Annie is a preacher's daughter. She is very creative and has her own ways unlike her community. Annie is always going against her community orders. If it isn't painting it's other things.
Annie's is courting Ben an Englisher. He is from Kentucky. Ben loves to find out things about plain life from Annie. He is very sweet and cares deeply for Annie.
Louisa is Annie's pen pal from Colorado who comes and visits. Louisa like Annie is very artistic. She likes living the plain life while she stays with Annie. She tries to help Annie stick to her promise with her father.
Esther is Annie's best friend. She is Amish just like Annie. Esther finds herself in a mess. Annie is always there for Esther. She is a very strong woman.
Jesse is Annie's father. He is a preacher. Jesse is really strict in his belief. He is tough on his only daughter and pushes her to join the church.