In a most unlikely friendship, she found love. In a time when women were silenced, she found her voice.
Patti Callahan, New York Times bestselling author, delivers an exquisite novel about Joy Davidman, the woman who captured the heart of acclaimed author C. S. Lewis. Joy Davidman was looking for spiritual answers, not love, when she began writing letters to C. S. Lewis. Love, after all, wasn't mending her failing marriage. Everything about New Yorker Joy seemed unmatched for an Oxford don and the beloved author of Narnia. However, their minds connected over their letters. Setting out on the adventure of a lifetime, Joy traveled from America to England and back again, risking heartbreak and poverty, finding friendship and faith, and against all odds, discovering a love that event he threat of death couldn't destroy.
In this wonderful exploration of the one of the best love stories of modern times, we meet a brilliant writer, a fiercely independent mother, and a passionate woman who forever changed the life this respected author and inspired books that still enchant us and change us. Joy lived at a time when women weren't known for having a voice, and yet her love for Jack (C. S. Lewis) gave them both voices they didn't know they had.
Becoming Mrs. Lewis is at once a fascinating historical novel and a glimpse into a writer's life. Above all, it's a love story exploring a love of literature and ideas an a love between a husband and a wife that, in the end, was not impossible at all.