Lookin' Back, Texas

Lookin' Back, Texas

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by Leanna Ellis
     
 

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Betty Lynne Davidson is planning her husband’s funeral while overlooking one thing: he’s not dead.

When Suzanne Mullins, forty-two, gets the call from her father to come back home to Texas because her mother has gone off the deep end, she knows it will mean having to look at the faulty foundations of their marriage as well as her own. Betty Lynne

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Overview

Betty Lynne Davidson is planning her husband’s funeral while overlooking one thing: he’s not dead.

When Suzanne Mullins, forty-two, gets the call from her father to come back home to Texas because her mother has gone off the deep end, she knows it will mean having to look at the faulty foundations of their marriage as well as her own. Betty Lynne has always upheld a perfect facade of home and family, and Suzanne has followed suit. But her life with husband Mike and son Oliver is cracking under the pressure of its own unspoken history.

Looking her past in the eye once and for all, Suzanne hopes that trusting in God’s love and mercy will set all of this craziness straight—even if it does mean having to watch her father give the eulogy at his own funeral.

Endorsements

"What a hoot! Leanna Ellis has a gift for storytelling and for quirky, fun, eccentric characters entirely true to the human experience."

Arlene James

Author of His Small-Town Girl

"An entertaining tale, full of rich characters and a deep lesson about healing the past. Leanna Ellis is on my reading list from here on out."

Rachel Hauck

Author of Sweet Caroline and Diva NashVegas

"A wacky, off-the-wall read that’s spiritually right on target!"

Cathy Marie Hake

Author of Forevermore and Fancy Pants

"In a smooth pairing of wit and grit, Leanna Ellis weaves a tale of flawed relationships and crippling regrets with wonderfully timed comedic threads. A fresh, clever look at the audacity of love that forgives."

Susan Meissner

Author of Blue Heart Blessed

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Library Journal

Traveling home to help her ailing mother, Suzanne Mullins will have to face the problems in her own marriage and deal with the past she has hidden for so long. Featuring eccentric folks, humor, and an interesting story, this is another winner from the author of Elvis Takes a Back Seat.


—Tamara Butler

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805446975
Publisher:
B&H Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/01/2008
Pages:
374
Product dimensions:
8.36(w) x 5.44(h) x 1.02(d)

Meet the 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.

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Lookin' Back, Texas 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
WritermomHB More than 1 year ago
When should adult children meddle in their parents' affairs? This story seems humorous on the surface, seeing that the mother of the main character, Suzanne, is planning her father's funeral. Doesn't sound funny? Well, Suzanne's father is not dead. Actually, this is not a comedy. As usual, Leanna Ellis uses what seems to be a humorous, unthinkable situation to delve deeply into great personal spiritual truth situations. When Suzanne returns to her parents' home to try to help out, she is forced to face some situations in her own life that she had tried very hard to forget. Leanna develops her characters well and weaves the story line so that it follows along and the reader is anticipating what might happen next. And all the way until the end of the story, it looks as though things will fall apart. I would recommend this book to anyone, particularly if one is familiar with any of the author's previous writing.
lilbud More than 1 year ago
THIS BOOK WAS GREAT WILL HOLD YOUR INTEREXR FROM PAGE ONE
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