Alex and Eliza by Melissa De La Cruz
  

Alex and Eliza

Written by Melissa De La Cruz

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In a Nutshell: Revolution era romance

Shimmering with passion and period intrigue, this heady historical romance tells the story behind the hit musical Hamilton.

New York, 1777. Desperate to find suitable husbands for her three daughters, Mrs Schuyler hosts a ball at the family mansion. She’s most concerned about finding a match for her spirited middle daughter, Eliza, who’s "more interested in books than fashion", and "devoted to the revolutionary cause". Hearing that "heart-stoppingly handsome" Colonel Alexander Hamilton is in attendance sets the sisters’ corseted hearts-a-fluttering. As a bastard, and "child of the Caribbean", marrying into the prestigious Schuyler family would surely bolster Alex’s social standing. And, aware of her reputation as a bookish, forward-thinking young woman, Alex is certain that Eliza is the sister for him. Their first frisson-filled encounter impacts them both, but it's over two years until they next meet, when he comes to her rescue like a Knight in shining armour. But Eliza is not the kind of woman to be easily swayed by a silver tongue, and the path of true love is not known for running smooth...

At once the sweeping love story of a romance that shaped a nation, and a fascinating account of the politics and society of a world-changing period, this has plenty to satiate fans of both YA romance and historical fiction. The passion and pulse-quickening tension keep the pages turning, and Eliza's wit and wry tongue will speak to many a young woman. ~ Joanne Owen

Synopsis

Alex and Eliza by Melissa De La Cruz

The love story of Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler - the story that inspired the bestselling musical Hamilton. 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 those of both her sisters, though she'd rather be aiding the colonists' cause than dressing up for some silly ball. Still, Eliza 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 the young Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler.

About the Author

Melissa De La Cruz
Melissa de la Cruz is the author of the novels THE AU PAIRS and CAT'S MEOW and the co-author of HOW TO BECOME FAMOUS IN TWO WEEKS OR LESS. Her work has been translated into several languages. She writes regularly for Marie Claire, Gotham, Hamptons, and Lifetime magazines and has contributed to the New York Times, Glamour, Allure, and McSweeney's. She recently moved from New York City and now lives in Los Angeles with her husband. She has never dared use her cell phone on the Hampton Jitney. This is not her dog.

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Format

Paperback
368 pages
Interest Age: From 12 years

Author

Melissa De La Cruz
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Publisher

Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

7th September 2017

ISBN

9781509869978

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