Thursday, April 23, 2020

Spotlight and Giveaway of Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan

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Lisha Samuel of Wunderkind is celebrating the paperback release of BECOMING MRS. LEWIS with a USA Giveaway.

The perfect paperback to read during your quarantine.
Information in this post is courtesy of Lisha Samuel of Wunderkind.
BECOMING MRS. LEWIS by Patti Callahan is a work of historical fiction inspired by the life of Joy Davidman and her improbable love story with C.S. Lewis.

Patti Callahan, has written an exquisite novel about, C.S. Lewis’s muse, Joy Davidman and their improbable love story, BECOMING MRS. LEWIS.

 The novel has also inspired a behind-the-scences podcast where Patti conducts fascinating interviews and brings you to the places on her journey in unraveling the love story between Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis. You can listen to the episodes here.

 “Callahan (The Bookshop at Water’s End) vividly enters the life of a woman searching for both God and romantic love in this pleasing historical novel about writer and poet Joy Davidman...Making full use of historical documentation, Callahan has created an incredible portrait of a complex woman.”
—Publishers Weekly (starred review) 

“Patti Callahan has inhabited her subject so convincingly that Joy’s light can finally shine brightly. Highly, highly recommended!”
—Historical Novels Review, Editor’s Pick 

“Patti Callahan’s lyrical novel Becoming Mrs. Lewis (Thomas Nelson, 2018) details American author Joy Davidman’s unconventional friendship-turned-romance with famed author and Christian apologist C.S. Lewis…The thoughtful narrative reads more like a memoir than fiction.”
—WORLD Magazine 

“Spanning more than a decade, this slow-burning love story will be especially satisfying to writers and C.S. Lewis fans, as there are many references to his literary canon and his famous stories of Narnia. Callahan’s prose is heartfelt and full of grace.”

"Through the vibrant and emotional writing in BECOMING MRS. LEWIS, we witness an unlikely romance, especially for our current times, where two perfectly deserving people wait to totally know one another, and themselves, before embarking on a romantic relationship."

“This breathtaking story is so real that it almost has a heartbeat. Patti Callahan brings Joy Davidman to life once again in these pages with writing as lush and lyrical as one of Davidman’s sonnets. At once an important historical novel and a fascinating and astonishing love story, Becoming Mrs. Lewis is a must-read for anyone who has ever grappled with finding his or her place in the world.”

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. 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.
Patti Callahan is a New York Times bestselling author.

Patti was a finalist in the Townsend Prize for Fiction, has been an Indie Next Pick, twice an OKRA, and a multiple nominee for the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) Novel of the Year. 

Callahan is the recipient of The Christy Award—A 2019 Winner "Book of the Year” ; The Harper Lee Distinguished Writer of the Year for 2020 and the Alabama Library Association Book of the Year for 2019. 

Her work has also been included in short story collections, anthologies, magazines, and blogs.

Patti attended Auburn University for her undergraduate work and Georgia State University for her Graduate degree. Once a Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist, she now writes full time. 

The mother of three children, she lives in both Mountain Brook, Alabama, and Bluffton, South Carolina, with her husband. 

Follow Patti: Author Page | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter


I am partnering with Lisha Samuel of Wunderkind for this giveaway:

April 24 - 30
Enter here


  1. Best of luck if you enter.

    Thanks for stopping.

  2. Do not enter me as I have already read this brilliant book. The author seems to really know Joy and C.S. Lewis and I loved reading it.

    1. Glad to hear it is brilliant!!

      Thank you for that praise and that information, Terra.

  3. I have this one, and thanks for the reminder! It needs to move up on my stack.

  4. I'd love to curl up with this book during the quarantine! Thanks for the chance.

    1. Best of luck, and thanks for your comment, rubynreba.

  5. I love the Callahan books I've read so I would love to read this book. Thanks for the chance to win!

    1. Best of luck, and thanks for commenting, Vicki.