Hamilton and Peggy!: A Revolutionary Friendship

Hamilton and Peggy!: A Revolutionary Friendship

The colonies are in the throes of the Revolutionary War and caught in the midst of spies, traitors, Loyalists and Patriots, is the charming, quick-witted Peggy Schuyler—youngest of the famed Schuyler sisters and daughter of General Philip Schuyler. Her eldest sister Angelica, the “thief of hearts,” is known for her passion and intelligence, while kind, sweet Eliza has a be...

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Title:Hamilton and Peggy!: A Revolutionary Friendship
Author:L.M. Elliott
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  • Megan

    A fun read for historical buffs, fans of Hamilton, and anyone who loves a collection of terrific characters. Peggy is smart and brave--a kick-butt heroine in the style of Jo March or Lizzie Bennett. The cast of characters is rounded out by the people you would expect--Eliza and Angelica Schuyler, Hamilton, George Washington, Lafayette. But there are also hilarious cameos from characters largely forgotten by history. The splashes of romance will tug at your heartstrings, but the main focus of the

    A fun read for historical buffs, fans of Hamilton, and anyone who loves a collection of terrific characters. Peggy is smart and brave--a kick-butt heroine in the style of Jo March or Lizzie Bennett. The cast of characters is rounded out by the people you would expect--Eliza and Angelica Schuyler, Hamilton, George Washington, Lafayette. But there are also hilarious cameos from characters largely forgotten by history. The splashes of romance will tug at your heartstrings, but the main focus of the story is on the incredible bond and sisterhood between Angelica, Eliza, and Peggy. A smart, fun, well-researched must-read!

  • Michaela Kahan

    I don't even know where to start - this book was everything I wanted! As a Musical Theatre nut and a Hamilton fan, I couldn't wait to get my hands on this book and I'M SO GLAD I DID. L.M. Elliott's novel is filled with beautiful scenic description that was so crystal clear, I could basically see my breath as if I were there in the cold winter opening with Peggy and the entire Schuyler crew! The story of this intelligent, spunky, strong-willed young woman was handled stunningly, as we get to grow

    I don't even know where to start - this book was everything I wanted! As a Musical Theatre nut and a Hamilton fan, I couldn't wait to get my hands on this book and I'M SO GLAD I DID. L.M. Elliott's novel is filled with beautiful scenic description that was so crystal clear, I could basically see my breath as if I were there in the cold winter opening with Peggy and the entire Schuyler crew! The story of this intelligent, spunky, strong-willed young woman was handled stunningly, as we get to grow with Peggy and watch her work through her own family drama, inner frustration, triumph and adventure! I especially loved reading the more detailed back story of the Schuyler sisters and was so pleased to read about characters I felt I already knew. The relationships felt so familiar and real, I often found myself wanting to give Peggy advice - feeling like I've been in her shoes in a small way.

    I was also impressed by Elliott's historical accuracy and the detailed elements of the war, politics and conditions that served as the hefty backdrop to our protagonist's story. She wove all of these elements so naturally into this fast paced and elaborate novel. It was so effortless, and the insider look I felt I was given was enough to keep me furiously flipping pages. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves history, fantastic detailed storytelling, tales of adventure, love, betrayal and a little bit of luck!

    Please write a sequel!!

  • May

    L.M. Elliott is known for her well-researched historical fiction and for taking fascinating women off the sidelines of history into the heart of it, and this book is no different!

    Make no mistake, Peggy Schuyler is the star of the show in this story. The novel looks in on her relationship with her eldest sisters, Angelica and Eliza, and with her parents, and how those relationships were changed by the Revolution (and Hamilton's courtship of Eliza). Peggy was regarded in her time as intelligent a

    L.M. Elliott is known for her well-researched historical fiction and for taking fascinating women off the sidelines of history into the heart of it, and this book is no different!

    Make no mistake, Peggy Schuyler is the star of the show in this story. The novel looks in on her relationship with her eldest sisters, Angelica and Eliza, and with her parents, and how those relationships were changed by the Revolution (and Hamilton's courtship of Eliza). Peggy was regarded in her time as intelligent and kind, and was perhaps a bit too adventuresome for the era's expectations of women. I found her engaging as a character, and was grateful to see her at the center of the narrative.

    Those looking for Hamilton will find him here in small doses of appearance and larger doses of influence. But Elliott doesn't set her story with Hamilton once he appears. Instead she offers up an interpretative of how Hamilton, and the Revolution itself, changed the Schuyler sister's and especially Peggy's, lives. I appreciated this bit of script flipping - often historical narrative focuses on the well-known driving actors of an event, ignoring those providing support behind the scenes and those whose lives were changed indirectly. Focusing on Peggy instead of Hamilton offers fresh perspective on the man and the war.

