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Hamilton and Peggy!: A Revolutionary Friendship

3.70  ·  Rating details ·  524 ratings  ·  117 reviews
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 ...more
ebook, 448 pages
Published January 2nd 2018 by Katherine Tegen Books
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Hailey (HaileyinBookland)

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
Stephanie Anze
Nov 22, 2018 rated it liked it
Margarita "Peggy" Schuyler is the third of the "three graces": Angelica (the passionate and intelligent sister), Eliza (the kind and sweet sister) and Peggy. She is always "and Peggy", finding herself in the shadows of her older sisters. That is until Alexander Hamilton writes her a letter, asking her to help him win over her sister Eliza. Peggy grows fond of Alexander and, in time, the two become good friends. Amid a revolution and a budding friendship with Alexander, Peggy grows into a formida ...more
Dec 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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 ...more
Mar 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Finally finished! Peggy is adorable.


Michaela Kahan
Dec 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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 ...more
Vicky (What Vicky Read)
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 just isn't my type of book. When reading about a real person, I want to read an actual biography or memoir. The author does seem to have done her homework though, and uses actual excerpts from letters throughout the book. Peggy does seem like an interesting person and I did enjoy moments, including the afterword, where the author explains her research. Obviously, the title is playing up the Hamilton name, but he's not in the book a lot. This is just about Peggy and Hamilton shows up once in ...more
Ms. Yingling
Jul 30, 2017 rated it liked it
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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
Feb 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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
Ella Zegarra
Jul 13, 2017 marked it as to-read
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Lea (drumsofautumn)
DNF at 23%. I'm super sad to do this because I was genuinely excited for it but I just really don't think it could deliver. Sadly, while Peggy is the perspective we read from, she barely has her own storyline. It's so disappointing to go into a book, finally expecting a light to shine upon this character, and then still have her be the side character in her own book. Nothing of significance for her life has happened so far. It seems like she is just a bystander.
The same goes for her "friendship"
Adriana P.
Dec 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
It is now 4:25 am and I just finished this amazing novel. This is my first historical fiction ever, and honestly, I'll be catching up on L.M. Elliot books because I loved every single part of Peggy's journey. She is witty, she is fierce and courageous and everything I love for in a main character. Although I can't really say whether it's accurate in its depiction of all of the characters and historical events, I am led to believe the author did her fair share of investigation on the matter, and ...more
More of a 3.5 to be honest.
I read this book right after I finished listening through all of Hamilton; An American Musical. In the musical the roll of Peggy was the little sister and she didn’t do much. In this book it expanded on the her roll on the revolutionary war and explained how she was responsible for Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler’s marriage. Over all it was a nice read, but it could be boring in some parts.
Feb 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
A cute story about the third Schuyler sister. Thoroughly researched, the author does a great job of bringing to life a person forgotten by history. Be warned, the title is kind of misleading, Hamilton is barely in this book. It's all about Peggy (and Eliza and Angelica). A good read for Hamilton fans and students of history.
Sep 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
When I first checked this book out from the library, I was doubtful of my interest in the novel, and I was preparing myself for a book I would evidently give up on. With the very popular musical Hamilton, my first thoughts of the book were that it was going to be a sort of fan fiction. Plus, I had never had the interest to fully listen to or see the musical. But on the contrary of my beliefs, this novel was one of my favorites this summer.

The main character, Peggy Schuyler, should be an inspira
Feb 27, 2018 rated it it was ok
Jodi Bramucci
Feb 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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!!
Elizabeth Cole
Original review can be found at:

When I saw this book at a bookshop in the Upper Penisula I knew I had to read it. Hamilton and Peggy all in one book!? Sign me up! I have been interested in Hamilton since I listened to the soundtrack on a loop for days. Granted, I haven’t seen the play yet but it is on my bucket list! The other reason it drew me in was, while I have read books about the Civil War and WW 1-2, I have read very few books on the American Revol
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In "Hamilton and Peggy!: A Revolutionary Friendship," L.M. Elliott illuminates the spaces that other stories of the Hamilton cohort leave dark.

It is a lively, extremely well-researched, impassioned portrayal of a young woman who lovers of all things Hamilton and plucky heroines ahead of their time will find rewarding. I thoroughly enjoyed it! Lovers of the Revolutionary War will gobble it up!

