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4.5/5 rounded up

Thank you to Penguin Teen for an eARC and physical ARC in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

The Davenports is a YA Historical Romance that follows the two Davenport daughters Olivia and Helen, their childhood friend turned maid Amy-Rose and Olivia’s best friend, Ruby as they make their own way in life and love. Based on the real life story of the Patterson family. Set in 1910, The Davenports will transport you to the past full of riches, balls and debuts. Perfect for Bridgerton fans!

When I finished this one I immediately had to look it back up and confirm it was a first in series because I have questions. And it is in fact the start of a new series. I’m not sure how many books there will be but I’m super excited for whatever will come next.

I really enjoyed these four young girls navigating growing up. Helen was definitely my favorite. Her interests and how her gender restricts her is something that was heavily relatable and I really want to see her succeed. Helen also struck me as possibly autistic, but I don't know if I'm right or if it was intentional. Ultimately I’m cheering for all four of these girls and I can’t wait to see how their stories will progress. Highly recommend this fantastic debut 🥰.