Tales of the Curious Cookbook

5 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 508 ratings

For a Rainy Afternoon Publisher's Summary

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, who's a close friend, bequeaths him the post office and the 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's 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 70 years earlier is finally discovered.

©2015 RJ Scott (P)2015 Dreamspinner Press
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  • Book 1

    • For a Rainy Afternoon

    • Tales of the Curious Cookbook
    • By: RJ Scott
    • Narrated by: Ian Gordon
    • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 85

    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, who's a close friend, bequeaths him the post office and the 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • English Love Story with Historical Element

    • By James on 05-02-16

    Regular price: $6.95

  • Book 2

    • Food for Thought

    • Tales of the Curious Cookbook
    • By: Amy Lane
    • Narrated by: Philip Alces
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 100
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 97

    Emmett Gant was planning to tell his father something really important one Sunday morning - but his father passed away first. Now, nearly three years later, Emmett can't seem to clear up who he should be with - the girl with the apple cheeks and the awesome family, or his snarky neighbor, Keegan, who never sees his family but who makes Emmett really happy just by coming over to chat.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another win for the Queen of Angst!

    • By Morgan A Skye on 01-17-17

    Regular price: $6.95

  • Book 3

    • Lost Along the Way

    • Tales of the Curious Cookbook
    • By: Marie Sexton
    • Narrated by: Jeff Gelder
    • Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 62

    Three months after losing his parents in a car crash, Denver weatherman Daniel Whitaker returns to Laramie, Wyoming. It's bad enough dealing with the death of his parents and his failing relationship of 15 years, but when he finds his childhood home full of clutter, Daniel is at a loss. He enlists Landon, his parents' sexy neighbor, to help him sort through the mess. Their plan is simple: Clean the house so Daniel can sell it and get back to his life in Denver.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lose the Narrator Along the Way Next Time

    • By James on 05-02-16

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 4

    • Cookies for Courting

    • Tales of the Curious Cookbook
    • By: Amber Kell
    • Narrated by: Michael Stellman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 72

    After his sister's death, businessman Marshall Hunter gains custody of his niece. Unused to children, Marshall struggles to connect with her. In an effort to make her more comfortable in her new home, he hires professional muralist Pace Barlow to personalize her room. Pace is intrigued by his tiny client, and even more interested in her handsome uncle, but Pace isn't certain he's ready for the commitment of an instant family.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Russian Mob Boss With a Soft Heart?

    • By James on 05-02-16

    Regular price: $6.95

  • Book 5

    • Just Desserts

    • Tales of the Curious Cookbook
    • By: Mary Calmes
    • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
    • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 181
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179

    Boone Walton has tried hard to create some distance between himself and his past. He's invested in his new life, his New Orleans art gallery, and his friendship with Scott Wren. Things finally seem to be settling down to normal, and Boone couldn't be happier. Chef Scott Wren wants much more than normal with Boone. He wants to raise things to the next level, but Boone is terrified - and not because of the ghost in Scott's apartment or Scott's relatives.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A great short story

    • By Belen on 08-15-15

    Regular price: $6.95