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?
I find the premise of this book an interesting one. Running a business where the customers get to price the goods seems like a foolish thing to do, but for Abby it works. It works so well in fact that she is soon in over her head and has to decide where her priorities lie. I think what I like best about this book is how easy it is to relate to Abby and her struggles to determine what matters most to her, her relationships with family and friends or her booming business. And when disaster strikes, what then? I enjoyed reading about Abby's and Dane's relationship and how they overcame the problems that came up, it seemed quite realistic and believable. I highly recommend this one to those who enjoy a fun, clean romance with an entertaining premise (and lots of yummy sounding recipes).
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: The Pros and Cons of Being an Author by Karey White
- Whenever you read a book, you feel guilty because you should be writing.
- Writing is such a personal thing that bad reviews can hurt.
- Because it's done at home, it's often hard to write if things are messy or chaotic. (I always feel like I should clean the mess or calm the chaos)
- Some people think that because I'm home, I'm available. It's hard for them to understand that I'm actually working. Like a job.
- I can work at home and don't have to be all dressed up.
- Writing is such a personal thing that good reviews can make my day.
- Is thrilling to take nothing but a pile of words and create a story.
- Letters and emails from people who liked a book.
- Writing a book lets me be creative without the mess of sewing, baking, scrapbooking and crafting.
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