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In 1794, Johnny Watkins returns to America from Barbados, intent on becoming a great statesman. Even his hero, John Adams, believes the gifted boy will go far. There's just one catch: Johnny must learn to pass for white.
He finds a spirited and lovely confidante in Kate, one of the few who knows that Johnny's father had been born a slave. But as he moves closer toward the new city of Washington, Johnny leaves Kate behind, falling instead for a prominent Maryland heiress who may not have his best interests at heart. Embroiled in the vicious politics of the approaching election, Johnny lives every moment at risk of being unmasked.
Then, a discovery about Thomas Jefferson, one that could sway the election, imperils not only Johnny's future but also his life. In the end, Johnny learns who his real friends are - and the truth behind the great promise of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
©2017 Jodi Daynard (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
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2 out of 5 stars
By KitKat1245 on 12-19-17

The First Two Books Were Sooo Good!!

I found this one to be a little lackluster. Thought the ending to be a little “eh” as well.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Bo Albers on 09-30-17

Beautiful story

Having read the other two books in the series I was moved to listen to this one. It was a touching story of a strong honorable young man who grappled with his secret of his mixed race heritage. He was involved with our early government and learned the hard way that not all men are honorable and that most politicians aren't. The voices created by this author were well characterized and I thoroughly enjoyed this story

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