Friday, March 8, 2019

First Line Fridays: Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan

Happy Friday!

First Line Fridays is hosted by Hoarding Books and participants share the first line from a nearby book.

Today I'm sharing the first line from Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan:

"From the very beginning it was the Great Lion who brought us together."

Have you read this book? What are you reading this weekend? Share your first line in the comments below.

Have a great weekend! Happy reading!

About the Book:

In a most improbable friendship, she found love. In a world where women were silenced, she found her voice. 
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.

First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books


  1. Happy Friday and Weekend! My first line is from "Castle on the Rise" by Kristy Cambron:

    "Fairy-tale weddings never included rain on the guest list. Or snow - and they had both."

    1. I haven't read that one, but I've heard good reviews on it!

  2. My book club read Callahan's book in January. It made for great discussion. My first line comes from Almost Home by Valerie Fraser Luesse -- Anna Williams leaned out the truck window and let the wind blow her damp auburn hair away from her face.

    1. Yes, I imagine it would be an excellent book club choice! Happy reading!

  3. Thank you for sharing!

    My first line is from On Magnolia Lane by Denise Hunter; Jack McReady had fallen in love with Daisy in one-hour increments.

    Have a great weekend!


  4. Happy Friday evening!

    I'm sharing the first line from Tomorrow's First Light by Naomi Rawlings over on my blog:

    I'm just getting into the book, so I'll share the first line from chapter 2 here:

    "You're really planning to get married?"

    Hope you have a great weekend. Happy reading! 🙂❤📚

    1. I haven't heard of that one! Happy reading!

  5. I’m sharing from Katherine Wentworth by D.E. Stevenson on my blog today. Here’s a semi-random sentence from the e-book page I’m on:

    “All around us were the rolling hills, one behind the other as far as eye could see; they were like huge green billows in a rough Atlantic gale, which had suddenly frozen into a state of immobility. Later they would be clad in heather, purple as the robes of a king.”

    Happy reading and have a wonderful Friday and Weekend!

  6. Sorry I didn't make it around earlier this weekend! This week on my blog I featured Night Road by Kristin Hannah but I'm currently reading Finally Accepted by Toni Shiloh. I'll share the first line from my current chapter (6) here: "Chloe sat out on her apartment deck with a cup of herbal tea and her Bible." Hope you had a great weekend!