In post-American Revolution New York City, Theodosia Burr, a scholar with the skills of a socialite, is all about charming the right people on behalf of her father—Senator Aaron Burr, who is determined to win the office of president in the pivotal election of 1800. Meanwhile, Philip Hamilton, the rakish son of Alexander Hamilton, is all about being charming on behalf of his libido. When the two first meet, it seems the ongoing feud between their politically opposed fathers may be hereditary. But soon, Theodosia and Philip must choose between love and family, desire and loyalty, and preserving the legacy their flawed fathers fought for or creating their own.
Love, Theodosia is a smart, funny, swoony take on a fiercely intelligent woman with feminist ideas ahead of her time who has long-deserved center stage. A refreshing spin on the Hamiltonian era and the characters we have grown to know and love. It’s also a heartbreaking romance of two star-crossed lovers, an achingly bittersweet “what if.” Despite their fathers’ bitter rivalry, Theodosia and Philip are drawn to each other and, in what unrolls like a Jane Austen novel of manners, we find ourselves entangled in the world of Hamilton and Burr once again as these heirs of famous enemies are driven together despite every reason not to be.
Lori Anne Goldstein is a creative writing instructor, manuscript consultant, and the author of four novels for young adults. She credits her BA in journalism with giving her the skills and desire to conduct the extensive research that forms the core of her adult historical debut, Love, Theodosia. She is the author of four YA novels, BECOMING JINN, CIRCLE OF JINN, SCREEN QUEENS, and SOURCES SAY., She lives in the Boston area and can be found online at www.lorigoldsteinbooks.com, on Instagram at @lorigoldsteinbooks, on Twitter at @loriagoldstein, and on Facebook at LoriGoldsteinAuthor.