Love, Theodosia: A Novel of Theodosia Burr and Philip Hamilton

Love, Theodosia: A Novel of Theodosia Burr and Philip Hamilton

by Lori Anne Goldstein

Narrated by Allyson Voller

Unabridged — 13 hours, 31 minutes

Love, Theodosia: A Novel of Theodosia Burr and Philip Hamilton

Love, Theodosia: A Novel of Theodosia Burr and Philip Hamilton

by Lori Anne Goldstein

Narrated by Allyson Voller

Unabridged — 13 hours, 31 minutes

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Overview

A Romeo & Juliet tale for Hamilton! fans.

Love, Theodosia is a smart, funny, swoony take on a fiercely intelligent woman (Aaron Burr's daughter, Theodosia) with feminist ideas and ideals far ahead of her time. Not only a work of well-researched historical fiction, but a refreshing spin on the Hamiltonian era and the characters we have grown to know and love so well. Goldstein shines a bright light on Theodosia, who has long deserved center stage, a young woman struggling to be heard in a turbulent time for our nation. It's also a heartbreaking romance of two star-crossed lovers, an achingly bittersweet “what if.”

In Love Theodosia, Alexander Hamilton's son Philip and Burr's daughter Theodosia become smitten, though she is engaged to an artist and Philip is a rakish cad. But the two find each other's intellect irresistible, and in what unrolls like a Jane Austen novel of manners we find ourselves entangled with the Hamilton family once again as the children of famous enemies are driven together despite every reason not to be.


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"This Romeo and Juliet story for Hamilton fans imagines what might have happened if Theodosia (daughter of Aaron Burr) and Philip (son of Alexander Hamilton) fell in love, despite the very public animosity between their fathers. . . . Goldstein’s adult historical debut depicts an admirable heroine in Theodosia, an academic prodigy, a supporter of abolition and women’s suffrage, a dutiful daughter, and a passionate woman, that makes for an interesting reimagining of a notable historical figure." — Library Journal

"With Love, Theodosia, Lori Goldstein leaps from YA novels to adult historical fiction with aplomb. In Theodosia Burr she has created a unique and resourceful young woman able to take on the machinations of the fraught 1800 presidential election, explore flawed characters (her own father, Aaron Burr, for one) and come to terms with what it means to love and forgive . . . and love again.”—Sally Cabot Gunning, author of Monticello: A Daughter and Her Father, and Painting the Light

"The novel’s got a great plot and fascinating information about the politics of the young United States ...I enjoyed reading it. The only other novel I know of that features Theodosia Burr came out in 1941 (My Theodosia by Anya Seton). I’m glad to seeTheodosia once again step forward from the historical shadows to tell her own story."—Historical Novel Society 

Love, Theodosia is a fascinating tale of young lovers struggling to escape the gravitational pull of history itself—and the magnetic fathers who will not let them go.”—Elizabeth Cobbs, author of the bestselling novel, The Hamilton Affair

“Clever and spirited writing makes this novel wholly entertaining and captivating, with characters brimming with witticisms and a plot teeming with potential scandal that had me desperately rooting for Goldstein's imagined star-crossed lovers of Theodosia Burr and Phillip Hamilton. Fans of Bridgerton will delight in this high-society romp.”—Jenni L. Walsh, author of Becoming Bonnie and A Betting Woman

“‘Nothing had ever been so simple. Nothing would ever be as complicated. Perhaps that was how the best love stories began.’ And so readers will fall in love with star-crossed Theodosia Burr and Philip Hamilton as they fight for a happiness that was never meant to be. Exquisitely researched yet tenderly layered with romantic what-ifs, this is the story I never knew I needed.”—J'nell Ciesielski, bestselling author of The Ice Swan

 

Library Journal

11/05/2021

This Romeo and Juliet story for Hamilton fans imagines what might have happened if Theodosia (daughter of Aaron Burr) and Philip (son of Alexander Hamilton) fell in love, despite the very public animosity between their fathers. The story starts in 1800 as Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr are running for president, and Theodosia is just 17. Since her mother died when she was young, Theodosia assumes the role of hostess at the Burr estate in New York City as her father chases political importance and staves off creditors. While Theodosia enjoys clandestine meetings with Philip, her father pushes her to cultivate a relationship with Joseph Alston, a wealthy plantation owner from South Carolina, who could sway the election in Burr's favor and end their money troubles. Theodosia is torn between her true love and duty to her father, but the story is destined to end in tragedy. VERDICT While the novel is occasionally slowed by the detailed accounting of the election process, overall, YA author (Becoming Jinn) Goldstein's adult historical debut depicts an admirable heroine in Theodosia, an academic prodigy, a supporter of abolition and women's suffrage, a dutiful daughter, and a passionate woman, that makes for an interesting reimagining of a notable historical figure.—Melissa DeWild, Comstock Park, MI

Product Details

BN ID: 2940176412529
Publisher: Spotify Audiobooks
Publication date: 11/16/2021
Edition description: Unabridged
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