First Line Friday – 19 October 2018 – Becoming Mrs. Lewis (Patti Callahan)


Welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books! I’ve been looking forward to reading this book ever since I first learned it was coming out: Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan. It’s the story of Joy Davidman, who eventually became C.S. Lewis’s wife, and it sounds like it’s going to be a fantastic read. And it’s right at the tippy-top of my TBR pile, just in time for the weekend. 🙂

~ About the Book ~

From New York Times bestselling author Patti Callahan comes an exquisite novel of Joy Davidman, the woman C. S. Lewis called “my whole world.” When poet and writer Joy Davidman began writing letters to C. S. Lewis—known as Jack—she was looking for spiritual answers, not love. Love, after all, wasn’t holding together her crumbling marriage. Everything about New Yorker Joy seemed ill-matched for an Oxford don and the beloved writer of Narnia, yet their 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 of modern times, 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 us 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.

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~ First Line ~

From the very beginning it was the Great Lion who brought us together. I see that now.

I can’t wait to dive in!

I’d love it if you’d share the first line of whatever you’re currently reading in the comments. And don’t forget, you can find out what other bloggers are sharing for First Line Friday by going over to Hoarding Books blog and finding all the links. If you’ve got your own blog, why not join in and add your link over there. 🙂

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10 Responses to First Line Friday – 19 October 2018 – Becoming Mrs. Lewis (Patti Callahan)

  1. rbclibrary says:

    Can’t wait to dig into this book! My faith and fiction Bible study will take a break in January, but I am hoping they will want to get together for a one evening discussion of this book that month. Here’s the first line from Lethal Target by Janice Cantore. “The dream was always so vivid for to Tess.” Have a great Friday!


  2. Michelle says:

    This book looks really interesting. Thanks for sharing!

    My first line comes from: The Christmas Heirloom (4 different authors)
    Lancashire, England (Christmas~1827)

    From a purely rational standpoint, Sarah Gooding should have been ecstatic with her present position.


  3. It is always fun to see what books are being shared on Friday! Over on my blog, I’m sharing the first line from Mary Connealy’s newest book “The Reluctant Warrior”. Here I’ll share the first line from chapter 20 of the same book.
    “What harebrained decision had caused John to come west working for the Chiltons?”


    • Happy Friday!

      My first lines come from the book It Started With Christmas by Jenny Hale…..

      “I want to spend Christmas at the cabin.” Nana’s voice came from the dark stairway, startling Holly McAdams and making her jump as she walked in the front door, the warmth of the little house a stark contrast to the icy cold outside.

      Have an awesome weekend and happy reading!😊🎃💕

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  4. Happy Friday! I’m sharing from The End Begins by Sara Davison today. Here are the first lines from Chapter 1:

    Meryn didn’t move until a loud thud and a shout from upstairs yanked her from her stunned silence. “We need to get out now.”


  5. Paula Shreckhise says:

    My first line is from Chapter 8 of Murder of Convenience by Linda Henton Matchett:

    “Police. Open up. “ Heavy pounding shook Geneva’s door.


  6. JaneReads says:

    I have just started reading this book!


  7. English Lady says:

    What sort of Lewis fan would I be if i did not comment on this? Happy Friday


  8. This week on my blog I shared Ours for a Season by Kim Vogel Sawyer but I’m currently reading Chosen People by Robert Whitlow so here I’ll share the first line from my current chapter (26): “Hana had trouble containing her excitement during her morning Skype session with Daud.” Hope you have a great weekend with plenty of reading!


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