Friday, September 28, 2018

Becoming Mrs. Lewis-One of the Best of the Year!


About the Book

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. (Goodreads)

My Review

This book had me captivated until the end. I read this wonderful story in one sitting it is that good! I chose this book because I am a fan of C.S. Lewis but I knew nothing about his personal life. Joy is such a great character and it is fun to wonder what really happened. While this book is fiction based on a true story I think that Callahan did an incredible job making this story work.  I loved way the characters were written and the setting made it all flow nicely. After a few chapters in you might start thinking, "How in the world is this going to work out?!" There were a couple of times when I was surprised at how blunt the author was but then something would happen and I wanted to cheer  Callahan at how she turned it towards being about God. Joy and Jack were not perfect people and that made this book all the more real. The romance is perfection and the story delightful. I am eager to read more about Mrs. Lewis now having read this and I realize I need to pick up Mere Christianity again. 

This is easily one of my favorite books of the year, five stars! 

"I received this book from BookLook Blogger for free. I was not required to write a positive review and all opinions are my own."

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