Hamilton and Peggy!: A Revolutionary Friendship


I was pretty psyched about starting this book. I'm still in the "all things" Hamilton mindset and reading this in ARC form was just so fun. Peggy Schuyler needs a story of her own, and this one sucked me in at page one. This story is some well researched historical fiction centering in and around the Revolutionary War. I enjoyed reading about both the details of everyday life in America at that time but also the details of war and how living at that time was very different from almost any other wartime in America.

Peggy spent a lot of time helping her Mother with an influx of new babies but also had time to correspond with Alexander Hamilton who was attempting to woo her sister with Peggy's approval. The descriptions of all the locations, houses, woods, forts were so vivid I felt like I could see them. 

I loved the research notes in the back and would include this as a "living book" in my American History High School course. Adults who love historical fiction and Hamilton will enjoy this also.

Verdict- Buy

Please note that I received a free advance E ARC of this book from NetGalley without a review requirement or any influence regarding review content should I choose to post a review. Apart from that, I have no connection at all to either the author or the publisher of this book.

Hamilton and Peggy By L.M. Eliott    February 13, 2018


Jennifer Naughton

I'm a lifelong bibliophile who happens to love children's books and who should have become a librarian. Instead I horde books in case of apocalypse or the enactment of a Fahrenheit 451 type law. My five kids accept my addiction and have learned to accept books in odd places.