About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

The Plans We Made by Kathryn Cushman & Lauren Beccue: Review Tour & Giveaway

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 fa├žade. 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.

Available for Purchase HERE


The Plans We Made is the beautiful story of a mother and daughter who might never have met if a young sixteen year old boy hadn't developed a need for a bone marrow transplant. Suddenly, a painful secret long hidden is exposed and the hopes of a happy future all depend on people choosing to do the right thing. As two families struggle to accept the past while working to secure the future, we witness a touching story of pain, hope, love, and forgiveness.

I love that Kathryn Cushman and Lauren Beccue have filled their story with relatable characters, realistic situations, and a strong faith element. I also appreciate the strong focus on adoption. You'll smile and probably cry, but The Plans We Made is a great read for all who enjoy contemporary fiction. It is also a powerful reminder that human plans may fail but God's plan are perfect!

I received a copy of this book from the authors via the "Read with Audra" blogger program. There was no obligation for a positive review. These are my own thoughts. 

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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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. Learn more at kathryncushman.com. Follow her 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 in the Bible. This is her first novel. Learn more at laurenbeccue.com. Follow her on Facebook (@beccue.lauren) and Instagram (@lauren_beccue).

Independently published, 340 pages.



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 while supply lasts.)


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