An Alex & Eliza Story series by Melissa De La Cruz


Hello! I hope everyone is having a great week! I’m popping in today as my stop on the blog tour for the Alex & Eliza series by Melissa De La Cruz! I hope you’re not sick of Hamilton because I think the craze is just getting stronger it is for me, at least! This summer, the tour is stopping in Des Moines and I am so excited to go see it with my sister-in-law!

If you like historical fiction where the author gets a little creative with history AND you love Hamilton, then this is the series for you. I would recommend these books for those that know at least some of the history so you can spot the liberties that De La Cruz took. I think it would have been frustrating if I was constantly wondering what was fact or not. However, a little Googling solved any of those problems pretty quick. I would also highly recommend these books to grades 6 and up that study The Revolutionary War. Although everything in the books was not completely factual, all the people and events are real. This series is perfect for students that need The Revolutionary War setting to come alive for them with a personal story like Alexander Hamilton's and Eliza Schuyler's has in these books.

What I appreciated most about these novels is the research that De La Cruz obviously did and the story she was able to weave from the research. Alex and Eliza's romance really came alive for me and I'm even more excited to see the musical and compare the books to the story on stage! 


 ALEX & ELIZA: A LOVE STORY

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 Elizabeth 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 society's 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 country's founding families, and even prouder still of their three daughters--Angelica, with her razor-sharp wit; Peggy, with her dazzling looks; and Eliza, whose beauty and charm rival those of both her sisters, though she'd rather be aiding the colonists' cause than dressing up for some silly ball. 

Still, Eliza can barely contain her excitement when she 
hears of the arrival of one Alexander Hamilton, a mysterious, rakish young colonel and General George Washington's right-hand man. Though Alex has arrived as the bearer of bad news for the Schuylers, he can't believe his luck--as an orphan, and a bastard one at that--to 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.


LOVE & WAR: AN ALEX & ELIZA LOVE STORY


The thrilling romance of young Alexander Hamilton and Eliza Schuyler continues in the sizzling sequel to the New York Times bestselling Alex & Eliza: A Love Story
1781. Albany, New York.

As the war for American independence rages on, Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler begin their new life as a married couple. Still, Alex is as determined as ever to prove his mettle and secure his legacy . . . even if that means leaving his beloved Eliza behind to join the front lines at the Battle of Yorktown. But when the war unexpectedly arrives on Eliza's doorstep, she must fight for a better future--for their fledgling country and for her marriage.

Yet even after the Revolution comes to its historic close, Alex and Eliza's happily-ever-after is threatened. Eliza struggles to build a home in the hustle and bustle of New York City just as Alex's burgeoning law practice brings him up against his greatest rival--the ambitious young lawyer Aaron Burr. And with Alex's star on the rise, Eliza can't help but feel neglected by a husband who seems to have time for everyone but her. Torn apart by new trials and temptations, can Alex and Eliza's epic love survive life in the big city?

The battles are just beginning in the sumptuous sequel to Melissa de la Cruz's
 New York Times bestselling Alex & Eliza: A Love Story.

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