By Stephanie Dray,Laura Kamoie
In a compelling, richly researched novel that pulls from millions of letters and unique assets, bestselling authors Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie inform the attention-grabbing, untold tale of Thomas Jefferson's eldest daughter, Martha "Patsy" Jefferson Randolph--a lady who stored the secrets and techniques of our such a lot enigmatic founding father and formed an American legacy.
From her earliest days, Patsy Jefferson understands that notwithstanding her father loves his kin dearly, his devotion to his nation runs deeper nonetheless. As Thomas Jefferson's oldest daughter, she turns into his helpmate, protector, and incessant significant other within the wake of her mother's loss of life, touring with him while he turns into American minister to France.
It is in Paris, on the glittering courtroom and one of the first tumultuous days of revolution, that fifteen-year-old Patsy learns approximately her father's troubling liaison with Sally Hemings, a slave lady her personal age. in the meantime, Patsy has fallen in love--with her father's protégé William brief, a staunch abolitionist and bold diplomat. Torn among love, ideas, and the bonds of relatives, Patsy questions even if she will decide upon a lifestyles as William's spouse and nonetheless be a loyal daughter.
Her selection will stick with her within the future years, to Virginia farmland, Monticello, or even the White apartment. And as scandal, tragedy, and poverty threaten her kinfolk, Patsy needs to make a decision how a lot she's going to sacrifice to guard her father's recognition, within the approach defining not only his political legacy, yet that of the state he founded.
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America's First Daughter: A Novel by Stephanie Dray,Laura Kamoie