Gold Digger by Rebecca Rosenberg
Publication Date: May 28, 2019
Lion Heart Publishing
eBook & Paperback; 312 Pages
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.
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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
Before reading Gold Digger, I was completely unfamiliar with who Baby Doe was. In fact, I had never heard of her, however, the description of the novel sounded really interesting, so I was eager to read about this woman with the funny nickname.
I did a lot of Googling while reading Gold Digger – mostly because her story is so wild and reads like fiction, so I was constantly verifying that all the amazing things actually happened to her. While her story has been fictionalized for the novel, the main events did indeed happen.
It is made clear that Lizzie – soon to be known as Baby Doe – was brought up by her mother to be the beautiful wife to a wealthy man. Her mother fawned over her beauty and groomed her to search for a wealthy man to marry so she could help out her family. Quite an unfortunate kind of upbringing. This perceived duty is heavy on Lizzie. She has made what seems, on paper, to be a good marriage, but it quickly becomes clear that her handsome young husband isn’t cut out for working the mine his father has given him to run.
Lizzie is given her new name by the miners and it sticks. Baby Doe is a hard worker and will stop at nothing to make a living and make the mine succeed. She has incredible strength and fortitude – and she needs it to survive her first marriage and life after she is abandoned by her husband.
I found the book to be very interesting and sometimes almost unbelievable. Gold Digger is only the first part of Baby Doe’s story – there is more to tell and I look forward to reading more about this gutsy woman and her larger than life tale.
About the Author
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 ScheduleWednesday, 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
GiveawayDuring the Blog Tour, we will be giving away a copy of Gold Digger, a gold facial mask & soap set, and recipe brochure to five winners. Three winners will receive an ebook of Gold Digger.
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Thank you so much for hosting the Gold Digger blog tour! I am so glad you enjoyed meeting Baby Doe Tabor! I thought her life was fascinating and I can't wait for the next book!ReplyDelete
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