A Portrait of Emily Price
Pub: November 1, 2016
Emily Price—fix-it girl extraordinaire and would-be artist—works to restore the home and dreams of one family, while striving to keep the pieces of her life in perfect order and secure her own happy ending—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, a charming visitor from Italy, soon proves hard to resist. Emily astonishes everyone when she accepts Ben’s marriage proposal and follows him home. Upon landing in Rome, she is enchanted with Italy. But instead of allowing the land, culture and people to transform her, Emily imposes her will upon everyone and everything around her, alienating Ben’s tightly knit family. Once Emily learns to lay down her guard, her life and art soon begin to blossom, and Italy’s ‘La Dolce Vita’ beauty and rhythm take hold of her spirit.
Previously praised by bestselling authors Eloisa James and Debbie Macomber and recognized as a bright and charming voice in Contemporary Romance by readers, librarians, and critics alike, Katherine Reay’s latest novel promises to be both a winsome love letter to books and a delightful jaunt through the gorgeous hills of Tuscany. With clever nods to Jane Austen’s classic, Emma, and Reay’s own signature wit, this delightful novel serves as a winsome love letter to books.