Alex & Eliza

Alex & Eliza

A Love Story

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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 those of both her sisters, though she’d rather be aiding the colonists’ cause than dressing up for some silly ball. Still, Eliza 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. In the pages of Alex and Eliza, #1 New York Times bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz brings to life the romance of young Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler.
Publisher: New York, NY : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2017]
ISBN: 9781524739621
1524739626
Call Number: DE LA CRUZ
Characteristics: 358 pages ; 22 cm
Subjects: Hamilton, Elizabeth Schuyler, 1757-1854 -- Fiction.
Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804 -- Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Love stories.
Albany (N.Y.) -- Fiction.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Fiction.
Alternative Title: Alex and Eliza : a love story

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GoneWithTheThread
Aug 11, 2017

For those who like historical fiction, this is an excellent book. Very charming love story about Colonel Alexander Hamilton and Eliza Schuyler. A must read!

Even if you aren't a #Hamilfan, you'll still love this swoony, funny and fantastically researched account of Eliza and Alex. It reads like rom-com fanfic and the banter between Angelica, Eliza, (and Peggy!) make these story fresh.

Also brilliant on audio!

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Rebole
May 26, 2017

Lately, I've been turning away books that hinted it was a romance novel. However, I was intrigued by this book. I've heard great things about Hamilton (I'm not a musical kind of person, but now I want to see it) and I've read some books by Melissa de la Cruz that I've enjoyed, so I thought I would give this book a try. I adored it. I thought it was really cute.

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melmccurdy
May 08, 2017

Alex and Eliza sitting in a tree...
K I S S I N G...
First comes love...
Then comes marriage...
Then comes Hamilton's scandalous affair with Maria Reynolds, and lastly, his death at the hands of Aaron Burr.

But before that, in this YA fictional account, they were the Elizabeth Bennett and Mr Darcy of the Revolutionary set.

I adored this book (and the musical), even if it's a work of fiction and Hamilton turned out to be an adulterer.

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