In 2021 Hamilton’s debut novel, Lady Be Good, received a Kirkus Star and was selected as a Kirkus Best Book of the Year, as well as a Booklife by Publishers’ Weekly Editors Pick. In addition, she was honored with several book awards: winner of the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award for Historical Fiction; winner of the 2021 National Indie Excellence Award; winner of the 2021 Royal Dragonfly Book Award in the Fiction and Historical Fiction categories; National Indie Excellence Awards Silver Medal; Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards Silver Medal; American Fiction Awards award-winning finalist; and IAN Book of the Year Award finalist for Women’s Fiction. Lady Be Good is a finalist for the Mark Twain Book Award for Humor and Satire and the Goethe Book Award for Historical Fiction · International Pulpwood Queens Book Club Selection.