Love, Theodosia : a novel of Theodosia Burr and Philip Hamilton

by Goldstein, Lori

Format: Print Book 2021
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A Romeo & Juliet tale for Hamilton! fans.

In post-American Revolution New York City, Theodosia Burr, a scholar with the skills of a socialite, is all about charming the right people on behalf of her father--Senator Aaron Burr, who is determined to win the office of president in the pivotal election of 1800. Meanwhile, Philip Hamilton, the rakish son of Alexander Hamilton, is all about being charming on behalf of his libido.
When the two first meet, it seems the ongoing feud between their politically opposed fathers may be hereditary. But soon, Theodosia and Philip must choose between love and family, desire and loyalty, and preserving the legacy their flawed fathers fought for or creating their own.

Love, Theodosia is a smart, funny, swoony take on a fiercely intelligent woman with feminist ideas ahead of her time who has long-deserved center stage. A refreshing spin on the Hamiltonian era and the characters we have grown to know and love. It's also a heartbreaking romance of two star-crossed lovers, an achingly bittersweet "what if." Despite their fathers' bitter rivalry, Theodosia and Philip are drawn to each other and, in what unrolls like a Jane Austen novel of manners, we find ourselves entangled in the world of Hamilton and Burr once again as these heirs of famous enemies are driven together despite every reason not to be.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Her mother's death results in a deep bond between Theodosia and her remaining parent, the notorious Aaron Burr. Highly educated and acknowledged as a prodigy, Theodosia plays hostess and furthers her father's boundless political ambitions, keeping up appearances while their finances crumble. The musical Hamilton inspired Goldstein to create a novel about Theodosia in similar vein, lightly based on historical people and with an emphasis on entertainment. Teenage Theodosia considers various romantic options (the author Washington Irving, the painter John Vanderlyn), but fate brings forth the worst possible candidate, handsome rake Philip, son of her father's greatest enemy, Alexander Hamilton. The clever teenagers delight in sparring, while the divisive political situation of the 1800 election offers a backdrop for romantic tension. Goldstein provides a common ground for this fictional star-crossed attraction. Both are children of notable fathers who exerted considerable control over their children's lives in an attempt to mold them into greatness. The result is a Romeo and Juliet romantic tragedy played out against America's foundational years"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Alston, Theodosia Burr, -- 1783-1813 -- Fiction.
Hamilton, Philip, -- 1782-1801 -- Fiction.
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
United States -- History -- 1783-1815 -- Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Romance fiction.
Publisher New York :Arcade Publishing,2021
Edition First Arcade edition.
Language English
Description 380 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 380).
ISBN 9781950994090
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