I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Secrets of the Royal Wedding Chapel by Kathleen Irene Paterka
Published by Booktrope Publishing on October 5th 2015
Immersed in the world of weddings and romance, Lily Lavender grew up believing in brides, grooms and happily-ever-afters. A direct descendant of the British royals, it seemed her destiny and royal birthright to someday assume a position as wedding coordinator in their family-owned wedding chapel business. But when her mother Mimi’s third marriage eventually fails, Lily’s dreams of her own happily-ever-after quickly fade. She’s no longer interested in a life of assisting brides walk down the aisle into a life of disillusionment and possible divorce. Lily turns her back on The Royal Wedding Chapel and leaves Las Vegas to fashion a life of her own.
Years later, Lily—now a single mom—discovers her teenage daughter has run off to Las Vegas, lured by Mimi to help run the chapel. Determined to save her daughter from the broken dreams of Sin City and the nonsensical world of which family fairy tales are made, Lily returns to Las Vegas. But nothing prepares Lily for the royal drama which awaits her… or the sins and secrets she stumbles across that threaten to close the chapel and ruin her family forever.
This is the second book that I have read by Kathleen Irene Paterka and I loved it! The women in the book were all strong and in independent, which is something that I like when reading women’s fiction. I also loved the setting of the book, Las Vegas, one of my favorite places!
The story line was very entertaining and I came to love all of the characters, which does not always happen when I read a book. I loved the fact that the plot centered around a Las Vegas wedding chapel and the bond between the women that owned and worked there. The drama and mystery in the story line kept me reading, honestly I was sad to say goodbye to these characters when I finished the book.
I don’t know about you but I can always tell a good book right from the beginning by the characters and whether or not I connect with them and would be friends in real life with them and I would be friends with Lily, the main character in the book.
I plan on reading more books by this author