By Stephanie Dray,Laura Kamoie
In a compelling, richly researched novel that pulls from hundreds of thousands of letters and unique assets, bestselling authors Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie inform the interesting, untold tale of Thomas Jefferson's eldest daughter, Martha "Patsy" Jefferson Randolph--a lady 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 is aware that although 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 dying, touring with him whilst 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 woman 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 kin, Patsy questions even if she will decide on a lifestyles as William's spouse and nonetheless be a faithful daughter.
Her selection will persist with her within the future years, to Virginia farmland, Monticello, or even the White condo. And as scandal, tragedy, and poverty threaten her relatives, Patsy needs to make a decision how a lot she's going to sacrifice to guard her father's acceptance, within the method 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