Becoming Mrs Lewis

Within the last year or so, I have become addicted to Audible, an app which allows you to listen to audiobooks. For me, it’s a helpful way to pass the time I spend commuting to and from work, as well as for all the other driving I do during the week.

I am still a fan of actual books with actual pages. There’s still almost nothing like the smell of a hardback book and the feel of it in your hand and the texture of the pages as you flip from one to the next. But for this season of my life, audiobooks seem to work better.

My latest audio adventure has been Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan. It’s a novel based on the real life account of Joy Davidman and C. S. Lewis and how they met and went down the long and winding road from friendship to true love. It’s like stepping back in time to a world that doesn’t really exist anymore in 1950s London and Oxford and Cambridge.

I can almost see myself walking down the path that lead to the Kilns, the home of C. S. Lewis and his brother Warnie. I can feel the crisp autumn air and smell the odor of tobacco smoke coming out of a pipe.

Even though I know the gist of the story from having seen the movie Shadowlands, there are so many facets of the story that I am discovering anew. It makes slow Nashville traffic bearable, especially in those maddening afternoon traffic jams that always seem to pop up.

If you want the actual book, you can check it out below:

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