This one of course is always suited to the historical novel, but it can be used with a contemporary (carefully) and this is the advertised and purchased bride. The hero (Or it could be the heroine in certain cases) advertises for a mate, someone to attend an event, pretend to be the intended, or marry, for a special reason, usually involving money or a prize of some kind.
As I said this is a good one for the historical novel, the frontier bride, or it could be used in a contemporary as a purchased bride as part of a business deal. You can have lots of fun with this one. It has lost favor in recent years, but as with most plots, it will come back.
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