For What It's Worth by Karey White
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?
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
5 OF 5 FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH
For What It's Worth is a cute story and was a breath of fresh air for me to read. I sometimes have my head in books of the same genre for months on end and this book was different and it looked cute so I said I want to give it a go and I am glad I did. I am sort of a sap for quirky love stories and this is definitely one.
Abby Benson is 24 years old and she knows what she wants. She wants to own her own wedding cake shop and when her aunt dies giving her that chance she is excited. She hires the gorgeous Dane as the contractor and starts building her dream come true. Dane does a great job at building her dream bakery and soon she is falling in love with him.
Together as a couple things are falling into place. Abby is also not going to run her shop like all the other shops she has decided she is going to allow the customers to choose what the cake is worth to them and that is what they are going to pay for it. At first people think she is crazy but she is soon seen around town as a celebrity because not only what she doing unconventional but it is catching on like wildfire and she is getting requests from all over. Abby is finally happy with her life because she has a man and her shop!
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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.
Playlist For What It's Worth:
Taking a Risk
Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise - Avett Brothers
Everybody - Ingrid Michaelson
A Big Idea
Dream - Priscilla Ahn
The Dodos - Fools
Falling in Love
Chris and Thomas - You're the One I Want
I Was Gonna Marry You - Tristan Prettyman
To the Rescue
Don't Let Me Fall - Lenka
Finding Our Way
Hard Enough by Brandon Flowers
Happily Ever After
This Dance - Five for Fighting
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