Becoming Mrs Lewis by Patti Callahan and published by Zondervan
One of the great love stories of modern times, Becoming Mrs Lewis reveals the passionate, private lives of the beloved, world-renowned author C.S. Lewis and Joy Davidman, the fiercely independent woman he called his ‘whole world’. For fans of The Paris Wife and The Orphan’s Tale.
A heart-rendering historical romance, and a glimpse into the life of an extraordinary woman and writer. Poet, atheist and communist, New Yorker Joy Davidman is an unconventional woman – and an unlikely partner for one of England’s best known academics and theologians. With her own marriage crumbling, she begins a correspondence with Narnia author C.S. Lewis, not for love, but for guidance from a writer that she admires.
In Joy’s letters, Lewis discovers a kindred spirit, and an intellect to equal his own. Bonding over a shared love of literature and ideas, a deep connection is forged between the two. Embarking on the adventure of a lifetime, Joy travels from America to England and back again. Facing heartbreak and poverty, discovering friendship and faith. Against all odds, the couple struggle to secure a love that will endure forever.