Cover Reveal: America’s First Daughter by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie

Posted August 14, 2015 in Author Feature / 4 Comments


Cover Reveal


Today I’m featuring an intriguing new novel from authors Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie.  They collaborated on a historical novel based on Thomas Jefferson’s oldest daughter, Patsy, and her life in her father’s shadow.  Below the beautiful cover is your chance at receiving an eARC through Edelweiss.  Good Luck!!



Cover Reveal: America’s First Daughter by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie

America's First Daughter: A Novel

by Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie
Published by HarperCollins, William Morrow on March 1st 2016
Genres: Historical
Pages: 592
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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. 


About Stephanie Dray

Stephanie Dray

STEPHANIE DRAY is a bestselling and award-nominated author of historical women’s fiction. Her series about 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. Now she uses the stories of women in history to inspire the young women of today.

About Laura Kamoie

Laura Kamoie

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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About Kristin

Kristin has to ensure she gets her minimal requirement of "happily ever after" books in between those books that contain cliffhangers and never-ending story arcs. It's for her family's sake. When not reading, she's homeshooling her 10-year old son, watching cartoons on TV, or taking a nap.

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4 responses to “Cover Reveal: America’s First Daughter by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie

    • K

      I actually didn’t know it was her until after I signed up. I did it based on how researched the book was – how it seemed to be 50% history / 50% fiction.

    • K

      This stuff fascinates me, too!! There’s all this amazing “history” we don’t know – Thank goodness for The History Channel!!!!! You sound like you’re actually educated in American History. Too smart for me 🙂 I think you need to read this.

      BTW – mine and my hubs dream vacay is take our son to DC to show him our history. We’re waiting for him to be able to tolerate our “lectures”, though.