Book Beginnings | The Friday 56: My Dear Hamilton by Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie

Posted April 20, 2018 by Stephanie in book beginnings, Laura Kamoie, My Dear Hamilton, Stephanie Dray, the friday 56 / 18 Comments

Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader

Share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. 

The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice

Grab a book, any book. Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader. Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it) and post it.
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Book Beginning:



The promise of liberty is not written in blood or engraved in stone; it’s embroidered into the fabric of our nation.
And so is Alexander Hamilton.
My husband. My hero. My betrayer.


Friday 56:



“Mademoiselle, you are a most excellent patriot,” Lafayette said when I returned to the safety of Johnston Hall, where I reported everything.
To my surprise, the Frenchman seemed sanguine. “It is good you learn of all this in secret while all eyes were upon your father and me. You have been an essential asset to the cause.”
It was flatteryโ€”French flattery at that!โ€”and I wanted to believe it was true.



I’ve said it a couple of times before on my blog here but My Dear Hamilton is my highest anticipated book of this year so I’m really happy to be finally reading it. And I gotta say so far it’s not been a disappointment. I am enjoying it so much! I have a feeling the romance is going to break my heart in a million pieces but I’m sure it’s all worth it. 

A novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton

A general’s daughter…

Coming of age on the perilous frontier of revolutionary New York, Elizabeth Schuyler champions the fight for independence. And when she meets Alexander Hamilton, Washington’s penniless but passionate aide-de-camp, she’s captivated by the young officer’s charisma and brilliance. They fall in love, despite Hamilton’s bastard birth and the uncertainties of war.

A founding father’s wife…

But the union they create – in their marriage and the new nation – is far from perfect. From glittering inaugural balls to bloody street riots, the Hamiltons are at the center of it all – including the political treachery of America’s first sex scandal, which forces Eliza to struggle through heartbreak and betrayal to find forgiveness.

The last surviving light of the Revolution…

When a duel destroys Eliza’s hard-won peace, the grieving widow fights her husband’s enemies to preserve Alexander’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, she’s left with one last battle – to understand the flawed man she married and imperfect union he could never have created without her…

18 responses to “Book Beginnings | The Friday 56: My Dear Hamilton by Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie

  1. OMG!! This sounds like a RIVETING historical fiction read! It's sad how the wives of famous men are eclipsed by their husbands. I wonder if there's actually a biography of Eliza Hamilton somewhere…. Meanwhile, we have this book, which sure looks GREAT!! I'm adding it to my Goodreads shelves! Thanks so much for sharing it!! HUGS!!! <3 <3 <3 ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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