Amazon Review: Maybe it will open the eyes of wrongdoers and encourage more tolerance, love and care between all human beings.

Thank you to all who have read, taken the time to write a review, or spread the word about The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap. All profits going to Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center, the first and only no kill shelter in Ventura County, CA.

4.0 out of 5 stars The Persecution of Mildred., July 31, 2013
This review is from: The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap (Kindle Edition)

Very good book about gossipy women who tear up a little town with their rumors. Mildred Dunlap was the brunt of their gossip. This book gave a great look into the selfishness and selflessness of the human race. What’s sad is this behavior is present in all of society. Maybe it will open the eyes of wrongdoers and encourage move tolerance, love and care between all human beings.

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4.0 out of 5 stars gripping novel set against the history of hatred in the US, August 2, 2013

 

 

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I couldn’t put this book down! It reads as if it’s a true story, but an interview with the author reveals that she wrote it after she tried to aid someone who was afraid to disclose his/her true sexuality. Each quote begins with an Oscar Wilde quote, related to the content of the chapter. The lives of Mildred and Edrs are the center of the story, as the town’s hatred and bigotry whirls around them. Josie is the quintessential “mean girl”, whose inner hatred of everyone sparks her need to “get even” with anyone who doesn’t do as she wishes. The ending of the novel is a bit rushed, and I’m not quite sure what exactly occurred to force the closing of the telegraph office. At times, the characters are more archetypal than real, although this seems to work well in dealing with such a difficult topic. Good read!

4.0 out of 5 stars good reading, August 1, 2013
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Enjoyed this book Would recommend to others and would enjoy other books by this author Very easy to read and hold your interest throughout

5.0 out of 5 stars Slow at first, August 2, 2013
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I wasn’t sure where this story would take me, but I’m glad I decided to complete the reading. The bigotry that resides in people has fueled wars and strife in many ways. It takes strenghth to ignore the hatred spewed by ignorance.

5.0 out of 5 stars Haunting story that does stay with you, August 2, 2013
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This is a true story and you should not be put off by the occasional typo or the fact that some of the writing is a bit mild. It is a mostly well-told tale that, by the end, has you wondering ‘what things do we do in society and seem acceptable now that will seem heinous to our descendants?’. It makes you think about the gay marriage question in a very gentle way. Congrats to the writer who has laid out the family linen as if in one of those comfy, beautiful stores where you just want to snuggle up with a book. Make it a Kindle and put this story on it and I am there! The bottom line is that it is a really interesting story and I did enjoy reading right to the end.

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U.S.

http://www.amazon.com/Persecution-Mildred-Dunlap-Paulette-Mahurin/product-reviews/097718661X/ref=sr_1_1_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

U.K.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/B008K9DV4U/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

I’m thrilled to have received this review from Danny Breslin, whose writing and book, Me & Gus on the Roof of the World, I love! Thank you so much.

Danny Breslin

The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap by Paulette Mahurin is the most moving book I have read since Dee Brown’s Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. I cannot give it a higher recommendation that that.
It was pure magnetism that made me sit and read it from cover to cover in one day. The depth of the characters was truly amazing. I felt in turns anger, bitterness, joy and the urge to be protective of some of the characters – to throw an arm around their shoulders and tell them it was going to be okay. To be able to achieve this, to involve the reader so deeply, so intensely, the author needs to be a true master of their art and it is an art that this writer has mastered.
This book should be hailed as a classic and be added to the national curriculum as a lesson in the pain caused by spite and intolerance.(less)

Jake Adler says ( http://www.shelfari.com/o1514857750/notes )

Paulette Mahurin’s book is an absolute delight to read. It reminded me of the Nobel Prize winning author John Steinbeck’s book Of Mice and Men. There are few books that I find that I have read over the years that stay in my memory, this is one of them.

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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24 Responses to Amazon Review: Maybe it will open the eyes of wrongdoers and encourage more tolerance, love and care between all human beings.

  1. πŸ™‚ I love a good review!

  2. fournier0917 says:

    Though a pleasure, it is almost a social duty to echo the sentiments of Amazon’s review given on this poignant and emotional must read book. The continued accolades are most certainly merited, both for the enjoyment of reading it, and benefits it provides to animal care and protection. Thank you Paulette Mahurin, for your unending kindness and generosity. JJ

  3. 68ghia says:

    Lovely review P!
    Hope it goes a long way in getting much needed help for the shelter…

  4. natuurfreak says:

    i love that revieuw

  5. gita4elamats says:

    Congrats, good review!πŸ˜€

  6. gita4elamats says:

    Oops, I meant fingers!😦

  7. Clanmother says:

    You have started a conversation that will continue on…I am so glad that you created a dialogue that will encourage us all to think and act differently. You are a kindred spirit and a beautiful friend…

  8. FlaHam says:

    Paulette, It is so fantastic to keep seeing these wonderfully powerful reviews of your book. Thank you for sharing them, and hopefully with each review you get at least 2 more folks to read your great book. Take care, Bill

    • Awww, Bill, your support means a lot! And, I sure hope so also because it all comes down to us writing checks to SPARC ( the no-kill shelter we’re supporting). Seeing our furry friends make it to their forever homes is the most rewarding part of it all. Hugs to you and continue to be well.πŸ™‚

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