Sunday, December 2, 2018

BECOMING MRS. LEWIS by Patti Callahan, Reviewed by Rebecca Maney

 "To me . . . you are star, water, air, fields, and forest. Everything."
A 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?"

BackCover Blurb:
 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 destroy. 

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.

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1 comment:

  1. I will definitely be reading this one some day. Thanks for reviewing it, Rebecca!


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