A Portrait of Emily Price

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (10.27 hours)
Product Number: Z100118296
Released: Nov 01, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780718092412
Narrator/s: Kate Rudd
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
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Description

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?

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Author(s): Katherine Reay
Original Publish Date: Nov 01, 2016

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CD
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Author(s): Katherine Reay
Narrator(s): Kate Rudd
Genre: Romance
Product Number BN10454
Released: Nov 01, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
ISBN: #9781531833619
eBook
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Author(s): Katherine Reay
Product Number EB00666459
Released: Nov 01, 2016
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: #9780718077907

Professional reviews

"Narrator Kate Rudd provides a blend of sentimentality, sweetness, and dissatisfaction as the voice of art restorer Emily Price. Emily finds much more than Southern charm during a restoration assignment in Atlanta, where she meets chef Benito Vissallo (Ben). The warmth and tenderness in Rudd's portrayal of Emily makes for a credible and sympathetic protagonist. Although some of her other character voices are hard to differentiate at times, Rudd's smooth, deep tones highlight Ben's soothing seductiveness and the tension between family members. Noticeable editing creates some overly long pauses and tonal inconsistencies at times. Still, Emily's efforts to restore paintings and the lives of those around her are both earnest and entertaining. M.F. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine"

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