“A Portrait of Emily Price centers on fix-it girl extraordinaire and would-be artist Emily Price. An art restorer by day who has never encountered anything she can’t fix – until she meets Ben, an Italian chef who seems just right. When, after a whirlwind romance and marriage, Emily joins her new husband on a trip home to Italy, she learns that his family, however, is another matter…
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. 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?”
I don’t get to read like I want to anymore. But I am very glad I took the time to read this book. While being well written and enjoyable. I was able to follow the story and it definitely kept my interest. Once I started I read it in a day a half.
Emily is a fix it girl and hasn’t encountered anything too hard for her to fix. Well until she met Chef Benito Vassallo. Because of his unending relentless pursuit she falls for him. While visiting from Italy, Ben works to help revive his aunt and uncle’s restaurant Piccollo. You need to read this book and follow their love story.