Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Review of For What It's Worth by Karey White - 4 stars!

Happy Tuesday!

Welcome to my stop at For What It's Worth Blog tour! This tour is organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and by the author Karey White. My stop includes a review a giveaway and some information about the author, the book and the tour. Enjoy!

Author: Karey White
Title: For What It's Worth
Publisher: Cedar Fort
Publishing date: December 2012
Genre: Adult: Romance
Pages: 240 pages
Source: From the tour organizer in exchange of anhonest review


For What It's Worth by Karey WhiteTwenty-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:

For what It's worth by Karey White is a heartwarming and sweet romance which was well written and easy to read.

Abby, who is in her mid-twenties inherits a big amount of money from her aunt and that gives her an opportunity to reach out for her dreams. Her dream is to have her own bakery. She hires a contractor to help her with the bakery and the fame of her cakes is growing rapidly. At the same time Abby becomes closer with the contractor Dane who is besides talented contractor also a handsome man. Abby needs to understand and make decisions about what is important in her life. I liked how the author is weighing different aspects of Abby's life: how much is she willing to give up for success and how does it fit to her personal values.

I liked Abby. She is a smart business woman who has courage to do things her way and go after what she wants. When she faces the situation where she needs to decide what is worth her time, efforts and love, she takes action. Besides that, my admiration for Abby grew when I read about what kind of cakes she is capable of doing and how much love she puts into her passions. She is lovable character and easy to relate to.

Dane was adorable. I liked how the author developed the relationship between Abby and Dane and how they dealt wit the challenges life gave them.

For What It's Worth is a lovely read and especially suitable for the holidays. It would be perfect present for the reader who loves sweet romances!

5 Flowers!

4 stars.

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


Book Trailer

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.


Blog Tour Giveaway
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Happy reading!


  1. Thank you so much for the nice review. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

    Merry Christmas!

  2. I love the sound of this book, plus the cover is lovely. I think I'm going to have to go and get myself a copy of it soon. Great review!
    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages