Celebrate Valentine's Day with an incredible love story and an exclusive cover reveal for Patti Callahan's Becoming Mrs. Lewis, a novel about the love between C.S. Lewis and his wife, Joy Davidman, to be published October 2, 2018, by HarperCollins/ Thomas Nelson.
Readers can't get enough of fascinating-woman-behind-the-famous-man books (like this, this and this), and neither can we. But many readers will have already heard of poet and writer Joy Davidman, author of Smoke on the Mountain: An Interpretation of the Ten Commandments, and whose life with C.S. Lewis was dramatized in a television BBC film, stage play and theatrical film titled Shadowlands.
This unlikely friendship turned love story forms the heartwarming core of the upcoming novel from bestselling author Callahan, who has previously published as Patti Callahan Henry. Their relationship began when New Yorker Davidman (then not-so-happily married to author William Lindsay Gresham) began writing letters to Lewis in Oxford. Through these letters, friendship bloomed—and then a lifelong love.
From the publisher:
"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."
Becoming Mrs. Lewis is available for preorder on March 1, 2018. Visit patticallahan.com.
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Posted by Cat, Deputy Editor
February 14, 2018