Ok so before I get started on telling you about this lovely book I wanted to quickly say that I will be posting every Tuesday and so with that out there let me show you the cover of The Chapel Wars:
Here is the synopsis for The Chapel Wars:
Sixteen-year-old Holly wants to remember her grandpa forever, but she would rather forget the wedding chapel on the Las Vegas strip that he left her in his will. Then, there is her grandpa's letter. Not only is Holly running the business with her recently divorced parents, but she also needs some serious money and fast. Grandpa also insists that Holly reach out to Dax, the grandson of her families enemy and owner of the cheesy chapel next door. No matter how cute Dax is, Holly needs to stay focused on her disjointed family, her group of guy friends, work, school... and Dax. No, not Dax. Holly's chapel represents everything she loved in her past, while Dax might represent everything she could love in the future. As for right now, there is a wedding chapel to save.
First of all I love the cover and even if I had no idea who the author was I probably would have given it a shot just because of that giant heart and the name. Second, I love all of Lindsey Leavitt's books from her middle school trilogy The Princess for Hire series to her young adult books. So when I saw this was finally out to buy I quickly got it the day it came out and read through it in a few days. It was good and I will always love Lindsey Leavitt's writing voice. There's something about it that's calming and makes you want to curl up in bed and just have a quiet time with her book. The Chapel Wars is definitely bittersweet. I love Holly's voice, her determination, loyalty to her family, and especially to her chapel. I loved watching her relationship with Dax. It was also cool that she didn't have a single "girlfriend". All of her friends were guys except for her best friend, Sam's, girlfriend. Dax was awesome in his cowboy outfit and cupid outfit.
I found Holly's little brother interesting. All of the characters in The Chapel Wars were great, interesting, and very unique. Over all, the book was sweet, but by the end you know that's gonna be a bittersweet ending to a great book. It was a great insight to Las Vegas (I've never been there, so it was fun to see what life is sort of like there). It was interesting to know and sort of see through Holly's grieving mind, the best friend relationship she had with her grandpa, and it was fun to watch Holly and Dax hiding each other from their families, like Romeo and Juliet.
I don't necessarily think that was a good idea but it was fun to read about. Overall, I think that anyone who is looking for a cute and sweet love story with an ending that will leave you sad, but happy at the same time, would like this book. I recommend this book to sixteen and older only because of the kissing and two or three not so appropriate words. I hope you like this book as much as I do and I hope that you check out her other books too because they are great. Feel free to comment on the book if you've read it and if you want to read it or if you've read any of her other books.