Tuesday, October 6, 2020

The Plans We Made by Kathryn Cushman & Lauren Beccue [Review & Giveaway]

My thoughts:  What a delightful book! I thoroughly enjoyed reading this story. 

The authors were skilled in the development of characters with believable personalities, some flaws, some wonderful traits. The conversations were genuine seeming and not contrived. 

The story line was complex but woven so beautifully that this reader could believe it was taking place in my own neighborhood. I loved the contrast of living in Southern California to the Rhode Island area. I loved the decisions characters had to make that were life changing.

I loved the "boys" and their banter. I loved the families. I loved the sweet romance that slowly developed. I grieved over the tragedy of a dreaded cancer diagnosis for a teenager and the way the family supported each other.

Simply stated..... I totally enjoyed this contemporary story.

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.

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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.)

DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy to facilitate a review. Opinions are mine, alone and are freely given. Giveaways hosted by publicist and/or authors who are responsible for distribution of prizes.

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