. I really liked it, especially how they handled the issue of homosexuality back then. Enjoyed reading this very much.

4.0 out of 5 stars Highly readable, June 16, 2013
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Fascinating story of the prejudices that control people’s minds and the dangers of an overheard word. It makes one stop to think about why we feel the way we feel about people & situations.

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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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20 Responses to Recent Amazon Reviews: Was surprised at how good this book was… Where do you stand?

  1. gita4elamats says:

    Congratulations, great reviews for a fabulous book! 🙂

  2. tazzielove says:

    I like the one with the question, “Where do you stand?” Well done on the recent reviews!

  3. fournier0917 says:

    Terrific Paulette… I just finished reading your magnificent book, and have just this minute posted my comments on a previous blog you’d recently posted. I sent you an e-mail too, to make sure you were made aware. Jean-Jacques

  4. Paulette
    Your compassion and genuine heart leaves its trail of imprints everywhere. I am glad to know you. The power of compassion for any life or anything is a desirable one. I do believe and practice as much as possible, compassion and acceptance of all people. God created us all.
    Congrats my dear. And that makes the animals happy too. I am presently desensitizing a stray cat. Started working with him this week. He is long haired so telling from places I can’t see yet is hard. But males are always larger. He is trusting just a little and that makes me so happy for him. It is like working with abused people. Same principle. Same love
    Yisraela

  5. 68ghia says:

    All those stars and good reviews – well deserved Paulette!!

  6. Yaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyy! Well deserved reviews, Paulette.

  7. Clanmother says:

    Congratulations!!!! I am celebrating…

  8. jmsabbagh says:

    Great reviews .Wishing you more success. Thank you for liking my recent posts.Sincerely jalal

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