Hamilton and Peggy!: A Revolutionary Friendship

Hamilton and Peggy!: A Revolutionary Friendship

by L. M. Elliott


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Drawing from historical journals and letters, New York Times bestselling author Laura Elliot weaves a richly detailed tale about the extraordinary Peggy Schuyler and her revolutionary friendship with Alexander Hamilton. Perfect for fans of the smash Broadway musical sensation Hamilton!

Peggy Schuyler has always felt like she’s existed in the shadows of her beloved sisters: the fiery, intelligent Angelica and beautiful, sweet Eliza. But it’s in the throes of a chaotic war that Peggy finds herself a central figure amid Loyalists and Patriots, spies and traitors, friends and family.

When a flirtatious aide-de-camp, Alexander Hamilton, writes to Peggy asking for her help in wooing the earnest Eliza, Peggy finds herself unable to deny such an impassioned plea. A fast friendship forms between the two, but Alexander is caught in the same war as her father, and the danger to all their lives is real. Everything is a battlefield—from the frontlines to their carefully coded letters—but will Peggy’s bravery’s and intelligence be enough to keep them all safe?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062671301
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/13/2018
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 182,973
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.60(d)
Lexile: 880L (what's this?)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

L. M. Elliott is the New York Times bestselling author of Da Vinci’s Tiger; Under a War-Torn Sky; A Troubled Peace; Across a War-Tossed Sea; Annie, Between the States; Give Me Liberty; Flying South; and Hamilton and Peggy! She lives in Virginia with her family. You can visit her online at www.lmelliott.com.

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Hamilton and Peggy!: A Revolutionary Friendship 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Michaela Kahan More than 1 year ago
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!!
Alex Fream More than 1 year ago
As a Hamilton fan and a lover of strong women, this book was right up my alley! I had been hoping for someone to write more in depth about the Schuyler Sisters and this book had what I wanted. Their relationships, both romantic and platonic, were so well written. I especially enjoyed reading the development of Eliza and Alexander- for real. And Peggy! Her story is so inspiring and in a lot of ways relatable. A must read for fans of strong female characters, charming, complex men and historical accuracy all wrapped in one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There's nothing rich folks love more, than going downtown and slummin' it with the poor. They pull up in their carriages and gawk, at the students in the college just to watch them talk. Take Phillip Schuyler- the man is loaded, But uh oh, little does he know that his daughters, Peggy, Angelica, Eliza Slip into the city just to watch all the guys at work, work. Angelica. Werk werk Eliza And Peggy! The Schuyler Sisters Angelica, Peggy, Eliza Work! Daddy said to be home by sundown... Daddy doesn't need to know. Daddy said not to go downtown... Like I said, your free to go... But look around, look around
Suze-Lavender More than 1 year ago
Peggy Schuyler and her sisters are close. They're the daughters of General Schuyler, an important military man, who's given them an upbringing filled with books and information. Angelica is the beautiful bold one and Eliza is the angelic sweet one with the good heart. Peggy keeps wondering where that leaves her. She's looking for her place in life and finds it in a time of war. Peggy is intelligent and she's a brilliant strategist. She constantly finds herself in the middle of conspiracies and witnesses several battles. Peggy can stand her ground and her terrific brain and quick wit are her specialty, but also the reason some men are finding her difficult to handle. Love is the reason the Schuyler sisters have eventually separated. Angelica elopes and Eliza falls in love with the charismatic Alexander Hamilton. Because Eliza is popular and has many suitors, Hamilton asks Peggy to help him win her sister's heart. He's a clever man and Peggy finds him an interesting companion. Talking to him is never boring and even though his advice can be hurtful, he doesn't give it with that intention. Alexander Hamilton manages to find a place in each Schuyler sister's heart. In a time of war long absences are normal and everyone's life is in danger. Will Peggy be able to contribute to the defeat of the enemy and is there a chance her wishes for the future will come true? Hamilton and Peggy! is a fantastic gripping story. I was fascinated by the strong, proud and incredibly smart Peggy. She can stand up for herself, she's loyal to her family and even though she wants to be loved more than anything else in the world, she knows her duty to her country comes first. I absolutely loved her fierce personality. Peggy might think she's existing in the shadows of her popular sisters, but she isn't. She's a force to be reckoned with and she's special just like her sisters. I loved their connection, it isn't always easy having to compete with two older sisters who can't do anything wrong, but love and family always wins. I enjoyed reading about their bond, their personal growth and their political visions. I love strong heroines and Hamilton and Peggy! definitely delivers in that area. L.M. Elliott has written an interesting story. I loved how well she's done her research. It's visible in every sentence of Hamilton and Peggy! Peggy helps General Schuyler with his work, which gives a lot of insight in the war. The book is set in the last quarter of the eighteenth century and America is in turmoil. L.M. Elliott describes the chaos and losses, the difficulties of war and finding funds to fight, the strategies needed to defeat the enemy and much much more in a terrific detailed and vivid way. I learned a lot while reading this book, while I was enthralled by the compelling story at the same time. I love it when a book teaches me something and spellbinds me completely as well. Hamilton and Peggy! has incredible main characters, they're multilayered with intriguing minds and fabulous conversational skills. I highly recommend this amazing book that captivated me from beginning to end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An absolutely wonderful read. Immaculate characters, vivid period detail, and an engrossing story. I have recommended this book to all of my friends, and I think the whole world should read it! L.M. Elliott has hit another home run.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great read by LM Elliott. I have enjoyed & recommended every book that she has written, and I've taught (or supported other teachers to do so) many of her books. As usual, research is impeccable, characters become your friends, and you just feel smarter about history after finishing!!