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Love & War: An Alex & Eliza Story

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Hamilton's early married life lacks romance-history balance.

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Romance takes a back seat in this second installment that doesn't quite find the balance to fully satisfy romance fans or history buffs. Love & War is about a time in the young couple's life just after they're married when either war or economic necessity means they spend a lot of time apart. So readers who aren't fans of both romance and history may get impatient waiting to get back to the parts they find most interesting. By the end we start to see how Alex and Eliza will find balance in their lives and love, so fans of America's trendiest founding power couple will look forward to the promised third installment of their story.

The focus on the couple's early married life means that, although there's no content of concern for tweens and up, it's probably best suited to big fans of the hit Broadway musical Hamilton anxious to explore more details about Alex and Eliza's story, and to history-minded teens wondering about starting a life of their own.

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