Davenport House

Author: Marie Silk
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"The family saga begins in Debutante, a prequel to the best-selling Davenport House series. A life of luxury for the Davenports means drudgery for the servants on the grand country estate. This is their story in 1909 America, six years prior to the events of book one. While her father is away on business, sixteen-year-old Mary Davenport feels confined and alone, despite her privileged life at the family's mansion. As the day of Mary's debutante ball draws near, the servants are conflicted by instructions from Mary's mother to starve her until she fits into a gown that was made too small. Mary is also under pressure to act the part of society while being forbidden from seeing her only friend, the servant boy who works in the stable. In a shantytown hours away, a young girl named Abigail is hired to sew a gown for a dressmaker's wealthy patron. Abigail gives up her education in order to provide for her impoverished family. Neither she nor Mary is aware of how connected their futures are destined to become." -- Amazon.com

Haunted Places In The American South

Author: Alan Brown
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781578064779
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Collecting ghost stories from 55 historically haunted sites throughout the United States, Brown reveals what is lurking behind slamming doors, eerie lights and sightings of Confederate soldiers.

Davenport House 7

Author: Marie Silk
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ISBN: 9781946413055
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The family saga concludes in this final installment to Davenport House. Confusion abounds at Davenport Estate after a neighbor's sudden disappearance. Further questions arise when a tombstone is uncovered on the land, but no one seems to know who it belongs to or where it came from. A case of brain fever affects one of the ladies and threatens to turn fatal. Meanwhile, the household staff prepares for change with the hiring of a new housekeeper and servant boy.Just when they think their problems are buried in the past, the residents of the house are forced to confront their former adversaries and greatest fears. In the midst of feelings of betrayal and heartbreak, the ladies are about to discover what they are truly capable of¿and that there is more to the story than they ever realized.

Davenport House 2

Author: Marie Silk
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ISBN: 9780997335231
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Book 2 in a historical fiction series that follows the lives of an upper class family and its servants in 1915 America. The wealthy family upstairs and lowly servants downstairs have more in common than they ever imagined.

Davenport House 1

Author: Marie Silk
Publisher: Marie Silk Publishing
ISBN: 1946413097
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Davenport House 6

Author: Marie Silk
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ISBN: 9781946413017
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The sixth installment to the Davenport House family saga.

Davenport House 4

Author: Marie Silk
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More to the story is revealed in this fourth book to Davenport House. Nellie Whitmore is accustomed to life as a carefree heiress, but her claim to the family fortune is at risk because of a new heir. Nellie is sent to Britain to be married before word spreads of her changing circumstances. What begins as a luxurious voyage becomes a fight for survival when the ship is caught in the midst of the War, forever changing the people who live to tell about it.Friendship is kept afloat by telegrams between London and Davenport House. Mary Davenport announces exciting news, and the servants prepare for more changes downstairs. Ethan is anxious to move to Philadelphia, but becomes overworked while the estate is in search of a new groundskeeper. Relationships become strained when the unthinkable shakes the foundation of the house, and the ladies are left to evaluate the risks of keeping secrets.

Davenport House 5

Author: Marie Silk
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ISBN: 9781946413000
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For the Cause is the fifth installment to the Davenport House series.

Davenport House 3

Author: Marie Silk
Publisher: Marie Silk Publishing
ISBN: 1946413135
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Davenport

Author: Doug Smith
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738551579
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Native Americans inhabited the gentle sloping bluffs along the Mississippi River on which Davenport now sits. The peoples who lived on the fertile soil of eastern Iowa were forced into selling their land for pennies to white settlers. From the original survey of the town in 1836 throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries, progress was steady as steamboats navigated the dangerous rapids of the Mississippi River, and settlers came to battle extreme Midwest winters and plow the unbroken prairie. In 1856, the first bridge to span the river was completed here, heralding the locomotive from the east and becoming of major importance to the movement west. German and other immigrant families came in droves and with them the development of major national industrial centers for agriculture and its implements, lumber and building material, alcohol and tobacco, and numerous other products. Davenport has been a town of unusual and fascinating history.