I’m rather fascinated by this book. It shines a spotlight onto Thomas Jefferson and is told by his eldest daughter Patsy (Martha). I knew next to nothing about Jefferson prior to reading this book and I’ve learned a lot. My initial knowledge was that he was part of the American Revolution, but I gave about zero thought to the fact that lived another 43 years after it’s end. He served as Governor of Virginia, Minister to France and President of the United States. We’re introduced to various people who built America, fought, suffered, toiled and died to make the fledgling country into a functional powerhouse. I feel inspired to learn more about the history of the Revolution and beyond, filling in the lives of the wonderful characters that pepper the story.

The book is full of drama, love, revolution, abuse and scandal, among other things, and it’s written so fabulously. I did random research on a few characters and was quite pleased that the book remains wonderfully true to the history we know. Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie co-wrote this brilliant piece and I’m delighted to see that they’re at work on another book together.

I devoured this book and adored every moment of it. The character development was amazing, characters evolving and devolving, changing drastically over the extensive time period covered within the pages.

Bravo ladies, this is a magnificent piece of literature.

Guys, go read it, you won’t be disappointed.

Thanks for stopping by!

-Erin