A Portrait of Emily Price

A Portrait of Emily Price

Paperback - 2016
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Art restorer Emily Price has never encountered anything she can't fix--until she meets Ben, an Italian chef, who seems just right. But when Emily follows Ben home to Italy, she learns that his family is another matter . . .

Emily Price--fix-it girl extraordinaire and would-be artist--dreams of having a gallery show of her own. There is no time for distractions, especially not the ultimate distraction of falling in love.

But Chef Benito Vassallo's relentless pursuit proves hard to resist. Visiting from Italy, Ben works to breathe new life into his aunt and uncle's faded restaurant, Piccollo. Soon after their first meeting, he works to win Emily as well--inviting her into his world and into his heart.

Emily astonishes everyone when she accepts Ben's proposal and follows him home. But instead of allowing the land, culture, and people of Monterello to transform her, Emily interferes with everyone and everything around her, alienating Ben's tightly knit family. Only Ben's father, Lucio, gives Emily the understanding she needs to lay down her guard. Soon, Emily's life and art begin to blossom, and Italy's beauty and rhythm take hold of her spirit.

Yet when she unearths long-buried family secrets, Emily wonders if she really fits into Ben's world. Will the joys of Italy become just a memory, or will Emily share in the freedom and grace that her life with Ben has shown her are possible?

Publisher: Nashville, Tennessee : Thomas Nelson, [2016]
ISBN: 9780718077914
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 355 pages ; 22 cm


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Art restorer Emily Price's work schedule leaves little time for romance, until she meets chef Ben Vassallo. When he asks her to help restore his aunt and uncle's pizzeria in Atlanta, she agrees, and before she knows it, she is in Italy as Ben's wife. Reay's sensually -evocative descriptions of It... Read More »

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Mar 09, 2018

Katherine Reay's books are quite enjoyable, however this one was not nearly as good as the Bronte Plot or Dear Mr. Knightley. The first chapters were boring and drawn out and the characters not that interesting. Not this author's best work.

Apr 08, 2017

I love and recommend all of Katherine's books. She writes modern romance with a classic twist. They are enjoyable to read and hard to put down.


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