BOOK: I, Eliza Hamilton

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With the recent popularity of the Broadway play Hamilton, Alexander Hamilton (American statesman and Founding Father) has found a new and exciting place in 21st century popular culture.  If you’re even a little curious about Hamilton’s life and times, and enjoy historical fiction, then check out Susan Holloway Scott’s fascinating, new book.  You’ll love Scott’s rich, vivid portrayal of Hamilton’s world, as seen through the eyes of his wife, Eliza–a strong-willed, extraordinary, loyal confidante to her husband.  Enduring public scandal, heartbreak and tragedy, Eliza’s strength pulls her through wars, political upheaval and personal betrayal.  In the process, she becomes a heroine in her own right, helping her husband shape political writings that establish the foundation of a new nation.

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From the beginning, you’re swept up into Eliza’s life, given the intimate, thought-provoking details.  Because the book is so beautifully written, it appeals to all five of your senses.  (You actually feel like you’re eavesdropping during Eliza’s private conversations.)  In short, you simply cannot wait to read what happens next, but you don’t want the book to end.  Based on historical facts, the book revisits the Founding Fathers, with mothers at the heart of the story.

Eileen Perrigo

About Eileen Perrigo

Eileen Perrigo is the current President of the Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival and has been actively involved in fine and performing arts for most of her adult life. Eileen and her husband of 50 years are passionate about travel, visiting art museums around the world. They live in Pensacola, FL, a southern paradise.

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