In her debut novel crackling with humor, heart, and an unforgettable cast of characters, Miriam Parker follows one woman's journey from Iowa to New York City to California wine country, to figure out what being true to oneself really means.After years of dreaming of and working 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, an apartment in Manhattan, 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, and the future they had planned will be theirs to keep.But when they take a romantic weekend trip to Sonoma, and Hannah is spontaneously offered a marketing job at the first (and seemingly financially unstable) winery they visit and doesn't immediately refuse, their meticulously planned forever comes crashing down around them. And then Hannah impulsively does the unthinkable--she turns down her job in New York and decides to sta...
|Title||:||The Shortest Way Home|
|Number of Pages||:||320 pages|
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The Shortest Way Home Reviews
I hope that there is more coming from Miriam Parker, because she certainly proves her mettle as a talented storyteller with this debut. THE SHORTEST WAY HOME is sure to be devoured by book clubs - it is filled with engaging characters, sublime settings, relatable situations. Hannah, the main character, has her life all plotted out with Ethan until a visit to a Sonoma winery sparks a new untapped desire inside of her. Good-bye New York City. Good-bye Ethan. Good-bye old life. Her life direction c ...more
The Shortest Way Home initially struck my interest because I love a good comfy romance novel but that's not really what this book is. It does have aspects of that but the romance is more about the main character and Sonoma, California than it really is with another person. Hannah falls in love with Sonoma and with the family she ends up working with much more than she falls in love with one person. She becomes immersed in this family's life and in their winery. But before I get ahead of myself a ...more
This book, The Shortest Way Home by Miriam Parker, is going to be a favorite for someone.
It is, unfortunately, not a favorite for me.
This genre, summery novels of self-discovery and idyllic locations, have always been hit or miss with me.
This book is a miss, although it was just interesting enough that I finished it.
Set in Sonoma, California wine country, wine is absolutely the point around which all things in the story revolve. It is why Linda and Everett are married, it is the thing they and t ...more
Thanks to Dutton Books & Net Galley for sending me a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. #partner
Hannah is about to have everything she has ever dreamed of - a great job in New York, a new apartment, and a boyfriend (Ethan) who is about to propose. When they go on a little weekend getaway to Sonoma before they graduate from grad school, Hannah makes a decision that may completely change the course of her life. She is offered a job at a family-owned winery doing marketing ...more
Hannah and her boyfriend Ethan take a trip to wine country, a getaway fro them. Away from all the noise of the big city they will soon be living in. Only it doesn’t go according to plan. Hannah falls in love with place and the people. She decides to stay.
Hannah has an amazing job waiting for her, but be such a free spirit puts a monkey wrench in the life that her and Ethan were planning. I just adored Hannah for they way she is. Hannah has made friends in the short time during the trip and has s ...more
It's on the lower end of 3 for me, unfortunately. It just felt too shallow, lacking real emotion throughout. I felt the main character was quite immature, which grated on my nerves, and none of them seemed very deep. It didn't feel like there was any real sacrifice or struggle to make me care about this girl and her choices.
However, it was a fairly nice story in a wonderful setting, which I enjoyed. Maybe I just needed more wine to drink while reading.
I was divided between whether this book was fluff romance or if it really had depth. I got frustrated with Hannah, the main character, and I wanted to yell, “Make up your mind!” Throughout half the book, but I began to see where Miriam Parker was going with it, finally. It takes me a while to fall off the proverbial turnip truck.
Hannah and her boyfriend Ethan went to Sonoma for a romantic long weekend to celebrate making it through their last finals graduate school in business at Berkeley. They ...more
So much to love about this book! The author deftly tells the tale of a woman trying to find herself, while simultaneously trying to find a home for her heart. What I especially enjoyed that said woman was not necessarily looking for romance with another but legitimately trying to love her life. I enjoyed Miriam Parker’s attention to detail, whether it be the brand lip gloss our main character Hannah wears (Fresh), the dreamy cottage she finds herself living in or the nuanced taste of wine she ha ...more