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Happy Monday, everyone!! I hope all of you had a wonderful weekend and are having a wonderful day 🙂
The book that I chose this week is one that I’ve been planning to read for a while, and I’ve heard really good things about it even though I’ve never read anything by either of the authors.
America’s First Daughter by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie
Published March 1st 2016 by William Morrow Paperbacks
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.
I’m a huge historical fiction fan, and this is one period in history that I’ve always been fascinated with so I think this will be a very interesting book. Also, I picked it to read as one of the books for the 2018 Popsugar Reading Challenge that I’m doing this year for the prompt: A book with an author with the same first or last name as you. Have any of you read America’s First Daughter? If so, what did you think? Or have you read any other book by the authors that you would recommend?