USA TODAY and New York Times bestselling author Patti Callahan discusses themes of hope, love, and imagination in her new novel, ONCE UPON A WARDROBE where siblings George and Megs Devonshire attempt to find the answer to the biggest question they have, “Where did Narnia come from?”
ONCE UPON A WARDROBE
By Patti Callahan
Harper Muse; October 19, 2021
PRAISE FOR ONCE UPON A WARDROBE:
“Callahan (Becoming Mrs. Lewis) once again visits the life and works of C. S. Lewis in this enlightening novel of logic and imagination, faith, and reason…this enchanting novel of faith and hope is a must-read for fans of C. S. Lewis. Readers will be eager to return to the world of “The Chronicles of Narnia” with new insights."—Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW
“This is a heartwarming tale about the transformative power of books , with engaging and detailed descriptions. George’s earnestness and imaginative nature uplift his family and will charm any reader who enjoys looking at the stories behind our favorite childhood stories."—Booklist
“[A] heartwarming tale.. Patti Callahan, who once again reveals her vast knowledge and deep appreciation for the literary classic."—Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“Callahan (Becoming Mrs. Lewis) mines the life and work of C.S. Lewis in this enjoyable exploration of the power of imagination to see one through difficult times... the heartfelt characters will win over sentimental readers. Callahan’s fans will love this.”—Publishers Weekly
"Fans of The Chronicles of Narnia are going to fall in love with Patti Callahan's heartwarming novel Once Upon a Wardrobe. When Oxford student Megs Devonshire discovers her young brother doesn't have long to live, she sets out to answer his question of where Narnia comes from. But when she seeks out C. S. Lewis himself, she quickly finds the answer is more magical than she ever imagined.—POPSUGAR
I advise you to read this book, then wait for a while and then read it again, for while it may not be Narnia, there is magic in it.”—Douglas Gresham, C. S. Lewis’ Stepson
“With a touch of fairy tale magic, ONCE UPON A WARDROBE will take you behind the legend and deep into the English and Irish countryside, where you’ll encounter not only the inspirations for one of the 20th century’s most beloved works, but also a tale of heartache, hope, and discovery that will forever change the Narnia you thought you knew.”—Kristen Harmel, New York Times bestselling author of The Vanishing Stars
ABOUT ONCE UPON A WARDROBE:
From Patti Callahan, the bestselling author of Becoming Mrs. Lewis, comes another enchanting story that pulls back the curtain on the early life of C. S. Lewis.
“Where did Narnia come from?”
The answer will change everything.
Megs Devonshire is brilliant with numbers and equations, on a scholarship at Oxford, and dreams of solving the greatest mysteries of physics.
She prefers the dependability of facts—except for one: the younger brother she loves with all her heart doesn’t have long to live. When George becomes captivated by a copy of a brand-new book called The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and begs her to find out where Narnia came from, there’s no way she can refuse.
Despite her timidity about approaching the famous author, Megs soon finds herself taking tea with the Oxford don and his own brother, imploring them for answers. What she receives instead are more stories . . . stories of Jack Lewis’s life, which she takes home to George.
Why won’t Mr. Lewis just tell her plainly what George wants to know? The answer will reveal to Megs many truths that science and math cannot, and the gift she thought she was giving to her brother—the story behind Narnia—turns out to be his gift to her, instead: hope.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Patti Callahan is the New York Times, USA TODAY, and Globe and Mail-bestselling novelist of sixteen novels, including Becoming Mrs. Lewis and Surviving Savannah, out now, and Once Upon a Wardrobe, out October 19, 2021.
A recipient of the Harper Lee Distinguished Writer of the Year, the Christy Book of the Year, and the Alabama Library Association Book of the Year,
Patti is the co-founder and co-host of the popular web series and podcast Friends & Fiction.
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I have enjoyed Callahan's books, so I am eyeing this one.ReplyDelete
Enjoy if you read it.Delete
Thanks for commenting, Laurel.