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Daniel Cavanaugh has it all—a lucrative career as a lawyer, a gorgeous fiancée, and his future mapped out for him. So why is he feeling increasingly dissatisfied with his life? When the assignment to handle his late grandmother’s estate takes him to the California coast, Daniel welcomes the escape. Staying at the nearby bed-and-breakfast isn’t really his style, but he soon ...more
192 pages
Published September 1st 2018
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Tahera
Dec 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Reasons why I liked this book:

First things first, l would like everyone, who does take the time out to read this review, to just sit back and admire the absolutely gorgeous cover picture!! Isn't is just absolutely, breathtakingly beautiful?! 😍💞 I love, love, love this picture. Just makes my imagination run wild!

Second, reading this book reminded me of the Hallmark romance movies that I love to watch.....you know the kind of movies where you know from the start what the end will be like (happy du
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Katie W
Sep 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: womens-fiction, food
First of all, don't read this book if you're even remotely hungry, because there are some very delicious-sounding recipes included after many of the chapters that I must try out stat!

Sarah is a slightly scattered B&B owner, yet she will bend over backwards to make sure your stay is near perfect. She rents out only one guest cottage at the home that was her aunts, and seems to thrive on the simplicity and comforts of a small town. She's a very unassuming and caring person, which is perfect for t
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Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
This is a sweet and gentle story full of heart and delicious cooking. I liked that after each chapter was the recipe for the dishes that were mentioned and I plan to try a few! The pace was a bit slow and I was missing some depth and connection, but overall it was a pleasant read about two individuals that couldn't be more opposite, and the quaint inn off the beaten path that brings them together. Daniel is the one who did most of the changing, but it was a change he was ready for, one he didn't ...more
Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
Sep 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
I would love to get away to "The Neverland Inn". A nice B&B in a small town with hills to hike, someone to cook for me, and some down time. It sounds like a little piece of "heaven on earth."

Daniel Cavanaugh discovers the Inn by accident. He decided not to head straight home after taking care of some legalities for his grandmother's estate. He is frustrated with his life and wants a little more time before heading back to San Francisco and his father law firm. His life has been planned out for h
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Mindy
Sep 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Neverland Inn is an absolute pleasure to read. Sarah is a delightfully pleasant character. She has the characteristics of someone I would want to be friends with. Sarah is an all-around genuine, kind person. I admit it took me some time to warm up to Daniel, he was too much of a stuff shirt, but once I did, I couldn't wait to see how their relationship would develop. This book also had a fun "treat", all the recipes sound amazing. I love books that incorporate recipes, and when I was reading ...more
Cathy
Sep 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
I loved the idea of The Neverland Inn. I’m always looking for new recipes to try. So having this book have them incorporated with the story sounded fantastic! I definitely want to try some of the recipes in this one. But I think the idea was better than the finished product for me.

This book’s main characters are Daniel and Sarah. Daniel is a lawyer who basically hates his life. His parents are frustrating and not loving. And his girlfriend, while beautiful is terrible. Daniel spends the whole fi
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 The Flipped Page (Susan K)
Romance, clean; Contemporary
Sarah's lovely little hideaway inn with her sweet disposition, cooking, and lovely location was a lovely place to visit. Sarah and Daniel's interactions, while off at first, made for a sweet romantic fall. The missing little girl pulling them together at last and finding a HEA not only for that family, but for their two lonely hearts. Some sweet romantic moments, lovely food, and nice town setting. A lovely escape into that small town life and away from the rat-race f
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Mellie Antoinette
Oct 28, 2018 rated it liked it
A cute, quick, fall read. Plus, look at that cover! 😍. When I first saw that title my imagination ran wild with all the different room names, decor and classic comforts you could wrap up in a Neverland feel, but unfortunately, this book went with culinary affairs of the heart! Not a bad thing, there just could’ve been so much more kid in a candy store feels, ya know!

