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Publication Order of Tales From Grace Chapel Inn Books

Back Home Again (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Recipes and Wooden Spoons (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Going to the Chapel (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hidden History (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Portraits of the Past (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Winter Wonders (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Price of Fame (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Home From The Holidays (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Slices of Life (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Midsummer Melody (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Something Old, Something New (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
We Have This Moment (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All in the Timing (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Promises to Keep (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Prayers, Paws & Providence (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pipe Organ (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tempest in a Teapot (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Life is a Three-Ring Circus (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mystery at the Inn (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rally 'round the Flag (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Spirit of the Season (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Small-Town Reality (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Kindness of Strangers (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Start of Something Big (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Going, Going, Gone! (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spring is in the Air (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Amazing Gracie (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rosemary for Remembrance (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Autumn Tales (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Time of Their Lives (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Never Give Up (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fond Memories, Fresh Beginnings (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Summer Breezes (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reading, Writing, and Riddles (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
They Also Serve (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sing a New Song (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Saints Among Us (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Her Sister's Footsteps (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ready To Wed (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Building Bridges (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Talk of the Town (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Way We Were (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eyes on the Prize (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Empty Nest (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Steady and Slow (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
As Time Goes By (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Keeping the Faith (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Prayers and Pawprints (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christmas Traditions at Grace Chapel Inn (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Chronological Order of Tales From Grace Chapel Inn Books

Back Home Again (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Recipes and Wooden Spoons (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Going to the Chapel (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hidden History (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Portraits of the Past (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Winter Wonders (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Home From The Holidays (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Slices of Life (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Midsummer Melody (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Something Old, Something New (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
We Have This Moment (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All in the Timing (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Promises to Keep (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Price of Fame (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pipe Organ (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Prayers, Paws & Providence (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tempest in a Teapot (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Life is a Three-Ring Circus (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mystery at the Inn (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Prayers and Pawprints (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rally 'round the Flag (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Spirit of the Season (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Small-Town Reality (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Kindness of Strangers (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Start of Something Big (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Going, Going, Gone! (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spring is in the Air (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Amazing Gracie (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rosemary for Remembrance (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Autumn Tales (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Time of Their Lives (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Never Give Up (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fond Memories, Fresh Beginnings (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Summer Breezes (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reading, Writing, and Riddles (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
They Also Serve (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sing a New Song (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Saints Among Us (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Her Sister's Footsteps (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ready To Wed (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Building Bridges (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Talk of the Town (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Way We Were (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eyes on the Prize (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Empty Nest (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Steady and Slow (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
As Time Goes By (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Keeping the Faith (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christmas Traditions at Grace Chapel Inn (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Tales from Grace Chapel Inn is a series of novels written by various authors that follow three sisters around as they try to reintegrate into one another’s lives after their father dies.

+The Story

The Tales from Grace Chapel Inn series takes place in Acorn Hill, a small town in rural Pennsylvania. Acorn Hill is an idyllic little place, the sort of location you only visit once and never want to leave.

The people there are calm and friendly. You will find them relaxing on porch swings and in coffee shops as they enjoy light conversation around a delicious snack, probably a homemade pie.

In Acorn Hill, faith, family, and friendship are crucial and they typically flow in tandem throughout the fabric of the community. The Howard sisters take center stage here. Their activities initiate a series of events that shake up the town.

Jane, Alice, and Louise are as different as any three sisters can get. And while they have always been friendly to one another, they were never necessarily close. All of that changes when their father, a minister in the town, dies.

The occurrence forces the sisters to reunite. Alice and Louise were already living in Acorn Hill at the time. The youngest of the bunch, Jane left an early age, determined to see the world and make her own way.

Their reunion forces the sisters to reopen a few old wounds but they are also given an opportunity to rejuvenate the bonds that connect them. And it isn’t long before they make the decision to turn their family house into a bed and breakfast.

The decision doesn’t go down well with their neighbors who think the Victorian structure should be allowed to remain in the state their father left it. The Howard Sisters stand their ground on the matter.

The authors of the Tales from Grace Chapel Inn series spend a lot of time exploring the renovation process during which the sisters fight over design decisions and reminisce about the good and bad times in the house.

However, the bulk of the story takes place after the Bed and Breakfast begins to operate. The sisters struggle to find a rhythm that allows them all to contribute to the running of the Inn in a fair and satisfying manner.

Alice is the most even-tempered of the bunch. Louise teaches music and she’s the most feminine of the group, this while Jane is free-spirited and recently divorced. The Bed and Breakfast allows the Howard Sisters to interact with all manner of interesting individuals.

They learn more about the town and each other. They help one another overcome all the pain and heartache that life has to offer. This is especially true for Jane who blames herself for their mother’s death and hates the fact that she never got to know her.

When the sisters are not fussing over their Inn, they are busy worrying about the church. When their father dies, it becomes necessary to hire a new preacher for the church.

This task proves easier said than done, not only because the members of the Church board won’t stop squabbling but also because their Aunt Ethel refuses to adapt to the changing landscape.

When their mother died, the sisters’ father and Aunt Ethel started living together. They supported one another during the final years of their father’s life. As such, Aunt Ethel finds it hardest to accept a new minister in her brother’s pulpit. Her sharp tongue also makes all manner of trouble for the Howard Sisters.

The Tales from Grace Chapel Inn series is categorized as Christian fiction. So it doesn’t come as a surprise that God and faith play such an important role in the stories that are told.

The Howard Sisters are Bible-believing Christians. They are always looking to God for assistance and asking for his guidance in every aspect of their lives. The authors of the Tales from Grace Chapel Inn series use the trials of their characters to show readers that God is always in control and that the challenges he places in the path of his followers are designed to make them stronger.

Audiences have complimented these novels for injecting Christian messages into their plots without getting too preachy. The protagonists will tell Bible stories and quote scriptures but they never dwell on such matters for too long.

The pacing tends to vary with each author. Some books proceed very quickly, rushing over less interesting plot points in favor of highlighting the fun and exciting elements. Others tend to take their time, exploring the depths of human emotions and struggles.

Different readers will more than likely react differently to different books and authors. It is worth noting that even though the Grace Chapel Inn series is written by various authors, the characterization of the Howard sisters and their friends and family is consistent.

+Back Home Again

Acorn Hill is a sleepy little town in rural Pennsylvania that is about to experience a bit of a shakeup. The Howard sisters have decided to turn their Victorian home into a bed and breakfast, a development that has rubbed some people the wrong way.

The Howard sisters haven’t been particularly close in quite a while. And they are only compelled to reunite when their father, a beloved minister, dies.

Having inherited their family home, they decide to initiate renovations and transform it into an Inn. But before they can get their bed and breakfast running, the sisters must first learn how to get along.
Jane, Alice, and Louise couldn’t be more different. It won’t be easy for them to overcome their differences. But they won’t stop trying.

+Going to the Chapel

The Howard sisters reunited when their father, a beloved minister in the little town of Acorn Hill, died. And they thought that turning their family home into a bed and breakfast would be difficult.

But they have found that replacing their father is an even more challenging undertaking. The church needs a new minister. However, the church board cannot agree on anything. The townspeople have been forced to contend with a different minister every week.

A more permanent replacement must be found, and soon. And the Howard sisters believe that they might have found the perfect man for the job.

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