By Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie
THE NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY BESTSELLER
In a compelling, richly researched novel that pulls 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 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 is familiar with that although her father loves his kin dearly, his devotion to his kingdom runs deeper nonetheless. As Thomas Jefferson's oldest daughter, she turns into his helpmate, protector, and relentless 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 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 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 family members, Patsy questions even if she will be able to select a lifestyles as William's spouse and nonetheless be a faithful daughter.
Her selection will stick to her within the years yet to come, to Virginia farmland, Monticello, or even the White condo. And as scandal, tragedy, and poverty threaten her kinfolk, Patsy needs to come to a decision how a lot she is going to sacrifice to guard her father's acceptance, within the strategy defining not only his political legacy, yet that of the state he based.
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