Amazon Review: Powerful! Well written with a bit of suspense

Thank you to all who have taken the time to write a review for my book. I’m grateful for your feedback and helping to shine a light on tolerance.Β 
5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful! A highly enjoyable and worthwhile read., October 19, 2013
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This review is from: The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap (Kindle Edition)

Mildred and Edra are a compassionate, quiet lesbian couple, planted in 1895 Nevada. Having the financial means to be quite helpful to the community and individuals, they are also passionate about protecting their lifestyle from a community “run over” by a group of gossipy, prejudiced women. A powerful story with a message that touches hearts and makes us think — while, at the same time, an enjoyable story with texture, detail, historical references, and containing many levels. Wrapping historical events into the writing of this novel was brilliant! (And educational!) There were a number of prominent characters besides the two or three main ones, and all were well-developed, carrying depth, color and nuance.

My only negative comment is about the use of some modern terminology within the story. Phrases like “freaking out,” and others I can’t recall. Usually, I deduct a star for this kind of thing, but not for this one, as it was a wonderful and penetrating read on so many levels.

4.0 out of 5 stars Well written with a bit of suspense…., October 27, 2013
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easy read fun Interesting story of human flaws,dreams hopes and triumph of good . bit of truth in telling of Oscar Wilde.

3.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed it,, October 27, 2013



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This review is from: The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap (Kindle Edition)

A good read for the beach, or a cozy little nook. Not particularly challenging, it’s in an easy, flowing style, and clearly expressed. The idea is interesting, and maybe a little controversial. It’s probably a good idea for homophobes to read, as it expresses different ideas and lifestyles, and choices in a gentle yet open voice. It’s probably for gays to read, as it helps in understanding homophobic vies. I always think it’s good to understand both sides of people’s issues if you want to change the world. This book could help do that, while being a good 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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36 Responses to Amazon Review: Powerful! Well written with a bit of suspense

  1. tazzielove says:

    Great that it’s still selling, getting reviews, and helping furry friends! Kudos.

  2. Great, well deserved. Glad to see it is still going strong! XOX

  3. 68ghia says:

    I might be a sourpuss P, but i agree with this review πŸ™‚
    Well done!!

  4. seeker says:

    Let it roll…..

  5. jmgoyder says:

    Sorry I didn’t write a review – must have missed the request – go girl!

    • Oh for Pete sake, Jules, you’ve got so much on your plate and I’m easy. Believe me, I’m grateful to know and be connected with you. For some reason, Amazon picks and chooses the people they ask to do reviews. I’m grateful they even do this, lol. And, I’m a little compulsive to want to thank everyone who’s given me a favorable review. Please take care of you, know I’m sending you & your family loving good thoughts and holding you in my heart for time to pass and heal all. Love, Paulette

      • WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

        For Pete’s sake, Jules – hear hear! I agree, Paulette πŸ™‚

        These are great reviews, Paulette. You should be so proud. Happy for you πŸ™‚

      • I think Jules will listen to you. She thinks you’re amazing (said it right here at my site). πŸ™‚ Sending back some good thoughts for your amazing book and incredibly powerful writing, to skyrocket! πŸ™‚

  6. They just keep on coming…Yay. Awesome. Good for you, Paulette. πŸ˜‰

  7. More congratulations Paulette! Well deserved!!!

  8. cindy knoke says:

    WOO HOO you are flying my friend! So well deserved~

  9. gita4elamats says:

    Another great review, congratulations!!! πŸ˜€

  10. When is the movie coming out? πŸ™‚

  11. fournier0917 says:

    Great, for the continuing positives on a timeless story that needs to be top of mind. Thus for as long as man fails to deal with his insecurities of not understanding, that we can’t all be made the same. Therefore if we effort to develop a healthy mind we can live comfortably as well as happily with “vivre la diffΓ©rence”, or if you will that “variety is the spice of live”. Ergo your book is deserving of the ongoing accolades. Chapeau ! JJ

  12. FreeRangeCow says:

    Added to my wish list!

  13. Well deserved, Paulette πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  14. Clowie says:


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