The Davenports by Krystal marquis

“Ain’t nobody just anything. Especially you. And you don’t need any man to make your dreams come true.”

Olivia, Helen, Ruby, Amy-Rose, and their misters. The Davenports… “A family that was rare. Wealthy. Beautiful. Black.” A scar and a story to tell. Inspired by the story of the C.R. Patterson & Sons carriage company, The Davenports is perfect for fans of American Royals by Katharine McGee! A first-class debut that hooked me from the beginning pages…very invested in Amy-Rose’s story line! Readers, this one has a cliff hanger that will leave you begging for book two!

“…just stay.” Amy-Rose couldn’t believe her ears. “Why?” She asked. “Because I can’t handle you not being here,” he said, his eyes pained, his steady gaze holding her own.”

-Chicago, 1910
-multiple pov
-four friends & four swoony romantic stories
-love triangle ish
-society debut
-Black success across midwestern US cities
-courage & love
-civil rights meetings & rallies
-equal opportunity
-champagne & red velvet cake
-declarations of love
-#IsThisAKissingBook: young adult. Lots of smooches! “John pressed her knuckles to his lips. It was a chaste gesture that sent a jolt through her. He inhaled deeply.”

Thank you Penguin Teen for an advanced copy!

🎶 Song: A Kiss to Build A Dream On by Luis Armstrong 🎶

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