Alex and Eliza: A Love Story

By Melissa de la Cruz
Read by Cassandra Campbell

9.83 Hours 04/11/2017 unabridged
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    ISBN: 9780525492023

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Witches of East End and the Descendants series comes this 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.

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Summary

Summary

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Witches of East End and the Descendants series comes this 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[In] Cassandra Campbell’s narration…she gets into Eliza’s head as she finds herself attracted to the dashing young Hamilton, while at the same time disliking him for his role in her father’s troubles. Campbell delivers the dialogue with some care to distinguish voices, giving Hamilton a gentleman’s tone and especially communicating Eliza’s playful banter…This is an engaging listen.” AudioFile
“A tender, vibrant love story…that will draw in readers right away thanks to her lively, engaging storytelling. De la Cruz expertly expounds on the articulate, impressive Alex and intelligent, passionate Eliza, bringing them to life in a skillful, genuine way. The verbal sparring between Alex and Eliza is sharp, witty, and humorous, reflecting their strong natures. Distinctive secondary characters and a well-crafted historical plot make this story a delightful read.” RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick!)
“This charming historical romance is a must-read for any fan of Hamilton who felt drawn in, first and foremost, by the sweeping love story.” Booklist
“De la Cruz has struck while the iron is hot and shone a light on the extraordinary wife of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, Eliza Schuyler…Fans of the musical will be excited to see this novel.” School Library Journal

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Author Bio: Melissa de la Cruz

Melissa de la Cruz is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of many critically acclaimed and award-winning novels for teens, including the Au Pairs series, the Blue Bloods series, the Ashleys series, and the Angels on Sunset Boulevard series. Her Blue Bloods series has sold over three million copies, and the Witches of East End series became an hour-long television drama on the Lifetime network. A former fashion and beauty editor, she has written for publications such as the New York Times, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, and Seventeen.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Romance
Runtime: 9.83
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English