Bestselling authors Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie will be at The BookMark Saturday, Nov. 12 to discuss and sign copies of their new book, “America’s First Daughter.”
The novel chronicles the days of Patsy Jefferson, Thomas Jefferson’s eldest daughter, as she acts as assistant, protector and companion to her father in the wake of her mother’s death. When Patsy falls in love with staunch abolitionist and diplomat William Short, she is torn between love and her family. As scandal, tragedy and poverty threaten her loved ones, she must decide how much she’s willing to sacrifice to protect her father’s reputation -- a decision that will help define not only Jefferson’s political legacy but that of the nation he helped found.
Dray is an award-nominated author of historical fiction who lives near Washington, D.C. and whose work has been translated into six languages. Kamoie has published two nonfiction books on early America and was most recently associate professor of history at the U.S. Naval Academy. She is a New York Times bestselling author of more than 20 works of fiction penned under the name “Laura Kaye.”
New York Times bestselling author Steve Berry will also be in attendance to introduce the authors. The BookMark is located at 220 First Street in Neptune Beach, at 7 p.m.