Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: America's First Daughter

This is a weekly meme hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine.  "Waiting on Wednesday" spotlights upcoming releases that I'm eagerly anticipating.

America's First Daughter by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie
Pub. Date: March 1, 2016


Goodreads says, "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, Martha "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 in the wake of her mother’s death, traveling with him when he becomes American minister to France. And it is in Paris, at the glittering court and among the first tumultuous days of revolution, that she learns of her father’s liaison with Sally Hemings, a slave girl her own age. Patsy too has fallen in love—with her father’s protégé, William Short, a staunch abolitionist intent on a career in Europe. Heartbroken at having to decide between being William’s wife or a devoted daughter, she returns to Virginia with her father and marries a man of his choosing, raising eleven children of her own. Yet as family secrets come to light during her father's presidency, Patsy must again decide how much she will sacrifice to protect his reputation, in the process defining not just Jefferson’s political legacy, but that of the nation he founded."

Wow! Doesn't this sound like a powerful book? I love hearing the "untold" story of a woman working tirelessly behind the scene, so this sounds right up my alley.  What do you guys think?

12 comments:

  1. This sounds fascinating! I like the idea of telling the story from the view of Jefferson's daughter and reading of what her life would have been like. That time period in history is really interesting.

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    1. I think it sounds fascinating as well. I agree...love that time period. Thanks for visiting, Christina!

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  2. Great pick!! I've just started reading more historical fiction and I've really enjoyed it. I will definitely add this one to my TBR list. Thanks for sharing!!

    Here is my WOW: http://www.jacquesbooknook.blogspot.com/2015/11/waiting-on-wednesday-crown-by-kiera-cass.html

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    1. I love historical fiction...when I am not reading YA, that is usually what I'm reading. Thanks for visiting, Jacque!

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  3. This definitely sounds like a you book Christina! My mother in law would really enjoy this as well, so I'm adding it to my list for her. I hope it ends up being as amazing as it sounds!!!!

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    1. I know, right?! Sounds like your mother-in-law has the same tastes in books as me! :) Thanks for visiting, Jenny!

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  4. What a great perspective on that time period, Christina; this sounds really interesting!

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    1. I'm glad you agree, Tara....definitely excited to check this one out. Thanks for visiting!

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  5. This does sound really interesting! I saw the cover the other day, but didn't read the synopsis. Great pick!

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    1. I love the cover as well...hope it doesn't disappoint. Thanks for dropping by, Natalie!

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  6. I just added this to my list! Thanks, Christina!

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    1. I'm glad you like the sound of it! Thanks for visiting, Joy!

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