Characters By Chapter
Christina Hale
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1IndiaHartleyA famous actress. Protagonist.
 MadameLouisOwner of a hair salon.
 Father India's father. Deceased.
 NapoleonSaronyOwner of a New York studio.
 MarySaronyMr. Sarony's sister.
 RileyQuinnAssistant of the stage manager.
 ArthurSterlingIndia's leading man. Deceased.
 JacksonMorganA local playwright.
 CorneliusPhilbrickThe theatre manager.
 VictoriaBrysonIndia's understudy.
 FabienneOrmondIndia's dresser.
 CeliaB. MackayA rich lady. One of India's admirers.
 LordByronThe Poet.
2Mr.RusellThe court judge.
 PhilipSinclairIndia's lawyer.
3CaptainMoorelandThe boat captain.
 Mr.BrowningSutton Mackay's father.
 AmeliaSinclairPhilip's sister.
 Mrs.CatchpolePhilip's housekeeper.
4TimmonsSinclairPhilip's grandmother.
 BinahWashingtonAmelia's maid.
 AlmareneWashingtonBinah's mother.
 Mr.DodgePhilip's friend. The lumber mill owner.
6Hannah JuneWashingtonBinah's sister.
 LizzieGarrisonThe Sinclair's neighbor.
 Mr.CouperPhilip's friend.
 CuylerLockwoodThe last overseer before the war. Philip's friend.
7AnnaHartleyIndia's aunt.
 Mrs.KeenA woman who remodeled the chestnut theatre.
 Mr.ForrestAn actor.
 Mr.PageThe manager of the hotel where India lived.
8FanButlerAmelia's friend who owns the Butler's Island.
 FannyKembleAn Actress.
 ReverendLeighFan's fiance.
 Mrs.KingOwner of the King's Retreat. Philip's neighbor.
10Thomas Amelia's former lover.
 RobertAtwoodThe long-time editor at The Anchorage Times.
 Flora A negro girl. Friend of Binah.
 Elizabeth Flora's friend.
 Claire Flora's friend. Daughter of manager Mr. Dodge's lumber mill.
 Susan Elizabeth's sister.
 Margaret Flora's friend.
11Louissa MayAlcottThe author of Little Women.
 Mrs.TaylorOne of the neighbors of the Sinclairs.
 JonasHornbuckleThe old neighbor of the Sinclairs.
 JohnTaylorMrs. Taylor's husband.
12Mrs.WheelerThe Sinclairs's neighbor.
13Mr.BartlettOne of the court judges.
14LauraSinclairPhilip's wife. Deceased.
15WilliamBrownA negro playwright who wrote The Escape.
 Mrs.BoudreauxOwner of New Orleans boarding house.
16GermanShermanA general who served at Union Army during the Civil War.
 FrancescaMackayCelia's daughter. Aka: Frannie.
 MissArnoultFrannie's music teacher.
 Lucinda Celia's maid.
17Mr.MclendonThe Prosecutor.
 WakefieldAdamsThe doctor who watched India's play. One of the witnesses.
19JoshuaCulpepperPhilip's witness. An expert in weaponry.
22Mrs.WhippleFrannie's maid.
24MissFinlayFrannie's tutor.
 Maxwell Mrs. Mackay's dog.
25Dr.RobbinsCelia's doctor.
 AliciaQuartermanCelia's friend.
 CorneliaMackayCelia's mother-in-law.
 WadeBennettMrs. Bennett's husband.
 Mr.KennedyThe co-owner of the theatre.
 Mrs.ConsA friend of India's father.
 Mrs.FoyleAlicia's dressmaker.
27LouisBessetteA piano maker.
 Mr.ChickeringAmelia's friend.
28Mr.TerrellAn investor from New York.
 Mr.BurroughsAn Author who writes a book on bird watching.
 Mrs.TiptonPhilip's friend.
 Mr.WhistlerA painter.
 Mrs.BroomfieldPhilip's firend.
 TheodoreThomasThe concert master.
 Mr.ZacharyThe oldest member of delegation.
32HiramShacklefordMr. Kennedy's partner.
 CharlieStilesFrannie's friend.
 BessieFrostFrannie's friend.
 Mr.QuartermanAlicia's husband.
 LuciusFallPhilip's old friend.
33Mr.PinkertonA police officer.
 KateWarneAmerica's first female detective.
 JakeCaldwellOwner of the ranch called Rocking C.
 WyattCaldwellJake's son.
 Lilian Wyatt's aunt.
34AlexanderHatcherRiley Quinn's assistant.
 MissSawyerThe seamstress.