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Publisher's Note:

1785. New York, New York. As a young nation begins to take shape, Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler are on top of the world. They're the toast of the town, keeping New York City buzzing with tales of their lavish parties, of Eliza's legendary wit, and of Alex's brilliant legal mind. But new additions to Alex & Eliza's little family mean change is afoot in the Hamilton household. When they agree to take in an orphaned teenage girl along with Eliza's oldest brother, John Schuyler, Eliza can't help but attempt a match. It's not long before sparks start to fly . . . if only Eliza can keep herself from interfering too much in the course of true love. After all, she and Alex have an arrival of their own to plan for, though Alex's latest case brings a perilous threat that may destroy everything. The sweeping love story of Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler comes to a close in All for One, the riveting final installment of the New York Times bestselling Alex…

Overall Book Review:

Melissa de la Cruz brings history to life as she completes the Alex & Eliza Trilogy, All for One. The previous books in the series were very enjoyable to read and the finale of the story of Alexander Hamilton and his wife, Eliza, was just as great. Learning the details about someone who was involved in the establishment of the United States is fascinating. He lived quite a colorful and captivating life and went out with a bang. Literally. Having a peek into his everyday life, family, struggles, and background remind you that everyone, no matter how famous, has similarities to us all. Alex certainly didn’t live a boring life so prepare yourself for a shock or two. He wasn’t the only one doing important things though. Eliza also contributed to making the young country a better place. Not only was it enjoyable to read about the life of Eliza and Alex, but several of the other characters also provided comic relief with their witty banter. Fans of historical fiction will love the story of this power couple in All for One. 

Review of Advanced Reader’s Copy provided by the Publisher


Content Analysis:

Profanity/Language:  5 religious exclamations; 3 mild obscenities; 1 derogatory name; 1 anatomical term.

Violence/Gore:  Many (31) brief incidents including mention of a book about a character wishing another dead; character wants to punch another; character jokes about not being run over by carriage; character jokes about killing someone; verbal threats; references to death including adults and children; second-hand report of hanging; references to women being beat by husbands; references to war; reference to someone getting shot; second-hand report of character hurting ankle; punching.

Sex/Nudity:  Many (39) brief incidents involving 17-year-old characters or older including characters walking arm in arm; kissing; hugging; holding hands; flirting; matchmaking; kissing hand; dancing; referencing making babies; prostitute soliciting men; book about married man flirting with someone other than wife; character wants to read book about characters having sex; reference to man courting married woman; innuendo; implied sex; reference to song about whore; reference to breasts; implied sex between married character to someone other than spouse; implied sex between married couple. 

Mature Subject Matter:

Infidelity; second-hand murder; young children becoming orphans.

Alcohol / Drug Use:

Many incidents of characters (17 or older) drinking regularly at restaurants, with meals or social events.

Overall Book Rating
Profanity/Language
Rating:
3
10
Violence/Gore
Rating:
2
10
Sex/Nudity
Rating:
3
10

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I love being able to help busy parents who just don’t have the time to pre-screen all their children’s books and know how much I appreciate it as my sons have gotten older. I feel very blessed that my amazing husband makes it possible for me to be a stay-at-home mother to four amazing boys. When not reading or enjoying time with my family, I like baking, especially trying new recipes, and the occasional sewing project.