Author: For a Rainy Afternoon (Tales of the Curious Cookbook)
Narrator: For a Rainy Afternoon (Tales of the Curious Cookbook)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Reese Dante
Story Rating: 3.75 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 3.75 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 3.75 of 5 Stars
Release Date: 09/29/2015
Length: 02 hours 05 minutes
Genre: Contemporary, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance
A Tale of the Curious Cookbook
Robbie MacIntyre manages a small post office in the old Station House on the outskirts of sleepy Barton Hartshourn northwest of London. He’s stunned when the owner, Maggie, a close friend, bequeaths him not only the post office, but also Station House.
The rest of her estate is left to an American writer, Jason Young, and when he moves to the village, Robbie is thrown by the attraction he has for the man who has more of a claim on the Station House than he does.
Then there is a box that holds several rare first editions and a cookbook. Only when the secrets of the ingredients in a particular recipe are finally revealed does everything begin to make sense, and a love cut short seventy years earlier is finally discovered.
This story was…cozy and sweet. It was low angst and overall peaceful. This story will be making an appearance on my comfort read list. I enjoyed the romance but mostly, I loved Maggie, her matchmaking, and her history. It was a great bit of intrigue and her story was really what kept me going.
I only wish this story was longer so that I could have felt the love that blossomed between the men. Longer so that I could have gotten a better sense of who the men were as people because what I did see was great. I would also have loved more from the cookbook. It was the piece that tied this series together, and here it was used, but it’s appearance in the story felt rush. Felt like an afterthought because it needed to be there.
I really did enjoy this story. Together with the narration, I felt warm as fuzzy. I will listen to this one again.
Ian Gordon’s reading of this book matched the overall feeling of the story. His voice was pleasant and he really captured that sense of steady peace with a bit of humor. I finished this story with a smile on my face.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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