Gold Digger by Rebecca Rosenberg
DOUBLE GOLD for GOLD DIGGER! 2020 IBPA and IPPY Awards for fiction! One look at Baby Doe Tabor and you know she was meant to be a legend of the Wild West and Gilded Age! She was just twenty years old when she came west 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 fell in love with an old married prospector, twice her age. Horace Tabor struck the biggest silver vein in history, scandalously divorced his wife, became a US Senator, and married Baby Doe at the US capitol with President Arthur in attendance. Though Baby Doe Tabor was renowned for her beauty, her fashion, and even her philanthropy, she was never welcomed in polite society. Her friends were stars they hired to perform at their Tabor Grand Opera House: Sarah Bernhardt, Oscar Wilde, Lily Langtry, opera star Emma Abbott. Discover how the Tabors navigated the worlds of scandal, greed, wealth, power, and politics in the wild days of western mining.
An accomplished and absorbing novel...
'Rosenberg brings forth a fine historical inspired by Elizabeth McCourt Tabor, better known as Baby Doe whose rags-to-riches and back to rags again story made her a famous figure in history. The skillful plotting and richly crafted characters get readers immediately drawn in. Rosenberg's poignant account delivers a stunning historical, and the open-ending climax makes readers wait eagerly for the next installment.' -The Prairies Book Review
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