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Once Upon a Wardrobe
Once Upon a Wardrobe | Patti Callahan
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From the bestselling author of Becoming Mrs. Lewis comes another beautiful story inspired by C. S. Lewis's ability to change the world and captivate hearts--including those of a terminally ill boy and his logic-driven sister. Megs Devonshire is brilliant with numbers and equations, on a scholarship at Oxford with dreams of solving the greatest mysteries of physics. But equations haven't been able to solve her biggest problem: her brother George, whom she adores, has a failing heart. It has been failing for all eight years of his life. When George is given a copy of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and begs her to find out where Narnia came from, there's no way she can refuse. And so Megs moves completely out of her comfort zone, imploring the author and famous tutor of English Literature to give her the answers her brother so desires. What she receives instead is more stories . . . stories of Jack Lewis's life, which she takes home to George. Meg keeps trying to impose her trusty logic on the stories, but she slowly comes to realize that lists never answer the biggest questions. The gift she thought she was giving George turns out to be the one he was giving her: hope.
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AmyK1
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“Sometimes fairy stories may say best what needs to be said.”
The first book of the year did not disappoint. I loved this!
It‘s 1950 and 8 year old George, who is dying of a heart condition, loves the new book The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. He asks his sister, Megs, to find out where Narnia comes from. She connects with Mr Lewis and he answers her questions by telling her true stories of his life.

I think it‘s time to re-read Narnia.

SamanthaMarie I'm so glad this was a good read!! Sounds fabulous 😍 we read Lion, Witch, Wardrobe with our 6 year old and that was super fun. We want to keep going but just giving it some time in between each book. 3w
AmyK1 @SamanthaMarie It was SO good! Thank you again for sending it. My dad read me the Narnia books when I was little and I have loved them ever since. So glad your 6 year old likes it too! 3w
SamanthaMarie I LOVE that you have that special memory with your dad. My parents weren't big on reading so it's encouraging to hear that you have that happy association. They are really such good books. This one is on my TBR! Looking forward to getting to it :) 3w
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booksaremyfavorite
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Loved this one! Last book of 2021...104 books in total for the year. Happy New Year everyone!

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janeycanuck
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With all our family Christmas visiting done on the 23rd, we had a quiet Christmas at home snuggled up with books. I devoured this on Christmas Day - while the switch between first and third person narration kept jarring me until the end, the way Callahan wove the story of CS Lewis‘ younger years in with the story of Megs and George was so lovely. I need to pick up Becoming Mrs Lewis now!

Desha I just finished reading this as well! A nice book to read at Christmas! 🎄♥️ 4w
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janeycanuck
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Merry Christmas, Littens! I hope there were many books under your tree. I‘m excited for the stack that appeared for me over our Christmas festivities.

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AmyK1
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@SamanthaMarie Thank you so much for the book and huge bag of my favorite caramels! I‘ve been eyeing the book at work and I‘m so excited to get it! Hope you have a Merry Christmas 😁

Thanks for organizing the #jolabokaflodswap @MaleficentBookDragon

SamanthaMarie The book really looks so interesting, I hope it's good!! And I'm very glad that happens to be your favorite chocolate caramels! I can't have dairy so I never know what is good for caramel haha. Phew!! Merry Christmas 🥰❤🎄 1mo
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EmilyM
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Absolutely loved this wintry, cozy Christmas-y little book! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/5

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DivineDiana
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While trying to uplift her beloved,younger brother who is seriously ill, Meg, an Oxford student, seeks out Professor C.S. Lewis to explain if Narnia is real. She discovers that the Professor‘s experiences, as a child and during his War service fueled his storytelling. Meg loves science, but discovers that she loves literature even more. Heartwarming. A love story of family and the power of books. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️#blameitonlitsy

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Kristin_Reads
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Love this story about CS Lewis and the magic of his novel, “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.” A perfect read for this season! 🦁🏰❄️

LeslieO It‘s so wonderfully wintery! 1mo
DivineDiana I loved this book! ❤️ 1mo
Kristin_Reads @LeslieO @DivineDiana A perfect read in snowy weather! ❄️ 2w
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LeslieO
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This was charming and a great read for a winter day.⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

DivineDiana Yes, it was! Love your photograph! I had listened to this on Hoopla, and now want to add to my book collection. ❤️ 1mo
LeslieO @DivineDiana A worthy add for the cover alone! 1mo
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KathyWheeler
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This is the story of a young woman, Megs, and her younger brother, George, who is dying. He wants Megs to do one thing for him — find out where the story of Narnia came from. She meets C. S. Lewis who tells her some of his life story; she relates these stories to George. It‘s a touching book. The only thing that feels a little off is a love story for Megs. It just feels tacked on.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💙📚❄️ 1mo
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DivineDiana
ONCE UPON A WARDROBE. | PATTI. CALLAHAN
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Listening to the audio, and enjoying this gentle story of C.S.Lewis and his writing. #blameitonlitsy

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megnews
ONCE UPON A WARDROBE. | PATTI. CALLAHAN
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#BookReport
3 books finished this week, 2 on audio.
Tagged was my favorite of the week.

