One look at Baby Doe and you know she was meant to be a legend! She was just twenty years old when she came to Colorado to work a gold mine with her new husband. Little did she expect that she’d be abandoned and pregnant and left to manage the gold mine alone. But that didn’t stop her! She moved to Leadville and fell in love with a married prospector, twice her age. Horace Tabor struck the biggest silver vein in history, divorced his wife and married Baby Doe. Though his new wife was known for her beauty, her fashion, and even her philanthropy, she was never welcomed in polite society. Discover how the Tabors navigated the worlds of wealth, power, politics, and scandal in the wild days of western mining.
Publication Date: May 28, 2019 Lion Heart Publishing eBook & Paperback; 312 Pages Genre: Fiction/Romance/Historical/American
It’s not often I find or read books about that era between the American Civil War and World War I, so it was a happy surprise that I stumbled into reading Gold Digger:The Remarkable Baby Doe Tabor.
In Gold Digger, you fall into the life of Lizzie aka Baby Doe. Baby has just been married and is off to Colorado with her new husband in the hopes of striking in big with gold mining. Things don’t go as planned, and Baby Doe finds herself husband- and child-less. What’s worse is the hate many of the townswomen are spewing on her as she fights to take care of herself and forge her own path ahead. In the end, she may find that money isn’t the most important driver in life.
Baby Doe was one of my favorite characters of the many, many books I’ve read, and what’s even cooler is that she’s modeled after a real life woman. She is smart and strong-willed and expects no less from herself than what is expected of men, which is odd for that time period. She’s a dreamer, and unafraid to provide ideas and opinions. Throughout her struggles, she fights to stay true to herself. What an inspiration for women of any age!
If you like what you’ve heard so far, be sure to add Gold Digger: The Remarkable Baby Doe Tabor to you reading list; it will be available on May 28th. I’m giving this five stars, and I’m telling you, you don’t want to miss out on this woman’s trials and tribulations!
**Thank you to Rebecca Rosenberg and Netgalley for providing with a copy of this e-book. I’ve voluntarily read this book and the review expresses my own personal opinion.**
Praise for Gold Digger
“Rosenberg’s rollicking Western adventure strikes gold with a gutsy, good-hearted spitfire of a heroine and action aplenty.” —THELMA ADAMS, bestselling author of Bittersweet Brooklyn and The Last Woman Standing “Gold Digger tells the true story of Lizzie ‘Baby Doe’ Tabor, a beautiful young woman who in 1878 marries the son of a wealthy miner in order to save her family from penury. Shrewd and stubborn, Lizzie fights back-biting Victorian society, wins and loses vast fortunes, and bests conniving politicians in her larger-than-life story. A twisting tale worthy of Mark Twain, with a big-hearted heroine at the center.” —MARTHA CONWAY, author of The Underground River
About the Author
A California native, Rebecca Rosenberg lives on a lavender farm with her family in Sonoma, the Valley of the Moon, where Jack London wrote from his Beauty Ranch. Rebecca is a long-time student of Jack London’s works and an avid fan of his daring wife, Charmian London. The Secret Life of Mrs. London is her debut novel. Rebecca and her husband, Gary, own the largest lavender product company in America, selling to 4000 resorts, spas and gift stores. The Rosenbergs believe in giving back to the Sonoma Community, supporting many causes through financial donations and board positions, including Worth Our Weight, an educational culinary program for at-risk children, YWCA shelter for abused women, Luther Burbank Performing Arts Center to provide performances for children, Sonoma Food Bank, Sonoma Boys and Girls Club, and the Valley of the Moon Children’s Home. For more information, please visit Rebecca’s website and blog. You can also find her on Facebook and Goodreads. Visit the Facebook page for The Secret Life of Mrs. London.
Blog Tour Schedule
Wednesday, May 15 Review at Pursuing Stacie
Thursday, May 16 Review at Passages to the Past
Friday, May 17 Review at View from the Birdhouse
Monday, May 20 Interview at Passages to the Past
Tuesday, May 21 Excerpt at Donna’s Book Blog
Friday, May 24 Feature at Just One More Chapter
Monday, May 27 Review at Orange County Readers
Tuesday, May 28 Excerpt at Kimber Li Review at Diana_bibliophile
Wednesday, May 29 Review at 100 Pages a Day Review at Oh, the Books She Will Read
Thursday, May 30 Review at A Bookish Affair Excerpt at The Book Junkie Reads
Friday, May 31 Interview at Myths, Legends, Books & Coffee Pots
Monday, June 3 Review at A Chick Who Reads
Tuesday, June 4 Excerpt at Maiden of the Pages
Wednesday, June 5 Review at A Book Geek
Thursday, June 6 Review at Comet Readings
Friday, June 7 Review at History From a Woman’s Perspective
Saturday, June 8 Interview at Comet Readings
Monday, June 10 Review & Guest Post at Clarissa Reads it All
Tuesday, June 11 Excerpt at Old Timey Books
Wednesday, June 12 Interview at T’s Stuff Review at Proverbial Reads
Thursday, June 13 Review at Cheryl’s Book Nook
Saturday, June 15 Review at Suzy Approved Book Reviews
Monday, June 17 Author Spotlight at RW Bookclub
Tuesday, June 18 Review at Books In Their Natural Habitat
Thursday, June 20 Review at A Holland Reads
Monday, June 24 Review at RW Bookclub Review at CelticLady’s Reviews
Thursday, June 27 Review at Mama’s Reading Corner
Friday, June 28 Review at Coffee and Ink Review at Cover To Cover Cafe
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