After graduating from a prestigious business school in Berkeley, California, Hannah Greene is on her way to becoming the proverbial peg in the ever-churning wheel of a coveted New York investment firm—albeit a rich peg, who also happens to be in a serious relationship with her handsome, smart and wealthy boyfriend, Ethan. In short, for a Midwesterner with a less-than-stable childhood, Hannah has built a life that is rather perfect.
But as they say, home is where the heart is, and for Hannah, even with perfection laid out before her in NYC with Ethan, there is something amiss. She realizes what that is during a relaxing and romantic weekend with Ethan at an Old World winery in Sonoma. The Bellosguardo winery, its friendly dog named Tannin and an even friendlier bartender are all so charming that Hannah agrees, almost instantly, to give up her lucrative future—and possibly her relationship with Ethan—in lieu of a questionable marketing position with the struggling winery. It’s a business she knows nothing about, with employers who seem to have questionable dreams and desires of their own. What could possibly go wrong?
In The Shortest Way Home, Miriam Parker explores the persistent question of whether grass is truly greener on the other side, and whether following the heart will lead you where you belong. This is a story that wine lovers and big dreamers will devour.