I was gifted the Becoming Mrs Lewis Arc from Harper Inspire to review. I was both excited and nervous because I’ve not read much historical romance! However, as you will see below I thoroughly enjoyed the story…
Becoming Mrs Lewis is written by Patti Callahan and is the story of brave Joy Davidman who fled from her abusive husband in New York to travel across seas to London, UK with her two sons. Joy strikes up a friendship through letters with C.S. Lewis talking about their beliefs in God and soon the pair become closer than ever.
I finished this enchanting love story about Joy and Jack’s (C.S. Lewis) friendship turned love a few weeks ago. I was feeling all the emotions!
First of all, I want to point out how eloquent the writing style was because I honestly believed Joy Davidman was speaking to me through the pages. Also, even though I am an atheist, I still believe in something. Religion consumes Joy’s whole life and she makes it her mission to find out her purpose in it. I can relate to Joy thinking she is destined for more because I feel as if I have this epiphany every day, sometimes a couple of times a day!
Secondly, the blossoming love between Joy and Jack makes you impatient; you want him to just kiss her already! Alas we have to wait a while. But let me tell you the kissing scene is worth the wait.
Since I started the book I’ve been fascinated by Joy and I read all about her and Lewis’ love. She is inspiring and her story is brave and courageous. Callahan’s book is a beautiful tribute to an even more beautiful woman who deserves more recognition.
The character development was wonderful to see unfold and I found I couldn’t put the book down half of the time. I’m not a huge lover of historical books but this love story managed to captivate me. You will laugh and cry along with Joy and Jack in their journey throughout the book but the main thing to take away from this book is to love. Love with all you have and don’t regret a single moment of it.
This book is a journey of self discovery in itself. I can’t wait to hear what you all think of this masterpiece when it comes out next week. Until next time, love, Vee x