Release Date: May 28, 2019
Newlyweds Elizabeth “Baby Doe” and Harvey Doe travel to Colorado in 1878 to manage a gold mine belonging to Harvey’s father. Baby Doe is counting on their success to help support her parents in Wisconsin. Harvey proves to be inept at management and his poor work ethic forces Baby Doe to get involved in the daily operations.
Harveys eventually abandons Baby Doe which forces her to navigate life as a single woman. She is shunned by her former friends and has trouble gaining acceptance as an attractive working woman. Her path crosses with Horace Tabor who is a prosperous silver miner and on the path to be a US senator. A strong connection is formed but their complicated lives put a strain on the relationship.
Gold Digger: The Remarkable Baby Doe Tabor by Rebecca Rosenberg is a historical fiction novel that provides insight into life during the Colorado Silver Boom. The book is well researched and includes engaging dialogue that draws readers into the time period. I look forward to the sequel about Baby Doe.