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.