Bank Street College Best Book of the Year (Historical Fiction, 2019)
Drawing from historical journals and letters, New York Times bestselling author Laura Elliot weaves a richly detailed tale about the extraordinary Peggy Schuyler and her revolutionary friendship with Alexander Hamilton. Perfect for fans of the smash Broadway musical sensation Hamilton.
Peggy Schuyler has always felt like sheA??s existed in the shadows of her beloved sisters: the fiery, intelligent Angelica and beautiful, sweet Eliza. But itA??s in the throes of a chaotic war that Peggy finds herself a central figure amid Loyalists and Patriots, spies and traitors, friends and family.
When a flirtatious aide-de-camp, Alexander Hamilton, writes to Peggy asking for her help in wooing the earnest Eliza, Peggy finds herself unable to deny such an impassioned plea. A fast friendship forms between the two, but Alexander is caught in the same war as her father, and the danger to all their lives is real.
Everything is a battlefieldA??from the frontlines to their carefully coded lettersA??but will PeggyA??s braveryA??s and intelligence be enough to keep them all safe?
*2018 Grateful American Book Prize Honorable Mention*
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"Narrator Cassandra Campbell's warm tone suits this fictionalized story of the Revolutionary War, told largely from the point of view of Peggy Schuyler, third daughter of General Philip Schuyler. The story follows actual events, allowing Peggy to interact with Alexander Hamilton as he asks Peggy to help him court her sister. Other historical figures are part of the story as well. Peggy is more interested in participating in her father's espionage work than in finding romance. Her intelligence is demonstrated by Campbell's smoothly uttered French, while her devotion to family is shown through her worries about her sister, notably her misgivings about whether Hamilton is the right man for Eliza. This is a captivating and winning story. E.J.F. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"
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