The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap by Paulette Mahurin

What a nice way to start the week with this surprising blog post. A review of The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap. Thank you so much for reading my book and taking the time to write this review. Paulette

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PersecutionOfMildredDunlapThe Persecution of Mildred Dunlap is set in a small town in Nevada called Red River Pass in the year 1895. The story begins the day a telegram arrives with the news that author Oscar Wilde has been sentenced to two years hard labour by a British court of law under the recently passed gross indecency law making it illegal for men to have sex with men. When the news arrives in Red River Pass, it sets into motion a series of events of racism, hatred, religious discrimination, vicious rumour, jealousy, and, finally, subtle, satisfying revenge.  It reminded me a bit of Little House on the Prairie where Nellie and her mother were always stirring things up and starting rumours, except that here it’s carried to extremes.  As in any community, there are people who bully others and indulge in malicious gossip and those who refuse to stand up to them…

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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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50 Responses to The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap by Paulette Mahurin

  1. tazzielove says:

    That’s a great review.

  2. Happy to see this book has such staying power! 🙂 🙂

  3. This book just keeps on rocking. Congratulations, Paulette.

  4. patgarcia says:

    I haven’t read the book yet, but I am very much encouraged to read it.
    All the best.

  5. Barb says:

    Fantastic review of the book Paulette, and good to see that the ongoing sales are continuing to help so many dogs; it’s very inspiring and warms my heart!

  6. Your talent is a loveky gift that others greatly appreciate.
    Nice review 💜

  7. Fabulous review. And well deserved!
    Alison ❤

  8. Clowie says:

    That is a lovely way to start the week! I hope the rest of the week is just as good.

  9. Jean-Jacques says:

    For those of us who have had the pleasure of reading this touching book, of important significance, we can but echo the sentiments of this worthy review. Great to know your work lives on Paulette… for your well deserved sake as well as its cause. JJ

  10. We’re always smiling, when we see another great review about your book, Paulette 🙂 Pawkisses for a Happy Wednesday 🙂 ❤

  11. makagutu says:

    Hello Paulette, hope you are well.
    Tell me, have you heard from our friend ladysighs?

    • Hello my friend.
      No I haven’t heard from her and hope she’s okay. Sometimes she just takes breathers then returns when it moves her. I’ll have a pop over there and post I hope she’s okay and we were just communicating about her.
      Hope all’s well with you.

      • makagutu says:

        I sent her Email sometime ago but she hasn’t responded. I hope she is ok too.
        All is well with me.
        I hope you too are great

      • Thank you for your kind wishes for me. I’m okay, thank you. I hope she’s okay as well. I just posted a message to her on her last post and mentioned you stopped by here to ask after her and we were thinking of her, hoping her and her husband are okay.

  12. Excellent review – you should be proud of that!

  13. Great review. Just watched your video on Cool!

  14. Although I’ve only begun reading your book, Paulette, I echo Ms M’s positive review. It’s hard for me to put it down to work on my many summer chores. (The characters and context are so well drawn it’s hard to believe it’s fiction.)

  15. BroadBlogs says:

    So interesting, especially in light of the recent Supreme Court ruling making gay marriage legal across America.

    • Hi & thank you for stopping by. Your post of today’s date, Christians for Gay Rights, was equally interesting in light of the SCOTUS ruling. I love how you highlighted the Golden Rule. Seems the thread of all religions, the mystical aspects that aren’t formulating belief systems and dogma, center around loving one another as we are = tolerance. This non-divisive way of looking at another human being can embrace differences with dignity and civility. Maybe some day more of us will understand this, bringing greater peace on earth. Again thank you for stopping by and engaging in this lovely conversation. ❤

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