I’m waiting for the end.
Can’t stop thinking.
Elvis is in the basement.
And he belongs in Memphis.
He haunts me….
Still grieving from her husband’s early death, Claudia stumbles across a note from him, with an odd request – take Stu’s beloved bust of Elvis back to Memphis. Unable to refuse, Claudia hits the road in Stu’s red vintage Cadillac with her Aunt Rae, an unconventional woman with a mysterious tie to Elvis and the conspicuous bust of Elvis riding in the back seat. Joining them is Ivy, the teenage daughter of Stu’s best friend Ben, unpredictable and defiant and maybe more than the childless Claudia can handle.
Their journey is replete with shocking revelations, fascinating people, a sharing of secrets and finally, blossoming hope and love.
Leanna Ellis tells a unique and quirky tale that is fun, captivating and inspiring. Claudia, Rae and Ivy represent woman across the generations and their interaction, though not without difficulties, engagingly highlights the importance of female relationships. Leanna is adept at creating poignant and tender scenes without sentimentality as the characters battle with grief, fear, rejection, faith and love. Seamlessly woven throughout the story are fascinating insights into Elvis’ life, love lost and rediscovered and burgeoning hope. If you are looking fsomething a little different from the main fare and a better than average read, Elvis Takes a Back Seat is is the real deal!
Available now from Broadman & Holman
I am thrilled to have four copies of this book to give away, thanks to publisher, Broadman & Holman. To enter, please meet the following:~
1. An Aussie mailing address
2. Post before midnight on 10th March, 2008
3. Tell me your favourite Elvis song or movie!
I won’t be much help on this one as I didn’t know who Elvis was until his death! I was most embarrassed at school when I said, “Elvis who?”!