Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Gold Digger by Rebecca Rosenberg

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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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.

Interview with Rebecca Rosenberg, 
author of GOLD DIGGER, 
The Remarkable Baby Doe Tabor

What is your favorite part of this book and why? Oh, my goodness, do I have to choose? That’s like choosing your favorite child!

I guess I had the most fun with adding all the colorful Wild West characters that create the spirited atmosphere of the Gold Rush. I loved writing the 6’6” Chinese mine foreman, Chin Sou Lin, who spoke very little, but dressed as a Chinese dragon/lion to save her from danger. I love the scenes with Oscar Wilde, he says hilarious and true things. I also like the scenes when Baby Doe Tabor is up against impossible odds and tries anyway.

If you could spend time with a character from your book whom would it be? And what would you do during that day?

I feel like I’ve already spent ten years with Baby Doe Tabor, reading her diaries, walking her steps, insinuating myself into her life to feel all her challenges! Still, I would like to spend a day with her and get her set up after tabor dies. If life was hard before her husband died, it got way worse afterward! I would like to help her have a wonderful old age, not desperately working the way she did.

If you could have been the author of any book ever written, which book would you choose?

Gone with the Wind. Maybe you can see how much I love to tell a personal story so readers can feel the historical time like the Gold Rush in Gold Digger.

Are your characters based off real people or did they all come entirely from your imagination? 

Every character is real in Gold Digger. Some of the names have been changed to protect their descendants!

What made you want to become a writer? 

GOLD DIGGER, The Remarkable Baby Doe Tabor is what started me writing. I heard about her when I was a girl, this amazing beautiful twenty-year old that came west for a gold mine with her husband, and ended up abandoned, pregnant and working the mine, alone. Then she finds and old prospector, married and twice her age, who strikes the biggest silver vein in history. Of course, the country scandalized them when Tabor divorced his wife and married Baby Doe. They lived extravagantly and generously until the silver crash of 1893 and lost it all. I had to tell Baby Doe’s side of the legend.

I hope you’ll stay in touch!
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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


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.

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– Giveaway ends at 11:59 pm EST on June 28th. You must be 18 or older to enter.
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– Only one entry per household.
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– The winner has 48 hours to claim prize or new winner is chosen.

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