By Stephanie Dray,Laura Kamoie
In a compelling, richly researched novel that attracts from hundreds of thousands of letters and unique resources, bestselling authors Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie inform the interesting, 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 even though her father loves his relations dearly, his devotion to his nation runs deeper nonetheless. As Thomas Jefferson's oldest daughter, she turns into his helpmate, protector, and incessant significant other within the wake of her mother's dying, 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 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, rules, and the bonds of kinfolk, Patsy questions even if she will select a existence as William's spouse and nonetheless be a faithful daughter.
Her selection will keep on with her within the future years, to Virginia farmland, Monticello, or even the White condo. And as scandal, tragedy, and poverty threaten her family members, Patsy needs to make a decision how a lot she's going to sacrifice to guard her father's attractiveness, within the technique defining not only his political legacy, yet that of the kingdom he founded.
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