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?
For What It's Worth is a sweet LDS romance and a quick, clean read. It was fairly realistic, and I found myself being able to relate to Abby several times. I went through many emotions while reading, and I really liked the message about evaluating what things are really worth, and getting our priorities in line.
At one point early on in the book Abby gets a phone call from a guy she'd been on a date with. He asks her if she can remember the name of their waitress because he wants to ask her out. I laughed out loud at this point, and remembered a similar situation that happened to me in high school. Some guys are totally clueless. ;)
Although the resolution was somewhat rushed, I liked the end result. I also thought the inclusion of delicious sounding recipes at the beginning of most of the chapters was fun.
“Wow, Abby,” Kate said, looking around the room. “I don’t think I’ve ever seen a prettier bakery. You must be so excited.”
I sat up straight and turned to face her. “I’m scared to death. What if I have something this good and I mess it up?”
“You’re not going to mess it up. Look at what you’ve done so far. Look at those.” She pointed at the cakes across the room. “You were born to do this.”
“I know how to make a cake, but I’ve never run a business before. I’m afraid I’ll blow it.”
Kate grabbed my hand. “Listen, Abby, you’ll learn as you go. Of course, you’ll make mistakes, but you’ll figure it out. You’re hardworking and smart. Aunt Grace knew that. We all know it. Have faith in yourself!”
I squeezed her hand tightly. Not only was she a good sister, she was also my best friend and my very own cheerleader. “You’re right. I’ll be fine.” I was speaking more to myself than to Kate.
About Author Karey White:
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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