Thank you to Kimberly Burns, Thomas Bard Publishing, and HFVBT for providing me a gifted copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

Book Details:

Book: The Mrs Tabor
Author: Kimberly Burns
Genre: Historical Fiction
Published by: Thomas Bard Publishing, LLC
Publication Date: September 10th 2021
Number of Pages: 384



The laws of survival always trump the rules of etiquette.

Every age has its iconic blonde bombshell. In the 1880s, it’s Baby Doe, America’s original gold digger. At a time when genteel ladies could politely starve to death, Baby Doe seeks her fortune the best way she knows how-marrying a rich man. She joins the rush to the Colorado silver bonanza and meets millionaire mine owner Horace Tabor. Baby Doe enjoys the high life as his paramour, but Tabor’s wife and his business manager plot to get rid of the new girl. Baby Doe, however, has schemes of her own to upend Horace’s old relationships and become the one and only Mrs. Tabor. But fate sweeps in and avalanches Baby Doe’s dreams. What price will she pay for becoming The Mrs. Tabor? Based on a true story, The Mrs. Tabor seduces with a scandalous tale of love and fortunes found and lost.

Praise for The Mrs. Tabor:

“A thoughtful, immersive, and deeply human look at one of history’s most famous social climbers.”

Kirkis Reviews

“Burns pays loving attention to period detail…. the story’s twists and turns and larger-than-life personalities will leave fans of historical fiction breathless while offering a welcome glimpse into a captivating past…. A whirlwind tale of triumphs and tragedies celebrating the Colorado gold rush era through the eyes of an infamous lady.”

BookLife Reviews

My thoughts:


What a beautiful debut novel by Kimberly Burns! I truly appreciate a great historical fiction and this one, I could not put down.

The Mrs. Tabor is a story told about Baby Doe Tabor, who will have a movie and an opera made based on her life. Baby Doe was such an interesting woman and the author did such an amazing job developing the characters.

If you love historial fiction, pick this up now!

About the author:

Kimberly Burns grew up in Colorado hearing stories about the colorful characters of the Old West. She has a degree in journalism from the University of Colorado and a Masters in Organizational Behavior from the University of Hartford. While honing her skills writing dry corporate material, she indulged her passions for fiction, American history and storytelling at numerous book groups. Kimberly lives with her husband in northern Virginia. The Mrs. Tabor is Kimberly’s debut novel. Her next book tells the story of Denver’s most successful madam, Mattie Silks. A member of the Historical Novel Society and Women Writing the West, Kimberly is available to discuss her novel with book groups in person or online.

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