***#earc thanks to #netgalley for a fair review***
Amy
Oct 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Cute cover & title! New to me author, brings an original plot set around a very small B&B on the California coast. The set up is done well, and the development of the friendship between Daniel & Sarah is pretty typical. Polar opposites that discover they might actually have more in common than they first think. I would have liked to have seen a little more growth in Sarah's character. The story of Peter Pan is interwoven cleverly into the book, though it's not dominant. The ending was a little p ...more
NaDell
Sep 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Wasn't quite sure about this book when I picked it up, but quickly found a book full of interesting characters and a storyline to match. Predictable, sure, but also entertaining and just when it seems to all be over, there's even more to the story with a community emergency.
My only disappointment is that it's kind of a small book, so it was over too soon, but that's hardly a problem with my to-read stacks of books. ;)
Bonnie
Sep 10, 2018 rated it liked it
This was a very cute romance. I enjoyed Sarah's character and loved to get to know her. Daniel was a little bit harder to like, although I felt for him in the beginning and the situation he was placed in. I haven't quite put my finger on what I was missing with Daniel. At times I felt like Sarah turned shy when she didn't need to, but I enjoyed the story. The recipes included appeared easy enough that as an untalented cook, I could try them. This is a story that I can recommend for everyone thou ...more
Melissa Borsey
Sep 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
I whipped through this wonderfully written sweet story that had me cheering for Daniel and Sarah to find a way to be together. The delicious recipes throughout also helped to keep me smitten. I thank Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review this book.
Shauna
Dec 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely adored this book! I liked the subtle Peter Pan theme. It was the first reason I was drawn to the book. I really enjoyed the addition of the recipes. It is a great book!
Renee (The B-Roll)
Feb 14, 2019 rated it liked it
Recommended to Renee (The B-Roll) by: net galley
This story is set in and near Carmel, California, Spindrift Cove, California, and very quickly in San Francisco, California.  Basically, the California Coast is the main setting.  Daniel Cavanaugh is getting ready for his big wedding day, but before he must travel along the coast to his late Grandmother's house to finalize plans for the estate and sign off on the auction of the seaside house and the assets.  Daniel is having trouble letting go of the past since his Grandmother was the only famil ...more
Grace Tolman
Mar 05, 2019 rated it liked it
This was my first read from this author. I picked it up because the cover looked pretty plus it is from a publisher that I know offer good, clean reads.
Anyways, in this story we follow Daniel and Sarah as they find their true selves and find each other at the same time. Daniel is a top lawyer in San Francisco that feels like his obligations to others is stifling his life, making him feel depressed. On the other hand Sarah feels like she is in a beautiful place but there is something missing in
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Sheila
Sep 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Neverland Inn is such a cute story. I love main character Sarah Michaels, the owner of the Neverland Inn. She is kind, caring, talented, and so very charming and normal. Her personality shines in this novel and jumps out of the pages, even though she at times shows some self-doubt. It differs greatly with her current guest, the staunch and uptight lawyer, Daniel Cavanaugh. Poor Daniel's life is being governed by his pompous father and his stuck-up, and gorgeous Fiance'. The only person sho h ...more
Jeannie Zelos
Sep 20, 2018 rated it liked it
The Neverland Inn,  K.C. Grant

Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews

Genre:  Women's Fiction, Romance

Gah! Once more “women's fiction”, and as usual I have to have a quick moan – why do we do this – cut off potential readers? Who says men won't/don't read romance, they certainly write it, so why exclude them this way?

Anyway, on to the story. I really didn't like Daniel at first, he seemed so cold, so stuffy, so devoid of fun. In contrast Sarah is all about living each day to the fullest while hav
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Regitze
I recieved a free copy of the book through NetGalley in Exchange for an honest review.

First of all, I really can’t believe it has taken me so long to finish this book. And it really doesn’t have anything to do with the book itself but with me being really bad at reading OB my phone. But I basically say down with this for one whole afternoon and read it all in one comfy mouthful.

The author of this book has previously been writing Christmas shortstories and it showed in this book. It has the same
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Andrea
Sep 10, 2018 rated it liked it
My idea of a great vacation is going somewhere beautiful and slow-paced to relax. Don't get me wrong, traveling and visiting many towns, museums and monuments is great too, but a true vacation to me isn't being on-the-go the whole time. K.C. Grant's invention of the Neverland Inn sounds like the perfect vacation spot for me.

I was very intrigued by the description of The Neverland Inn, and I loved the cover. Everything from the font to the picture conveyed the feel I think the author or publisher
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Marie
Nov 02, 2018 rated it liked it
Interesting premise. Sarah runs the Neverland Inn and feels a sense of purpose in making her guests have a good visit. Daniel is lost and facing a quarter-life crisis in the midst of his grandmother's death and his approaching wedding and family expectations. I enjoyed it for a simple read, but I felt like it lacked depth. The reader has to "fill in the blanks" and assume a lot aboit how the characters were dealing with death of loved ones, but it never really took that chance to dive in and fle ...more
Shana
Dec 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, netgalley
First, thanks to #NetGalley for the opportunity to read an e-galley of this book. I had never heard of author, K. C. Grant, but the title of this book drew me in. I have always loved stories around Peter Pan, so i thought I might enjoy this.

