Their romance shaped a nation. The rest was history.
1777. Albany, New York.
As battle cries of the American Revolution echo in the distance, servants flutter about preparing for one of New York society’s biggest events: the Schuylers’ grand ball. Descended from two of the oldest and most distinguished bloodlines in New York, the Schuylers are proud to be one of their fledgling country’s founding families, and even prouder still of their three daughters—Angelica, with her razor-sharp wit; Peggy, with her dazzling looks; and Eliza, whose beauty and charm rival that of both her sisters, though she’d rather be aiding the colonists’ cause than dressing up for some silly ball.
Still, she can barely contain her excitement when she hears of the arrival of one Alexander Hamilton, a mysterious, rakish young colonel and General George Washington’s right-hand man. Though Alex has arrived as the bearer of bad news for the Schuylers, he can’t believe his luck—as an orphan, and a bastard one at that—to be in such esteemed company. And when Alex and Eliza meet that fateful night, so begins an epic love story that would forever change the course of American history.
Alex and Eliza is a historical romance based around Alexander Hamilton. With the success of the musical, it feels like there’s quite a lot of stories revolving around him these days!
I enjoyed the characters of Alex and Eliza quite a lot, as well as her sisters. And the story itself is an easy enough read, I read it pretty quickly, and I think it’s pretty well written.
However, I’m just not a fan of romance stories or historical fiction, and a book in house genres would have to be pretty special for me to rave about it. I would recommend this to those who do like those genres, though, it’s just not for me. 2.5 stars.