1878, Colorado. When Lizzie Doe’s family loses everything in a fire, the twenty-year-old is forced to marry and go west to prospect a gold mine in Colorado, to send money home to her parents. Miners, unaccustomed to such delicate beauty, nickname her Baby Doe, after a newborn deer.
But Baby Doe proves herself tougher than they imagine when she finds herself abandoned, pregnant and running the mine alone. Her pluck gains the admiration of Silver King Horace Tabor, married and twice her age. In Horace Tabor, Baby Doe finds devotion and true passion. When scandal and economic ruin threatens Tabor’s life, Lizzie makes a painful choice.
Baby Doe Tabor was a real-life, deeply complex heroine, rising and falling and rising again with beguiling grit.
I do not usually read Historical novels, but am so happy I did as this is a remarkable story.
Gold Digger’s is set during the Victorian era in Colorado and based on the life of Elizabeth McCourt Doe Tabor (Baby Doe Tabor).
It is a well written historical novel as it is obvious there has been a lot of research conducted to collaborate the story of Baby Doe’s life.
She and her husband Harvey are newlyweds in Colorado during 1878. Baby Doe is a remarkable woman who overcomes the death of her son, a divorce after her husband leaves her, and a lifetime of ups and downs. During this time she continues to stay true to herself.
It’s encouraging to see she finally overcomes her struggles and finds love in Horace and gives birth to two daughters. Even though she ends up in poverty again after going from poverty to riches, she realizes there are more important things in life than money.
The author’s description of the mining locations during this time period is so vivid you feel as if you are actually there - great job!
Baby Doe is a survivor and it is well depicted in this novel.
Overall as mentioned this is a remarkable historical novel that is very well written and I highly recommend this book.
I was provided this book for free in exchange for my honest opinion.
I GIVE IT A 5 STAR: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️