A Book by Any Name.....

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Usually I don't feel the need to have a title when I'm writing. For example, Spy Girl still doesn't have a title. But at least it had a working title....this one is just "Texas Historical."

So since I'm terrible at titles, I hoped you could help me out. The book is set on the Texas Frontier in 1825, just as Stephen F. Austin is settling between the Brazos and Colorado Rivers with the Old 300 (the first families of Texas, from which I am supposedly descended.) My heroine, Kit, is in a fort between Indian territory and the Austin Colony. She's there with her MIL and younger SIL. Her husband is reported dead, her son is dead and buried in the fort. She wouldn't leave the fort when everyone else did because she was waiting for her husband's return. Now it isn't safe for her to leave, and she's responsible for the safety of her family.

The hero, Trace, wanders to the fort, sick with fever. Kit brings him in, reluctantly. She doesn't want another responsibility, and she worries he can harm her family. Since he's the hero, he gets healthy and helps her in the fort, then they travel to the relative civilization of the Austin Colony, and they fall in love before the past comes back to haunt them.

Any thoughts?

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4 comments:

Rachel.C said...

Fortress Of The Heart.
Fortified Hearts.
I don't know that I can come up with any good ones without more info. It's usually something in the story that triggers my titles.
RC

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

Inside These Walls

No, that sounds romantic suspense-y.

Umm...Frontier Hearts.

Too cheesy.

Sorry, I'm not very good at this...

Kris Fletcher said...

well, if it's going to be kind of hot, how about something playing off of FEVER?

MaryF said...

Rachel, I usually get something from the book, too. Nothing so far.

Maybe if I wrote a little more, but I'm starting to lose the love.

Kris, I like the Fever idea. Not terribly hot yet, though....

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