Miss Julia Springer
After her husband dies and leaves her a surprising fortune, she settles into life, happy to no longer have to please anyone but herself.
Wesley Lloyd Springer
Married to his wife for forty-four years, he owned his own bank in the small town of Abbotsville and was a very important man in town.
Wesley Lloyd Junior Springer
He is a quiet boy at the beginning of the novel, having been left with strangers by his mother when she needs to find a way to support them both.
Hazel Marie Puckett
She is a pitiful creature who seems to have lived her life always striving to please others and never herself.
She has been a housekeeper for more than twenty years, a reliable friend who is honest and trustworthy.
He is an attorney and trusted confidante to and the person Julia turns to...
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