Davenport House

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Early 20th Century

Marie Silk

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Davenport House is a family saga following a dysfunctional rich family and their secretive household staff in 1915 America.


Historical Fiction, Melodrama, Mystery, Romance, Drama, Family,

Short Summary

The patriarch dies suddenly. His beloved daughter knows it was a murder, but her family tries to convince her otherwise while they confine her to a bedroom in the mansion. She relies on help from the servants to escape her room and claim her rightful inheritance.

One housemaid serves poison to the daughter/heiress while an innocent maid is framed for stealing. A murder suspect is arrested. The housekeeper reveals the secret of the late Mr. Davenport which was behind the upheaval from the start. The family is left in peace with a happy ending.



Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Rags to Riches

Plot - Other Elements

Twist, Happy Ending, Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Mary Davenport

Age: 22

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Educated, Faithful, Gracious, Outspoken, Perseverance, Adventurous, Beautiful, Confident, Empathetic, Heroic, Honorable, Naive, Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Abigail

Age: 17

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Beautiful, Empathetic, Modest, Obedient, Romantic, Selfless, Strong Moral Code, Faithful, Gracious, Honorable, Insecure

Additional Character Details

Name: Mrs. Davenport

Age: 45

Gender: Female

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive, Educated, Blunt, Manipulative, Power-hungry, Confident, Desperate, Greedy, Beautiful, Complex, Perseverance, Sarcastic, Secretive, Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Ethan

Age: 21

Gender: Male

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Adventurous, Complex, Funny, Heroic, Honorable, Romantic, Visionary, Faithful, Heartthrob, Masculine, Strong Moral Code

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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Female leaning

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2016

Hard Copy Available



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