Rhine is a sixteen-year-old girl from Manhattan who was kidnapped and sold as a bride. She marries Linden, who is hopelessly in love with Rhine despite her not feeling the same. Rhine is in love with a servant who works at Vaughn household, Gabriel. She is the narrator and protagonist of the novel.
Rhine is considered very beautiful. She has long blonde hair, high cheekbones, and heterochromia which makes one of her eyes blue and the other brown.