Friday, August 14, 2015

Cover Reveal: America's First Daughter by Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie

  • ISBN-10: 0062347268- Paperback $15.99
  • Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (March 1, 2016), 592 pages. 

About the Book:
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.  As Thomas Jefferson's oldest 
daughter, she becomes his helpmate in the wake of his 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 the revolution, that she learns of her father's
liaison with Sally Hemings, a slave girl of her own age. 
Patsy too has fallen in love--with her father's protege, 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.
About the Authors:
Stephanie Dray is a bestselling and award-nominated author of historical 
women's fiction.  Her series of Cleopatra's daughter has been translated into six 
different languages, was nominated for a RITA Award and won the Golden Leaf.  
As Stephanie Draven, she is a national bestselling author of paranormal romance, 
contemporary romance, and American set-historical women's fiction.  She is a 
frequent panelist and presenter at national writing conventions and lives near 
the nation's capital.  Before she became a novelist, she was a lawyer, a game 
designer, and a teacher. She uses the stories of women in history to inspire the 
young women of today.
Laura Kamoie has always been fascinated by the people, stories, and physical 
presence of the past, which led her to a lifetime of historical and archaeological 
study and training. She holds a doctoral degree in early American history from 
The College of William and Mary, published two non-fiction books on early 
America, and most recently held the position of Associate Professor of History 
at the U.S. Naval Academy before transitioning to a full-time career writing genre 
fiction as the New York Times bestselling author of over twenty books, Laura Kaye. 
Her debut historical novel, America's First Daughter co-authored with Stephanie 
Dray, allowed her the exciting opportunity to combine her love of history with her 
passion for storytelling. Laura lives among the colonial charm of Annapolis, 
Maryland with her husband and two daughters.
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