With NYT Bestselling Author Patti Callahan Henry and new latest books The Favorite Daughter and Becoming Mrs. Lewis
June 27, 12 –2 p.m. $40 –
Meet best-selling author, Patti Callahan Henry, as she discusses her two newest novels, The Favorite Daughter and Becoming Mrs. Lewis.
The Favorite Daughter is a heart-wrenching novel about the power of memory, the meaning of family, and learning to forgive. Becoming Mrs. Lewis is a story of a woman finding love in an improbable friendship and finding her voice in a world where women are silenced. During this luncheon attendees can enjoy a delicious three-course luncheon at the Coral Bay Club in Atlantic Beach.
Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at https://bit.ly/2KQLbPc.
Beaufort Historical Association at the Beaufort Historic Site
Date: June 27
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Coral Bay Club
1901 West Fort Macon Road
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512 United States
The Favorite Daughter
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Bookshop at Water’s End, here is a lush, heart-wrenching novel about the power of memory, the meaning of family, and learning to forgive.
Ten years ago, Lena Donohue experienced a wedding-day betrayal so painful that she fled the small town of Watersend, South Carolina, and reinvented herself in New York City. Though now a freelance travel writer, the one place she rarely goes is home—until she learns of her dad’s failing health.
Returning to Watersend means seeing the sister she has avoided for a decade and the brother who runs the family’s Irish pub and has borne the burden of his sisters’ rift. While Alzheimer’s slowly steals their father’s memories, the siblings rush to preserve his life in stories and in photographs. As his secret past brings Lena’s own childhood into focus, it sends her on a journey to discover the true meaning of home. Read More
Becoming Mrs. Lewis
Now a USA TODAY and Publishers Weekly bestseller!
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. Read More
About the Author
Patti Callahan Henry is a New York Times best-selling author of fourteen novels, including the historical fiction, BECOMING MRS. LEWIS—The Improbable Love Story of Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis. Her fifteenth novel, THE FAVORITE DAUGHTER, (Southern Contemporary Fiction) will be published June 4, 2019, and available now.
A full-time author and mother of three children, she now resides in both Mountain Brook, Alabama and Bluffton, South Carolina with her husband. Read More
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L to R (photo) Authors Patti Callahan Henry and Kristy Woodson Harvey
Stories bring me to the most wonderful places and people. @kristywharvey @town_of_beaufort_nc I know you adore her and her books. But you should see her in action. She could quite literally run the world while not a hair out of place.
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