America's First Daughter: A Novel by Stephanie DrayAmerica's First Daughter: A Novel by Stephanie Dray

America's First Daughter: A Novel

byStephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie

Paperback | March 1, 2016

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In a compelling, richly researched novel that draws from thousands of letters and original sources, bestselling authors Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie tell the fascinating, untold story of Thomas Jefferson’s eldest daughter, Martha “Patsy” Jefferson Randolph—a woman who kept the secrets of our most enigmatic founding father and shaped an American legacy.

From her earliest days, Patsy Jefferson knows that though her father loves his family dearly, his devotion to his country runs deeper still. As Thomas Jefferson’s oldest daughter, she becomes his helpmate, protector, and constant companion in the wake of her mother’s death, traveling with him when he becomes American minister to France.

It is in Paris, at the glittering court and among the first tumultuous days of revolution, that fifteen-year-old Patsy learns about her father’s troubling liaison with Sally Hemings, a slave girl her own age. Meanwhile, Patsy has fallen in love—with her father’s protégé William Short, a staunch abolitionist and ambitious diplomat. Torn between love, principles, and the bonds of family, Patsy questions whether she can choose a life as William’s wife and still be a devoted daughter.

Her choice will follow her in the years to come, to Virginia farmland, Monticello, and even the White House. And as scandal, tragedy, and poverty threaten her family, Patsy must decide how much she will sacrifice to protect her father's reputation, in the process defining not just his political legacy, but that of the nation he founded.

Stephanie Dray is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of historical women¿s fiction and fantasy. Her critically acclaimed historical series about Cleopatra¿s daughter has been translated into eight languages, was nominated for a RITA Award, and won the Golden Leaf. Using the stories of women in history to inspire the youn...
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Title:America's First Daughter: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:624 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 1.41 inPublished:March 1, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from So Interesting! So interesting, I can't imagine the research that went into this book. Not knowing much about this time and place in American History there was so much for me to learn. I am so glad that the authors spent as much time in France as they did, it was a great perspective on events in France during this time as well.
Date published: 2017-04-26

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“This is a stunning historical novel that will keep you up late, hoping the engaging story never ends. Highly, highly recommended!”