I recently started the book Promise Me This by Cathy Gohlke, which so far promises to be a powerful Titanic-themed story. (Be looking for my review scheduled for March 8th!) In looking up more about this author, I discovered that she has already had two Civil War era novels published - William Henry is a Fine Name and I Have Seen Him in the Watchfires. While both sound like moving reads, it's the title of the latter book that really resonates with me...
The title combined with that cover are quite haunting. Would you agree? Nowadays books are definitely a package deal - from the title, to the cover, to the synopsis, to the endorsements, and to the story itself. I'm sure different readers pick up books for different reasons, and a title doesn't necessarily have to be the main or only selling point. But I think there's something gripping about a unique title like this - one that seems to foreshadow the heart of the story and hover around the edges of one's mind.
What do you think? Have you come across any book titles lately that have stuck with you or made you want to give the book a try?
And for those of you who are writers...do you find it easy or difficult to come up with titles?
Guarding the Witness
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