From the New York Times bestselling authors of America’s First Daughter comes the epic story of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton—a revolutionary woman who, like her new nation, struggled to define herself in the wake of war, betrayal, and tragedy. In this haunting, moving, and beautifully written novel, Dray and Kamoie used thousands of letters and original sources to tell Eliza’s story as it’s never been told before—not just as the wronged wife at the center of a political sex scandal—but also as a founding mother who shaped an American legacy in her own right.
Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie weave such an enchanting spell with their take on the life of Eliza Hamilton ... beautifully etched ... Dray and Kamoie are as at home describing a ball as they are the effects of yellow fever upon the wretched; their dazzling talents glimmer throughout the novel.
Episodic rather than plot-driven, the novel suffers from Dray and Kamoie's seeming inability to choose what to summarize and what to depict as scenes in the book ... Still, the novel is unflinching in detailing Eliza’s reactions.