Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “Becoming Mrs. Lewis; The Improbable Love Story of Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis Thomas Nelson, Oct. 2, 2018
Patti Callan, Author of “Becoming Mrs. Lewis: The Improbable Love Story of Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis, has written a thought-provoking and intriguing novel. The Genres for this book are a combination of Historical Fiction and Fiction. The author describes her characters as complex and complicated.
Joy Davidman, poet and writer starts questioning spiritual answers for things. She is unhappy in her marriage. Joy starts corresponding with C.S. Lewis, the author of “Narnia”. C.S.Lewis , also known as Jack enthusiastically writes back to Joy. The two bond over letters, and Joy travels to England. Jack has been a bachelor, and lives with his brother.
When Joy returns to America, she finds betrayal by her husband, and is determined to take her sons back to England with her. Joy finds her inspiration to write in England, and makes friends. Often Jack and Joy read each other’s work, and sometimes, Joy will type up Jack’s stories.
Joy lived at a time, where women were not as independent as today. She also voiced her opinions freely. Joy was a mother, as well as an author and writer. This is a well written book about love of literature and seeking love. I would recommend this to readers who enjoy Historical Fiction.