By Stephanie Dray,Laura Kamoie
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 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 understands that although her father loves his kinfolk dearly, his devotion to his nation 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 while 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 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, ideas, and the bonds of kinfolk, Patsy questions even if she will opt for 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 apartment. And as scandal, tragedy, and poverty threaten her kinfolk, Patsy needs to come to a decision how a lot she's going to sacrifice to guard her father's attractiveness, within the strategy defining not only his political legacy, yet that of the kingdom he founded.
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