Besides Victoria, who is second oldest in the Duke of Segovia’s family, there are five other sisters. I had a moment of fried-brain when redoing the book (honestly it is very hot here in Texas right now!) and put on the back cover and descriptions everywhere that Victoria has six sisters! See, this is what happens when you can barely grasp your own material. Which, since it’s a simple little escapist fairy tale, doesn’t bode well for me.
Bella is the oldest—sometimes I call them Bella Segovia and Victoria Segovia because I didn’t really give them last names—and Victoria doesn’t understand her very well. She admires Bella as charismatic and feels she is oppressed by life in the castle. But actually, we don’t really know much of what Bella’s like. Probably because she’s really, really in the background.
Then there is Julia—who’s next after Victoria—and she ran off to get married. Now she lives with a rich, irritating man in France and the others aren’t allowed to see her. Neva is spoiled, daring, and always sneaking out of the castle. She comes to a bad end—and Lucinda is the next sister. She’s very boring and barely seen at all except she gets married too.
Araina is the youngest and in the second half she gets a lot of room. She took over the “Lulu” role from Alyce. Lulu was Alyce’s cousin and friend and a very bubbly person. “Lulu” also appeared in Millhaven Castle and is a character I worked with over and over, so it was hard to fill her shoes, but Araina was invisible in the first half so it was good to flesh her out.
And there will be more updates.
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