The sleepy town of Acorn Hill is in for a surprise when the three Howard sisters reunite after the death of their father. Each has inherited a share of his worn-down Victorian house, and they dream of turning the family home into a bed-and-breakfast. But these three women are as different as siblings can be, can they survive living together, let alone going into business together? It looks like their dream may be headed for disaster! Only by learning to work together, trusting in God, and accepting a little help from their friends can the three sisters see Grace Chapel Inn open its doors. 6 CD's; Unabridged
Once you visit the charming village of Acorn Hill, tucked away in rural Pennsylvania, you’ll never want to leave. Townsfolk relax on their porch swings or gather to discuss the day’s events at the Coffee Shop over homemade pie. It’s the kind of town where friendship and faith flow together like a wide river on a fine spring day. However, the sleepy town of Acorn Hill is in for quite a surprise. After Daniel Howard, the adored minister of Grace Chapel, passes away, his three spirited daughters come home to remember their father, and find out that each has inherited a share of his run-down Victorian house. As the three wander through rooms rich with childhood memories, Louise dreams of a small music conservatory where she can give lessons, and Alice thinks the house would be perfect for a youth ministry. Jane would like to open a restaurant. The squabbling begins . . . as does a brilliant solution to the sisters’ dilemma. Grace Chapel Inna unique bed and breakfastis born, and a new life begins for them all.
Melody Carlson has published more than one hundred books for adults, children, and teens with many on best-seller lists. Several books have been finalists for, and winners of, various writing awards, including the Gold Medallion and the RITA Award. She and her husband live in the Cascade Mountains in Oregon and have two grown sons.
"Narrator Sherri Berger creates a down-home folksy atmosphere with her warm and winsome voice. She depicts seemingly effortlessly the personalities of three matronly sisters, Alice, Louise, and Jane. The setting is Acorn Hill, Pennsylvania. The sisters inherit their childhood home, a Victorian mansion, when their father dies. Their desire to turn it into a bed and breakfast becomes a real challenge with many difficulties. Though somewhat slow paced, the story brings one back to simpler times in a quaint village. With her easy and graceful style, Sherri Berger is just the person to narrate this charming story."
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