|Robert Donadoni as Igor|
- Religion - She was raised Catholic but isn’t practicing.
- Politics - Of the left. But not far left. She’s a registered Democrat.
- Favourite food - Pasta. With only cheese and butter. Luckily she never seems to gain weight. Also strawberries—particularly the little wild ones.
- Music - She loves Mozart and the music of the Hungarian gypsies.
- Her external journey - To trace the path her deceased husband has left for her. To discover what he wanted. To do what he asked her to as his last request.
- Her internal journey - To move from her widowhood, from the dark last two years of her marriage, into the light again. To find herself again through love.
|Rufus Sewell as Max|
- Religion—none discernible. He is however strongly conscience driven.
- Politics - pragmatic with a lean to the left. He is an idealist. He sometimes has a bit of trouble coming to grips with things as they are.
- Music –Mozart, after all he’s originally from the Salzburg region.
- Art – He loves the vivid imagery and wild imagination of Tiepolo.
- His external journey—officially, obtain the book. Unofficially, keep Lacy safe.
- His internal journey—from a career dedicated, “ask no questions” agent, to a man in love, who can see more than one side to an issue. Who falls in love in the course of performing his job.
|Pierce Brosnan as Richard|
- Religion - None discernible.
- Politics - Right leaning. It goes with the professional territory.
- Hobbies - He plays golf, but probably just for business purposes. He visits the gym regularly.
- He professes to be in love with Lacy.
- Outer journey—he, too, is seeking the chapters of Igor’s book, right behind Lacy. He has his own reasons for wanting them.
- Inner journey—Richard is in this for himself. He doesn’t really care how many people he tramples underfoot in the process. Richard’s inner journey is one on the road to hell.
|Naomi Judd as Zsuzsa|
|Renee Fleming as Riana|
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Celia Lewis, Pres., Romance Writers of America, Greater Vancouver Chapter
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