I have been going back and forth between names for my story in the anthology, A Groom’s Promise. I’m not happy with The Shy Groom. I want to do something else.
This morning, all I could come up with is The Rejected Suitor. My question to all of you is, is this title something that would grab your attention if you were browsing for books? Or is there a better title I can use?
Here’s the brief description I came up with: She and awkward Jack Warren has finally found the woman of his dreams, but her father wants her to marry his brother instead.
Here’s the long description:
This is a story about a stuttering hero who has a tendency to bump into things when he’s nervous. Since he’s endured a lot of ridicule, he and his brother decide to make a new start in a place. His brother comes across an ad looking for hired hands in Lincoln, Nebraska, and with this position comes the opportunity to buy some acreage from the owner. This is Jack’s chance to live out the rest of his life in peace since he’ll be far removed from others. What he doesn’t count on is the owner’s attractive daughter who happens to be available.
When the new hired hands arrive at her pa’s farm, Maybell is immediately drawn to Jack. Though he wasn’t the most graceful of all men to work for her pa, there’s a certain charm and sweetness about him that appeals to her. Her pa, however, has other ideas. Certain someone as timid as Jack wouldn’t make a good husband, he rejects Jack’s suit. Instead, he plans for her to marry his brother, and he’ll do everything he can to make that happen.
So that is the information about the book. Does The Rejected Suitor fit for a title, or is there something better? I’m open to any suggestions. 😀