By Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie
THE NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY BESTSELLER
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 so much enigmatic founding father and formed an American legacy.
From her earliest days, Patsy Jefferson is familiar with that notwithstanding 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 significant other within the wake of her mother's dying, 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 lady 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, ideas, and the bonds of kinfolk, Patsy questions no matter if she will be able to pick out a lifestyles as William's spouse and nonetheless be a faithful daughter.
Her selection will stick with her within the years yet to come, to Virginia farmland, Monticello, or even the White residence. And as scandal, tragedy, and poverty threaten her kin, Patsy needs to come to a decision how a lot she is going to sacrifice to guard her father's recognition, within the strategy defining not only his political legacy, yet that of the kingdom he based.
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