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The Selective Collective: The Chapel Wars by Lindsey Leavitt




The Chapel Wars by Lindsey Leavitt


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 she 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.

Story Breakdown:

Holly’s favorite person in the whole world, her grandfather, has died.  Not only was he her favorite, she was his as well. He left her his pride and joy, his wedding chapel but things aren’t exactly coming up roses over at the chapel and soon Holly discovers her grandfather wasn’t so honest about the business and her neighbors aren’t going to be so neighborly. . .well maybe one might.  As she struggles to save her grandfather’s legacy and honor his wishes she discovers more about herself and what exactly it means and takes to be happy.

Character Highlights:

Holly – Talk about family dedication.  I see a lot of myself in her and loved her commitment to show her friends and family she could do what needed to be done to help her grandfather’s business.  I know I would do the same thing if needed.

Dax – I got the feeling he was older than he was. . . not that he was lying, just his character seemed older to me so I felt a bit off about them coupling up but he definitely seemed swoon-worthy.  Nothing like a good Southern boy. 🙂

Overall Thoughts:

As with Going Vintage, The Chapel Wars was an easy and quick read with quite a few swoony moments, funny one-liners, adorable characters, and all-around cuteness.  Lindsay Leavitt’s books are ones to read when you need a breath of fresh air in the reading world and want to refocus on why you love reading so much.  The characters are more than relatable and you route for them no matter the situation.

Liked Gone Pecan’s review?   Check out the other SC posts!!

  Page to Screen:  – The Chapel Wars –  Brittany @ The Book Addict’s Guide

Freebie:  CW Freebie  Tee @ YA Crush

 Roundtable Discussion:  – The Chapel Wars Chat    Candice @ The Grown-Up YA

Interview + Giveaway: Lindsey Leavitt  – Sandie & Diana @ Teen Lit Rocks

Thanks to Bloomsbury for providing ARCS for review on the SC.

4 thoughts on “The Selective Collective: The Chapel Wars by Lindsey Leavitt

  1. This is the first time I think I have read one of the roundtable discussions and even though I don’t love the cover (which means I’d have passed this one over) I think I might would pick it up based on the roundtable. And I like what you have to say too. Sometimes I judge too harshly!

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