Twins – Similar or Dissimilar?

by Guest Blogger on July 6, 2011 · 12 comments

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by Amelia Grey, guest blogger and author of A Gentleman Never Tells

Good morning! Thank you for having me at the fabulous site of Love Passion Romance. I’m thrilled to be here and to talk a little about my new book A Gentleman Never Tells.

Several books ago, I decided I wanted to do heroes who were twins, but I had to wait for the right opportunity and it finally arrived. The set up for the twins came in my last book An Earl to Enchant. There are no twins in my family so I don’t have much to go on from personal experience as to  how twins interact, so I started asking around from people who had known twins and the information was widely varied as you can imagine.

Also, I recently read another blog where an author had done some historical research about twins in the early 1800s. She alluded to the fact there wasn’t much in the way of research to gather which is what I had concluded. So with that in mind, I quickly decided that I needed to tell the twins’ older brother’s story first. That would give me more time to know if I wanted my twins to have a lot in common, other than their looks, or be very different.   I knew as I wrote Lord Brentwood’s story, I could also get to know the twins a little better, too.

In A Gentleman Never Tells, Viscount Brent finds himself in a whole lot of trouble.  He’s minding his own business, walking his mother’s Pomeranian in Hyde Park early one morning when a lovely and alluring young lady, walks out of the mist and into his arms. Of course, this is all very much to his liking until they are caught, and he finds out that she is not only another man’s fiancé, she also happens to be the daughter of a powerful duke. And if that wasn’t enough trouble for the Viscount to be in the middle of, he’s lost his mother’s dog, too.

Lady Gabrielle is dependable, sensible, and obedient. That’s why she had accepted the practical, unemotional marriage her formidable father had arranged for her. That’s what those of her kind did—or so she had always believed until early one morning, when her defenses were down, she threw all of her upbringing away for the chance to spend a few passionate moments in the arms of a handsome stranger.

But kissing the stranger didn’t free Lady Gabrielle. She only thwarted the shackles of one arranged betrothal to immediately find herself stuck in yet another forced engagement.  The strong-willed lady isn’t going to give up her freedom so easily. She has plans that her father and Lord Brentwood don’t know about and scandal and mishaps becomes the order of the day while Gabrielle and Brent scour London to find a notorious dog thief.

So do you think the Brentwood twins should be mirror images of each other in personalities as well as looks or completely different? Let me know for a chance to win one of two copies of A Gentleman Never Tells.  Good luck!

Please visit my website at ameliagrey.com or email me at ameliagrey@comcast.net for more information about me and my books.

A GENTLEMAN NEVER TELLS BY AMELIA GREY—IN STORES JULY 2011

A stolen kiss from a stranger…

As if from a dream, Lady Gabrielle walked from the mist and into Viscount Brentwood’s arms. Within moments, he’s embroiled in more scandal than he ever thought possible…

Can sink even a perfect gentleman…

Beautiful, clever, and courageous, Lady Gabrielle needs Brent’s help to get out of a seriously bad situation. But the more she gets to know him, the worse she feels about ruining his life…

Enter the unforgettable world of Amelia Grey’s sparkling Regency London, where a single encounter may have devastating consequences for a gentleman and a lady…

Buy: A Gentleman Never Tells, A Gentleman Never Tells (UK)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Winner of the Booksellers Best Award and the Romantic Times Award for Love and Laughter, Amelia Grey’s books have sold in Europe, Russia and China.  Married for twenty-five years to her high school sweetheart, she has lived in Alabama, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and now calls Panama City Beach, Florida, home. For more information, please visit www.ameliagrey.com.

GIVEAWAY! I have 2 copies of A Gentleman Never Tells for giveaway. That means 2 winners. Hurray! This giveaway is open for US and Canadian readers/addresses only. To enter answer Amelia’s question about the Brentwood twins. Last day to enter: July 15, 2011.

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1 Amelia Grey July 6, 2011 at 7:45 AM

Good morning everyone! Thank you for having me today at this very lovely site. I’ll be checking in during the day to see if any of you have questions or comments for me. I also want to let you know that my publisher, Sourcebooks is giving away one of my back titles for free on e-books. http://www.amazon.com/Never-a-Bride-ebook/dp/B0040RKX4C/ref=zg_bstf_digital-text_1 or look for NEVER A BRIDE by Amelia Grey and download a free copy!
Amelia

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2 Jane July 6, 2011 at 9:30 AM

Congrats on the new release, Amelia. I think having twins that looks alike, but differing personalities is interesting. I think sometimes people expect twins to act the same way and I’m sure many do, but I’d like to think it would be more fun if they were total opposites.

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3 Amelia Grey July 6, 2011 at 10:18 AM

Thank you Jane, and I agree. Because identical twins have the same facial features, we assume they will think alike. I’m sure twins would say different. Would love to hear from my readers that are twins or had twins in their family.

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4 Estella July 6, 2011 at 2:13 PM

Same looks—different personalities is so much more interesting.

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5 Maureen July 6, 2011 at 6:52 PM

I like the idea of twins looking the same but having very different personalities.

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6 Christy July 6, 2011 at 6:53 PM

Having no twins in my family either, I don’t have much to go on, but I think I would prefer similar, yet different personalities.

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7 Jen B. July 6, 2011 at 8:20 PM

I think the twins should be two havles of a whole. They have many similarities and their stregnths and weaknesses work together. Even in looks they doen’t match but compliment. For instance, both have dark blonde hair but different highlights and color depth.
Thanks for the giveaway.

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8 Chelsea B. July 6, 2011 at 9:32 PM

Different personalities– definitely! :-) Congratulations on your new book!

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9 JenM July 6, 2011 at 10:38 PM

I’ve read studies done with twins that were separated at birth and it’s always fascinating how they really are alike in certain key ways, yet different in others. It’s the old nature vs. nurture question. I tend to think that they may choose to act differently, but in their basic natures, they are very similar.

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10 Margay July 7, 2011 at 6:16 AM

I think it’s okay for them to look alike,but otherwise, they should be different or it might seem like I’m reading about the same character and that he’s cheating.

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11 Lisa Garrett July 7, 2011 at 8:24 AM

I think twins should have different personalities. Thanks for the giveaway!

lag110 at mchsi dot com

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12 Keira August 1, 2011 at 9:51 PM

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