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 called 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.
I am organizing a release week blitz for the Davenport House Prequel: Debutante by Marie Silk, a YA Historical Fiction novel. The blitz will run from April 22nd to April 30th, 2017, you can post on any day during this window. There will be excerpts available for your post, and every participant will be able to post the blitz-wide giveaway ($25 gift card) if you wish – giveaway prize courtesy of author. Social media sites are welcome.
An email with the complete post info including promo items and giveaway details will be sent to all participants on April 18th.
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