Hello everyone! It’s the end of the month once again so here’s my August wrap-up. I had quite a few 5 star reads so I’m really pleased with how my reading went. I got completely got up on The Guild Codex series, listened to three great audiobooks, re-read The Odyssey and found a new favorite historical fiction!
Love, Theodosia: A Novel of Theodosia Burr and Philip Hamilton by Lori Anne Goldstein — 5/5★
Oplichters en Afpersers: het Verhaal van 10 Spectaculaire Vervalsers en Fraudeurs by Guy Didelez — 4/5★
? Powerful Women of the Medieval World by Dorsey Armstrong — 5/5★
FAVORITE BOOK OF THE MONTH:
A Romeo & Juliet tale for Hamilton! fans.
In post-American Revolution New York City, Theodosia Burr, a scholar with the skills of a socialite, is all about charming the right people on behalf of her father—Senator Aaron Burr, who is determined to win the office of president in the pivotal election of 1800. Meanwhile, Philip Hamilton, the rakish son of Alexander Hamilton, is all about being charming on behalf of his libido.
When the two first meet, it seems the ongoing feud between their politically opposed fathers may be hereditary. But soon, Theodosia and Philip must choose between love and family, desire and loyalty, and preserving the legacy their flawed fathers fought for or creating their own.
Love, Theodosia is a smart, funny, swoony take on a fiercely intelligent woman with feminist ideas ahead of her time who has long-deserved center stage. A refreshing spin on the Hamiltonian era and the characters we have grown to know and love. It’s also a heartbreaking romance of two star-crossed lovers, an achingly bittersweet “what if.” Despite their fathers’ bitter rivalry, Theodosia and Philip are drawn to each other and, in what unrolls like a Jane Austen novel of manners, we find ourselves entangled in the world of Hamilton and Burr once again as these heirs of famous enemies are driven together despite every reason not to be.
My review of Love, Theodosia will go up tomorrow! ?
? What was your favorite read of August?