So Kalissa and Craig have been bugging me that we need to get together and watch Hamilton. For those of you that don’t know, Hamilton is a Broadway musical based on the life American Revolutionary Alexander Hamilton. Some of you might recognize him as the man on the $10 bill.
Well recently the musical was filmed and now released on Disney Plus.
We finally found a time that worked for all of us and sat down to watch it. So what did I think….I loved it. Kalissa loved it. Craig loved it.
Kalissa bought the soundtrack and is singing it ALL THE TIME! I’ll admit, I’ve been singing it from time to time to.
I rarely if ever watch movies more than once but this one I will. The boys were here when we were watching the first time and although they were really good, I still would like to watch it again without kid distractions. I do recommend watching with closed caption on. We did the first time and that really helped me.
Well the Hamilton obsession that has been here has moved on and now I’m listening to this book…My Dear Hamilton.
This of course is fiction but historically based. I’ve been loving it. Here’s the Amazon review.
“From the New York Times bestselling authors of America’s First Daughter comes the epic story of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton–a revolutionary woman who, like her new nation, struggled to define herself in the wake of war, betrayal, and tragedy. In this haunting, moving, and beautifully written novel, Dray and Kamoie used thousands of letters and original sources to tell Eliza’s story as it’s never been told before–not just as the wronged wife at the center of a political sex scandal–but also as a founding mother who shaped an American legacy in her own right.
A general’s daughter…
Coming of age on the perilous frontier of revolutionary New York, Elizabeth Schuyler champions the fight for independence. And when she meets Alexander Hamilton, Washington’s penniless but passionate aide-de-camp, she’s captivated by the young officer’s charisma and brilliance. They fall in love, despite Hamilton’s bastard birth and the uncertainties of war.
A Founding Father’s wife…
But the union they create–in their marriage and the new nation–is far from perfect. From glittering inaugural balls to bloody street riots, the Hamiltons are at the center of it all–including the political treachery of America’s first sex scandal, which forces Eliza to struggle through heartbreak and betrayal to find forgiveness.
The last surviving light of the Revolution…
When a duel destroys Eliza’s hard-won peace, the grieving widow fights her husband’s enemies to preserve Alexander’s legacy. But long-buried secrets threaten everything Eliza believes about her marriage and her own legacy. Questioning her tireless devotion to the man and country that have broken her heart, she’s left with one last battle–to understand the flawed man she married and imperfect union he could never have created without her…”
I’m not finished with the book yet but so far, I love it!! Amazon readers gave it 4.7 stars. I know I loved America’s First Daughter, also written by this author so I’m sure to love this too!! It’s been fun reading America’s First Daughter and now this book as the characters overlap. You know me…historical fiction is my fave.
Do you have a Hamilton craze happening at your house? If you like historical fiction, you’ll love the book…if you love musicals, you’ll love the movie. Oh my…and if you’ve fallen down the rabbit hole and you’ll love the soundtrack too! Even Carver has been known to sing a line or two. Oh my!! We are obsessed.