Lady Vespasia Cumming-Gould is a cross-over character. She appears in both the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt series and the Christmas Novel series by Anne Perry. This character is Ms Perry's favorite, as she said in an interview,
- "She's always been one of my favorite characters, and she's who I would like to be," the soft-spoken London-born author said, during a recent book tour that brought her to the United States. "She has courage for life, she has wit, she has intelligence and grace and [beauty], but her beauty is more than just a matter of her features, it's something within her."