Book Review: The Chapel Wars by Lindsey Leavitt

Chapel WarsTitle: The Chapel Wars

Author: Lindsey Leavitt

Series: None

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Released: May 6, 2014


Book Description:

Sixteen-year-old Holly wants to remember her Grandpa forever, but she’d rather forget what he left her in his will: his wedding chapel on the Las Vegas strip. Whatever happened to gold watches, savings bonds, or some normal inheritance?

And then there’s Grandpa’s letter. Not only is Holly running the business with her recently divorced parents, but she needs to make some serious money—fast. Grandpa also insists Holly reach out to Dax, the grandson of her family’s mortal enemy and owner of the cheesy chapel next door. No matter how cute Dax is, Holly needs to stay focused: on her group of guy friends, her disjointed family, work, school and… Dax. No wait, not Dax.

Holly’s chapel represents everything she’s ever loved in her past. Dax might be everything she could ever love in the future. But as for right now, there’s a wedding chapel to save.


Chapel Wars has a very unique setting for a young adult book. Against a Vegas backdrop most of this book is centered around a historic wedding chapel that is about to go belly up. It’s a cute story that was worth reading. While I liked it, it was a book I could easily set down and turn out the light instead of staying up to finish. Both main characters are flawed and their relationship has its ups and downs but by the time the end of the story came around I was satisfied and smiling.


Rating: 3.5 Stars – Good Book

Content: little mild language, some crude comments & innuendo

Source: Review copy

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