By Stephanie Dray,Laura Kamoie
In a compelling, richly researched novel that attracts from millions 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 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 although 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 demise, 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 impressive diplomat. Torn among love, rules, and the bonds of kinfolk, Patsy questions even if she will decide upon a lifestyles as William's spouse and nonetheless be a loyal daughter.
Her selection will keep on with her within the future years, to Virginia farmland, Monticello, or even the White condominium. 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 popularity, within the technique 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