My Dear Hamilton by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie is an historical novel written from the perspective of Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton. The daughter of one of our country’s most prominent men, senator, and renowned Revolutionary War general, Philip John Schuyler, Betsy grew up in upstate New York in a well-to-do Dutch family and was a first hand witness to the formation of our country and socialized in the midst of many of our forefathers, such as Presidents Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and Madison. She also became the wife of one America’s most brilliant soldiers and political minds, Alexander Hamilton. This book spares no mercy in revealing the joys, heart breaks, and suffering Eliza (the name she adopts after her marriage) experiences during her almost century-long life. Her strength of character helps her withstand the chaos of war, the destruction of her family’s home, as well as her father’s loss of command and political office. If those were not enough, her husband’s infidelity, resulting in a national scandal, and their son’s death give the reader pause to wonder how one person can withstand such personal crises. I was impressed by this book’s recounting of our country’s history and the Hamiltons’ role in it. Apparently there is not much historical data about Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, but this book, although historical fiction, allows us to consider her historical importance.