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A Portrait of Emily Price, by Katherine Reay
Sparks fly when art restorer Emily Price and Italian chef Benito Hillam meet in Atlanta. Ben proposes, and Emily accompanies him home to Italy. But it isn't easy adjusting to a new country---and long-hidden family secrets open old wounds. Can Emily find her place in Ben's world, or will her time there become just another memory?
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Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2016
Art restorer Emily Price has never encountered anything she cant fixuntil 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 Pricefix-it girl extraordinaire and would-be artistdreams 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 Vassallos relentless pursuit proves hard to resist. Visiting from Italy, Ben works to breathe new life into his aunt and uncles faded restaurant, Piccollo. Soon after their first meeting, he works to win Emily as wellinviting her into his world and into his heart.
Emily astonishes everyone when she accepts Bens 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 Bens tightly knit family. Only Bens father, Lucio, gives Emily the understanding she needs to lay down her guard. Soon, Emilys life and art begin to blossom, and Italys beauty and rhythm take hold of her spirit.
Yet when she unearths long-buried family secrets, Emily wonders if she really fits into Bens 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?
Katherine Reay is the national bestselling and award-winning author of Dear Mr. Knightley, Lizzy and Jane, The Brontë Plot, A Portrait of Emily Price, The Austen Escape, and The Printed Letter Bookshop. All Katherines novels are contemporary stories with a bit of classical flair. Katherine holds a BA and MS from Northwestern University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa, and isa wife, mother, former marketer, and avid chocolate consumer. After living all across the country and a few stops in Europe, Katherine now happily resides outside Chicago, IL. You can meet her at www.katherinereay.com; Facebook: KatherineReayBooks; Twitter: @katherine_reay; or Instagram: @katherinereay.
'Reays sensually evocative descriptions of Italian food and scenery makes this a delight for fans of Frances Mayess Under the Tuscan Sun. The author of The Brontë Plot writes novels that speak to the universal truths in the human heart, and her latest will appeal to readers of new adult fiction with its focus on the power of following a dream.'