By Stephanie Dray,Laura Kamoie
In a compelling, richly researched novel that attracts from millions 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 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 is familiar with that although her father loves his relatives dearly, his devotion to his kingdom runs deeper nonetheless. As Thomas Jefferson's oldest daughter, she turns into his helpmate, protector, and relentless significant other within the wake of her mother's demise, 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 bold diplomat. Torn among love, ideas, and the bonds of kin, Patsy questions no matter if she will be able to decide upon a existence as William's spouse and nonetheless be a loyal daughter.
Her selection will persist with her within the future years, to Virginia farmland, Monticello, or even the White residence. And as scandal, tragedy, and poverty threaten her family members, Patsy needs to make a decision how a lot she is going to sacrifice to guard her father's attractiveness, within the method defining not only his political legacy, yet that of the kingdom he founded.
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America's First Daughter: A Novel by Stephanie Dray,Laura Kamoie