I’m an only child, so I didn’t grow up with siblings, but I always wondered what it would be like to have a sister. When I met my husband, I quickly found out what it was like to be surrounded by brothers and sisters. He’s one of five children, and I gained those sibling-like relationships after we married. Our family quickly grew as all the brothers and sisters married and started having their own kids. We are now a family of 33 and still growing with grandkids getting married and having their own children.
So what does all of that have to do with this post? Good question.
I love writing siblings into my books. I also love reading about them. The relationships, the banter–it’s all so much fun. With such a large family of my own, I get a lot of inspiration watching the relationships grow of all these siblings, young and old. I have three children of my own, so I must admit some of their characteristics come out in my book characters.
Incorporating siblings into stories helps you connect with the characters from book to book. In my Finding Home series, Brexen and Bristol are twin brother and sister. I don’t have twins myself, but there are several sets in my family, and I’m amazed at how their bond is truly unbreakable.
You’ll also read about Talia, Cait, Chip, and Piper Houston in other books in the Finding Home series. These four siblings have a great relationship, and creating unique personalities for each of these characters was fun.
My new book series will feature three siblings–Barrett, Brock and Brynn. Brynn gets the first story in my next book, The Thing About Falling in Love (coming this fall).
I thought I would share with you some other Christian romance books featuring siblings:
- Tara Grace Eriscon’s Bloom Sisters series
- The Spark Brothers series from Liwen Ho
- The Cavanagh brothers in Valerie Comer’s Cavanagh Cowboys Romance
- The Breakup Project and Love on Ice from Carolyn Miller feature a brother and sister.
- The Carrington Family series from Sarah Monsoon
- Elizabeth Maddrey has two series which feature siblings in the Baxter Family Bakery series and Hope Ranch series
- Deb Kastner’s Rocky Mountain Family series
- Teresa Tysinger features brothers Jack Bowdon in Someplace Familiar and his younger brother Jasper in Say It’s For Good.
Faith and Hope by Amy Anguish is a story about two sisters
- The first two books in Toni Shiloh’s Maple Run series feature siblings
- Pawleys Island Paradise series from Laurie Larsen
Have you read any of these books? Tell me what you think about siblings in stories.