Monday, October 26, 2020

Book Review - The Plans We Made by Kathryn Cushman + Giveaway


Caroline Chapman thought she was going to marry the man of her dreams. However, when her engagement is called off, she is determined to start again. She moves across the country to start her dream job planning events in historical mansions. Carolina feels that she has finally got her life back on track.

 Linda Riley has the perfect life on the outside. She has an adoring husband, two kids, and is actively involved in church and the community.  However, she receives a diagnosis that shatters her life. In order to save her son, she must reveal her deepest darkest secret.

Linda and Caroline are connected to past events. As their secret comes to light, will the pair be able to come to terms with their past?

I thought the novel was an enjoyable read. I was unsure of what Caroline saw in Dillion. He seemed like the type of person that only thought of her when it was convenient for him. I didn't even feel any romantic vibes during their interactions. I enjoyed reading the conversations with Linda's kids and their interaction. It was nice seeing the community rally behind him. Overall, I thought the novel was a good read.

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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.



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 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.

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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!



  • 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.)




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