About the Book
Caroline Chapman is reeling from a broken engagement. Determined to start again, she moves cross-country for her dream job of planning events in the historical mansions of Newport, Rhode Island. Just as her life is getting back on track, she gets an email that shakes her very foundations.
Linda Riley’s life looks picture perfect – a wonderful husband, two brilliant kids, involved in church and the community. Then comes the diagnosis that shatters the façade. In order to save her son’s life, she must reveal secrets that can rip everything apart.
Connected by more than painful circumstances, these two women discover a sacred bond. In this beautiful story of love, loss, and the fight for life, Caroline and Linda experience the reality that life doesn’t always go according to The Plans We Made.
In My Opinion
Kathryn Cushman and Lauren Beccue team up to bring one of the most timely reads I’ve picked up this year. In 2020, most of us can relate in some way to plans not working how we expected them to.
But Cushman and Beccue take it to a whole new level by connecting two women and three families together. Linda Riley’s life is turned upside down when she takes her son to the doctor. Caroline Chapman moves across the country for her dream job but leaves a different dream behind.
My favorite part of The Plans We Made was “frenemies” Caroline and Chris. They added some needed lighthearted moments within an emotional book. There are difficult moments for both Linda and Caroline but there’s also poignant moments of healing, forgiveness, sacrifice, discovery, and the reminder that God’s plans may not be our plans.
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About the Authors
Kathryn Cushman graduated with a degree in pharmacy from Samford University. After hanging up her lab coat, she shifted her focus toward writing. Her previous works have received multiple nominations for both the Carol Award and the Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award. The Plans We Made is her tenth published novel.
Lauren Beccue graduated from Holy Cross with a BA in English and now lives with her family in Santa Barbara. She writes about faith and family, with an emphasis on agricultural passages of the Bible. This is her first novel.
MAKE YOUR PLANS IN PENCIL!
Now, go buy your copy of The Plans We Made online or at a local bookstore, then be sure to head to Lauren’s website to claim your bonus freebie!
THREE CUSTOM PENCILS:
- Make Your Plans in Pencil
- The Plans We Made
- Proverbs 19:21
Just contact Lauren with your name, address, and where you purchased the book, and she’ll send you a set. That’s it! (US only and get ’em while they last.)