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Sunday, July 8, 2018

Snippet Sunday and Weekend Writing Warriors

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Today we're starting excerpts from Rest Thy Head. I'll give you a blurb and then I'll do the excerpt. 

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Running away from a fiancĂ© who betrayed her, Peyton O’Malley finds employment at a beautiful mountain inn called Rest Thy Head. She didn’t expect to live in the haunted room or to fall for the inn’s owner, a fire-scarred, war veteran who uses the inn to hide away from the world. She didn’t expect her sister to show up at Rest Thy Head either, much less her formidable mother.

Now, thanks to the aid of a friendly ghost, Peyton has a shot at true love, and so does her sister Ashley, provided the guys cooperate of course! 


With an air of reverence, Eleanor O’Malley passed her hand across the white damask tablecloth in the box. “This is very nice, Peyton. Feel how heavy it is. It should last you a lifetime.”

Peyton opened and read the card that accompanied the gift. “Best wishes for a long and happy marriage, Henry and Anne Williams.”

Her mother flashed her best high‑wattage smile. “Can you believe it? The Williams family sent you a wedding gift! They’re one of the nicest families in town.”


Veronica Scott said...

Well, I have a feeling if her mother thinks so highly of the gift and the givers, they might not be Peyton's cup of tea? I love a snippet that makes me ponder what's really going on with the characters, which this one certainly does. Excellent excerpt!

Diane Burton said...

I like the concept, Elaine. This snippet is intriguing.

Nancy Gideon said...

Very sensory and inviting. But is that how she's going to see this gift?

Christina Ochs said...

Something tells me Peyton isn’t quite as thrilled as her mother!

Amy Braun said...

Great snippet! Maybe not a great gift though? ;)

Caitlin Stern said...

There's a lot of meanings to "nice" the way her mother is using it... Not sure this is the best sort.

Ed Hoornaert said...

Like other commenters, I harbor doubts about this gift and the givers.

Siren X Star said...

Yeah I have a feeling that Peyton doesn't feel the same way.

Teresa Cypher said...

I read this one--and really liked it!

Hywela Lyn said...

Sucha natural sounding conversation between a mother and her engged daughter - but like everyone else I wonder what Peyton's really feeling.