America's First Daughter: A Novel

America's First Daughter: A Novel

by Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie

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ISBN-13: 9780062347275
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/01/2016
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 624
Sales rank: 3,632
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Stephanie Dray is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal & USA Today bestselling author of historical women’s fiction. Her award-winning work has been translated into eight languages and tops lists for the most anticipated reads of the year. Before she became a novelist, she was a lawyer and a teacher. Now she lives near the nation’s capital with her husband, cats, and history books.


Laura Kamoie is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of historical fiction. 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 fiction. Laura lives among the colonial charm of Annapolis, Maryland, with her husband and two daughters.

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America's First Daughter: A Novel 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 53 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put it down, hated for it to end. This novel made the venerable Thomas Jefferson a real man of flesh, bone, strength , and weaknesses. I'm still processing my feelings about Patsy, who must've been formidable in her own right. A woman of great strength but also subject to the human condition. This is a book that won't be easily forgotten.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No words.....just read this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I never review books but this was completely compelling. If you are fascinated by our American history, this is a just read .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I bought this book I didn't realize it was nearly 600 pages! However, it was so interesting, engaging and well written I could not put it down. I wish I had read it before I visited Monticello a few years ago....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was really an exploration of Patsy's identity first as Thomas Jefferson's daughter but also as a woman, mother, slave owner etc. The story recognizes the complexities of her identity as well as the role she needed to play for everyone in her life and for the country.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a person who loves history, this just about right blending of history and fiction was chance to immerse myself and take a walk with Patsy Jefferson.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must read Beautifully written story wrirt
Anonymous 6 months ago
Simply one of, if not the best poignant, historical fiction I have ever read!! Thank you!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Whar a magnificent mini-series this would make.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book I have read in a long time. It was a learning experience also. Patsy Jefferson came to life & made her father more than real.
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This book really made history come alive!
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GranbyLibraryBookClub More than 1 year ago
America's First Daughter is the story of Thomas Jefferson's eldest daughter Martha, also known as “Patsy” Jefferson. This epic novel spans her entire life and showcases this strong willed and extremely loyal woman. Not only did she lead an interesting life of her own but she also played her part in the founding of the United States. The novel begins with the Jefferson's fleeing for their lives during the Revolutionary War, and continues taking you on enlightening adventures as you watch history unfold. From living in Paris just before the French Revolution, to having her father in Office, to the struggles of running a plantation, Patsy lived quite an extraordinary life. Clocking in at almost 600 words, this novel is long and some of our readers found it to be slow, while others found it riveting and enjoyable. Our group gave this book 4 1/2 stars
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved that this story was about jeffersons daughter, more so than him i love historical fiction that portrays those that were the stand-bys, because they often have a story all of their own
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the way the author stayed as close to the facts as possible. Great read and learned a lot. If we forget our past we're bound to reapt it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A friend recommended this book on Sunday. I bought it on Monday and finished on Wednesday . It kept me spellbound . A beautiful read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed it and it was an interesting history lesson.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was drawn in immediately. Beautifully written, immensely captivating. I feel like I know the Jefferson's personally for having read this book.
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MeganRath More than 1 year ago
Fantastic! I highly recommend this one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I did not want this book to end!! Loved the charcters, loved learning about this great family . Great historical fiction. An excellent read