Hi What does everyone think about "For the Love of Family" as a title for my book. The book is fiction and its about how far would you go to protect your loved ones. Thanks for any comments
For the Love of Family
Posted 19 March 2018 - 04:12 PM
I hope this doesn't sound harsh, but it doesn't really catch my attention. You'd need to have a compelling blurb or query, and even then I suspect that, if you sold it, they'd want to change the title. It's a wonderful concept, but not so great a title.
Posted 19 March 2018 - 07:33 PM
I hesitated for a while because it's not my genre, but to me the title invokes the commercial books you find at the airport or the grocery store. A book that you might bring to the beach and then will forget about soon after, because it tells a story but doesn't offer much emotional punch. Not trying to knock that, because people certainly enjoy those books, but if your book delves into more meaty emotion, it might not be quite the right fit.
Nothing to reciprocate on right now; I'm off in the query trenches.
Posted 04 April 2018 - 03:09 PM
I agree with the two previous replies. Although I'm sure your novel is great, the title comes off as being a bit flat - or maybe even cliche. As for suggestions, I would definitely focus on the contrast between normal human behavior and where your character(s) begins to break societal norms to protect his/her loved ones. Shatter Point, maybe? Like LNLOFT pointed out, you'll want to incite an emotional response from those who will eventually see your book on the shelves.
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