A Portrait of Emily Price

A Portrait of Emily Price

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"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?"-- Page 4 of cover.
Publisher: Nashville, Tennessee : Thomas Nelson, 2016.
ISBN: 9780718077914
0718077911
Call Number: REAY
Characteristics: 355 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Americans -- Italy -- Fiction.
Art restorers -- Fiction.
Women artists -- Fiction.
Family secrets -- Fiction.
Cooks -- Fiction.
Christian fiction.

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lola_jane
Jun 26, 2018

My first book by Reay and I found it a cute and enjoyable summer read. Not too much conflict, references to art and classic literature, and descriptions of Italian food and landscapes that had me dreaming of a vacation to Italy.

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GoneWithTheThread
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.

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SaturdayLibrarian
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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