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Waiting on Wednesday: A Portrait of Emily Price by Katherine Reay

 "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that you are eagerly anticipating.

Today, I am waiting on:  
A Portrait of Emily Price by Katherine Reay

From Goodreads:
Art restorer Emily Price has never encountered anything she can’t fix—until she meets Ben, an Italian chef, who seems just right. When Emily follows Ben home to Italy, she learns that his family, however, is another matter . . .

Emily Price—fix-it girl extraordinaire and would-be artist—finds herself in Atlanta, repairing objects damaged in a house fire. As she works to restore the home and dreams of one family, she strives to keep the pieces of her own 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’s relentless pursuit proves hard to resist. Visiting from Italy, Ben works to reconnect with his brother and breathe new life into his aunt and uncle’s faded restaurant, Piccolo. And 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. 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've loved this author's first three books, especially her debut Dear Mr. Knightley so I can't wait for her latest! A Portrait of Emily Price is scheduled to be released on November 1, 2016, and I am counting the days!

What books are you waiting on this Wednesday??


  1. For some reason this blurb made me think that when I read it I would need a box of tissue. So I am going to pass. Hope you love Ben and Emily's love story.

    My WOW

  2. That's a new to me one! Doesn't sound like my kind of read but I hope you absolutely love it!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  3. I have to agree, this does sound like it's going to require tissues, but I am hopeful for a happy ending! And Italy!! Here's mine

  4. Oh this book sounds wonderful! And the cover is pretty cute too.

    My WOW

  5. I haven't heard of this one yet, but it sounds great! Going to add it on GR now. :D

  6. This is new to me but it looks good! I hope you end up loving it!

  7. I am also super excited about this book. It made my top 10 list for next week's Top Ten Tuesday - Fall TBR. :)

  8. Hi... Thank you so much for featuring A Portrait of Emily Price. I'm delighted the release date fast approaches -- time to get this girl out there. For all those concerned about stock piling tissues, please don't worry -- this is a joyful tale. Publishers Weekly said "Romance novelist Reay (Dear Mr. Knightley) crafts another engaging and sprightly page-turning bildungsroman." Nothing termed "sprightly" (far underused word in the world today) can require more than one, two at most, in the tissue department. Have a great day! And thank you again!

  9. I've not seen this book before! I like that it's fairly cheap on Amazon at the moment. :D I hope you enjoy this book when you get a chance to read it!

    Have a wonderful week. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  10. I love Italy so I can definitely see myself giving this book a read. Thanks for spotlighting it :)

  11. This one is on m y wishlist! I can't wait to get it! Happy Reading! <a href="”>Dani @ Paulette’s Papers</a>

  12. It sounds like Emily could be annoying with that whole bit about imposing her will on others, but you never know. Hope you enjoy this one, Eva! :)

  13. This is new to me, but it sounds really interesting. I hope you enjoy reading it.
    Thanks for stopping by My WoW earlier.

  14. oh I have heard good things about the first book and I can see that this one sounds fabulous from the blurb. Hope you like it.

  15. Italian chef? Love the sound of this. Nice pick!

  16. For some reason, I feel like Emily would be an unlikable character for me. Don't ask me how I gathered that from a brief synopsis. LOL I hope you'll love this one!

  17. Oh, this sounds like a wonderful read! I'm adding this to my GR!
    Genesis @ Latte Nights Reviews

  18. Great choice! I'm looking forward to this one quite a bit myself. Thanks for stopping by!

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings


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