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Author Regina Jeffers on Regency Twins, Her #NewRelease and a #Giveaway — 13 Comments

    • Thanks for joining me today, Maureen. One of my sons has twins (male/female) and my sister-in-law has twin girls. I agree about the problems of raising twins or simply delivering a child during the Regency. One at a time was enough for me.

  1. Excellent post and the timing for me is perfect! I’ve been researching twins for a story I’m working. It is quite fascinating. Congrats on the book!

    • I imagine, Linda, that the majority of the authors make the effort for accuracy. I admit to learning some historical facts after a book was printed, and I had made a mistake. I was on the final round of edits for “The Earl Claims His Comfort” before I realized I had made a major error. Throughout the book, I had called Remmington’s former love interest “Lady Delia.” I likely read the book a dozen times, and three editors had combed through it. The problem was that “Delia” was the daughter of a viscount and would not be “Lady,” but rather “Miss.” And as the only daughter, she would be Miss Phillips, not Miss Delia. You should have seen me scrambling to make the necessary changes.

  2. This was a very interesting article and the excerpt was intriguing. I’m wondering about your remark that your son had twins…one of my novels had twin brothers and the wife of one had twins, so I had him remark that it was no surprise since he was a twin, also. My editor quickly informed me twin births were determined by the mother’s heredity and not the father so it didn’t matter whether the father was a twin or not. I had to change all references to this fact as far as the father was concerned. I’m no geneticist, but It seems to me that somehow the father’s heredity would enter into it somehow, if only carried through his female children.

    • Toni, I used that premise–the hero was a twin who fathered twins by the heroine–in my novella, The Marquess and the Midwife. And, I just read an article in the Wall Street Journal a couple of days ago about identical twin veterans, and one of the brothers had identical twin sons. My opinion is that your editor was making too fine a point of this. And, as you point out, who knows what “twinning genes” the mother might have.

    • The twins run in my husband’s family, not mine. I am married to an Italian who has several sets of twin cousins. As for me, I am an only child, and in all my ancestral searches, there are no twins. The possibility of twins appears to me to be more arbitrary than your editor indicated.

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