Alex and Eliza: a love story is written by Melissa De La Cruz who is also the author of Blue blood series and several other bestsellers.
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Witches of East End and The Descendants comes the love story of young Alexander Hamilton and Eliza Schuyler.
1777. Albany, New York.
As battle cries of the American Revolution echo in the distance, servants flutter about preparing for one of New York society’s biggest events: the Schuylers’ grand ball. Descended from two of the oldest and most distinguished bloodlines in New York, the Schuylers are proud to be one of their fledgling country’s founding families, and even prouder still of their three daughters—Angelica, with her razor-sharp wit; Peggy, with her dazzling looks; and Eliza, whose beauty and charm rival that of both her sisters, though she’d rather be aiding the colonists’ cause than dressing up for some silly ball.
Still, she can barely contain her excitement when she hears of the arrival of one Alexander Hamilton, a mysterious, rakish young colonel and General George Washington’s right-hand man. Though Alex has arrived as the bearer of bad news for the Schuylers, he can’t believe his luck—as an orphan, and a bastard one at that—to be in such esteemed company. And when Alex and Eliza meet that fateful night, so begins an epic love story that would forever change the course of American history.
In the pages of Alex and Eliza, #1 New York Times bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz brings to life the romance of young Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler.
I was able to read the first few chapters of this beautiful book through NetGalley. The sneak peak was enough to make me want to read this book.
As you may have understood from the book blurb, it is a retelling of the musical Hamilton – one of the Founding fathers of the United States. But truth be told, I don’t know about it since all we learnt was our country’s history and not much of the US’s. So this book made me a little excited because it will definitely have references to History and a story entwined with history is definitely going to be good. And my high hopes aren’t going to be spoiled because I haven’t seen the musical *hides face*
So from what i read in the first few pages, i know this – They are bickering at each other in the beginning, so a hate-to-love trope and it’s going to be a good one! And i cannot wait to grab a copy. (Ofcourse, here the paperback will be released a bit late, and i will have to do with a Kindle version).