The Secret Book of Flora Lea
May 02, 2023
Available in Hardcover, e-book,
and audiobook formats
“[A]ffecting… Henry’s offering shines most in its exploration of the ways relationships grow and adapt to time and trauma, making for a poignant meditation on the bonds of sisterhood. This captivates.”
A Story of Florence Nightingale
by Patti Callahan
and performed by Cynthia Erivo
An Audible Orginal
With Bonus Episode and Material
This edition collects all the interviews from Patti Callahan's Behind the Scenes of Becoming Mrs. Lewis podcast, as well as extensive bonus material not previously released, including an additional episode not released on the original podcast.
A bonus episode—including an interview with the founder and artistic director of Fellowship for Performing Arts, Max McLean.
Bonus chapters from Becoming Mrs. Lewis
A special letter, from author Patti Callahan to Joy Davidman
Patti Callahan (Author, Narrator), Lauren Woodward (Narrator), Full Cast (Narrator), Thomas Nelson (Publisher)
Special Edition Paperback
The new expanded edition includes:
A map of Oxford
An expanded discussion guide with 20+ questions for book clubs
A timeline of Jack and Joy's Lives
Joy's (imagined) letter to Jack
10 Things You May Not Know About Joy Davidman and C. S. Lewis's Love Story
A Behind the Scenes Essay: Oxford—The City
In a most improbable friendship, she found love. In a world where women were silenced, she found her voice.
Becoming Mrs. Lewis is a USA TODAY, Publishers Weekly, and
The Globe and Mail Bestseller.
Patti Callahan Henry is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of sixteen novels and podcast host. She is the recipient of The Christy Award—A 2019 Winner "Book of the Year”; The Harper Lee Distinguished Writer of the Year for 2020 and the Alabama Library Association Book of the Year for 2019.
“With a belief that the power of story changes us and moves us, Patti’s historical fiction, SURVIVING SAVANNAH, WILD SWAN, BECOMING MRS. LEWIS and upcoming THE SECRET BOOK OF FLORA LEA (05/02/23) explore the untold stories of the past that affect us now.”
SURVIVING SAVANNAH, a new historical fiction, based on the true story of the Steamship Pulaski wreck, known as "The Titanic of the South" was released on March 9, 2021. Available now in a paperback edition (04/22).
The new podcast series, "The Untold Story Behind Surviving Savannah" is an in-depth exploration of the fascinating stories explored in her novel, Surviving Savannah. The podcast series includes interviews with some of the foremost experts on the myth and lore of Savannah, shipwreck treasure hunting, the hidden stories in museums, and the astounding real-life family story that inspired the novel. Available now.
WILD SWAN, a novella following the fiery life of one of history’s greatest heroines and the mother of modern nursing: Florence Nightingale by Patti Callahan was released December 2020, as an Audible Original performed by the award-winning narrator, Cynthia Erivo.
BECOMING MRS. LEWIS—The Improbable Love Story of Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis was released in an expanded edition, March 2020. The author is also the host of the popular seven-part original “Behind the Scenes of Becoming Mrs. Lewis Podcast Series”—the podcast audiobook collection including bonus material was released in January 2020.
ONCE UPON A WARDROBE is another tenderly imagined and enchanting story that pulls back the curtain on the early life of C. S. Lewis from Callahan—October 19, 2021, and available now—published by Harper Collins' new imprint debut novel —Harper Muse. Paperback edition coming, Feb 2023.
THE SECRET BOOK OF FLORA LEA: Her newest novel, The Secret Book of Flora Lea, is set outside Oxford in the hamlet of Binsey, and will be released on May 2nd, 2023 with Simon & Schuster Atria.
She’s spent countless hours, and yet not nearly enough hours, wondering and reading and talking about C. S. Lewis, Joy Davidman, and their life together.
If you are looking for Patti's Southern Contemporary Fiction titles, please click HERE.