Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Can't-Wait Wednesday: My Dear Hamilton: A Novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton by Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and talk about the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. It's based on Waiting On Wednesday hosted at Breaking the Spine.

My Dear Hamilton: A Novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton by Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie
Expected publication: April 3rd 2018 by William Morrow Paperbacks

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. Haunting, moving, and beautifully written, 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.

A general’s daughter…

Coming of age on the perilous frontier of revolutionary New York, Elizabeth Schuyler champions the fight for independence. And when she meets Alexander Hamilton, Washington’s penniless but passionate aide-de-camp, she’s captivated by the young officer’s charisma and brilliance. They fall in love, despite Hamilton’s bastard birth and the uncertainties of war.

A founding father’s wife...

But the union they create—in their marriage and the new nation—is far from perfect. From glittering inaugural balls to bloody street riots, the Hamiltons are at the center of it all—including the political treachery of America’s first sex scandal, which forces Eliza to struggle through heartbreak and betrayal to find forgiveness.

The last surviving light of the Revolution…

When a duel destroys Eliza’s hard-won peace, the grieving widow fights her husband’s enemies to preserve Alexander’s legacy. But long-buried secrets threaten everything Eliza believes about her marriage and her own legacy. Questioning her tireless devotion to the man and country that have broken her heart, she’s left with one last battle—to understand the flawed man she married and imperfect union he could never have created without her…

Ever since I read America's First Daughter by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie (which is still my #1 favorite historical novel to this day) I've been looking forward to their next upcoming book. So it's not really a surprise that My Dear Hamilton is my highest anticipated book of 2018. I'm sure it's going to be amazing and I can't wait to get my hands on it. I also absolutely love the cover so the paperback will look lovely on my bookshelves. ♥

Read my 5 star review of America's First Daughter here.


  1. I haven't read too many historical novels, and you are always sharing ones that sound so interesting. I love a good old fashioned coming of age story and this one book seems to have all of the right pieces for a great read. Thanks so much for sharing it! :)

  2. You do pick interesting historical novels -- and Eliza sounds so compelling.

  3. I really like the cover and sure hope you enjoy this one!

  4. From what I gather, I need to add both this book AND America's First Daughter to my TBR list. Well, consider it done! ;) Historical novels are just so charming, I definitely hope you're going to love this one!

    Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog earlier :)

  5. Hamilton is all the rage lately, this is the third new book I've seen recently about Eliza Hamilton! But I love historical fiction, so I'll probably read them all! Nice pick!

  6. I don't read a lot of historical books, but I like to make note of recommendations. I'll look for the previous one that you mentioned, America's First Daughter.

    Here's my CWW:

  7. This sounds soooo good! I seem to be gravitating mostly to historical fiction as of late. I am definitely adding this to my wish list. Thank you for sharing! Have a great day.

  8. I think this will be fantastic read. Adding it now, and the first book too. Great pick.

    Jenea's Book Obsession's Can’t-Wait Wednesday

  9. I haven't read many historical non-fiction novels but I think that this is an important story. Actually, even in the Hamilton Musical, I kept thinking to myself how underrated Eliza was as a whole, as an actual person and as the character, so this sounds perfect for me!

    Thanks for sharing,
    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

  10. I don't read nearly as much historical fiction as I should, and this one looks absolutely RIVETING! Besides, it's based on real people in American history, which is a HUGE plus! What an AWESOME pick, Stephanie!! It would be PERFECT for next year's Fourth of July celebration!!

    Thanks for featuring this book!! Thanks as well for commenting on my CWW post!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

  11. Lovely cover! I am seeing this book around a lot! Hope you enjoy reading it!
    Here's my WoW/CWW

  12. This sounds really interesting. It's good timing for this book with the musical receiving such high praise. I hope you enjoy it!

  13. If you enjoyed another book by the author, it makes sense that you are waiting on this one which comes out next year! :D

  14. I don't read a ton of historical fiction, but I like the woman trying to define herself angle, and it would be interesting to see how she works that out in that time period.

  15. This is the first I've heard of this one, but I hope you love it!! I may have to check it out too :D

    Here's my can't-wait read!

  16. I remember seeing a lot of buzz surrounding the first book! I never got around to read it. I hope you enjoy this book when you get the chance to read it!

    Have a fabulous week, Stephanie. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!


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