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Alex and Eliza
Alex and Eliza: A Love Story | Melissa de la Cruz
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 societys 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 countrys founding families, and even prouder still of their three daughtersAngelica, with her razor-sharp wit; Peggy, with her dazzling looks; and Eliza, whose beauty and charm rival that of both her sisters, though shed 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 Washingtons right-hand man. Though Alex has arrived as the bearer of bad news for the Schuylers, he cant believe his luckas an orphan, and a bastard one at thatto 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.
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Lunarstar27
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I like the story the history factor of it was not research but over all a good book

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Lizzie2219
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Do not read this book there were maybe 5 chapters with the actual relationship out of 38. There was way too much filler majority of chapters where unnecessary to the story line. I wanted a story about the actual love story and even though i know there isn‘t a lot we know about it i didn‘t appreciate the arranged marriage/sexual assault storyline at the end of the book. Instead of making the relationship seem genuine it felt rushed and superficial

Lizzie2219 Adding on i gave this 1.5⭐️ which is the lowest I‘ve ever seen anyone rate this book i was going to give it two because it was full of references to Hamilton but those for me didn‘t make up for my disappointment and frustration while reading. I like her writing style and I sincerely hope her other books are better than this 4mo
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Lizzie2219
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Im fifty pages away from finishing this book i refuse to bail on it but its bothering me so much. Because so much of the book is fiction i don‘t feel like i know anything more about them than i did from Hamilton. Obviously you‘re writing a historical fiction novel and need fiction but you also need some truths to be true to history. I had high hopes for this but they didn‘t meet reality.

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Lizzie2219
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So i‘m on page 161 of 355 and even though as i read i feel like im reading a huge chunk i never seem to make much of a dent in my reading sessions. Im enjoying the book it‘s really immersive for me especially as a fan of Hamilton and American history but it feels like it‘ll never end

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Bookjunkie57
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Read this last September and didn‘t post the review.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Bookartbookmarks
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Do you fall in love with the story or writing? .
I find myself falling in love with the writing over the story. Reading Alex and Eliza made me realize thjs. Don‘t get me wrong, I do like the story line, but I love the writing and can not put this baby down!
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It has been on my tbr for a long time because I loved the authors other books. I finally picked this up when we went to @bookcon. So glad I did!

CouronneDhiver Gosh, good question! I think the story comes first for me. 5mo
Bookartbookmarks @CouronneDhiver I didn‘t even realize I felt this way until the book. It‘s good, but I am more In tune with the writing. 5mo
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Graciouswarriorprincess
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I started this audio book on my way into work this morning. I will be listening to it at lunch as well.

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justanothermusing
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Mehso-so

I'm sorry I know I'm I. The majority but this book bored the crap out of me I can not belive I did not bail. I love the author but this one fail flat for me.

BookHoarder32 I liked this one then found the second one boring 🤷‍♀️ 6mo
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CourtElla4
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Mehso-so

Just finished reading this book about Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler. Fairly decent book with a few plot twists for a Hamilton fan. Overall an easy, simple read.

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channelingmcgonagall
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Many historical references with a true love story and believable embellishments! Narrative divided evenly between Alex and Eliza but still staying in third POV, so the story never got interrupted even with their perspectives on events that happened. Being engaged myself, I happily got swept away in the love story... Especially since this was my second time reading!

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executivespooky
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Listening to this audiobook for the Book Riot challenge, "historical romance by an author of color"

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Madds
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A love story to be shared on Valentine‘s day! 💖💖 Any Hamilton fans out there??

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Moia
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#currentlyreading
What do you guys think of the book?

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R.L.Walker
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Really enjoyed this historical fiction book that showed an insight into founder, Alexander Hamilton and how Eliza had a lot going on herself. Can't wait to read more and see Hamilton!

DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚🎉Hope you are enjoying it here! 11mo
Slajaunie Welcome to Litsy!📖📚💚 10mo
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MelissaSue81
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This book was very meh. I thought it was dull and the characters were pretty flat. Not gonna read any of the others from this series

ReadingSusan Yes I felt the same way. 12mo
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MelissaSue81
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1. This was daughter (right) in her rec play. It was really silly, but she loves being on stage.
2. Just to my in laws and parents houses 15-25‘minutes away.
3. Lots of fun kids stuff this weekend.. tree lightings, Santa visits, etc.
4. My husbands energy drink can, or my phone if that counts
5. Alex and Eliza - YA telling of the Hamilton story
#humpdaypost @MinDea

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okthislooksbad
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I'm deep in the slumpiest slump that ever slumped, but at least I can find it in me to listen to the tagged book on runs. It's not particularly riveting, and I'm some 30% in and nothing exciting is happening, but Cassandra Campbell could narrate the directory and I'd still listen to it 😍😂 Also, there's a house in the above photo. A good 60 metres from where I stood when I took it. Spoopy season is here. 🌫 👻

lynneamch Hoping that when the spoopy lifts, your slumpies lift, too. Be good to yourself. Litsy hugs. 12mo
okthislooksbad @lynneamch Thank you ♥ ♥ 12mo
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bibliocurl
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Do not throw away your shot and read this book ASAP! ❤️

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Bookjunkie57
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bookandcat
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Finally finished one of my books from a prior Litsy swap (had to restart because I had put it aside for another reading challenge and forgot what was happening, but did it this time!) - so cute! I loved it. If you like Hamilton, you'll enjoy this, especially if you give it a chance (I would say past the first 10 of the 38 chapters). #hamilton
Thanks for the book, @laurencjay 😃

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Bookjunkie57
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Lafayette!!!!!

SN: I‘m so excited to go see Hamilton in 2 days!!!

revenge4porgy Can you please send me a ticket? 14mo
Bookjunkie57 @revenge4porgy I wish I could have. It‘s a great show that everyone should see. 14mo
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kellyannprz
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Doing laundry and FINALLY finished Alex and Eliza! Can‘t really give a full on review other than this: I started this book almost around February, maybe March, and I put it down so many times. But it‘s cute, lol. Definitely got me back with my obsession of Hamilton, the Broadway musical😹

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msuwilsonj
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Super cute and fluffy read- much welcomed after a few darker and tougher books.

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daniwithtea
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Mehso-so

Nothing about this book really grabbed me. Oh, well! On to the next one.

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daniwithtea
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July reading recap: 29 read, 1 DNF, 5 in progress. Up to 151 total for the year. The tagged book is still going.

Individual blurbs/reviews at http://daniwithtea.baranowskis.com/2018/07/04/july-reading-recap/

Samplergal Wow! Good job! 1y
suvata WooHoo 🎉 1y
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daniwithtea
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I‘m only in the first chapter, but this story hasn‘t grabbed me so far. If you‘ve read/listened to this one, does it pick up?

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Beckys_Books
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This is the kind of book I rarely read in print, but love in audio. Historical romance. I have no idea how much is fact or fiction. It kept my interest through many hours of driving.

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Beckys_Books
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An entertaining way to pass the miles on my drive home today.

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kellyannprz
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Catched up with a friend while reading and drinking coffee✨

TheFunkyBookworm Love those sunnies! 😎 1y
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Chelsibno
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Mehso-so

Upon first seeing the book advertised on Goodreads several months after becoming obsessed with the Hamilton soundtrack, I put it on my to-read list & was excited to get my hands on a copy. However, I just didn‘t enjoy this book as much as I thought I would. Some of the characters felt flat, & I quickly grew tired of aspects of the whole will-they-won‘t-they plot. That said, I still enjoyed some of the characters & and the author‘s writing.

Chelsibno I haven‘t yet decided if I will read the sequel. 1y
actualdisneyprincess I‘ve been petty and pretty much have refused to read this just because the cover totally and blatantly rips off the Hamilton logo, and is clearly an attempt to ride those coattails. I feel less bad about being petty knowing that it‘s only a so-so read. 😂 1y
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kellyannprz
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I FOUND ALEX AND ELIZA! I can continue reading it! I have been way behind on reading due to university, which has ended for now, and due to the passing of my grandma, who loved to read. I‘m ready to get back on track! Both for her and for me💕

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Stephscott
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Book haul

