I recently read a copy of "Las Vegas Weddings: A Brief History, Celebrity Gossip, Everything Elvis, and the Complete Chapel Guide" by Susan Marg, published in 2012. Here is my review:
WHAT IS IT ABOUT? This book is 304 pages of everything about Las Vegas weddings: history, famous celebrity weddings from the posh to the farcical, with special attention to all of the scandalous goings on of such celebrity icons like Liz Taylor, Elvis Presley and Britney Spears, as well as a look at the matrimonial industry of Sin City. A new book is $14.39 on Amazon while used books are available. There is no ebook addition.
WHY SHOULD YOU READ IT? If you want to know which chapel the brightest stars got hitched in,and what happened when they tied the knot, then this is the book for you. Yeah, Liz and Brittney get some extensive coverage, but the king of Las Vegas Weddings is definitely all things Elvis Presley. Elvis lovers (and I am one) will love the details of the "The King's" life that Marg shares.
WHY SHOULD YOU NOT BUY IT? This is Marg's first book and it shows. The research and the stories are well done, however this book is part Las Vegas Wedding, part celebrity gossip and a large part history of Elvis. A more experienced author would probably have done a better job of melding the three elements into a more seamless and enjoyable whole. Also, the information on Las Vegas wedding chapels is a few years old and needs updating.
MY BOOK RATING (0-10): Fine stories and a lovely look at a fascinating historical topic. This is a debut book and no doubt the author will improve for the next time around.