The Silver Baron’s Wife tells the story of Baby Doe “Lizzie” Tabor, a woman who lives each day of her life with determination, the ability to love, and inner strength. This was one of my first novels I've ever received paperback to review, so it was even more dear to me than anything I've read to review, before. (Perhaps call it a little bias?)
The story is told in first person, which I could really appreciate. I enjoy novels where I feel as though I'm in the mind of the character. I can see and feel and know everything about that character, rather than having to learn things through third person - with actions or interactions. It was a great way of telling Lizzie's story. I enjoyed that while it was historical, it didn't feel as though I were reading something from a historical 'story.' This was purely intended for pleasurable reading. I really enjoyed this book, even more for the beautiful imagery and engaging dialogue. Everything felt so real. I've been to Colorado several times, and it was almost like going back there again - seeing the Rocky Mountains, feeling the cool air against the nape of my neck. Smelling the fresh air - being surrounded by the beautiful nature of Colorado. Everything was very descriptive, and continued to keep me captivated all the way to the last page.
I loved being in the world of "The Silver Baron's Wife." It was glittering and rough, wild and perfect all in one. I really enjoyed this novel, and I think that others who can enjoy and appreciate historical fiction, will too.