Friday, April 20, 2018

Book Beginnings | The Friday 56: My Dear Hamilton by Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie

Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader

Share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. 

The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda's Voice

Grab a book, any book. Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader. Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) and post it.

Book Beginning:

The promise of liberty is not written in blood or engraved in stone; it's embroidered into the fabric of our nation.
And so is Alexander Hamilton.
My husband. My hero. My betrayer.

Friday 56:

"Mademoiselle, you are a most excellent patriot," Lafayette said when I returned to the safety of Johnston Hall, where I reported everything.
To my surprise, the Frenchman seemed sanguine. "It is good you learn of all this in secret while all eyes were upon your father and me. You have been an essential asset to the cause."
It was flattery—French flattery at that!—and I wanted to believe it was true.

I've said it a couple of times before on my blog here but My Dear Hamilton is my highest anticipated book of this year so I'm really happy to be finally reading it. And I gotta say so far it's not been a disappointment. I am enjoying it so much! I have a feeling the romance is going to break my heart in a million pieces but I'm sure it's all worth it. 

A novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton

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...


  1. I've been coming across so many Hamilton books lately! Hope you continue to enjoy this one!

    1. I have a couple of more on my Kindle waiting for me to be read. Haha

  2. Hi! Sounds an interesting read, I hope you continue to enjoy it!


  3. What a lovely looking book! Great excerpts, too. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  4. I've put this one on my TBR, can't wait to read it!

    Ronnie @ Paradise Found

  5. Oh, a timely read with the popularity of the musical still raging. Hope you are enjoying the book. I read two nonfiction books about Hamilton last year. Quite a man of opposing qualities. My Friday Quotes

    1. It's my dream to see the musical. I live in Belgium so don't see that happening anytime soon, though. But I can dream!

  6. Sounds great. This does seem to be a good time for books about Hamilton. This week I have a thriller - What You Want to See by Kristen Lepionka. Happy reading!

  7. I bet Alexander Hamilton never guessed there would be so many books, and a musical about him. LOL I'd love for you and your readers to check out THE UNINVITED CORPSE . . .

  8. I've seen this one around. Enjoy your current read!

  9. That's a great beginning. It really makes me curious for more. Hope you have an awesome weekend! :)

  10. You have me curious for more! Happy weekend!

  11. It is impossible not to read that excerpt and synopsis without getting a song from the musical stuck in your head. Hope you enjoy your weekend!

  12. I'm totally hearing the musical soundtrack too! :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

  13. OMG!! This sounds like a RIVETING historical fiction read! It's sad how the wives of famous men are eclipsed by their husbands. I wonder if there's actually a biography of Eliza Hamilton somewhere.... Meanwhile, we have this book, which sure looks GREAT!! I'm adding it to my Goodreads shelves! Thanks so much for sharing it!! HUGS!!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)


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