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 was sweet, although not my favorite of this series. I was worried the guys weren’t gonna do ANY cooking! I don’t feel like the recipe (spell) played as integral a role in this book as in some others. I enjoyed this as a short and sweet audio, and liked the little mystery side-plot about Maggie’s life.
I thought that Ian Gordon did a nice job with the narration, he had a nice British accent and was able to pull-off an American one without sounding constipated. There weren’t really highs and lows in emotions in this story( as there are in some others from this series) so I wasn’t ‘wowed. But it was nice.