Cinfhen 💚♥️💚♥️ 2mo
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megnews
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Where does a story come from? If you love Aslan and all things Narnia, this is a must read. 🦁 ❄️

DivineDiana Just found the audio on Hoopla, and decided to give it a try based on your recommendation! 2mo
megnews @DivineDiana I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! 2mo
DivineDiana Well, I already shed a tear or two! 😢 2mo
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megnews @DivineDiana oh no! I know there‘s sadness but I think it is an overall message of joy. 2mo
DivineDiana Sadness did not cause the tears. I was moved by certain beautiful passages that spoke to my heart. Since I am listening to the audio, it is difficult to write them down. I am thinking that I need a physical copy of my own. ❤️ 2mo
megnews @DivineDiana wonderful! I started reading then switched to audio and felt the same. 2mo
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SilversReviews
ONCE UPON A WARDROBE. | PATTI. CALLAHAN
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“From Patti Callahan, the bestselling author of Becoming Mrs. Lewis, comes another enchanting story that pulls back the curtain on the early life of C. S. Lewis.”

Have you read this book yet!!

FULL POST: https://tinyurl.com/2mrdjt3b

@pattichenry
@wunderbookspr

megnews On next month‘s tbr. Can‘t wait 2mo
SilversReviews @megnews Enjoy, and thanks for commenting. 2mo
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tpixie
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It was delightful listening to master wordsmith & storyteller Patti Callahan Henry at her author event at Wheaton College. Once Upon A Wardrobe is a magical tale that will fill your heart. 🦁🧙‍♀️🚪
I‘m also visiting The Wade Center, doing a little Joy Davidman research, as well as CS Lewis & JRR Tolkien research.

Cathythoughts Great picture ❤️👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
Desha That is so awesome that you got to meet her! I attended an author zoom where she talked about her book and she mentioned she‘d be at Wheaton! How exciting! 3mo
tpixie @CathyThoughts thanks 😊 @Desha it was great! I also learned about it at a zoom event with Douglas Gresham and David Downing. I decided then and there I was just going to take off work and go on a road trip by myself to the event and to see the reading room with all the cool manuscripts and books. I spent yesterday and will today in the reading room and I‘m sure I could spend at least one if not two or more days in it! 3mo
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Desha That sounds like a great zoom event! What a fun adventure to go check it out! I was wondering how I could get there from California! 😂 What is your favorite part of the reading room so far?! 3mo
tpixie @Desha I loved reading Joy Davidman‘s sonnets to CS LEWIS. Who knew? I didn‘t think I liked poetry. I also read The LeFay Fragment https://narnia.fandom.com/wiki/The_Lefay_Fragment 3mo
tpixie @Desha it would be a long drive!! I drove 12 hours from KANSAS. You could probably fly into Chicago and then take the train to Wheaton and surely they have Ubers there Or rent a car from Chicago. But that all gets a little more pricey. My hotel was 15 minutes away. 3mo
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BookBosomed1
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3.5 ⭐️ This novel gives a glimpse into the story behind a story. It is about the 🪄 that 📕 give to our lives and the 🪄 that our lives inspire in 📕. Sometimes Callahan‘s writing is too precious for my taste; I want the dialogue & flow of the story to be more seamless. However, her books are injected w/ ❤️ morals that leave a sigh in hearts and a smile on 👄. If you are looking for a cozy cry with an ending that is wrapped in a 🎀, try this 📖.

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BookBosomed1
Once Upon a Wardrobe | Patti Callahan
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Yea! Book nook snuggle bud is on the mend. Vestibular disease is terrifying. I‘m so grateful my reading bud is making improvements.

kplovesbooks 🙌♥️ 3mo
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tpixie
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It‘s here! I‘m so excited to read this book! Next week I‘m going to the Wade Center to see the author, Patti Callahan, and to explore the writings of CS LEWIS, JRR TOLKIEN, and JOY DAVIDMAN! 🦁 🧙‍♀️🚪

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SilversReviews
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Once Upon a Wardrobe | Patti Callahan
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GORGEOUS!!

#OnceUponaWardrobe by @pcalhenry will be in stores Oct 19, 2021 from @hapermusebooks.

Mark your calendars and plan your #fallreading early. Pre-order NOW!

https://www.patticallahanhenry.com/once-upon-a-wardrobe

#coverreveal #historicalfiction #narnia

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