I really enjoyed this story of Martha “Patsy” Jefferson and subsequently Thomas Jefferson. Patsy Jefferson spent her life devoted to being there for her father, even after she is grown and married. This novel was written based off of the many many letters written between father and daughter, and the authors do include information at the end of the book explaining that they did from time to time take artist liberties and embellish, or recreate events, and that while the events did take place, they may not be represented in the book exactly as they really happened.
I listened to the audio version of this novel (available through the library’s Overdrive/Libby collection) and I thought it was extremely well done. The book is written from a first person perspective, so as you are listening, you really feel as though Patsy herself is telling the story.
This novel reminded me a great deal of “I, Eliza Hamilton” by Susan Holloway Scott, and as with that book, when I got done, I felt like I had just listened to a very enjoyable history lesson.
CRDL does not own a print copy of this title, but it can be accessed through the Libby (or Overdrive) app.