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By Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie

THE NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY BESTSELLER

In a compelling, richly researched novel that attracts from millions of letters and unique assets, bestselling authors Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie inform the interesting, untold tale of Thomas Jefferson's eldest daughter, Martha "Patsy" Jefferson Randolph--a lady who stored the secrets and techniques of our such a lot enigmatic founding father and formed an American legacy.

From her earliest days, Patsy Jefferson is familiar with that notwithstanding her father loves his kin dearly, his devotion to his state runs deeper nonetheless. As Thomas Jefferson's oldest daughter, she turns into his helpmate, protector, and relentless spouse within the wake of her mother's loss of life, touring with him whilst 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 lady her personal age. in the meantime, Patsy has fallen in love--with her father's protégé William brief, a staunch abolitionist and bold diplomat. Torn among love, rules, and the bonds of kin, Patsy questions even if she will decide upon a existence as William's spouse and nonetheless be a loyal daughter.

Her selection will keep on with her within the future years, to Virginia farmland, Monticello, or even the White condominium. And as scandal, tragedy, and poverty threaten her kin, Patsy needs to come to a decision how a lot she's going to sacrifice to guard her father's popularity, within the method defining not only his political legacy, yet that of the kingdom he based.

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