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The Davenports are one of the few Black families of wealth and status in a changing United States. They live surrounded by servants, crystal chandeliers, and endless parties, finding their way and finding love. There is Olivia, the elder Davenport daughter, ready to do her duty by getting married, until she meets 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, maid to the sisters, dreams of opening her own business and marrying Olivia and Helen's brother, John. But Olivia's best friend, Ruby, also has her sights set on John, scheming to win his heart just as someone else wins hers.