My Thoughts: I was so excited to receive A Portrait of Emily Price in the mail! I've had the privilege of reading Katherine Reay's novels....The Bronte Plot, Dear Mr. Knightley and Lizzy & Jane. Of course, each of these novels have love and laughter!
A Portrait of Emily Price just made my heart sing. Sometimes, there is just that one book that makes you laugh and smile.
Emily Price is a fix-it kind.of.girl. She can fix almost anything but when it comes to love . . . well, not so much.
Soon Emily meets Ben who has come to help his aunt and uncles' restaurant, to bring a little new life to fading place. When Ben and Emily meet Ben is smitten with Emily. He tries hard to win her heart and low na behold, he does. Emily, to everyone's surprise, accepts Ben's proposal.
So Emily and Ben head to Italy where Emily does not become part of the landscape instead she gets into everyone's business and creates some havoc. Sometimes one just can't fix.it.all!
A funny and somewhat lighthearted read about differences and acceptance with a lot of grace and mercy interwoven into the pages. And probably my most favorite reads this year!
*This book was provided for review by BookLook*
About the Author:
Katherine Reay has enjoyed a life-long affair with the works of Jane Austen and her contemporaries -- who provide constant inspiration both for writing and for life. Katherine’s first novel, Dear Mr. Knightley, was a 2014 Christy Award Finalist and winner of the 2014 INSPY Award for Best Debut as well as Carol Awards for both Best Debut and Best Contemporary. She is also the writer behind Lizzy & Jane and the The Bronte Plot – all contemporary stories with a bit of "classics" flair. Katherine holds a BA and MS from Northwestern University and is a wife, mother, runner, former marketer, avid chocolate consumer and, randomly, a tae kwon do black belt. After living all across the country and a few stops in Europe, Katherine and her family recently moved back to Chicago.