This was a wonderful historical fiction written by two authors Stephanie Dray&,Laura Kamoie. It is told by Eliza Hamilton,starting from the beginning of the revolution her trials and tribulations not only with her husband but with the politics.Hamilton was a passionate believer in the foundation of this country and she stood by him in life and after his death. Wonderful descriptions,fact and fiction interwoven, seamless story telling.
All of us were part of making this great nation.
So many strived to make it a better place when they saw injustice happening. I am saddened to see where we are today.
"Because none of our servants were breeding..." Ugh, what a phrase...
👍🏻 for this Goodreads giveaway.
Afternoon of treats - reading time, cup of tea & a blueberry almond muffin.
This was good book. I liked that Eliza was telling the story. The beginning of the book really drew me in. Eliza and Hamilton meeting, marrying and starting a family fascinated me. But there were a lot of dry spots in the middle, talking nothing but politics. The end, of course got interesting again. I would not reread this one but glad I read it.
Determined to finish my book today so I can start one of my new books. Lots of coffee today!! If you haven‘t tried highlander grogg coffee you should 😍
Mickey leggings, footy pajamas and nap time means time to read! It‘s a cold, rainy day here. I just wish I could get up to get coffee and a snack!
This makes the 4th time the title has been mentioned.
I am so smitten with Lafayette!
I am loving this book more and more!
Year 1797... I couldn't make this stuff up if I tried. Just WOW!
Hummmm... that sounds familiar...
Love it when I see the title of the book written in the book.
Oooooohhhhh, you go girl. Put that man in his place. KA-POW! UM...UM...UMMMMM...
I new grave robbing was going on then but I never considered the thought process behind it or that there even was one.
For those looking for that next book...
It has been a rough few days here. Christmas morning the little one woke up in the middle of the night with a fever and it has been nonstop crying since! I woke up sick yesterday and my husband woke up sick today. 😭 Little guys birthday is in 2 days so I am really hoping he is better by then, especially since we have a surprise trip this weekend. Cozying up next to him in bed tonight to start this.
HEAR! HEAR! My Dear Hamilton!
Overall well done. A few dry spots. A few very memorable scenes. Overall a very interesting portrayal of a very interesting woman in her own right (that aside from being Alexander Hamilton‘s wife.)
@Kdgordon88 what a lovely surprise to come home to today!!!!!! You are the sweetest! I had a super hard exam this morning and came home to start studying for another one tomorrow and when I opened my mailbox your package was the greatest treat! It definitely put a smile on my face!! Thank you so much!!! I have been wanting to read this book too so I‘m very excited! I‘m so grateful for your friendship! ❤️❤️😘😘
December book club pick
I don‘t recall loving this book. I read it in preparation for seeing Hamilton last summer.
This was supposed to be book 4 for my #bookaweekchallenge.. but I can‘t do it. I picked it on a whim cuz I‘d bought it cheap for kindle, but I have too many other things I want to/need to be reading. Maybe I‘ll come back to it sometime.. but not right now.
This was a delightfully good book! I am always in awe of all that Hamilton accomplished in his short life, but I loved reading about Eliza's part in that history even more. I cannot recommend this book enough.
"Our slaves must've wondered at men like my father, ready to die for his own freedom, while holding others in bondage."
I'm finishing up "My Dear Hamilton" this weekend and absolutely loving it. I adored Dray and Kamoie's take on Patsy Jefferson, and they paired for another great female of the American Revolution. I hope they write many more together.
Today's Goodread deal! If you haven't read this yet, do it now. One of my favorites this year!
Starting a new book and enjoying a cup of tea.
When one of my book clubs chose My Dear Hamilton as our August read, I . . . wasn't sure. What else could possibly be added to what I already have read or experienced? Fortunately, this novel was, while not an epiphany, certainly compelling. Experiencing these events from Eliza's perspectives lends a completely different slant on the founding of our nation and Hamilton's feuds and affairs. Overall, a strong addition to the Hamilton canon.
If I could give half stars, I would have given, “My Dear Hamilton...” 4.5 stars. I wish I had paid more attention in history class! I kept asking myself, “I wonder if that‘s true?” I had to stop and google something to validate what I had just read. I didn‘t realize some of our forefathers were so devise. What a remarkable woman Betsy/Eliza Schuyler Hamilton was who remained semper fidelis through out her long life.
"He was not a perfect man. But he was a great one. It is only plain justice that his wife should remember him better. And his country too."
This book was phenomenal. Heartbreaking in exactly how hard life was at the beginning of America. Breathtaking in the honor and valor that were shown by the women during such a time of upheaval. A personal story of Eliza Hamilton but also a story that transcends time and related to my current day experiences.
"The measure of a man, of a life, of a union of man and wife or even country is not in the falling. It's in the rising back up again to repair what's broken, to put right what's wrong." ❤❤ This book is so beautifully written!
Ah! At 91% they said the title! My favorite thing in a book or movie is when they say the title 😁
"The measure of a country is not to be found in prosperity, but in a virtuous resistance to oppression."
The 4 stages of me trying to sneak read on my monitor at my desk at work this afternoon.
1. Don't cry. Everyone will know you're reading.
2. I'm not gonna cry over historical characters that died more than 200 years ago
3. Little cry *squeak squeak*
4. PHILLIP HAMILTOOOOOONNNNN! 😭😭😭 Damn your honor!
#pop18 #abookaboutarealperson #popsugarreadingchallenge
life got in the way of finishing this chunker quickly, so was lucky to be trapped on a plane for several hours to polish it off. excellent historical fiction with many 😬🤭😲 moments. 4.5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️