All For One Reread Campaign: Love & War

Week Two of the All For One campaign highlights the eldest Schuyler sister, Angelica, in the second book of the series, Alex and Eliza: Love & War. She is a tremendously strong character who puts her family and reputation above all else. Angelica enjoys the comforts that her wealthy husband can provide and the status of her family name, but she also has strong convictions and a bright mind that always seems to ask the right questions at the right time.

Some of my favorite quotes are below, where Angelica so elegantly (and bluntly) describes the ways in which society treats women differently from men, but also the power of sisterhood.

Book Summary

1781. Albany, New York.

As the war for American independence rages on, Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler begin their new life as a married couple. Still, Alex is as determined as ever to prove his mettle and secure his legacy . . . even if that means leaving his beloved Eliza behind to join the front lines at the Battle of Yorktown. But when the war unexpectedly arrives on Eliza's doorstep, she must fight for a better future--for their fledgling country and for her marriage.

Yet even after the Revolution comes to its historic close, Alex and Eliza's happily-ever-after is threatened. Eliza struggles to build a home in the hustle and bustle of New York City just as Alex's burgeoning law practice brings him up against his greatest rival--the ambitious young lawyer Aaron Burr. And with Alex's star on the rise, Eliza can't help but feel neglected by a husband who seems to have time for everyone but her. Torn apart by new trials and temptations, can Alex and Eliza's epic love survive life in the big city?

The battles are just beginning in the sumptuous sequel to Melissa de la Cruz's New York Times bestselling Alex & Eliza: A Love Story.