A Chat With Grace Walker from War-Torn Heart by Allison Wells

Tell us something about where you live: 

  • I live in a tiny South Caroline town you’ve never heard of, but we’ve right at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and we’re very close to Clemson College. 

Is there anything special about your name? Why do you think you were given that name? 

  • When I was born right before the turn of the century, my father named me Grace because he was certain I would be full of it, and because he thought I’d be full of the Lord’s abundant grace. I try to live up to my name.

Do you have an occupation? What do you like or dislike about your work? 

  • I’m a momma to several blessings. I love every minute. That doesn’t mean it’s not hard, it surely us, but our reward is in heaven.

Who are the special people in your life?  

  • My husband, Nathan, and our children – Peter, Abigail, Rebecca, Elizabeth, Jacob, and Gabriel. Oh, and Michael, God rest him. I’m also close to my sisters and our extended family.

What is your heart’s deepest desire?   

  • For my children to grow up knowing the Lord.

What are you most afraid of? 

  • Losing my children. After we lost Michael, I didn’t think I would recover, but God brought my heart through it.

Do you have a cherished possession? 

  • I have a music box that had been my own grandmother’s, brought over from Scotland. I’ll pass it along to Abby, and hopefully on and on. 

What do you expect the future will hold for you?  

  • I won’t even pretend to guess. It’s in God’s hands. But I do hope for grandchildren one day. 

What have you learned about yourself in the course of your story?  

  • My story is for the Father to write. He is the creator and perfector.

Is there anything else you’d like people to know about you? 

I have tried to raise my children to be strong, resilient, believing people. I think Nathan and I have done a good job. Abby’s a little headstrong, but then, what teenage girl isn’t. I’m sure Eliza and Jake will give me a run for my money, too. They run with the wind, those children.


Allison Wells is a wife, mother, and sweet tea addict. Allison writes in two genres – Christian Women’s FIction and Sweet Romance. She writes what she calls “gritty Christian fiction,” books that show the hard truths of life but ultimately are stories of redemption in the end. Her sweet romances are clean and fun with a dose of laughter (the best medicine). She loves to bring a word of hope to readers worldwide. Her motto is, “Life is short, eat the Oreos.” Visit her website at www.whatallisonwrote.com.

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