Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Review for Gold Digger, The Remarkable Baby Doe Tabor by Rebecca Rosenberg

Paperback, 318 pages
Expected publication: May 28th 2019 by LION HEART PUBLISHING

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. 

My Thoughts…

Lately, I have become hooked on historical fiction.    Gold Digger is a wonderful look at what life was like during the gold and silver rush in Colorado.   Life wasn’t easy, working a mine was a lot of work with the risk of injury and death every day.   There is social acceptance, which Baby Doe didn’t have.   There is the political aspect of Gold vs. Silver.  

Gold Digger is from a time that I am just starting to explore and I couldn’t wait to read about Baby Doe’s life as a miner’s wife.   Not only was she a miner’s wife but she also worked alongside the men at the mines learning the trade.  I loved that she didn’t stay in the traditional wife role but wanted to learn about what her husband was doing even if this meant she wasn’t accepted by everyone.  Baby Doe broke barriers and blazed her own trail.  

I love when I finish a book, a historical book, and then realize how much I have learned while reading it.   Gold Digger opened the door to time, a location, and a lifestyle that I didn’t know much about.   

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