Tuesday, December 11, 2012

For What It's Worth Blog Tour: Book Review

About the Book

Title: For What It's Worth
Author: Karey White
Release Date: December 2012
Publisher: Cedar Fort, Inc. (Facebook | Twitter)
Genre: LDS Romance
Twenty-four year-old, Abby Benson has dreams of owning her own wedding cake shop. An inheritance from her aunt gives her the ability to make those dreams come true. She hires Dane, a handsome contractor, to help her get the bakery up and running and soon they’re moving toward their own happy ending.

Unsure what to charge for her cakes, Abby has a crazy idea to let the customer decide what they think their cake is worth. This plan has its ups and downs, but the novelty of the idea makes her a local celebrity. When she is interviewed on television about the unusual idea, business booms and Abby has cake adventures she never dreamed possible. But as her fame grows, Abby is swept up in a whirlwind that threatens everything she values. With the challenges that face her, will she be able to determine what is worth the most?


For What It's Worth is a comination of my two favorite things -- romance and dessert! It is a sweet and charming story about a twenty-something girl named Abby who inherits money from her rich aunt which she then invests in opening a bakery.

This book was literally a "sweet and delicious" read! At the beginning of every chapter were mouth watering recipes (mostly of desserts!) and of course the whole story was sprinkled (like my pun? :)with baked goodness. (I was craving cake through most of it!) I loved the details of how Abby created the individual cakes since I enjoy decorating cakes myself. Karey has either done som extensive research on cake decorating or is a very accomplished baker in her own right!

I also adored Dane, who was Abby's love interest. He was sweet (there's that word again!) and adorable and completely charming. I was surprised that it took Abby so long to realize what a catch she had.

But the best part of this book for me was Abby's journey to discover what was most important in her life. With the unexpected success of her bakery, Abby has to figure where her priorities lie and whether she will let her professional success interfere with her relationships. I loved how this theme of "worth" was woven into so many details of the story and even in to the title. I really liked that a cute and fluffy romance could also convey such an important message.

For What It's Worth is adorable and creative and totally YUMMY!

About the Author

Karey White grew up in Utah, Idaho, Oregon, and Missouri. She attended Ricks College and Brigham Young University. Her first novel, Gifted, was a Whitney Award Finalist.

She loves to travel, read, bake treats, and spend time with family and friends. She and her husband are the parents of four great children. She teaches summer creative writing courses to young people and is currently working on her next book.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the great review and for highlighting my book on your blog!

    Have a wonderful Christmas!