In the spring of 1825, Eliza "Betsy" Schuyler Hamilton is about to
receive a visit from James Monroe, the fifth United States President, to
let bygones be bygones. As Eliza prepares herself for the inevitable
meeting, she begins to reminisce about her life as a young woman in
1777, during the midst of American Revolution when she met Alexander
Hamilton and their trials and tribulations throughout the years,
examining and questioning herself and her now-dead husband in an
attempt to figure out what it all means and how it affected her life.
Spanning the years 1777 to 1825, from the time Eliza is a young woman
learning about life as a patriot and as a general's daughter to the time
she puts her knowledge and experience to use in her married life to
Alexander Hamilton, MY DEAR
HAMILTON becomes a mesmerizing reading experience of a
married life through both good and bad times, through early American
politics, and answers the question of what it is like to be married to a
"great man" who becomes ingrained into the fabric of a nation with his
contributions to finance and philosophy. MY DEAR HAMILTON also humanizes such a man, who
is both admirable and relatable, though I get the impression that both
admirers and enemies either hated or loved Alexander, with nothing in
between. Eliza proves to be a steadfast mate for Alexander Hamilton
and is a woman that should be admired, not only for her loyalty to her
husband, but as well as her intelligence and her stubborn streak for a
better world for her family.
Told in a style of AMERICA'S FIRST
DAUGHTER, Laura Kamoie and Stephanie Dray become a dream
team of historical fiction, and don't shy away from the highs and lows
of Eliza's marriage to Alexander Hamilton. With witty candor and a
seamless writing style, they combine their talents for romance and
history in this beautiful and devastating tale of love, politics and how it
all played out in America's formative years.
For fans of either Alexander Hamilton, historical fiction, or even
romance dealing with the dynamics of marriage, MY DEAR HAMILTON is a novel not to be missed and is
to be enjoyed and savored and re-read over and over.
From the New York Times bestselling authors of
Americaâ€™s First Daughter comes the epic story of
Eliza Schuyler Hamiltonâ€”a revolutionary woman who, like her
new nation, struggled to define herself in the wake of war,
betrayal, and tragedy. Haunting, moving, and beautifully
written, Dray and Kamoie used thousands of letters and
original sources to tell Elizaâ€™s story as itâ€™s never been
told beforeâ€”not just as the wronged wife at the center of a
political sex scandalâ€”but also as a founding mother who
shaped an American legacy in her own right.
A generalâ€™s daughterâ€¦
Coming of age on the perilous frontier of revolutionary New
York, Elizabeth Schuyler champions the fight for
independence. And when she meets Alexander Hamilton,
Washingtonâ€™s penniless but passionate aide-de-camp, sheâ€™s
captivated by the young officerâ€™s charisma and brilliance.
They fall in love, despite Hamiltonâ€™s bastard birth and the
uncertainties of war.
A founding fatherâ€™s wife...
But the union they createâ€”in their marriage and the new
nationâ€”is far from perfect. From glittering inaugural balls
to bloody street riots, the Hamiltons are at the center of
it allâ€”including the political treachery of Americaâ€™s first
sex scandal, which forces Eliza to struggle through
heartbreak and betrayal to find forgiveness.
The last surviving light of the Revolutionâ€¦
When a duel destroys Elizaâ€™s hard-won peace, the grieving
widow fights her husbandâ€™s enemies to preserve Alexanderâ€™s
legacy. But long-buried secrets threaten everything Eliza
believes about her marriage and her own legacy.
Questioning her tireless devotion to the man and country
that have broken her heart, sheâ€™s left with one last
battleâ€”to understand the flawed man she married and
imperfect union he could never have created without herâ€¦