For our stop on the For What It’s Worth blog tour, we had author Karey White share her top ten wedding movies! Check which wedding movies made her list, learn more about her new book, For What It’s Worth, and enter to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card!
Karey White’s Top Ten Wedding Movies
Fiddler on the Roof – I love this movie. I love the music, the casting, the beauty and the pain. This isn’t just one of my favorite movies that includes a wedding. It’s one of my favorite movies of all time.
The Sound of Music – When I was younger, I thought Liesl and Rolf were so romantic. Now I recognize the real romance was Maria and The Captain. When he cuts in on Kurt to demonstrate the Laendler (folk dance), you can see on their faces the moment they realize their feelings for each other. No wonder the Baroness freaked out a little.
Hello Dolly – I’m noticing a theme. I clearly love musicals. The music and costuming in this movie are mind-blowing. And everyone falls in love. It’s such a fun movie.
Leap Year – I realize the wedding is brief and only at the very end, but this is such a great movie when you’re craving a little romance. And anyone who doesn’t fall in love with Declan is a little crazy, in my opinion.
Fools Rush In – I like Matthew Perry; I think he’s funny. And I really liked this movie. Not saying it’s a good idea to have a one-night stand or get pregnant before marriage. But it’s what comes after they get married that I love.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding – I’m not Greek, but I do have a huge family, and I thought this movie was charming.
27 Dresses – Always a bridesmaid. Will she ever be a bride? I’m not a big Katherine Heigl fan, but I really enjoyed this movie.
You Again – When Jamie Lee Curtis relives her cheerleading days in this movie, I about died laughing. I loved watching Kristen Bell and all her awkward moments. Funny and sweet.
Bride and Prejudice – I’m a sucker for almost anything Pride and Prejudice, and while the scene of the “Mr. Collins” character in his underwear made me squirm uncomfortably, the rest of the movie was pretty entertaining.
Father of the Bride – This was a cute movie, but the very best part of it was the scene at the wedding cake shop. I thought about that shop as I wrote my book.
Great picks from Karey! More information on For What It’s Worth and to enter the giveaway after the jump!
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
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.
Blog Tour Giveaway
$25 Amazon Gift Card + A Copy of For What It’s Worth
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