By Stephanie Dray,Laura Kamoie
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 lady 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 even though 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 significant other 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 impressive diplomat. Torn among love, rules, and the bonds of kin, Patsy questions even if she will pick out a lifestyles as William's spouse and nonetheless be a loyal 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 family members, Patsy needs to make a decision how a lot she is going to sacrifice to guard her father's popularity, within the method defining not only his political legacy, yet that of the kingdom he founded.
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