While this novel is perfect for existing Hamilton fans, I'm not sure I would recommend it to those not a
Cidney Mayes
May 16, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya
Peggy Schuyler is a spirited and gutsy young woman, who often feels overlooked in her family as her two older sisters Angelica and Eliza often take the spotlight. Peggy feels even more overshadowed when she receives a letter from George Washington’s aide-de-camp Alexander Hamilton, who writes to Peggy to enlist her help in courting Eliza. This romance is set against the backdrop of the Schuyler home, where Peggy eavesdrops on her father and his wartime involvement with American Revolution. Peggy ...more
Abigail Smith
Mar 27, 2018 rated it liked it
I am torn by how I feel about this book. For while I loved the style it was written and I thought that it was very historically accurate. I also thought that it read almost like a Hamilton fanfiction. Now while I love the play, I personally don't enjoy it when books start using it as a reference point to the story. This could be a great read for someone in love with the musical but for me as someone fascinated by American Revolution history, it gets to be a frustrating read. I understand the aut ...more
Kim Bakos
Dec 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: giveaways
What a great story! I haven't been on the Hamilton bandwagon, so my recall of him is limited to what I just read in my daughter's AP History text, which was all about politics and nothing about his personal life. It was fun to see him come to life through this story. I used to live in NJ, and with a history buff mother, I have been to Jockey Hollow and Ford's Mansion in Morristown, so I loved reading about the history took place there.
The bond between the three sisters was so much fun to see pla
Mar 15, 2018 rated it liked it
Okay, so this book was good, but not what I was expecting. The title of this book has the phrase " A Revolutionary Friendship" but I wouldn't say Peggy and Alexander really ever become friends in this story. She learns to accept and value him around 300 pages in, but they never feel like friends. This story feels well researched and is probably more historically accurate then several of the others I've read, but it just wasn't what I thought it would be. In this novel, Peggy is really the only c ...more
Amber at Fall Into Books
Aug 07, 2018 rated it did not like it

So slow-moving. I couldn't get through it.
Suze Lavender
Jun 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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 w ...more
Alana White
Set in late-1700s New York during the American Revolution, this is an entertaining homage to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical, Hamilton. Peggy Schuyler, eighteen, is the youngest of Patriot General Philip Schuyler’s three eldest—and in 1777, as yet unmarried—daughters. With the commander of the Northern Army as her father, Peggy is privy to the tribulations, and, eventually, to the hard-won victories that turn the tide toward American independence.

There are two struggles for independence here—the on
Ever since I became obsessed with Hamilton the musical, I’ve craved more and more stories about him and the time period; my first favorite historical period beginning in elementary school. I was delighted when I learned of this book.

Set against the backdrop of the American Revolution, the story is full of excitement, romance, and intrigue. Told from Margarita (Peggy) Schuyler’s perspective, it’s also a coming-of-age novel. Despite the subtitle, it takes awhile for Hamilton to join the story in e
Steph L
May 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
I recommend this book to any fan of historical fiction. The way that some of this history is presented, while I did like it I was in and out of this book in some places. Wow the ending of the book, the last 100 or so pages made this book so worth the read! I loved the end of the book, and I recommend that if you start this book that you stick it out.

I loved Peggy as a character, and I loved her journey so much. As told in the afterword, this book is factual, and you can tell how much research w
Lisa Matherson
Mar 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another great historical read by L.M. Elliott. As usual, she has conducted comprehensive research into the time period and her characters to bring them to life. A good bit of this research finds its way into the book, especially the excerpts at the beginning of each chapter. I loved the fact that this book was about strong women, which is something much of history glosses over. You’ve heard the phrase, behind every successful man is a strong woman. Well, Elliott provides to her readers a lens in ...more
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also published under the name Laura Malone Elliott

HAMILTON AND PEGGY!: A REVOLUTIONARY FRIENDSHIP is the latest YA historical novel by New York Times bestselling author L.M. Elliott ( She is the author of DA VINCI'S TIGER, a bio-pic style study of the young poet portrayed in the only work by Leonardo permanently displayed in the USA. Elliott is best known for UNDER A WAR-TORN SK
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