I, Eliza Hamilton
In this beautifully written novel of historical fiction, bestselling author Susan Holloway Scott tells the story of Alexander Hamilton's wife, Eliza--a fascinating, strong-willed heroine in her own right and a key figure in one of the most gripping periods in American history.
"Love is not easy with a man chosen by Fate for greatness . . ."
As the daughter of a respected general, Elizabeth Schuyler is accustomed to socializing with dignitaries and soldiers. But no visitor to her parents' home has affected her so strongly as Alexander Hamilton, a charismatic, ambitious aide to George Washington. They marry quickly, and despite the tumult of the American Revolution, Eliza is confident in her brilliant husband and in her role as his helpmate. But it is in the aftermath of war, as Hamilton becomes one of the country's most important figures, that she truly comes into her own.
In the new capital, Eliza becomes an adored member of society, respected for her fierce devotion to Hamilton as well as her grace. Behind closed doors, she astutely manages their expanding household, and assists her husband with his political writings. Yet some challenges are impossible to prepare for. Through public scandal, betrayal, personal heartbreak, and tragedy, she is tested again and again. In the end, it will be Eliza's indomitable strength that makes her not only Hamilton's most crucial ally in life, but also his most loyal advocate after his death, determined to preserve his legacy while pursuing her own extraordinary path through the nation they helped shape together.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - brangwinn - LibraryThing
I was a history major in college, and granted that was back with the dinosaurs, so my memory may be dim but this novel based on the life of Alexander Hamilton’s wife brings me knew insights. I may ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - wagner.sarah35 - LibraryThing
With all the Hamilton mania, I was intrigued to see this novelization of Eliza Hamilton's life. This book opens with the meeting of Alexander and Eliza and follows their initial romance and marriage ... Read full review