Gold Digger by Rebecca Rosenberg
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.
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.
This novelization of a true piece of history is superbly created! I loved the way Rosenberg created this story. She had me hooked from the start and I was taken on a roller coaster ride of ups and downs.
Baby Doe Tabor truly came to life with Ms. Rosenberg’s talented hands. I felt as if I was right there with her, working along side of her, feeling her emotions and struggles as if they were my own. Being a woman in the 1880’s was not an easy thing, especially when doing a man’s job! This woman was strong and powerful in her own way and Rosenberg captured it perfectly!
I definitely enjoyed this novelization of history. Ms. Rosenberg’s research is wonderful. This is a 4 star read and one that I recommend to all. It’s captivating and engaging, and definitely keeps the pages turning long into the night. Well done, Ms. Rosenberg!
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Wednesday, May 15
Review at Pursuing Stacie
Thursday, May 16
Review at Passages to the Past
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Review at View from the Birdhouse
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Tuesday, May 21
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Tuesday, June 4
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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
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