Because there are two sides to every story.
The Two Dukes of Wyndham
About the Two Dukes of Wyndham
The idea for The Two Dukes of Wyndham was hatched early in my writing career when I was listening to the radio, and “Industrial Disease” by Dire Straits came on. It’s long been a favorite song of mine, and one particular line has always struck me as interesting: “Two men say they’re Jesus. One of them must be wrong.” Romance author that I am, I immediately thought: “Two men say they’re the Duke of Something. One of them must be wrong.”
The trick there, though, was to figure out how on earth the succession to a dukedom could be in doubt, because that sort of thing was generally well-documented. Once I came up with a way to make the plot work, I started thinking about the characters. Which would be the bad guy–the current duke or the long-lost duke? Then I thought–wouldn’t it be so much more interesting if they were both good guys?