Becoming Mrs. Lewis: The Improbable Love Story of Joy Davidman and C. S. Lewis

Becoming Mrs. Lewis: The Improbable Love Story of Joy Davidman and C. S. Lewis

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, n In a most improbable friendship, she found love. In a world where women were silenced, she found her voice. ...

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Title:Becoming Mrs. Lewis: The Improbable Love Story of Joy Davidman and C. S. Lewis
Author:Patti Callahan
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:B07BB5PSJF
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:432 pages pages

Becoming Mrs. Lewis: The Improbable Love Story of Joy Davidman and C. S. Lewis Reviews

  • Elizabeth
    Jan 19, 2019
    This novel was beautifully written, tender, soul-wrenching, hope-filled and painful. Years ago, I was inspired by the movie Shadowlands about Lewis and Davidman's relationship. This book added a great deal more depth to the story behind their relationship. I appreciated the way Callaha...
  • Lauren Denton
    Jul 28, 2018
    I didn?t know anything about Joy Davidman before reading this book, other than she was the wife of C.S. Lewis. What a fiery and whip-smart woman, mother, and writer. I loved seeing peeks into her writing life, the blossoming relationship between her and ?Jack,? and the gorgeous E...
  • Annie
    May 07, 2018
    I loved this book. I give it 4.5 stars out of 5. I knew very little about Mrs. C.S. Lewis and what I did know I got from the movie Shadowlands (Anthony Hopkins and Debra Winger). And of course, I have read several of C.S. Lewis' books. This is the story of Joy Davidman and how she ...
  • Ginger
    Oct 17, 2018
    The writing here is not fantastic (though it has fine moments), but the story and characters are more than enough to carry it. If you enjoyed this, and haven't read A Severe Mercy, do so immediately. You'll immediately see the crossovers and similarities. ...
  • Marialyce
    Oct 07, 2018
    4 intensity of love stars My reviews can be found here: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... It is often very hard to find true love, searching for it, we so many times stumble looking for that one person who makes us whole, who makes us feel valued, who makes us feel loved. ...
  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    Sep 22, 2018
    BECOMING MRS. LEWIS is a book that I have been looking forward to reading for a long time. At the same time, I put it off because I was afraid it would not live up to my expectations. I had previously read JOY by Abigail Santamaria, an excellent non-fiction book about Joy Davidman and ...
  • Rachel McMillan
    Jun 26, 2018
    Balancing Joy Davidman's pragmatic voice with a slow-rendered love story is a carefully thought out exercise in developing romance. Two largely different people come together against a circumstance that would shun them and continue to find their bond tightening. For those who know ...
  • Lisa Wingate
    Apr 13, 2018
    Pulled me in, kept me up, left me joyful. Need I say more? In case you aren't yet persuaded to snatch up this beautiful book for your reading stack, let me add that Patti Callahan's writing is at times so breathtaking, as a writer, I paused to reread a turn of phrase. As magical as ...
  • Diane S ☔
    Nov 27, 2018
    This is going to be less a review than just myself explaining how I was all over the place while reading this novel. I think most people have heard of C. S. Lewis and his Narnia, but of his only wife Joy, very little. Was what drew me to this book. I liked it, I didn't like it, found i...
  • The Lit Bitch
    Oct 14, 2018
    Full disclosure, I haven?t read the Narnia books and I know next to nothing about C.S. Lewis?s life beyond the fact that he wrote the Narnia books. Now I have seen the Narnia movies and I love the story and when my boy is old enough, I plan on reading the Narnia books together with...
  • Pam Jenoff
    Oct 21, 2018
    Henry has artfully novelized the true story of C.S. Lewis and Joy Davidman, the American woman with whom he improbably fell in love before critical illness threatened everything. This book is beautiful and bittersweet. ...
  • Megan
    Oct 15, 2018
    I love C.S. Lewis and even studied his life and works in college?so when I heard there was a story about his wife, the book immediately became a highly anticipated read! And upon reading ?Becoming Mrs. Lewis,? I was happy to discover that the author, Ms. Callahan, possesses a sup...
  • Melissa Tagg
    Nov 13, 2018
    I don't know if I can possibly put into words how much I loved this book...or how deeply it touched me. Which is almost funny because when I started reading it, I wasn't actually sure it would end up holding my interest. But once I got going, I couldn't stop. The writing itself is just...
