America's First Daughter: A Novel

March 1, 2016|
America's First Daughter: A Novel by Stephanie Dray
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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:PaperbackProduct dimensions:624 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 1.41 inShipping dimensions:624 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 1.41 inPublished:March 1, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062347268

ISBN - 13:9780062347268

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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