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This reads a lot like an (inaccurate) history text. I was pretty bored 90% of the time. Also, you can‘t sell me a love story involving Hamilton when I know he was a cheating asshole 🤷🏽‍♀️🤷🏽‍♀️ ⭐️⭐️

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sammisho
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This book was so disappointing. Elizabeth Schuyler and Alexander Hamilton are fascinating historical characters, but this book made the flat, boring and uninspiring.
Alex and Eliza's story has been told far better.

jpmcwisemorgan Well, shoot. I thought it looked interesting. 2y
sammisho @jpmcwisemorgan It was just really boring. 2y
Laughterhp Hmm good to know. I‘m not a huge fan of the author, but I thought the book sounded interesting, but if it‘s boring too, it may not be worth it for me to read. 2y
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jessberk13
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And finished! I haven‘t read an entire book in one day in such a long time and it was great! The book was okay, nothing earth-shattering but still a nice story. I think because I already know so much about the real Alexander and Eliza Hamilton it was hard for me to really get into these fictional characters. Still, a quick and fun read!

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jessberk13
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After a very successful Mother‘s Day gathering at my house yesterday, I can actually say that I have zero things to do today until we go out to dinner with my MIL later tonight. That means I get to lay around in my jammies and robe all day and read! Starting this one, and maybe finishing it too!

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SmolTaco
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OMG GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is amazing😁😁😁😁😃😃😃😃!!!! I haven‘t finished it but I recommend it, you don‘t know how good this book is! It goes into layers explains a little big more about the play and things start to click in your mind! FACE REVEAL! YE!

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This was v cute! A quick read for sure. 💖

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Abcardenas7
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I absolutely loved this book!
It helped me get out of my slump! I liked that many of us reading it have seen or listened to (like me!) the Hamilton album you compare a lot from the book from the show. You already love the characters but I feel she does a really good job flushing the characters out and introducing other ones we wouldn‘t have thought about. I really enjoyed the two point perspective with Alex and Eliza, especially with Eliza.

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MsLeah8417
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Cannot seem to get enough of A. Ham!

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kaliceax3
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Lookie lookie at what I finally got my hands on 😍 Like I said in my previous post, I'm kind of obsessed with the musical Hamilton and I've been trying to get this book for a while. It finally happened!!! I can't wait to dive in😍❤️ #HamiltonMusical #AlexandEliza #NewBook #nowreading

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GripLitGrl
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty!!! 💗 2y
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kaliceax3
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have any of you read this yet? I'm obsessed with Hamilton and I can't wait to get my hands on this book, and the sequel when it comes out. I also want to get Hamilton & Peggy....well basically all the books that have to do with Hamilton hahah #HamiltonMusical #Hamilton

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bookwrm526
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Oh my goodness, @jlondon1963 you did too much!! I couldn‘t fit it all in one picture, so here are the books first, and some of the goodies. Two of them are signed, y‘all!!!! All of these goodies were inside the Hermione quote pouch. #cupidgoespostal #ValentinesBookExchange

squirrelbrain Wow, that looks fab! 2y
JenlovesJT47 Those P&P tabs are so cute! I received that same tote bag for the tote bag swap and use it every day, it's great. ❤️ 2y
Bklover Looks amazing!! Great job @jlondon1963 ! 2y
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britt_brooke So nice!! 2y
bookwrm526 @Bklover @squirrelbrain @britt_brooke I was completely overwhelmed when I opened it! (edited) 2y
bookwrm526 @JenlovesJT47 I have one from Ome of the book boxes that I‘m currently using (Books Turn Muggles Into Wizards) and I‘m so happy to have another, so useful and the quotes are great 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Ooo la la! That‘s a lot of 💝! Well done @jlondon1963 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 Great picks ❤️ 2y
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jlondon1963
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Loved this story of a young Alexander Hamilton and how he met his wife Elizabeth Schuyler. A work of fiction based on two real life individuals. Very well done. Thank you@EllieDottie for another great read from my #SecretSantaGoesPostal 2017 Box

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kellyannprz
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These arrived today! And thanks to my cat‘s choice, I‘ll begin Alex and Eliza tonight😹

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jochristinee
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Time for a little pleasure reading.

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