By Stephanie Dray,Laura Kamoie
In a compelling, richly researched novel that pulls from hundreds of thousands 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 lady who saved the secrets and techniques of our so much enigmatic founding father and formed an American legacy.
From her earliest days, Patsy Jefferson is aware 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 incessant spouse within the wake of her mother's demise, 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 bold diplomat. Torn among love, rules, and the bonds of relatives, Patsy questions no matter if she will be able to pick out a existence as William's spouse and nonetheless be a faithful daughter.
Her selection will stick to her within the future years, to Virginia farmland, Monticello, or even the White apartment. And as scandal, tragedy, and poverty threaten her relations, 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 founded.