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The Davenports

Marquis, Krystal (author.).

Summary: In 1910, the Davenports are one of the few Black families of immense wealth and status in a changing United States, their fortune made through the entrepreneurship of William Davenport, a formerly enslaved man who founded the Davenport Carriage Company years ago. Now the Davenports live surrounded by servants, crystal chandeliers, and endless parties, finding their way and finding love - even when they're not supposed to. There is Olivia, the beautiful elder Davenport daughter, ready to do her duty by getting married...until she meets the charismatic civil rights leader Washington DeWight and sparks fly. The younger daughter, Helen, is more interested in fixing cars than falling in love - unless it's with her sister's suitor. Amy-Rose, the childhood friend turned maid to the Davenport sisters, dreams of opening her own business - and marrying the one man she could never be with, Olivia and Helen's brother, John. But Olivia's best friend, Ruby, also has her sights set on John Davenport, though she can't seem to keep his interest...until family pressure has her scheming to win his heart, just as someone else wins hers. The first book in a breathless new series, The Davenports offers a glimpse into a period of African American history often overlooked, while delivering a totally escapist, swoon-worthy read. Inspired by the real-life story of C.R. Patterson and his family, it's the tale of four determined and passionate young Black women discovering the courage to steer their own path in life - and love. --

Record details

  • ISBN: 059346334X
  • ISBN: 9780593463345
  • ISBN: 0593463331
  • ISBN: 9780593463338
  • Physical Description: 379 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Dial Books, 2023.
  • Badges:
    • Top Holds Over Last 5 Years: 1 / 5.0

Content descriptions

Target Audience Note:
Ages 12+ Dial Books for Young Readers.
Grades 7-9. Dial Books for Young Readers.
Subject: African American families Juvenile fiction
Upper class Fiction
Young women Fiction
Families Fiction
Love Fiction
Interpersonal relations Fiction
Racism Fiction
Chicago (Ill.) Fiction
Genre: Novels.
Domestic fiction.
Romance fiction.
Historical fiction.
Young adult fiction.

Available copies

  • 4 of 6 copies available at York County Libraries.


  • 0 current holds with 6 total copies.
Show Only Available Copies
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Arthur Hufnagel Public Library Teens MAR Fiction (Text) 34260000526376 Teen Area New Available -
Collinsville Community Library Teens MAR Fiction (Text) 34259000568867 Teen Area New In Process -
Martin Library Teens MAR Love Friendship (Text) 33454005962535 Teen Area New Available -
Paul Smith Library of Southern York County Teens MAR Historical (Text) 34318001224738 Teen Area Available -
Village Library ACQ286111 (Text) ONORDER286111 Teen Area In Process -
York Academy Regional Charter School- Upper School Teens MAR Fiction (Text) 33454005936950 York Academy Charter School- Upper School Available -

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