"To me . . . you are star, water, air, fields, and forest. Everything."
pulsating love story fraught with numerous obstacles and miraculous
opportunities. Two individuals, whose faith journey included many of the
same questions with many of the same, . . . . and often competing,
answers. It seems that Helen Joy Davidman and Clive Staples Lewis live
on, not only in eternity, but in the hearts and minds of those who still
love and appreciate their brilliance.
"This work of fiction was
meant not only to explore her (Joy's) life, work, and love affair, but
also to delve into the challenges she faced as a woman in her time . . .
"I reread many of my favorites (of Lewis' works) with a new eye - seeing Joy's influence . . . how had I not seen it all along?"
In a most improbable friendship, she found love. In a world where women were silenced, she found her voice.
From New York Times bestselling
author Patti Callahan comes an exquisite novel of Joy Davidman, the
woman C. S. Lewis called “my whole world.” When poet and writer Joy
Davidman began writing letters to C. S. Lewis—known as Jack—she was
looking for spiritual answers, not love. Love, after all, wasn’t holding
together her crumbling marriage. Everything about New Yorker Joy seemed
ill-matched for an Oxford don and the beloved writer of Narnia, yet
their minds bonded over their letters. Embarking on the adventure of her
life, Joy traveled from America to England and back again, facing
heartbreak and poverty, discovering friendship and faith, and against
all odds, finding a love that even the threat of death couldn’t
In this masterful exploration of one of the greatest
love stories of modern times, we meet a brilliant writer, a fiercely
independent mother, and a passionate woman who changed the life of this
respected author and inspired books that still enchant us and change us.
Joy lived at a time when women weren’t meant to have a voice—and yet
her love for Jack gave them both voices they didn’t know they had.
At once a fascinating historical novel and a glimpse into a writer’s life, Becoming Mrs. Lewis is
above all a love story—a love of literature and ideas and a love
between a husband and wife that, in the end, was not impossible at all.
Available in paperback, digital ebook, audiobook and hardcover:
Buy Becoming Mrs. Lewis at Amazon
Buy Becoming Mrs. Lewis at Christianbook.com
Sunday, December 2, 2018
BECOMING MRS. LEWIS by Patti Callahan, Reviewed by Rebecca Maney
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I will definitely be reading this one some day. Thanks for reviewing it, Rebecca!ReplyDelete