By Stephanie Dray,Laura Kamoie
In a compelling, richly researched novel that attracts 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 girl 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 aware that even though her father loves his family members dearly, his devotion to his state runs deeper nonetheless. As Thomas Jefferson's oldest daughter, she turns into his helpmate, protector, and relentless better half 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 impressive diplomat. Torn among love, rules, and the bonds of kinfolk, Patsy questions even if she will opt for a lifestyles as William's spouse and nonetheless be a faithful daughter.
Her selection will stick with her within the future years, to Virginia farmland, Monticello, or even the White condo. And as scandal, tragedy, and poverty threaten her kinfolk, Patsy needs to make a decision how a lot she is going to sacrifice to guard her father's attractiveness, within the procedure 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