A Portrait of Emily Price
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A Portrait of Emily Price

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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?

Title:A Portrait of Emily Price
ISBN:0718077911
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:368 pages

    A Portrait of Emily Price Reviews

  • Celeste
    Dec 04, 2016

    Just because something is broken doesn’t mean it’s not beautiful. Emily Price is an art restorer, and a very talented one, at that. If something is broken, Emily is going to do everything in her p...

  • Beth
    Nov 08, 2016

    A Portrait of Emily Price is Katherine Reay at her best. The tone and main character are reminiscent of Dear Mr. Knightley, the realistic situations akin to Lizzy and Jane, and the international aspec...

  • Jamie
    Nov 07, 2016

    There is always something so exciting when picking up a new Katherine Reay novel. I look forward to seeing the love of literature weaved throughout the story and the nod to C.S. Lewis. And y’all, on...

  • Rissi
    Nov 03, 2016

    A Portrait of Emily Price by Katherine Reay – A Classy Masterpiece Fixing things, whether broken or not, is Emily Price’s van Gogh. As an art restorer she’s passionate about righting anything th...

  • Cassie
    Nov 02, 2016

    Life and beauty burst off the pages of A Portrait of Emily Price. I felt like I stepped into another world while I read. The characters, the places they visited, and the struggles they face all held a...

  • Courtney Clark
    Nov 03, 2016

    Once again, author Katherine Reay has penned a contemporary novel with a complexity of skill not many in the genre can achieve with her newest release, A Portrait of Emily Price. And what a picture it...

  • Chantel
    May 11, 2016

    Full Review to come.---------------------------------This is the best way I can express my joy to see a new book by Katherine Reay: :-) looking forward to November!...

  • DJ Sakata
    Dec 31, 2016

    Favorite Quotes:And handsome... The right kind – the dark, lean kind with a four o’clock shadow because five o’clock would be too de rigueur. The guy you watch walking down the plan aisle, hopin...

  • Karen
    Dec 28, 2016

    A Portrait of Emily Price by Katherine ReayThis lovingly written book brings out the artist in all of us. The beautiful descriptions of art or whatever Emily is fixing is a feast for the senses.Only I...

  • Tina at Mommynificent
    Aug 23, 2016

    Unless I miss my guess, this will be my favorite book I read in 2016. I LOVED Reay's first book, Dear Mr. Knightley, then really liked her second, Lizzy and Jane, and was a little disappointed with th...