Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Back Home Again by Melody Carlson

Bumped into this book at the library when I was getting another friend to read. It just happens to be book 1 in the Tales from Grace Chapel Inn series. I did some digging and found that after reading book 1, the rest of the books in this series can be read in any order. This one needs to be read first as it gets everything rolling. I also found that this series is written by a number of different authors. I have already grabbed 2 more from my library. There are 32 in all!

Back Home Again is a delightful tale of 3 sisters coming.. well home again. Their father has died and the 3 sisters have inherited the family home... a large Victorian located in a quaint little town in rural Pennsylvania. Jane, a professional chef, considers turning the home into a restaurant, Alice pictures a youth ministry and pianist Louise dreams of a music conservatory.

In the end they compromise and create a Bed and Breakfast. The project is stressful to say the least and the 3 sisters, as different as night and day, struggle with everything from the costs to paint colors... but in the end they create a home for their guests and a new start for each of them individually and together.

Very sweet... warm... feel good reading.

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