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Friday, March 22, 2013

For What It's Worth...Review

About the book:
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 customers 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?

When Abby opens her dream wedding cake shop, she has no idea what to charge for her cakes.  When she comes up with the idea to let her customers pay what they think the cake is worth, her family thinks she's nuts.  But, Abby sticks with it and soon finds that she has more business than she can handle.  Falling in love with the contractor who helped her get the bakery open wasn't part of her plan, but he's certainly a wonderful consequence.  When her success begins to affect every other aspect of her life, including her relationship with Dane, Abby must decide what her own life is worth.

Opening a bakery and letting people pay what they think their cake is worth is a unique idea and one that I loved seeing explored.  I thought Karey White's take on it was terrific.  I loved the exploration of not only paying for what you think a product or service is worth, but discovering what a life and experiences and family and friendships are worth and what you're willing to give up to keep those.

While LDS in theme, this isn't a Mormon book and the LDS elements are subtle as the characters simply happen to be LDS.

As with many LDS themed romances, everyone is a little too perfect and everything falls into place a little too easily, but it's a sweet story and one I thoroughly enjoyed.  I'd love to see more from Dane and Abby.

I won this as a giveaway from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer.  You can purchase your own copy here.

Read 3/13

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4/5 Stars


  1. Sounds like a fun read.
    Letting customers pay what they think the cake is worth is a really neat idea, but could be very risky too!

  2. this does sound like a good one, interesting about the customers paying what they think the cakes are worth.