Title: Love, Theodosia: A Novel of Theodosia Burr and Philip Hamilton
Author: Lori Anne Goldstein
Copyright: November 2, 2021
Format: E-Book, 416 Pages
Genres: Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Historical Fiction Inspired by Real Historical Figures
Theodosia Burr, daughter of Senator Aaron Burr, is a young socialite who comes of age in 1800. In a time where female education and independence of spirit are not encouraged, she is something of a rarity. The other ladies around her prefer to talk of mindless topics—such as courtship and gossip—while she likes intelligent discourse. The product of a well-rounded education overseen by a caring father, she is entirely unconventional. Enter Philip Hamilton, the sassy and flirtatious young son of her father’s archnemesis, Alexander Hamilton of the Federalist party. In this unique historical take on the classical Romeo and Juliet tale, Theodosia and Philip eventually fall in love much to the detriment of everyone around them.
Lori Anne Goldstein’s Love, Theodosia is one of those books that grabs you and doesn’t let go. I immediately fell in love with the character Theodosia, becoming invested in her story. The characters were interesting and they certainly kept me engaged. Another thing that stood out was the prose that was excessively well written. It was evocative of the time in which this book is set. I felt wholly immersed in the Republican/Federalist world of the Early Republic era. All in all, this was a quick and engrossing read. I often found myself cheering Theodosia on.
I graciously received this complimentary copy of Love, Theodosia by Skyhorse Publishing and Netgalley. All ideas and thoughts expressed herein are my own.