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Saturday, June 19, 2021

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 In today's excerpt from Rest Thy Head, Peyton sees the haunted bedroom that she'll be staying in.


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! 


Patrick had told her she’d be staying in room 301 which was the first room on the third floor. She opened the door and exclaimed, “Oh, how lovely.”

The bed was narrow, only a twin size, but it boasted a pretty comforter in shades of swirling blue and yellow. Some decorative pillows were carelessly piled against the white iron headboard. The room had no carpet, but the heart pine floors were beautiful, and someone had placed a blue rug that looked handmade by the side of the bed.

The room didn’t have a closet, but it did have a nice wardrobe with a mirror on the front. It looked old to Peyton, maybe 1940’s era. Annie had placed her jug on top of the wardrobe. How nice. The blues in the glaze matched the blues in the comforter.

The room didn’t have a fireplace, but a nice, yellow club chair sat beside the window and afforded a great view of the flower garden. A small, white wicker table sat beside the chair.

Oh, and look at those curtains. They looked a little old-­fashioned too. She thought they might be called priscillas. If she remembered correctly, her mother had used them right after they bought their house. All in all, the room pleased her, although it didn’t look like a haunted room ought to look. Of course she’d never seen a haunted room, but still...

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