I, Eliza Hamilton is a spell binding historical read. Nia Vardalos’s famous quote: “The man may be the head of the household. But the woman is the neck, and she can turn the head whichever way she pleases,” describes the theme of this book very well.
Elizabeth Schuyler is the daughter of a well-known and respected general. She is full of grace, devotion, and intelligence. She was twenty when she first met Alexander during a party at her family’s home, and knew then that Alexander had the ambition of a thousand men, and to top it off, he is fiercely handsome.
Alexander and Eliza “Betsy” fall in love and marry. She becomes his loyal supporter and soul mate, but heart-breaks, scandal, and tragedy follow poor Eliza. With her head held high she continues to move forward, and always, even in the darkest moments, stands by her husband. If you are obsessed with American History, pick up this book and step into the time of the Hamiltons who had a hand in helping to shape our country.
“Love is not easy with a man chosen by Fate for greatness.”