Friday, October 16, 2020

Book Review: The Plans We Made by Kathryn Cushman and Lauren Beccue

 About the Book

When past secrets hold the only key to hope for the future…

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 great kids, involved in church and the community. Then comes the diagnosis that shatters the facade. 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.

You can purchase your copy here.

My Review

Nobody asks for relationships to go south, or for cancer to take over their family.  But the characters in this book had to deal with that, and more, and they did so in a way that was very real and relatable - so much so that I wanted to pray for them and ask others to pray, also!

I found Caroline to be fun and quirky, yet competent and well-spoken.  I could relate to her being in a new place all by herself, for I've been there more than once.

What was great about this book was all the relationships between characters, whether established or new.  I also loved the theme of doing what is right, even when it is difficult or inconvenient.

I highly recommend this book to readers of Women's fiction and contemporary Christian fiction.  I enjoyed it immensely.

I received a copy of the book from the authors, through Audra Jennings PR, for review purposes.  The thoughts expressed here are my own.

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.

Learn more at kathryncushman.com. Follow Kathryn on Facebook (@authorkathryncushman) and Instagram (katiecushman1).


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.

Learn more at laurenbeccue.com. Follow Lauren on Facebook (@beccue.lauren) and Instagram (@lauren_beccue).

Author Giveaway


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.)

Giveaway


Here's the link for the giveaway:

https://www.audrajennings.com/2020/10/win-copy-of-plans-we-made.html
















Book Trailer

You'll want to watch this!

https://youtu.be/xAWDVpoFMvU






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