By Stephanie Dray,Laura Kamoie
In a compelling, richly researched novel that pulls from hundreds of thousands of letters and unique resources, bestselling authors Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie inform the attention-grabbing, untold tale of Thomas Jefferson's eldest daughter, Martha "Patsy" Jefferson Randolph--a girl who saved 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 relations dearly, his devotion to his kingdom runs deeper nonetheless. As Thomas Jefferson's oldest daughter, she turns into his helpmate, protector, and incessant better half within the wake of her mother's loss of life, touring with him whilst he turns into American minister to France.
It is in Paris, on the glittering court docket 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 impressive diplomat. Torn among love, ideas, and the bonds of kin, Patsy questions no matter if she will decide on a lifestyles as William's spouse and nonetheless be a faithful daughter.
Her selection will keep on with her within the years yet to come, to Virginia farmland, Monticello, or even the White residence. And as scandal, tragedy, and poverty threaten her relations, Patsy needs to come to a decision how a lot she's going to sacrifice to guard her father's attractiveness, within the strategy defining not only his political legacy, yet that of the country he founded.
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America's First Daughter: A Novel by Stephanie Dray,Laura Kamoie