Elvis Takes a Back Seat
By Leanna Ellis
(B&H Fiction, Paperback, 9780805446968, 320pp.)
Publication Date: January 2008
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Elvis Takes a Back Seatby award-winning novelist Leanna Ellis is the endearing story of Claudia, a young widow determined to fulfill her husband’s last request by hauling a three-foot bust of Elvis Presley in the backseat of a vintage Cadillac from Dallas to Memphis to return it to its rightful owner. The road triptaken with an eccentric aunt who actually knew the King of Rock ’n’ Roll,” and a temperamental teen with a suspicious mind of her ownhits some royal roadblocks and detours as these women uncover pieces of their past along with the bust’s mysterious history. What they find along the way changes their lives forever, inspiring readers to also step out in faith.
Brilliant! Charming! I absolutely adored it! With memorable characters, Elvis Takes a Back Seat is an emotional journey well worth taking. I laughed, I cried, I sighed in contentment. Leanna Ellis is a gifted writer and a must-read. - Lorraine Heath
"Leanna Ellis takes a back seat to no one, so put on your blue suede shoes and come along for a most entertaining ride to Memphisand to the healing place closest to the heart." Debbie Macomber, New York Times #1 bestselling author
Leanna Ellis sold more than 1.3 million romantic novels writing as Leanna Wilson, winning a Readers’ Choice award and the Romance Writers of America Golden Heart award for her work. Elvis Takes a Back Seat is the first book published under her married name, marking a new creative direction in her writing. Like Francine Rivers before her, Leanna has left behind a successful career as an author of secular romances to write novels of faith that glorify God. A former schoolteacher, Leanna is now a homeschool mom and lives with her husband and children in Keller, Texas.
“heartwarming, funny, delightful…I was floored by the way this book made me feel. Elvis Takes a back Seat is first-class entertainment.” RomanceReaderAtHeart.com
“Absolutely brilliantly written…This book has everything a good read should have: some tears, a little witticism, meaningful connections, a few good belly laughs and hugs.” TCM Reviews