Dana Morrison--spirited, independent city girl.
Faith Thompson--determined, talented, and practical.
Shelley Hope--naive small-town girl.
Dana, Faith and Shelley, all new to Canby Hall in their sophomore year, end up as roommates--and get their worst possible start. They're so different they practically hate each other! But slowly they grow to understand and care about one another and to help each other--through Dana's disastrous first love, Faith's trouble with the headmistress, and Shelley's desperate homesickness.
Emily Chase is a pen-name used by a number of writers contributing to the Canby Hall series.