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


Happy belated birthday Thomas Jefferson!!

Short synopsis: The story of Martha “Patsy” Jefferson,  Thomas Jefferson’s oldest daughter.

Initial Thoughts: I really enjoyed this peek into what life may have been like for a woman in the revolutionary era.

Plot: 3 – There were times I thought it was a little slow.  I think the first quarter of this book I really had a hard time with, but it started to pick up and I enjoyed it.

Characters: 4 – There are characterizations of real people, which in some ways makes it more difficult, but I did enjoy the characters.  It was also nice to get the other side of the Hamilton recording I’ve been playing non-stop!

Originality: 4 – There are a lot of fictionalized histories from this era told from the female perspective, and especially not one who isn’t all that famous.

Predictability: 3 – So I mean this is fiction based on historical events, so it is highly predictable, however since I didn’t know all the history and it was fictionalized I found that there was enough to keep me guessing


Overall: 4


A very interesting way to learn a little more about some of the US founding fathers.

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