The Ingenue

Elizabeth Watson | 21 |

Lizzie to her sister, Birdie to her childhood friends and Elizabeth to absolutely no one, Elizabeth is a spirited, romantic and musically inclined young woman. She lives under the care of her older sister after their parents passed away, leaving her the burden to marry to reclaim their vast family fortune. Her enthusiastic inclusion in her sister’s escapades is beginning to damage her social life however, as well as her marriage prospects.

 

The Adventurer

Abhaya Watson | 27 |

Explorer, mercenary, anything but a lady of leisure, Abhaya had anything but a normal upbringing. Born in India, raised in an attempt to be a proper lady on an estate, then taken all over the world by her father in search of gentlemanly adventures, Abhaya finds herself incredibly uncomfortable in the rigid society that she finds herself trapped in. A spinster at 27 and with no interest in marriage to save their own skins, Abhaya has decided to forge her own way for the safety and sanity of herself and her sister. Even if that means knocking a few heads around in the process.

 

The Industrialist

Victor Lovelace | 29 |

Little is known about the man Victor Lovelace was before he became the ward and protege of famous industrialist Abraham Casuabon, but what is known is that after the death of his mentor and the disappearance of Abraham's daughter Mary he has become one of the wealthiest and most successful industrialists in the country. With poor health and an abrasive countenance at the best of times, he’s earned the reputation of being a cold  and mysterious man. Nonetheless, his wealth and pretty face has made him both an eligible bachelor and a high profile target.  

 

The Cowboy

Jules Gray | 28 |


American by birth and English by upbringing, Jules is a man disconnected from his roots and only tethered to earth by his job. His job? To clean up after and take care of his employer, Mr. Lovelace. Trained as a domestic servant from a very young age, he was once a very close friend and confidant of Abhaya Watson and Milo Newbury, until he became part of something that drove the three of them apart. Now that he’s back in Abhaya’s life, his days of tormenting once one of his closest friends has only just begun.