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A Portrait of Emily Price

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This is the total number of incidents in this 368 page book.

Author: Katherine Reay
Key Words: Romance, Chick-Lit

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Book 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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Anatomical Terms - 1 Incident

scr*wed up

Violence - None

Conversation Topics - 1 Incident

Alcohol and drinking are mentioned a few times.

Sexual Content

Making Out/Sex - 3 Incidents

A side story revolves around an illegitimate child that was born and it's mother seeking forgiveness and peace for her wrong.

A divorced man, a side character, remarries.

There is a lot of kissing in this book - one or two are perhaps described with a sentence, but the rest are just matter-of-fact.

Please Note

I listened to the audio version of this book so this Cleanliness Report is not as thoroughly detailed as other reports are. Some inappropriate content may have been forgotten/missed and not included in the report.

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