In these days of social distancing and self isolation I am finding lots of things to do and one of them is this online blog tour. It’s organised by Anne Bogel, an author, and the creator of the blog Modern Mrs. Darcy. She runs The Modern Mrs Darcy Book Club online, a group of readers who gather online for community, classes, and conversation about all things books and reading. She writes:
we’re inviting authors whose in-person book events have been disrupted by COVID-19 to join us online for a virtual, stay-at-home book tour. We’ll keep the format of a bookstore author talk, but we’ll do it online, in a series of events. We won’t do signings or selfies, but we hope to bring the delight of a good book tour event straight to you, wherever you are.
And today at noon EDT – in the UK at 4pm – I’ll be joining one – Patti Henry, Becoming Mrs. Lewis. I am so pleased as this is one of the books I’m currently reading! Do have a look if this interests you too.
A heart-rending historical romance, and a glimpse into the life of a writer
Poet, atheist and communist, New Yorker Joy Davidman is an unconventional woman – and an unlikely partner for an English academic and theologian.
And when she starts a correspondence with Narnia author C. S. Lewis, she isn’t looking for love. Her own marriage crumbling, she seeks refuge in her work, and guidance from a writer she admires.
But in Joy’s letters Lewis discovers a kindred spirit, and an intellect to equal his own. Bonding over a shared love of literature and ideas, a deep connection is forged between the two.
Embarking on the adventure of a lifetime, Joy travels from America to England and back again. Facing heartbreak and poverty, discovering friendship and faith, against all the odds, the couple struggle to secure a love that will endure forever.