Monday, September 24, 2018


Author:  Miriam Parker
Genre:  Fiction, Standalone
Published:  2018
Personal Rating:  3/5 (just okay)
Format/Narrator:  eBook
Yearly Count:  31

From NetGalley:
How far would you got to find the place you belong?

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 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 reality certainly seems like a dream come true--a picturesque cottage overlooking a vineyard; new friends with their own inspiring plans; 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 life 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 enjoyed getting to know the characters in this book.  They seemed to be snippets of real people -- people discovering themselves; even though the scenarios seemed to not be realistic.  In general, I'm not a big fan of this genre, so the storyline seemed to move along slowly.  Ultimately, I read it, it was okay.  Nothing wrong with it, per se, just not my favorite cup of tea.

Thoughts of Joy
My thanks go to Penguin Group and NetGalley for providing me with this eGalley.

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