The Davenports (Barnes & Noble YA Book Club Edition)

The Davenports (Barnes & Noble YA Book Club Edition)

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The Davenports (Barnes & Noble YA Book Club Edition)

The Davenports (Barnes & Noble YA Book Club Edition)

by Krystal Marquis

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Fans of Bridgerton won’t want to miss The Davenports, a charming and clever romance set in 1910 Chicago, following one of the few wealthy Black families of the time. Between whirlwind courtships and frothy parties, the Davenport sisters, their best friend, and even their maid learn to forge their own paths despite the expectations of their families and society.

This Barnes & Noble YA Book Club Edition features an exclusive cover and an Q&A with the author!

The Davenports delivers a totally escapist, swoon-worthy romance while offering a glimpse into a period of African American history often overlooked.

"A fresh, utterly enchanting read.” —Ayana Gray, New York Times bestselling author of the Beasts of Prey trilogy

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 it's 1910, and the Davenports live surrounded by servants, crystal chandeliers, and endless parties, finding their way and finding love—even where 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.

Inspired by the real-life story of the Patterson family, The Davenports is the tale of four determined and passionate young Black women discovering the courage to steer their own path in life—and love.

"Deftly written...A dazzling debut."Kirkus (starred review)
"Stunningly wrought...Presents a cast of take-charge women." PW (starred review)
"Compelling...distinct and satisfying." —BCCB
"Skilled...Well-written...Sure to please." SLJ

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780593696767
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 01/31/2023
Edition description: Barnes & Noble YA Book Club Edition
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 30,633
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.50(d)
Lexile: HL720L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years
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