Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Alex & Eliza: A Love Story
Lexile = 990
I've read online that the author of Alex & Eliza saw the musical "Hamilton" and was inspired to write this novel. So it isn't based on the musical, but no one wakes up and suddenly decides to write a romance with the first Secretary of the Treasury as the dashing lead. But it is based in fact. Eliza Schuyler is portrayed as the most pragmatic of the three Schuyler sisters; she avoids the frippery of fashion so common in the Revolutionary Period. She indeed wins the heart of the the young Alexander Hamilton, close associate of General George Washington. Was that a spoiler? Sorry. I figure historical fiction has few real spoilers.
De La Cruz is best known for a series of vampire romances, but she has created a sweet "Austenesque" story here. You will like this if you like historical fiction, Hamilton, or just a well-written romance!
And just for fun, HERE is a clip about the Schuylers from the musical.