A green Once Upon a Book Club box is at the top of the image. In front of the green box (from left to right) are a bookmark, bookclub kit, quote card, yellow square box, yellow and white polybag, hardcover edition of The Davenports, and light green floral box. The boxes and folder all have page numbers.
A hardcover edition of The Davenports sits on a green Once Upon a Book Club box. In front of the green box are a light green floral box, yellow square box, and yellow and white folder. The boxes and folder all have page numbers.

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Enjoy the incredibly February 2023 Young Adult box featuring The Davenports by Krystal Marquis plus a set of three amazing gifts that bring this book to life!

About the Book

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 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.

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.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Fantastic Box

I purchased this box for my 13 year old niece and she devoured it! She absolutely loved the book and the gifts were adorable. I would highly recommend this box.


Loved the characters and plot. Hope there’s more to come about the family


I was excited to get this box. It’s exceeded my expectations. The gifts were good, but I ended up finishing the book in a couple days (work you know). It was so good! I just bought this box for my MIL for Mother’s Day


Good story and decent gifts. Not my favorite box though

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