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The Neverland Inn

3.66  ·  Rating details ·  70 Ratings  ·  37 Reviews
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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Katie W
Sep 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: food, womens-fiction
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 f
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 f
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
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
Mellie Antoinete
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***
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 wa ...more
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. ;)
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Oct 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a cute, sweet, clean romance. It actually felt a lot like the plot of a Hallmark movie or something similar. I thought the characters were believable and well drawn and had chemistry. The romance happens really quickly but it usually does in such books. This was a lovely, pleasant read and the perfect way to pass a few hours.
Amk256 King
Oct 08, 2018 rated it liked it
A well written story about Sarah, a lady who runs a tiny guest house and a lawyer who enjoys a stay there. Heartwarming tale, easy to read and one I’d recommend if you love a romantic story with the added addition of some recipes thrown in for good measure.

Thank you to netgallery for this advanced reading copy in return for an honest review.
Oct 12, 2018 rated it liked it
Charming, sweet love story that makes you go ..."awwww". It is very predictable, quick, and cheesy but it was still a lovely story. Sarah was a fun character that had a lot of strengths. I loved the relation to Neverland, Peter Pan and the idea of this perfectly cozy place we would never want to leave. Fun book.
Oct 17, 2018 rated it liked it
Fun, clean, fast read! Sometimes we have to go to the neverland inn to remember that we don’t have to grow up to be stuffy, serious, adults, but can enjoy life and laugh a little... even follow your own dreams and magic will happen!
Nov 01, 2018 rated it liked it
Fun, quick and mindless - it was just what I needed this week!
Oct 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Great story about learning to find joy in life.
Nov 08, 2018 rated it liked it
I loved the premise of this story and appreciated that it was a clean read. But it lacked any real depth and was a little slow. The plot really could've been threshed out a lot more.
Oct 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
That was a cute book. Shorter, which is nice sometimes. And has some recipes I'm interesting in trying. Fun all around.
Kay Sagers
Oct 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun story

A light hearted story with an expected ending but fun to read the people are very real with real problems
Oct 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really liked the romance in the novel but the setting and heroine took the cake and made me want to visit this fictional place.
Oct 01, 2018 rated it liked it
Quick, cute read.
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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