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Publication Order of Tales From Grace Chapel Inn Books

Portraits of the Past (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Going to the Chapel (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Back Home Again (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hidden History (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Winter Wonders (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
We Have This Moment (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Slices of Life (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Midsummer Melody (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Promises to Keep (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
All in the Timing (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tempest in a Teapot (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Spirit of the Season (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Home for the Holidays (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pipe Organ (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Life is a Three-Ring Circus (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Small-Town Reality (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Something Old, Something New (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Amazing Gracie (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spring is in the Air (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Never Give Up (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Autumn Tales (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Recipes & Wooden Spoons (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Going, Going, Gone! (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rosemary for Remembrance (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Time of Their Lives (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fond Memories, Fresh Beginnings (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Summer Breezes (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ready to Wed (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
They Also Serve (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Building Bridges (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Talk of the Town (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reading, Writing and Riddles (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Her Sister's Footsteps (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Empty Nest (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Price of Fame (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
As Time Goes By (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eyes on the Prize (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Way We Were (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Steady and Slow (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Kindness of Strangers (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Start of Something Big (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Prayers, Paws & Providence (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mystery at the Inn (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Saints Among Us (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Keeping the Faith (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blessings from Acorn Hill: The Way We Were / Slices of Life (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rally 'Round the Flag (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sing a New Song (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christmas Traditions at Grace Chapel Inn (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

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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6 Responses to “Tales From Grace Chapel Inn”

  1. Barbara Burns: 2 years ago

    I believe there’s 50 books. I’ve read them all and can’t find a list with any additional ones. I also have the cookbook

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    • Karen Cook: 4 weeks ago

      There are actually 47 total books in the series. (See above). I had them all then sold them after reading. Now I wish I hadn’t sold them. I’m in the process of trying to find the whole set to buy again. If you have them and want to sell them, please contact me. Thanks .

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  2. Amy Biller: 3 years ago

    Hello! I have a big favor to ask. I was wondering if you would look up and give me the ISBN number for the box set of Tales from Grace Chapel Inn series. I would really appreciate it. I have a set that was gifted to me that I’ve now read and am ready to sell, but they didn’t come in the box so I can’t sell without that ISBN number. Thank you for any help you can provide! ~ Amy

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    • Graeme: 3 years ago

      I’m not sure unfortunately. Had a look but couldn’t see it.

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  3. PENELOPE LARMER: 3 years ago

    I don’t have Kindle I have a nook
    I have been buying these books I want the whole collection
    Which I believe to be 101 of them I see I miss spelled some words
    These stories are so well written they make me feel like I’m in the rooms with these sister Thanks to the Authors
    There wonderful little stories ! And again I’d love to see movies made from these
    Even a mini series thanks for this opportunity

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  4. Penelope Larmer: 3 years ago

    I love these stories
    I feel like I’m on the kitchen with
    They are just wonderful stories
    Every one I’ve read I feel like I’m in the rooms with them
    I myself have always wait to have a bed and breakfast
    This is the closes I can get
    So thank you for creating these little Gems of stories
    I’d love to see them made into a movie or mini series

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