Grace Chapel Inn, located in the village of Acorn Grove, gets its beginning in the sweet, light first book that is now extended to almost 50 books. Melody Carson authors this first book in this Christian series about three sisters and their Bed and Breakfast, the Grace Chapel Inn. Various other Christian authors take turns in continuing this interesting series on Christian life, problems, friendships and faith.
In this book, the sisters reunite after their minister father dies and leaves his old Victorian House equally to all three women. Alice, a single full time nurse, has been living with her father in this house all of her life. Older sister, Louise, is widowed and lives teaching piano in Philadelphia. Youngest sister Jane, whose birth cost her mother her life, is a chef and artist who has just gone through a difficult divorce in San Francisco. All three are very different people, but their father's legacy has them joining forces to restore the old family home so that they can open up a Bed and Breakfast. Ideas clash, neighbors put in their negative and positive thoughts, and friendships and God's Grace finds the Grace Chapel Inn finally opening to many new adventures.
The characters are different but definitely draw the reader into this story. Issues which call upon Godly prayer and solutions make this story very compelling. Looking forward to further adventures for these women and their future guests in the next books.
When these books first came out at Guideposts, I didn't think I wanted to read them. But when I was on vacation in another state, a friend and I went to a thrift store and I found "Recipes and Wooden Spoons" for $1.00. This is a fantastic series! I couldn't put it down. So when I got home, I ordered the first book in the series, Back Home Again. Now I've read the first 3 in the Tales of Grace Chapel Inn, and am anxiously awaiting the fourth, Ready to Wed. After I read them I am sending them to a friend in So. Carolina, who likes to read the same kind of fiction that I do. What a wonderful series of stories about a Christian family. I love them all!
This is my favorite in the series and sets the wheels in motion for the following books. I loved the quirky characters in the town but the relationships with the sisters is a wonderful, believeable exchange of love. Charming and a great read with an outstanding message