I love Nativity sets, so I was especially drawn to the concept of one small wooden carving becoming the beginning of a priceless family heirloom. The addition of each wooden piece continues the legacy of these special woodcarvers, and the four authors involved are able to seamlessly connect each of the stories into a family saga that I won't soon forget. Chiseled on the Heart is a touching chronicle of faltering faith, hope renewed, and a reminder of the greatest gift ever given! I was totally immersed in the history, romance, and inspiring nuggets of faith, and I recommend this collection to all who enjoy historical Christian fiction.
I received a complimentary e-book from the authors. There was no obligation for a positive review. These are my own thoughts.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Candace West was born in the Mississippi delta to a young minister and his wife. She grew up in small-town Arkansas and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello. At twelve years old, she wrote her first story, “Following Prairie River.” In 2018, she published her debut novel Lane Steen, book one of the Valley Creek Redemption Series. By weaving entertaining, hope-filled stories, Candace shares the Gospel and encourages her readers. She currently lives in Arkansas with her husband and their son along with two dogs and three bossy cats.
Kelly Goshorn weaves her affinity for history and her passion for God into inspiring stories of love, faith, and family set in America’s vibrant past. Her debut novel, A Love Restored, won the Director’s Choice Award for Adult/YA fiction at the Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference in 2019 and earned recognition as both a Selah Award finalist in the Historical Romance category and as a Maggie Award Finalist for Inspirational Fiction.