Review for my new book, A Different Kind of Angel: “This book is marvelously written, researched, and edited.”

I’m happy to share a recent review with my great cyber friends and to shout out a great big thank you to everyone who has purchased a book, written a review, or helped spread the words. Dogs are being rescued from kill shelters with the profits from all my books. You all have been a tremendous help.

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on September 22, 2018
Throughout history women have been portrayed as weak or too emotional because men fear actually fear losing their power. Therefore, basic human rights for women were often stripped away and many were institutionalized as powerful men feared exposure for their indiscretions. This story is not for the faint of heart. It intertwines the stories of three strong women, two of whom have been thrown into a lunatic asylum against their wills. The narrator is Klara, a Jewish survivor of a pogrom near her home in Kiev. All her family members brutally murdered, and only she and her father manage to escape the horror to board a ship to a new life in America. Unfortunately, her father dies, instilling her with the desire to be the ‘survivor’ of the family. What should have been a happy ending, ends up with Klara being thrown into an asylum for the simple reason she cannot speak English enough to protest that she is not an inebriated prostitute. There she meets the clearly sane Catherine who has been imprisoned because she might expose her rich, married lover. Enduring years of abuse consisting of a dismal diet, hours of forced sitting on hard benches, rape, beatings, and weekly baths in freezing water, the two friends only have each other to cling to. Hope is nearly gone as their physical health deteriorates, and they are both certain death will be their only release from their never-ending misery. When a newcomer by the name of Nellie arrives, she brings a needed breath of fresh air. She is, in reality, the infamous Nellie Bly, who using the evidence she witnesses daily as well as candid conversations she has with her two new friends to bring about a miracle in an institution housing 1600 unfortunate women. This book is marvelously written, researched, and edited. I felt like I was also committed to the dismal asylum with both Klara & Catherine resided and appreciated how the book used flashbacks to flesh out the backstories of the main characters. It is women who rescue women in this novel, and in today’s uncertain world, it becomes even clearer that the more empowered women become, the less horrible events like these can happen. Highly recommended.





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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16 Responses to Review for my new book, A Different Kind of Angel: “This book is marvelously written, researched, and edited.”

  1. That was a great review…and well deserved.
    I am sorry that would not allow me to post a review because of their absurd new policy of not having purchased from them…but they could see from Amazon U.K. that mine was a verified purchase…
    All power to your writing elbow!

  2. Jean-Jacques says:

    Bravo…! on this most recent review.

  3. jmgoyder says:

    FANTASTIC! I have been really slack for ages re reading blogs but just wanted to say how much I admire you. Paulette – your writing and your cause! You really are an amazing woman and, now that I am almost out of the doldrums, it is about time I bought yr latest book xxx

  4. Francina says:

    Congratulation with such an excellent review . I am so happy for you , it is so well deserved ❤

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