Home Maid Simple: For What It's Worth by Karey White {Blog Tour}

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

For What It's Worth by Karey White {Blog Tour}


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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?


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My Thoughts
I am a sucker for all things romantic. So a clean book about wedding cakes with a romance blooming on the side, right up my alley.  I loved the detail the author took to describe the remodeling of the home into a bakery, the different outfits Abby wore, and the beautiful cakes. So many books go overboard in their descriptions of the small details, but Karey has taken just enough time for you to picture it all in your mind, and continue with the story.

I just love that there are recipes included. I'm a big fan of novels with recipes included. Each chapter begins with a new recipe.  We even tried out the Pumpkin and mini chocolate chip Mufiins.  I do think a little more editing needed to happen with the recipes. Some were a bit hard to follow, or were missing ingredients, that were mentioned in the directions. For example the muffins direction asked me to dredge the raisins in flour...but there were no raisins in the ingredients list...so we left that step out.  Nothing big, and since I do a lot of baking I was able to pull some together pretty nicely.  The kids are enjoying them for breakfast right now, actually.

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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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3 comments:

  1. Glad you enjoyed the book. Oops! on the recipe. I substitute chocolate chips for raisins almost every time I make anything so I guess I had a mental block there. I hope they tasted good. They look yummy.

    Thanks for taking time to review my book. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

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    1. I figured that was probably the case :) They taste great!
      Thanks for such a great book that lets me indulge my romantic side.

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  2. What a fun concept this book had. I loved it. And I enjoyed the romance. I am a romantic at heart, so this fit me to a tea. Thanks for a fun read. LMH

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