  • Mary Monroe
    Jan 21, 2019
    This was the book Patti was born to write! ...
  • Judy Collins
    Aug 31, 2018
    Check out my Q&A Interview with Author Patti Callahan Henry! Thank you, Patti? so much fun. Patti Callahan Henry has been a favorite author of mine throughout the years, an avid fan ?with twelve New York Times bestselling novels ? she has been hailed as a ?fresh new...
  • Staci
    Jan 05, 2019
    Becoming Mrs. Lewis is about the adult life of Joy Davidson. She is in a difficult marriage and has a tough time seeing her life playing out in a different way. While I found it interesting to learn more about the life of C.S. Lewis, overall this novel didn't keep my interest. My gr...
  • debbicat ☮~Traveling Sister
    Jul 19, 2018
    Oh so good! ALL the stars for this heart gripping read which was page turner for me. The book states: "The improbable love story of Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis" And that it is. I knew some of this story. But a lot I didn't. And it's so much more than that. I have been a fan of CS...
  • Lisa Patton
    Mar 19, 2018
    i knew nothing about CS Lewis's love life before reading this wonderful novel. Patti Callahan's writing brings the riveting love story between the famed novelist/theologian and Joy Davidman to life. The characters were relatable and real and I turned each page anxious to know what happ...
  • Lisa
    Feb 17, 2019
    Review to follow ...
  • Erin
    Oct 03, 2018
    I have to say that this book took me completely by surprise. Honestly, I think sometimes when I approach a book about real people, in this case C.S.Lewis and Joy Davidman, I cannot help but ask myself "So which one is going to be the jerk?" But Patti Callahan unfolds the story of the...
  • Zoe
    Sep 13, 2018
    Vivid, compelling, and immersive! Becoming Mrs. Lewis is anintriguinginterpretation about the life of Joy Davidman, the American writer and poet who through a shared conviction of Christianity and love of writing became a close confidant, friend, and wife of the famous fantasy w...
  • Theresa Smith Writes
    Sep 19, 2018
    ?The pair of Barbary lions ambled forward, placing their great paws on the earth, muscles dangerous and rippling beneath their fur as they approached the bars. A great grace surrounded them, as if they had come to understand their fate and accept it with roaring dignity. Their manes ...
  • Eva
    Oct 23, 2018
    After a recent surge of personal interest in the Chronicles of Narnia, I was really looking forward to reading Becoming Mrs. Lewis. However, it wasn't the book for me. The author writes beautifully (I'd like to learn some of her secrets) but the book itself was quite uninteresting and ...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Sep 30, 2018
    This is some kind of special! 5 stars! ? ? ? ? ? Patti Callahan (Henry) is one of my favorite authors. How do I know this? I own all of her books and a few are ?saved? unread for the book apocalypse. You know, I?m well-prepared for that. When I read that she was wri...
  • Deanne Patterson
    Nov 21, 2018
    How does one write a review for a book like this, a book that is quite possibly the best I've read this year? How can a review even begin to give this book the proper justice? This book has taken a piece of my heart with it when I finished it, never to be returned! I'll admit to havi...
  • Jeanette Lewis
    Sep 27, 2018
    I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. The very essence of the extraordinary Joy Davidman (Gresham) (Lewis) has been beautifully captured by this author, Patti Callahan. Joy Davidman w...
  • Maddy
    Oct 25, 2018
    ?How is it that my heart is breaking and yet I?ve never been so happy?? Wow, what a truly beautiful retelling this is. It?s not often I enjoy a book as much as I did this one. Becoming Mrs. Lewis is a retelling of the friendship / marriage of Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis....
  • MaryBeth's Bookshelf
    Jan 07, 2019
    I spent a lovely weekend getting lost in Becoming Mrs. Lewis! Never has a character walked the pages of a book and seemed so alive to me. The love story between Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis is not the traditional love story. It is filled with determination, confidence, and a deep respec...
  • Abigayle Claire
    Feb 15, 2019
    Reading the last 100 page son Valentine's Day was a good call. Full review to come. ...
  • Literary Soirée
    Jul 09, 2018
    I first read an excerpt of this stunning new book and longed for more, so was ecstatic to receive a full review copy from Thomas Nelson-Fiction. Felt like Christmas had come early, which indeed it had, as BECOMING MRS. LEWIS is everything I?d hoped for and more. Author Patti Calla...