Publication Date: July 31, 2018
Description from the publishers through Netgalley
After years of working hard toward a life more stable than the one she grew up in, Hannah is finally about to have everything she ever wanted. With a high-paying job, a Manhattan apartment, and a boyfriend about to propose, all she and Ethan have to do is make it through the last couple of weeks of grad school.
But when, on a romantic weekend trip to Sonoma, Hannah is spontaneously offered a marketing job at a family-run winery they visit and doesn’t immediately refuse, their meticulously planned forever threatens to come crashing down. And then Hannah impulsively does the unthinkable–she takes a leap of faith.
Abandoning your dream job and life shouldn’t feel this good. But this new life certainly seems like a dream come true–a picturesque cottage overlooking a vineyard; new friends with their own inspiring dreams; and William, the handsome son of the winery owners who captures Hannah’s heart only to leave for the very city she let go.
Soon, the mission to rescue the failing winery becomes a mission to rescue Hannah from the image of herself she thought she wanted. Crackling with humor and heart, The Shortest Way Home is the journey of one woman shedding expectations in order to claim her own happy ending.
I adored this debut novel from Miriam Parker. It was exactly what I was in the mood for without knowing it. It was one of the best books I read this month. I loved all of the characters in this book and really was invested in the story. It is a novel on the shorter side at 320 pages and I read it very quickly. I wanted a glass, okay, really a bottle, of wine and plate of cheese by a fire while reading this story.
I highly recommend this book. I gave it 5 crowns.
I received this E-ARC from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.