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Friday, December 21, 2012

Blog Tour Review and Giveaway for, For What It's Worth by Karey White

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For What It's Worth by Karey White

Book Description:

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?

My Review:
I have been reading a lot of sweet romances this year that I have really liked. For What It's Worth falls into this same category. The biggest compliment I can give this book, is that I stayed up past 2:30 in the morning reading it because I could not put it down. It seemed to be touch and go for the relationship between Abby and Dane throughout most of the book. Another unusual thing about this book, is that I equally liked both the main characters. In many romance books it's a pretty predictable call about whose fault it is why the couple is not getting together. I didn't feel this way reading this book. It was honestly a situation that was bigger than both of them and something unexpected. I'm not going to go into the details because I want you to experience first hand what they are up against.

The recipes at the beginning of each chapter were great. All of the recipes were woven into that particular chapter. I think I was hungry the entire time reading this book. The whole storyline of Abby and her growing Wedding Cake business was fun to read about. Especially with the creative way that Abby decided to set the pricing for her cakes. Author Karey White has written such a delightful love story! The side characters are also just as interesting and contribute a lot to the main story.

 The life lesson that Abby learns at the end of the story is one we all should remember, what is worth the most in our own lives? There are times we all may need to shift priorities around to what we value the most. This book is a winner for me and sweet in so many ways.

Praise for For What It's Worth


Reading Karey White’s books, like eating chocolate cake, is always satisfying and brings a smile to my face. For What It’s Worth is light, romantic, and delicious. It’s a great pleasure read. Sit down and get lost in the charming world of wedding cakes and love. As an added bonus, each chapter  starts with a recipe, so it’s a novel and cookbook all in one. A fun read!
—Teri Harman, KSL columnist, Studio 5 contributor, and author of Blood Moon, available June 22, 2013

I just loved the book – loved it. Hated putting it down and hated finishing it. Karey White is my new Maeve Binchy, her writing as warm as the bakery her novel is set in. For What It’s Worth surprised me, made me smile, say “no” out loud in a public place. I love when a character feels like my sister. I didn’t want to finish it, so now I may try the recipes that began every chapter.
—Amanda Dickson, author and radio personality

This book oozes charm, romance, and mouth-watering recipes. If you want to escape reality and curl up with a darling story, For What It’s Worth is the perfect fit. Thank you, Karey White!
—Rachael Anderson, author

This is a book worth every penny of the price. In the business of baking wedding cakes, every detail must be perfection, but this story remembers that real life is oh-so-messy. White’s clear and honest writing left me hungry for good food, a close family, and a little romance. A beautiful marriage of food, family, and faith.
—Regina Sirois, author of On Little Wings, 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award



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Author Karey White


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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2 comments:

  1. Thanks for the nice review. I'm so glad you enjoyed the book.

    I hope you have a fantastic Christmas.

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  2. Great review, thank you.

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