Where I Want to Be
A Wine Country Novel
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Craving a change of scenery and hoping to learn more about wine, Olivia enrolls in a three-month wine education program in Napa Valley. While living in Wine Country for the summer and attending classes, she feels compelled to try new things that she wouldn’t normally do at home in Los Angeles.
Early in her wine-filled journey, Olivia becomes friends with three dynamic, young women who work in the wine industry and live in her new neighborhood. Between wine tasting, dining at nearby restaurants and attending parties, they help Olivia appreciate the many facets of life in a small wine-centric town.
With real wine and winery references, Olivia embraces a glass half-full perspective on life. By the time Harvest arrives, she’s not ready to leave Napa Valley just yet…
Uncanny resemblance to my life!
A friend loaned me this book and I ended up with two Kindle copies, one gifted to me and one purchased by me, so it was a sign to read this book. My friend kept telling me I had to read it because the similarities between the main character, Olivia, and me were so similar. He was right. While this is a book about Napa Valley wine country culture and living, it's also a book about learning to love yourself and learning to take risks in order to live a passionate, fulfilling life. Like me, Olivia had a passion for wine, but had not yet developed the confidence and self-esteem to pursue her passion until she decided to temporarily move to Napa Valley to take an intensive wine course. The wine course is not the focus of the book, but rather Olivia's growth as a self-confident woman and wine professional. She steps out of her comfort zone many times and takes great risks to achieve her dreams and become a happier person. I am thankful that my friend recommended this book to me, as I have embarked on the same journey and am moving to Napa Valley in less than a week. If you are someone who has been hesitant about following your passion, then this is the book for you.
A great read!
I was pleasantly surprised by this series since I don't drink. I really enjoyed reading about wine country from Olivia's perspective and the way the author describes her journey of growth as she explores the people and activities of wine country made me feel like it could be me. Really a fun read and I can't wait for book 2!
Amazing new book! A must read!
Where I Want To Be is such an enjoyable book. It is the kind of novel where you sit down to read, and then hours later you realize you are still reading! It is so easy for the reader to connect with the characters and the author does a really good job describing the characters to be like your friends in real life. Not only is this book about discovering who you are and the people you want to surround yourself with, but it is also a good lesson in Wine! I have a good list of wineries to check out just from reading WIWTB. I highly recommend this book and I look forward to the others in the series!!