The Lost Diary of Alexander Hamilton

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The Lost Diary Of Alex Hamilton By Sophie Schiller

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The Lost Diary of Alexander Hamilton
by Sophie Schiller

Publication Date: July 3, 2020
Tradewinds Publishing

Genre: YA/US Colonial & Revolutionary Period/Historical Fiction

 

 

The story of Alexander Hamilton’s lost childhood in the Caribbean—a land of sugar plantations and slavery—where an impoverished orphan must learn to survive despite impossible odds. It is a story of struggle, heartbreak, resilience, and ultimately, triumph.

1765. Alexander Hamilton arrives in St. Croix with his family to begin a new life. He longs for the chance to go to school and fit in, but secrets from his mother’s past threaten to tear his family apart. When he sees a young African slave being tortured, Alexander vows to act. He urges his uncle to buy Ajax and promises to set him free. But tragedy strikes when his father abandons the family and his mother dies of yellow fever. Orphaned and alone, Alex is forced to survive by his wits and resourcefulness. By day he works in a counting house learning the secrets of foreign trade. By night he studies Plutarch and dreams of fame and glory. When Ajax is sold to a brutal planter, Alex vows to save him, even at the risk of his own life. With the aid of a reluctant slave-catcher, he concocts a plan to rescue Ajax, but when the price for helping a slave run away is torture or death, no one is safe.

In this gripping tale, Sophie Schiller re-creates the boyhood of the young man who would grow up to become a Founding Father and one of America’s foremost men.

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Praise

“The Lost Diary of Alexander Hamilton is a wonderful read… The musical “Hamilton” has brought the impact of this man in the founding of America sharply into our consciousness. But what author Sophie Schiller has skillfully done here is to take what little is known about Alexander’s early life and fashion a fictional story around his upbringing that fleshes out the boy that would become the man. I can highly recommend this read.” – Grant Leishman for Reader’s Favorite (5 star review)

“The Lost Diary of Alexander Hamilton is the kind of story that helps to restore faith in mankind. It helps to illustrate that, while there are those who are evil, who care not for their fellow man, there are also those willing to put their lives on the line for others. Author Sophie Schiller’s story of Alexander Hamilton shows him to be such a man. In these days when it seems that so little history is taught, and when the veracity of much of what is taught is questionable, this is the kind of story that those both young and old would do well to read.” Patricia Reding for Reader’s Favorite (5 star review)

This book was received from the Author, and Publisher, in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.

St. Eustatius, Dutch West Indies, eleven year old Hamilton and his thirteen year old brother are living with there West Indian creole born mother Rachel Faucett Hamilton, and Scottish born fourth son of a laird father. Who had came to the West Indies to make his fortune. Living in a typical Dutch house they were considered impoverished and only had minimal amount servants. When the family is faced with a devastating news that has James Hamilton arrested and the home where they live is sized.

In a turn of events the Aid of a man named Archibald Ingram, from St Kitts. Except it is a place young Hamilton’s mother vows never to return, because of her undeniable horrors that she experienced there and Danish laws.

Alexander Hamilton’s early life is stunning depicted with rich sugar and rum plantions. His drive to better understand workings of commerce. We see the struggles survive on his own after his mother dies and his father leaves the island. His close friend and a personal servant named Ajax is sold to a brutal planter.

Alex is a loyal friend vows to save his friend at all cost him out. The author meticulously research and clear narration is incredible. The core of the book, is that of kindness and the human Spirt. Alex Hamilton’s journey toward self realization, and what values most is ultimately human life. That will eventually set him on a path to help create new system of government in the new world.

This one of the books that tugs at some heart strings, a book that is thought provoking as it’s is enjoyable.


A coming of tale of one boy struggles, and commitment.
Who grows up and his notable character, sets him on a path to be one of Americans founding Fathers 

This one book that is a must read, I am excited to read the next work from this very talented author. 

Sophie Schiller was born in Paterson, NJ and grew up in the West Indies. She is a novelist and a poet. She loves stories that carry the reader back in time to exotic and far-flung locations. Kirkus Reviews has called her “an accomplished thriller and historical adventure writer.” Her novel, ISLAND ON FIRE was published by Kindle Scout in 2018 and was called, “A memorable romantic thriller” by Publishers Weekly. Her latest novel, THE LOST DIARY OF ALEXANDER HAMILTON, is out now. She graduated from American University, Washington, DC and lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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