28 June, 2019

Gold Digger by Rebecca Rosenberg Book Tour, Giveaway and Review! #GoldDigger #RebeccaRosenberg #HFVBTBlogTours @RebeccasNovels @hfvbt

Gold Digger by Rebecca Rosenberg

Publication Date: May 28, 2019
Lion Heart Publishing
eBook & Paperback; 312 Pages
Genre: Fiction/Romance/Historical/American
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.

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My Review
Elizabeth McCourt Tabor better known as Baby Doe was a woman who came from poverty. She married Harvey Doe but later divorced him for a variety of reasons including not providing a living and abandonment. She was from Oshkosh, Wisconsin but moved with Harvey to Leadville Colorado. 

She met Horace Tabor, mining millionaire, and owner of Leadville's Matchless Mine. They fell in love and Horace tried to divorce his wife, Augusta of 25 years who denied him the divorce. He obtained a divorce in a different jurisdiction and married Baby Doe but was it legal? Because of their dalliance, divorces and subsequent marriage they were shunned by society. 

They had two children but Baby Doe, still shunned by society but still donated money to charities. The Tabor's were rich in silver and with the repeal of the Silver Act, Horace lost his fortune and had to take a job as postmaster in Denver in 1898. Baby Doe eventually had to take menial jobs to survive and eventually died supposedly as a 'madwoman'. 

I had read in the past a bit about Baby Doe and Horace and found the story fascinating. A story of a woman who goes from rags to riches and back to rags again. A strong woman who takes on her role as a woman who would work in the mines, as a homewrecker by falling in love with a married man and being called a gold digger. She is a legend among the women of the mining west. I always love reading a story of strong women and I read this book in two sittings. Fascinating story, I think if you love a fast-paced, character-driven, based on real people, then go get a copy of this book! I highly recommend it!

I received a copy of the book for review purposes only.

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

Giveaway

During 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. To enter, please use the Gleam form below. Giveaway Rules – Giveaway ends at 11:59 pm EST on June 28th. You must be 18 or older to enter. – Giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY. – Only one entry per household. – All giveaway entrants agree to be honest and not cheat the systems; any suspicion of fraud is decided upon by blog/site owner and the sponsor, and entrants may be disqualified at our discretion. – The winner has 48 hours to claim prize or new winner is chosen. 

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4 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for reviewing Gold Digger! I'm so glad you enjoyed meeting Baby Doe!

    Amy
    HF Virtual Book Tours

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  2. Thank you Rebecca for your wonderful give away her Celtic lady review. I can't wait to read gold digger and thank you for the fabulous other prizes. ๐Ÿ€❣️๐Ÿ€❤️๐Ÿ˜€

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