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By Stephanie Dray,Laura Kamoie

The New York Times and USA Today Bestseller

In a compelling, richly researched novel that pulls from hundreds of thousands 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 stored the secrets and techniques of our so much enigmatic founding father and formed an American legacy.

From her earliest days, Patsy Jefferson is aware that notwithstanding her father loves his relations dearly, his devotion to his kingdom runs deeper nonetheless. As Thomas Jefferson's oldest daughter, she turns into his helpmate, protector, and relentless better half within the wake of her mother's demise, touring with him whilst 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 relations, Patsy questions even if she will be able to decide on a lifestyles as William's spouse and nonetheless be a faithful daughter.

Her selection will persist with her within the years yet to come, to Virginia farmland, Monticello, or even the White condo. And as scandal, tragedy, and poverty threaten her kin, Patsy needs to come to a decision how a lot she is going to sacrifice to guard her father's popularity, within the procedure defining not only his political legacy, yet that of the state he founded.

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