A Book That Takes Place Somewhere You’ve Always Dreamed of Living


Mary Jo

This addition to the Stone Barrington series is set in several locations that sound fabulous to live in – Key West, Manhattan, and England.

While the plot is thin, Shoot First isn’t the finest in this series, it does provide a fun romp woven around the high drama of technology companies. A good plane read.



I think many people who’ve visited France come home with the idea of how romantic, exciting, interesting it would be to live there. After a recent week in France, I was reminded again of how much I love it there and would like to spend an extended period of time there.

One thing I noticed while dining there was that kids were seamlessly integrated into the dining experience. While I don’t consider myself a picky eater – I will try anything once – there are just some tastes and textures that I don’t like. And so I avoid them whenever I can.

Kids get the rep for being notoriously picky eaters, but it didn’t seem so in France. I picked up this book after returning home and found it as much about kids learning what they like (and don’t) as it is about adults learning to try new things and expanding their culinary repertoire. A good read even if you don’t have kids.