I need some brainstorming assistance to come up with an effective historical western romance title for my second novella in the EASTERN SIERRA BRIDES 1884 series.
I came up with my working title because my story is set in the spring in Lundy, a defunct gold mining town in the eastern Sierra-Nevada Mountains. It is about an actual event that took place there in 1884 that was called "Resurrection Day." My logical mind came up with Lundy Resurrection Day. Makes sense, right?
However, I will be the first to admit that the title, Lundy Resurrection Day, does not scream "ROMANCE."
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The first book in the EASTERN SIERRA BRIDES 1884 series is Big Meadows Valentine. For this second book cover, I would like to continue with the heart banner on top and the chicken motif, but that is up to Livia, my cover designer. I also have a few photos of the area for her to consider for a cover background.
Anyway, my publisher and I agree that because of the theme that runs through the story, "resurrection" or possibly "resurrected" or "resurrect" must be included in the title.
Some things to consider regarding the storyline:
- It includes the continuing romance between Beth Dodd and Val Caldwell.
- The story has nothing to do with Easter or the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
- Beth has already agreed Val may call her by her first name and officially court her, but she still is not sure she wants to remarry or she can love enough to be a good wife.
- Val believes her reluctance is based on a lack of trust, not a lack of love.
- This is a sweet romance.
- The tentative tag line for the cover is "A parade, a birth, a burial and a resurrection of her heart."
Robyn Echols writing historical romance as Zina Abbott