Two women who love each other in a time it was classified as “evil”

Thank you Shana Lynn, Kevin Cooper, and all who have read my book and wrote a review. I’m extremely grateful for your feedback in the name of tolerance and that all profits are going to help save dogs and cats.
5.0 out of 5 stars Two women who love each other in a time it was classified as “evil.”, November 10, 2013
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This review is from: The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap (Kindle Edition)

A look at two women and what they suffered by loving each other in a time when it was almost certain destruction to one’s life to do so. The hiding and schemes they came up with to protect each other were fairly ingenious, but the viciousness of many of the townswomen all but destroyed them. But there is also some tenderness by those who learn to understand them, and the incredible kindness of Mildred, herself, despite all she endures.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Kevin Cooper from kev’, 25 Nov 2013
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This review is from: The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap (Kindle Edition)

What a marvelous riveting read! The story really grabs the reader. I found myself expecting the worst for Mildred and Edra and actually dreading the ending. I’ll say no more as I don’t want to spoil it for others like myself who have never been familiar with the history behind the story. It’s not the kind of thing I normally read and I absolutely loved it!

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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57 Responses to Two women who love each other in a time it was classified as “evil”

  1. tazzielove says:

    Great review. Scary times but the hatred still exists.

  2. Well done, Paulette. Another great review πŸ™‚

  3. Praise deserved! πŸ™‚

  4. jmgoyder says:

    Onya once again! For some, the intolerance is still there, and the hatred. Yesterday someone said to me that she thought the idea of gay marriage was ridiculous – I just couldn’t understand why her opinion mattered so much to her and said so. Fear of difference is well and truly alive. That’s why your book is so important.xx

  5. Wow. They just keep on coming. Wonderful! πŸ™‚

  6. gita4elamats says:

    A worthy review of a worthy book! Congrats! BOL!

  7. makagutu says:

    Just waving. How are you friend

  8. seeker says:

    Still rolling….

  9. mixedupmeme says:

    Happy for you for the reviews and happy for the many couples who are now being treated fairly. Still a long way to go.

  10. Misaki says:

    Congrats on the great review!

  11. FlaHam says:

    Paulette, I love reading the reviews of Mildred, it is clear your book has opened the eyes of many. But having read it a while ago and offering my meager review, I have read so so many wonderful well written and enticing reviews that will grab others to read your book. I have loaned my copy out a couple times, and was thanked profusely both times. It is a wonderful book that clearly deserves all the nice things being said about it. –Take care, Bill

    • What a nice thing to say, Bill. I really appreciate your support. To be honest self-promoting is not for the weak of heart. Makes me feel self-conscious and were it not for your support and all the good folk who stop by here and other places offering a kind word doubt I’d put myself out there as much. Very grateful for it.

  12. FreeRangeCow says:

    I can’t imagine the bravery it took! I bow in their honor!

  13. natuurfreak says:

    It’s more than time that hate wil disperatad

  14. Jean-Jacques says:

    Great that the highly positive critiques keep coming, for though substantial strides have been made since the era of Mildred Dunlap, the world is far from rid of bigoted minds as in for example the sad affront on that score related to the Olympic games in Russia… JJ

  15. D.A. Lavoie says:

    Things have progressed, thank, finally…but at that time, two women in love was a sin and sa shame for the family! You do very good review my friend, hanks.

  16. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    EXTRAordinary, Paulette, truly extraordinary.

    A great review, mind, but just the issue – I mean, well, they ARE evil aren’t they considering they don’t kiss & cuddle like I do? OMG, so senseless.

    Looks like an excellent book. I like your choice in books.

    • Thanks so much, Noeleen. And, really good point, well said πŸ˜‰ because ” they don’t kiss and cuddle like I do” in that time they were deemed insane by the medicos and the treatment was horrendous! Bless all those persecuted that managed to have a life.

  17. Clowie says:

    Great! Enjoy your weekend!

  18. jmsabbagh says:

    Freedom of choice ,Don’t judge so you won’t be judged.Hate and rage is product of ignorance.Great post.We are born free to make our own decision.My regards.jalal

  19. monicasicoe says:

    who are we to judge?

  20. Francina says:

    Congratulations, Paullette!

    Love has many faces , who are we to condemn love? . Ignorance sadly enough fuels fear. Unbelievable is it not?
    hugs from across the creek XO

    • I love what you wrote, right from the heart. It is hard to understand. I see it, I can analyze it, but honestly I do not understand hatred and all that motivates it to the harm, hurt, destruction, and death of another. Perhaps it is a pained heart, wounds lashing out, perhaps it is deep seated fear… what makes us blind? Yes, love has many faces, to see that is to see with a kind open heart, one that hasn’t been tainted by beliefs, opinion, conditioning, contrary to tolerance and acceptance. Thank you and many warm hugs back to you, my friend.

  21. natuurfreak says:

    I love coming to your blog. Always very interesting posts.Thank you

  22. Hi Paulette. Love is love whoever you are I judge nobody life is too short, we are all human beings. Thank you for liking ‘ Empty Eyes!’ Happy Christmas. The Foureyed Poet.

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