The Forester Family is a large family, as many Victorian families were. Also like many large families, there are some secrets being kept. Amethyst I’ve already introduced in Main Characters. Here, if you’d like to explore is a quick run down of all the other Forester Family members:
Alan Forester; father, merchant.
Louise Forester; mother and 11 years her husband’s junior.
They had a jewel box of children and a secret that is hinted at in Shades, surprises Amethyst and Jensen in Echoes, is revealed in Twists, and resolves in Flights.
Sapphire; the eldest, now mother to the expanding Doherty family. Sapphire is the most straightlaced of the family, she know the secret, but never tells, and features in Shades.
Jasper; a serial entrepreneur and happily unmarried. Though mentioned earlier, we see him most in Twists.
Jade and Amethyst; Aether enthusiast twins, Jade is no longer with us. Which is one of the secrets maintained in Shades, but the truth comes out in Echoes, which is where we learn most about Jade. Jade surprised me. I will also admit, that some of what Jade is more dictated by the morals of 1875 than my view point.
Emerald; the sweetheart finding her feet in the world. Emerald is an innocent who sees people for who they are. She marrieds for love in Speed, and it is no hasty decision, but we all know inter-racial marriage was never easy and her innocence may not last as long as one would hope.
Ruby; the headstrong girl who chaffs at being the ‘baby’ of the family. Ruby is seen in Twists, but explodes onto the scene in Flights. Being headstrong is the thing that sees her through when the world opens her eyes to the truth was what is over the childish vision of what adulthood and marriage means.
It’s a big family of vivid individuals who reveal themselves and their truth over the course of the series. And one last thing – there’s still a secret to this family I haven’t revealed, but you’ll need to read the books to discover that.