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 attention-grabbing, untold tale of Thomas Jefferson's eldest daughter, Martha "Patsy" Jefferson Randolph--a lady who stored the secrets and techniques of our so much enigmatic founding father and formed an American legacy.
From her earliest days, Patsy Jefferson is aware that notwithstanding her father loves his relatives dearly, his devotion to his state runs deeper nonetheless. As Thomas Jefferson's oldest daughter, she turns into his helpmate, protector, and incessant spouse 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 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, rules, and the bonds of kinfolk, Patsy questions even if she will be able to select a existence as William's spouse and nonetheless be a loyal daughter.
Her selection will stick to her within the years yet to come, to Virginia farmland, Monticello, or even the White apartment. And as scandal, tragedy, and poverty threaten her kinfolk, 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