The Chapel Wars

The Chapel Wars

By Lindsey Leavitt

Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books, Hardcover, 9781599907888, 294pp.

Publication Date: May 6, 2014


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.

About the Author
Lindsey Leavitt grew up in Las Vegas and now lives in Alabama with her husband and two small daughters. Although she has been a substitute teacher and a homecoming princess, she has never been a substitute princess. Yet. She's still scanning the Want Ads. . . . Lindsey is currently hard at work on the next book in the Princess for Hire series. Visit her online at

Praise For The Chapel Wars

"You'll want to place your bets on Lindsey Leavitt's hilarious and heartfelt novel filled with family rivalry, forbidden love, life-changing secrets, and a hot boy dressed up like Cupid. Just like Vegas, The Chapel Wars kept me up all night." —Elizabeth Eulberg, author of Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality, on The Chapel Wars 

"Lindsey Leavitt made me want to go vintage. Readers everywhere will identify with this smart and likable heroine, as well as her yearning for a simpler and (seemingly) less complicated time." —Meg Cabot, New York Times bestselling author, on Going Vintage

"Lindsey Leavitt's best book yet. Mallory's voice is addictive! Going Vintage is witty, hilarious, real...impossible not to love!" —Becca Fitzpatrick, New York Times bestselling author of the Hush, Hush saga, on Going Vintage

“With perceptiveness and several fun plot twists, Leavitt's nuanced book is filled with quirky characters that readers will root for and believe in.” —Publishers Weekly, on Going Vintage

"Payton's alternately sarcastic, snappy, and reflective narration carries this insightful story." —Publishers Weekly, on Sean Griswold's Head