Happy Friday! This week was a fun one. It was Credo week at the office and we celebrated with themed days (think Spirit Week), games, food, and plenty of laughter. This was needed after a summer of changes and upheaval. And to top it all off, we get a three day weekend thanks to good ol’ Chris Columbus. An extra day to read? I’ll take it!
There is probably no Christian author as well known and celebrated as C.S. Lewis but, honestly, I know very little about his personal life. That’s why I’m so looking forward into diving into Patti Callahan’s October release very soon!
Here’s a little about the book:
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.
Doesn’t this book sound fascinating? Have you read it or is it on your TBR list?
Ok, I’m passing the puck back to you (official start of hockey season is here so I’m going with it!). Grab the book nearest you and drop the first line in the comments. Then head on over to our hosts at Hoarding Books and check out what books others are sharing/reading this week.
I’m wishing all of you a healthy, productive, and relaxing (with time for reading) weekend!