Thursday, December 13, 2012

For What it's Worth: Tour stop & Review

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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


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.

Guest Post:
I asked Karey the following and here's what she gave me.

If your book were made into a movie, tell me...
The cast (who would play who)
What would be the scene you'd want to see the most?
What would be some of the songs on the soundtrack?

 Would change anything for the movie adaptation?

Abby Benson - Emma Stone
She's cute without being too beautiful. She seems capable of playing Abby's mix of insecurity and bravery.
Dane - Oliver Jackson-Cohen
He's tall (6'3") and has good eyes and a good smile. I'd want someone attractive but manly. Not a pretty guy. He looks strong enough to play a man who builds for a living.
Kate (Abby's older sister and best friend) - Marguerite Moreau

Evan (Abby's older brother) - Matthew Atkinson
Nicole (Evan's girlfriend/fiance) - Rooney Mara

April (Bakery employee/friend) - AnnaSophia Robb

Lara (Bakery employee/friend) - Mary Elizabeth Winstead

The scene I'd look forward to the most would probably by the birthday party and fight. It's so full of frustration and passion.


Taking a Risk
Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise - Avett Brothers

Meeting Dane
Everybody - Ingrid Michaelson

A Big Idea
Dream - Priscilla Ahn

Fools - The Dodos

Falling in Love
Chris and Thomas - You're the One I Want

Missing Dane
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

Fantastic right?!!

My Thoughts:
This was a very sweet and easy read. I really enjoyed all the recipes and I found some I am anxious to try. This story made me think a lot about what things are worth and how that worth differs from person to person. I liked that the characters focused on family, religion and being good people. The description of the cakes was fantastic! I would loved to see pictures of them. This book can be read by 12 & up. There was no sexual content or bad language.


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$25 Amazon Gift Card + A Copy of For What It's Worth
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