Need to Change the Title of Runaway Bride

I need to change the title of this book because as I was writing it this past week, it turned out Lexie didn’t want to wait until her wedding day to run off with Mark.  She decided to do it sooner.  I looked up the definition of “runaway bride”, and it means a bride-to-be who runs off right before the wedding ceremony.  So technically, the title doesn’t fit this book.  Bummer.  I loved the title, too.

I could try to force Lexie to wait, but honestly, she’s not that stupid.  She knows Nick isn’t good for her, and she sees no reason to drag things out.  😛  So that angle wouldn’t work.  Plus, it’d only frustrate the characters.  Frustrated characters aren’t fun to work with.

Anyone got any ideas on a good title for this book?  Basically, Lexie is engaged to Nick but Mark comes along and turns her world upside down.  So she has to choose between the two guys.  We all know she chooses Mark.  The plot is mainly how he wins her over and dealing with the controlling mother (we all remember how the mom was in Suddenly a Bride) afterwards.

So far, the only title I can think of is Claiming His Bride.  Does that work?

 

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Ruth Ann Nordin mainly writes historical western romances and Regencies. From time to time, she branches out to contemporaries romances and other genres (such as science fiction thrillers). For more information, please go to www.ruthannnordin.com or check out https://ruthannnordinauthorblog.wordpress.com.
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14 Responses to Need to Change the Title of Runaway Bride

  1. I like it but what a bout Lassoing His Bride.

  2. I’m not sure the title is really a problem. She’s going to be a bride and decides to run away with someone else, right? But if it bothers you, you should change it. 🙂

    • I just worry about the logistics of it. She runs off a week before the wedding and elopes the same night. I do wonder if it’d work despite the fact she doesn’t fun off on her wedding day. I’m going to check out a couple more definitions. I’d love to keep this title if possible. 😀

  3. I think you gave a good title right in there–Upside Down. Try using that in the title. Love Turned Upside Down or Upside Down Heart or something along those lines could work.

    • Sounds like a title that would work as a cute comedic romance. I don’t think it would work for this book, but it might for a book I have in mind for the future. Something light and fun. 😀

  4. Judy DV says:

    There is a book with that title out there but then again I’m seeing more and more multiple titled books. What about the fact that he traveled so many miles to find a perfect bride?

  5. dorothypaula says:

    I’m not good with titles. It takes me forever to come up with one. But I thought (tongue in cheek) from his point of view, he is romancing his extraterrestrial bride. So maybe if you brainstorm
    http://education.yahoo.com/reference/thesaurus/?s=alien

    “alien, extraterrestrial, outlander alien
    Of, from, or characteristic of another place or part of the world: exotic, foreign, strange, outlandish. Not part of the essential nature of a thing: extraneous, extrinsic, foreign. A person coming from…
    extraneous – Not part of the essential nature of a thing: alien, extrinsic, foreign. Not relevant or pertinent to the subject; not applicable: immaterial, impertinent, inapplicable, irrelevant.
    foreign – Of, from, or characteristic of another place or part of the world: alien, exotic, strange, outlandish. Not part of the essential nature of a thing: alien, extraneous, extrinsic.
    grant – To let have as a favor, prerogative, or privilege: accord, award, concede, give, vouchsafe. To give formally or officially: accord, award, bestow, confer, present. To change the ownership of (property)…
    outlander – A person coming from another country or into a new community: alien, migr, foreigner, newcomer, outsider, stranger.
    newcomer – A person coming from another country or into a new community: alien, migr, foreigner, outlander, outsider, .
    stranger – A person coming from another country or into a new community: alien, migr, foreigner, newcomer, outlander, outsider.
    outsider – A person coming from another country or into a new community: alien, migr, foreigner, newcomer, outlander, stranger.
    foreigner – A person coming from another country or into a new community: alien, migr, newcomer, outlander, outsider, stranger.
    extrinsic – Not part of the essential nature of a thing: alien, extraneous, foreign.

    Lots of words, maybe one will strike a note and help with creating a title. As I mentioned above, I’m terrible with titles. I usually use a working title and wait until the story is finished. By that time, one of the characters or situations in the story has suggested a title or helped me create one. Hope the above helps. 🙂 Your loyal fan and friend, Dorothy.

  6. well, she runs away to BECOME a bride, so it technically still fits, depending on how you look at it 😉

  7. It’s probably been done before, but I like – Hurry up & Wait

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