Thursday, December 4, 2014

Straight Browsing from the Library: Rest Thy Head by Elaine Cantrell

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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!


“I know you had a girl to quit this morning, and I wondered if I could interview for her job.”

Patrick thought for a moment. “You’d be working for my brother. Would his face bother you?”

“No, it wouldn’t. It surprised me this morning, but I don’t mind.”

Patrick pursed his lips. “We don’t have a room for you. You’d have to find somewhere to live.”

“How about the maid’s room on the third floor?”

Patrick’s eyebrows shot straight up. “Who told you about that room?”

“One of the maids.”

“I don’t know what to tell you about that.” He ran his hand through his red hair and made it stand straight up. “We’ve had guests stay in the room before, but not for long. People say it’s haunted.”

Peyton burst into laughter.

“You laugh now, but if you see something you probably won’t laugh. The last guest who stayed there left in the middle of the night. He said some woman kept pushing him out of the bed.”

Peyton laughed again. How could anyone really believe in ghosts? “Sounds like a vivid dream to me. I don’t believe in ghosts. I’m perfectly willing to live in that room if you hire me.”

He still looked doubtful, but he gave in with good grace. “Okay. We’ll talk to Jake around two if that’s convenient for you.”


Elaine Cantrell was born and raised in South Carolina where she obtained a master’s degree in personnel services from Clemson University. She is a member of Alpha Delta Kappa, an international honorary society for women educators and Romance Writers of America. Her first novel, A New Leaf, was the 2003 winner of the Timeless Love Contest. When she’s not writing or teaching, she enjoys movies, quilting, reading, and collecting vintage Christmas ornaments.

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  1. his sounds like a fascinating and fun story. I enjoyed the excerpt.

  2. Thank you so much! I don't think I'd like to sleep in the haunted room, would you?

  3. Thanks for the great excerpt, I really enjoyed it. Entering under the name of Virginia

  4. Thanks for the great excerpt, I really enjoyed it. Entering under the name of Virginia