I was immediately drawn in to the story because it takes place in a California coastal community, near where I grew up. The story line immediately sucked me in, and I found I couldn't put the book down! I carried my kindle with me everywhere so I could conti
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Jackie
Oct 08, 2019 rated it it was ok
Our local paper just recently reviewed three books by local authors. Immediately I reserved the books at the library. I think I've read three too similar books too quickly in order. I should have spaced them out a bit. That said, I probably saved the best of the three (this one) for last. Two stars is the best that I could do for any of the three books.

This one was a bit better written than the others. Still, it feels more like a beach read than anything substantive. I kept thinking that everyth
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Rebecca Goss
Nov 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Sarah owns and runs a small bed and breakfast, The Neverland Inn. Daniel spends time at the inn and learns to embrace the love for life that he used to enjoy. With the death of his grandmother, Daniel is somewhat lost and not happy in his current high powered life full of unrealistic expectations. This book weaves in recipes that Sarah cooks for her guests. Unlike recipes in other books, these are not pretentious but sound delicious. Sarah and Daniel grow to like one another and develop and inte ...more
Ann
Jan 31, 2019 rated it liked it
I liked this story about an Inn in California where the pace is slow and relaxed. Neverland Inn has one guest suite to rent and and owner Sarah treats her guests like family. (The food sounds delicious and you'll want to snack as you read). Daniel comes to town to settle his grandmother's estate and finds the small town and pace calling to him. How can he possibly give up his law practice with the family firm, and convince his high maintenance fiance to move to this little slice of heaven. I lik ...more
Clazzzer C
This was an easy read, it was fun and not too taxing. Daniel was a bit of a strange fish at first, he was difficult to warm to, even dislikable. But he mellowed in The Neverland Inn and although he and Sarah don't hit it off at first in Spindrift Cove, it doesn't take too long for the winds to change and something to blossom between them. I liked Sarah's character and I liked the close knit community of Spindrift Cove although I feel it might be a little claustrophobic as a home town, in the lon ...more
Rachel DeVaughn
Sep 11, 2018 rated it liked it
Cute story! Really liked the main character Sarah and her love for cooking, taking care of people, and running her Bed and Breakfast. Unfortunately, I spent most of the book disliking the other main character-Daniel. She is way too good for him even though by the end of the story he was a little more "likeable". It was a good story line though that kept my interest and I was able to read the story in one sitting. Glad I read it but not something I would read again.

I received a copy of this book
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Marianne
Oct 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Ah, Sarah and Daniel’s story was a sweet one! There was no question as to where this was going to go but more as to how and when. The setting and characters were great. I would love it if this was the start of a series. And those recipes that punctuated many of the chapters sound divine!

There was a bit of drama and some side plots that enhanced the story. The romance unfolded in a natural way. The ending was a happy one. I would recommend this story.

Thanks to NetGalley, the author, and Covenan
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Tessa
Dec 28, 2018 rated it liked it
I started out liking this book more than I did by the end. It had a sweet, Hallmark-esque feel to it. Busy, big-city, lawyer stops at quaint inn and meets adorably cute inn owner. All potential for a chocolate-induced coma level of sweetness, but when the trials enter to shake their potential relationship up, the storyline just lost all its flow, to the point where I ended up skimming the last 50 pages because I just couldn't bear to sludge through the rest of it. This story had immense potentia ...more
Rebecca
Sep 16, 2018 rated it liked it
It was a cuter story than I anticipated. I only wish there had been more "show don't tell" moments in regards to Daniel's uptight nature. It was a good story overall, there were a few things that bothered me like repeatedly saying that the dog reacted as if he understood her perfectly. That got old. The recipes are doable and realistic. I just wish it had been a bit longer because I feel there was a lot of detail missing that could have really brought the score up
Maribel
This was a super cute love story that had me gushing a lot more than I thought it would. Sarah and Daniel are endearing characters with cute little quirks. I really appreciated the character arc of Daniel as it seems to be all about rediscovering the joys of life and learning to speak for oneself.

The Neverland Inn is a super cute romance book to pick up whenever feeling a little down or in the lull moments of life. Sarah's can-do attitude will perk you right up.
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K.C. Grant loves to write! From bad poetry at the age of seven to not-too-much-later attempts at a novel where the main character was a talkative red-haired girl (yes, that wasn't very creative) she has loved to create stories. In her adult career, she has written for family oriented magazines like BackHome, Parents and Kids, The Washington Family and LDSLiving. She was so excited about the releas ...more

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