    If you want to read about a young woman with a bit of spring in her step who saw the Revolution as a chance for something more exciting than colonial domestic life, pick up Peggy and venture off history's beaten path.

  • Shortcake

    Finally finished! Peggy is adorable.

    ***

    AAAANNNDDDDDD

    PEEEGGGGGGGGYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

  • Ms. Yingling

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus

    Young Peggy Schulyer must watch her older sister Angelica elope with a dashing young man, and is instrumental in helping her sister Eliza's suitor, Alexander Hamilton, connect with his sweetheart. In the meantime, the Revolutionary War is grinding on, and her father, General Phillip Schuyler, is very involved with aspects of the planning and fighting, although he is not always successful in his military endeavors. Peggy meets many of the luminaries of the time, tries to

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus

    Young Peggy Schulyer must watch her older sister Angelica elope with a dashing young man, and is instrumental in helping her sister Eliza's suitor, Alexander Hamilton, connect with his sweetheart. In the meantime, the Revolutionary War is grinding on, and her father, General Phillip Schuyler, is very involved with aspects of the planning and fighting, although he is not always successful in his military endeavors. Peggy meets many of the luminaries of the time, tries to help around the house (her mother is constantly having babies, which becomes more difficult as she gets older and the war continues), and chafes against the restrictions put upon women. She even travels in the bitter winter weather to prove that she is not to be held down! Set against many details of every day life as well as the political machinations of war, Hamilton and Peggy! is a solid historical novel from the wonderful L.M. Elliot.

    Strengths: Elliot does a great job at weaving in very descriptive military occurrences with every day life in a way that is both instructive but fast paced. This is a very difficult thing to accomplish in historical fiction. This was reminiscent of works of Ann Rinaldi, which always have such great details about life and historical events. Elliot has clearly done her research, and I appreciated the notes at the back.

    Weaknesses: There is not really very much about Alexander Hamilton in the book, and Peggy is described (in a VERY common historical novel fashion) as being perhaps a bit spunkier and daring than women at that time would have been in real life. It's not unrealistically done, but I always believe deep down that such behavior is probably anachronistic. Makes for a much better story, so it makes sense to portray Peggy this way.

    What I really think: If Hamilton fever continues, I may purchase a copy. Actually, I will probably purchase it anyway, since there are surprisingly few newer historical novels set during the Revolutionary War. Forbes' Johnny Tremain (1943) has seen better days.

  • Hailey (HaileyinBookland)

    2.5*

    This wasn’t what I expected so I’m really torn on my rating. It was very well researched and very descriptive in terms of the historical aspect, but I was let down by the Peggy and Hamilton storyline, or lack there of. It was very slow and dull, quite frankly. If you want to learn about the revolution this will be helpful, but it just didn’t deliver in terms of plot beyond that. I guess I just had higher hopes, unfortunately.

    *I received an ARC from Fierce Reads but that in no way influence

    2.5*

    This wasn’t what I expected so I’m really torn on my rating. It was very well researched and very descriptive in terms of the historical aspect, but I was let down by the Peggy and Hamilton storyline, or lack there of. It was very slow and dull, quite frankly. If you want to learn about the revolution this will be helpful, but it just didn’t deliver in terms of plot beyond that. I guess I just had higher hopes, unfortunately.

    *I received an ARC from Fierce Reads but that in no way influences my opinion. All thoughts are my own.*

  • Vicky (tangledpages)

    This took me just over a month to read. If that doesn’t say something, I don’t know what will.

    I was expecting so much more from this one. I was under the impression that it would be mostly about Peggy Schulyer and her relationship with Alexander Hamilton. For the last 200 pages, it was. For the first 200, it was not. I was disappointed by this, and felt that the title was ever so slightly misleading.

    I found this book to be fairly slow moving with little action. Yes, it is a fiction based on real

    This took me just over a month to read. If that doesn’t say something, I don’t know what will.

    I was expecting so much more from this one. I was under the impression that it would be mostly about Peggy Schulyer and her relationship with Alexander Hamilton. For the last 200 pages, it was. For the first 200, it was not. I was disappointed by this, and felt that the title was ever so slightly misleading.

    I found this book to be fairly slow moving with little action. Yes, it is a fiction based on real life events so I understand that it must move at a reasonably realistic pace, but my god things could have been fast forwarded at times.

    Peggy was a likeable character. You could see her struggles of seeing her older sisters marrying whilst Peggy was overlooked, but eventually she began to come out of her shell. The book was all about Peggy and the relationships she had with the older Schulyer sisters, her intellectual above others and her search for love.

    I found this book to be way too slow paced and because of this, it really just didn’t keep my interest at all which explains why it’s taken me so long to read but I was determined to finish it!

  • Sara

    [2.0]

  • Ella Zegarra

    and Peggy!

    Me da vergüenza lo mucho que me he reído

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