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In this beautifully written novel of historical fiction, best-selling author Susan Holloway Scott tells the story of Alexander Hamilton's wife, Eliza - a fascinating, strong-willed heroine in her own right and a key figure in one of the most gripping periods in American history.

"Love is not easy with a man chosen by Fate for greatness."

As the daughter of a respected general, Elizabeth Schuyler is accustomed to socializing with dignitaries and soldiers. But no visitor to her parents' home has affected her as strongly as Alexander Hamilton, a charismatic, ambitious aide to George Washington. They marry quickly, and despite the tumult of the American Revolution, Eliza is confident in her brilliant husband and in her role as his helpmate. But it is in the aftermath of war, as Hamilton becomes one of the country's most important figures, that she truly comes into her own.

In Washington, Eliza becomes an adored member of society, respected for her fierce devotion to Hamilton as well as her grace. Behind closed doors, she astutely manages their expanding household and assists her husband with his political writings. Yet some challenges are impossible to prepare for. Through public scandal, betrayal, personal heartbreak, and tragedy, she is tested again and again. In the end, it will be Eliza's indomitable strength that makes her not only Hamilton's most crucial ally in life but his most loyal advocate after his death, determined to preserve his legacy while pursuing her own extraordinary path through the nation they helped shape together.

©2017 Susan Holloway Scott (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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What is this

Is this a biography a work of fiction and non-fiction??? Just a little confused. Some facts are wrong. Angelica's husband was Church not Carter. Nice story...but not what I thought

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Not exactly what I was expecting

The first half of the story ‘read’ more like a romance novel, which I detest. It really would be so bad if there just weren’t so many endearments used. It made for a sappy ‘read’.

The narrator changed her voice for the male parts which I find also very annoying.

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Eliza

loved it, but I wish it would have focused more on Eliza as a person.

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Good but not great

Where does I, Eliza Hamilton rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It was a good book but I felt like so much for it was not original. I had just seen the Broadway musical Hamilton and felt like so many of the lines came from the play

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There is so much more to this beautiful women and to end the book at the death of her husband cheats the reader out of knowing the whole person of ElizaHamilton

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The book made me want more.

I only absorbed asmall amount of History in school. The perception I took away was that the United states were indeed United. I don't know if it was my inattention or the way the materials were presented. It reminded me of reading the Bible for the first time. Sunday school as a child barely scratches the surface of the ideas in the book. I am sure this historical romance hardly scratches the surface of the true history. It peaked my interest on the subject. I am currently listening to a non fiction book about Alexander Hamilton to learn more.

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What a love story!

Listening to the love story of Alexander and Elizabeth Hamilton just flowed without effort. Although a long book, it seemed to end too quickly. It’s amazing that even though this story occurred in the late 1700’s, many of the things that occurred then in politics, still happen today, the backstabbing, bad mouthing, etc. Hamilton tries to be honorable and honest which creates enemies throughout his life. Alexander was a driven man and his wife Elizabeth always remained his greatest supporter. What a story.

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An interesting historical account

I find the woman's perspective on this relationship to be fascinating. Well preformed. Good pace. Characters are well developed.

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I Eliza Hamilton

I thought it was the most vivid reading of Alexander Hamilton along with Eliza Hamilton.