The Bookshelf, The Parlor, The Young Texas Reader, and the Monthly

The Texas Bookshelf is different from the The Texas Parlor, . The Texas Parlor carries "general" bookish information and non-book information and even different Texana news and notes of use to the bibliographically challenged and other nosey folks intersted in historical, literary, and cultural observations. Will's Texana Monthly may carry material from either blog, but extends itself beyond those, especially for longer compilations or treatments. The Monthly, the Bookshelf and the Parlor are all companions. So, is the Young Texas Reader which specialized on books and such things for the youngest to the teenagers.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Elvis Takes a Back Seat - Leanna Ellis

 Elvis Takes a Back Seat.  By Leanna Ellis (aka Leanna Wilson).  Nashville: B&H Pub. Group, 2008. 314 pages, pbk, $14.99.  
Ellis' work is a Christian woman's fictional adventure.  The back cover blurb plainly states, "Leanna Ellis has sold more than one million books …."  The setting is around Dallas.  Claudia's husband makes a last request and dies.  Elvis didn't really ride with Claudia, but a three-foot bust does.  She and her friends stow Elvis in the Cadillac's back seat and are off for a road trip to Memphis.  They discover pieces of themselves and others along the way, while quoting scripture from the Good Book, Southern Living, and Graceland lyrics.  Their tears and laughter keep readers moving.  They get back and have a garage sale, and Claudia thanks God for answering "the cry of my heart," before she'd even prayed for it.

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