Book Review: The Plans We Made

The first chapter of The Plans We Made by Kathryn Cushman and Lauren Beccue was shared with me with the review opportunity. I read it and wanted to keep reading. After my signed copy arrived, I read the book in less than three days. The characters had already become real. It pulled me in. This book is relatable as you read the emotions of the characters. We all have made plans that were far different from our reality. And who hasn't put away things from our past that we want to leave behind? Things aren't always what they seem, and picture perfect lives usually aren't. These authors together show how forgiveness leads to healing and God works in our lives in circumstances far different from the life we imagined. 

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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.

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.

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

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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