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America's First Daughter: A Novel

America's First Daughter: A Novel

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Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5/5 (139 ratings)
Length: 747 pages13 hours

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In a deeply researched, energetically compelling, and historically founded novel that draws from thousands of letters and original sources, Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie tell the magnetic story of Thomas Jefferson’s eldest daughter, Martha “Patsy” Jefferson Randolph. This bestselling novel investigates some of the deepest secrets shared between father and daughter, and uncover much of the truth behind our most enigmatic founding father who shaped an American legacy.

Early in her life, Patsy Jefferson had no misconceptions about where her father’s true loyalties lie; she knew that her father loved his family dearly, but also understood that his devotion to his country held his highest commitment. As Jefferson’s eldest daughter, Patsy becomes his helpmate, protector, and consistent companion in the wake of her mother’s untimely death. She travels with Jefferson, consults with him, and was even there when he became the American minister to France.

It is in Paris, surrounded by the dazzle of the court (and among the first days of the American Revolution) that 15-year-old Patsy learns of her father’s relationship with Sally Hemings, a slave girl the same age as Patsy. This, compounded with her budding relationship with her father’s protégé William Short, forces Patsy into decisions that will change the rest of her life, and the future of a newly forming United States of America as well.
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America's First Daughter: A Novel

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Book Information

America's First Daughter: A Novel

Ratings:
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5/5 (139 ratings)
Length: 747 pages13 hours

Description

In a deeply researched, energetically compelling, and historically founded novel that draws from thousands of letters and original sources, Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie tell the magnetic story of Thomas Jefferson’s eldest daughter, Martha “Patsy” Jefferson Randolph. This bestselling novel investigates some of the deepest secrets shared between father and daughter, and uncover much of the truth behind our most enigmatic founding father who shaped an American legacy.

Early in her life, Patsy Jefferson had no misconceptions about where her father’s true loyalties lie; she knew that her father loved his family dearly, but also understood that his devotion to his country held his highest commitment. As Jefferson’s eldest daughter, Patsy becomes his helpmate, protector, and consistent companion in the wake of her mother’s untimely death. She travels with Jefferson, consults with him, and was even there when he became the American minister to France.

It is in Paris, surrounded by the dazzle of the court (and among the first days of the American Revolution) that 15-year-old Patsy learns of her father’s relationship with Sally Hemings, a slave girl the same age as Patsy. This, compounded with her budding relationship with her father’s protégé William Short, forces Patsy into decisions that will change the rest of her life, and the future of a newly forming United States of America as well.
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