Love and understanding that is what we need more of

In the name of tolerance and because all profits are going to Santa Paula Animal Rescue center, I’m grateful for any and all attention to my book. Thank you to all who have recently written reviews. I’m very appreciative of your feedback.
5.0 out of 5 stars No greater force…, March 25, 2014
This review is from: The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap (Kindle Edition)
In 1895 the world was rocked by news that Oscar Wilde had been convicted of gross indecency. The news threw a small Nevada town into chaos and this book chronicles how hatred and prejudice were slowly overpowered by love and friendship.In my early professional life, I picked up on the fact that there was no greater force than the negative force, and that one destructive comment could instantly destroy something that had been slowly created from positive influences. There is no greater evidence of this phenomenon than this brilliantly written book.

Mildred Dunlap and her lesbian lover, Edra, suffer indescribable torment, and yet it is describable when the story is in the capable hands of the exceptionally talented wordsmith, Paulette Mahurin.

This story will remain with you for a long time, and I highly recommend Paulette’s book to you as essential reading.

Apart from the reading pleasure you will undoubtedly enjoy, you will also be contributing to the Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center in Ventura County, where all profits from this book go.

5.0 out of 5 stars Just wow, March 18, 2014
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What a great read. It read fast and had me on the edge of my seat. I really enjoyed the fact that justice was served.
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read, March 9, 2014
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Prejudice is an awful thing.. we have come a long way but not far enough.. I would hope that the church I attend would have more tolerance…
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book. So enjoyed it, January 15, 2014
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Times change words change. sadness and hurt don’t. gossip is wrong then and now.
love and understanding that is what we need more of.
5.0 out of 5 stars good read, February 17, 2014
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in a time when there were no gay rights she went her own way with her chosen partner and the help of her friends, but it took a lot of persecution for her to find help
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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)

52 Responses to Love and understanding that is what we need more of

  1. cindy knoke says:

    And you are doing a lot to create more of it! Bravo~

  2. Super! Pawkisses πŸ™‚

  3. mixedupmeme says:

    The goal or aim of 100% love and understanding is steep climb. But then everything that is worthwhile usually is.
    We all may not be able to contribute equally to the goal, but that doesn’t mean our contribution and effort is not worthwhile. We can make it grow in our own backyard.

    Great reviews!

    • Great comment which I so appreciate. I doubt I’ll ever be 100% anything, but it’s the little steps, the contributions however sized that matter. I’ve always felt that it has to start in ones backyard and from there springs mountains of goodwill. The power of one smile, the touch of one hand when needed, can you image the world without them? I can’t, it’s these simple acts that mean the world to so many and certainly make the world a much better place. Seems that very few have the wherewithal to take big steps and make a larger difference and when placed in that position how many do? Thank you again.

  4. natuurfreak says:

    I agree we need much love and understanding and that what this blog show us every time.

  5. This is W.o.n.d.e.r.f.u.l. Paulette. Outstanding. πŸ˜€

  6. πŸ™‚ What the world will always need!

  7. FlaHam says:

    Paulette, soft smile, you always find ways to bring the best of us out. It am sure it has a lot to do with the fact you lead by example, and you always show love and understanding. Take care, Bill

  8. FreeRangeCow says:

    How nice! Thanks for your positivity!

  9. That is awesome

  10. Francina says:

    Congrats, Paulette, I’m so exited for you! You deserve all this wonderful reviews! And if you would like , I would love to add your book to my little WP book corner on my blog as well. Just let me know πŸ™‚

    love, Francina

  11. I sense in you a great intention to spread the good word and motivate.I wish you great success in this empowered journey.


    • Oh what lovely words to start my day with. How very kind of you to say. I only hope I might be able to do some good to help reduce hatred in the world. Many other of our good cyber friends seem of like mind, such as yourself, which is very encouraging. Have a good day, Shakti. πŸ™‚

  12. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful! Paulette πŸ™‚ Congrats.

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  14. Congratulations, Paulette! I have nominated you for an award. If you do not wish to accept it or have no time – no problem. Simply interpret this as my admiration and for sharing your wonderful posts with us all. ~ Amelia πŸ™‚

  15. Hi Paullette. Always so nice to hear from you. Thank you for liking ‘The Dwelling!’ Best Wishes. The Foureyed Poet.

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