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 05, 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 28, 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...

  • Rissi
    Dec 13, 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...

  • Courtney Clark
    Nov 21, 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
    Dec 16, 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!...

  • 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...

  • Cassie
    Nov 20, 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...

  • Cara Putman
    Jan 06, 2017

    Katherine has such a way with creating stories that woo me in. One fun aspect of this book was that it was like a return trip to Tuscany. I could see and imagine the whole setting, the characters were...

  • Alice Carter
    Sep 27, 2016

    A lovely love story, Italy, art true love and redemption.A portrait of Emily price tells the story of Emily, fixer extraordinaire! She can fix anything, from art to children's toys to coffee machines,...

  • Alice
    Jan 05, 2017

    When an art restorer and an Italian chef get together on a renovation project, the results are lots of creativity and support, true love, and pasta.Katherine Reay creates settings that are realistical...

About Katherine Reay

Katherine Reay

Katherine Reay has lived all across the country and Europe and has just moved with her family to Chicago. She is a writer, wife, mom, runner, and, most randomly, a tae kwon do black belt. Her award-winning debut novel, "Dear Mr. Knightley," is a contemporary story with a dash of Jane Austen and other nineteenth century writers thrown in for the fun of it. Her subsequent novels, "Lizzy & Jane"