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#Win Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan Henry (US)


Patti Callahan Henry is a New York Times best-selling author of fifteen novels, including the (Historical Fiction), BECOMING MRS. LEWIS—The Improbable Love Story of Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis. Now a USA TODAY, Publishers Weekly, and The Globe and Mail bestseller.  (writing as Patti Callahan)  Her latest novel, THE FAVORITE DAUGHTER, (Southern Contemporary Fiction) was released June 4, 2019, and is 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.

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HELEN JOY DAVIDMAN LEWIS

Joy was a firecracker of a woman. She was a brilliant writer, a multi award-winning poet, a child prodigy, a novelist, a critic, a protege of a famous artist and much more. She was also an ex-Jew, ex-communist, ex-atheist, and married, living in Upstate New York. Her relationship with C.S. Lewis was a most improbable love story.

After reading several works of C.S. Lewis, Joy was so moved that she wrote him in England. The two were long-distance pen pals for three years before they met in person. Joy eventually moved to England and they married in 1957.

Joy influenced some of C.S. Lewis’ most significant works. He was so devastated by her passing in 1960, he wrote a book, A Grief Observed, which details how her death nearly destroyed him— and his faith.
Mr & Mrs. Lewis


Thomas Nelson: March 24
Paperback 448 pages
ISBN: 9780785218098
$17.99


Everything about New Yorker Joy seemed ill-matched for an Oxford don and the beloved writer of Narnia, yet their brilliant 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 never told, 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 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.


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


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  1. This book would be a real treasure for me to enjoy and appreciate since it involves a memorable story and unforgettable people with emotional and beautiful feelings. C.S.Lewis was creative and a brilliant man and author and Joy very interesting and special.

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  2. Ever since reading The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe as a kid, I've been a fan of C.S. Lewis. It is so interesting that he and Tolkien were in a writing group together. I would love to find out more about Joy.

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