The Plans We Made


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 things don’t always go according to The Plans We Made.

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Katherine Cushman, Lauren Beccue
Co-Authors Kathryn Cushman & Lauren Beccue   


Author Reviews

"Deftly told and beautifully written, The Plans We Made is a story that explores the bonds of family, the power of forgiveness, and God's amazing work of redemption in our lives. Hats off to Beccue and Cushman for penning such a lovely tale!" 

Katie Ganshert  |  Award-Winning Author of No One Ever Asked

"The Plans We Made is a beautiful illustration of how God can use disappointments in life for our good and His glory. A beautiful unfolding of what it looks like to walk with courage through life’s curveballs. With layers of past and present and characters we can all identify with, this book will encourage you in whatever you might be facing in life today." 

Kate Merrick  Author of And Still She Laughs and Here, Now

"In The Plans We Made, Katie Cushman and Lauren Beccue carefully weave the stories of three lives in crisis into one beautiful tapestry. Set among charming mansions of Newport, Rhode Island, the story overflows with lavish details, light-hearted moments, and page-turning secrets and revelations. At its core is an engrossing inspirational message of value and worth that readers will treasure. Highly recommended." 

Julie Carobini  |  Author of the Sea Glass Inn series

"A beautiful story that explores complicated issues with grace, tender moments and a touch of humor. Endearing characters that will touch your heart. Don't miss this one!" 

Catherine West  |  Award-Winning Author

"To this adoptive mother and caregiver to a child who battled cancer, The Plans We Made is a story of love and forgiveness, touching the deepest places of the heart. Cushman and Beccue remind the reader that God can be fully trusted in the preserving pain that past secrets lend, that mistakes can result in miracles, and that when our plans fail, God never does. Hope for healing will linger in the reader’s thoughts long after turning the last page." 

Shelli Littleton   Author of A Gift Worth Keeping: It Goes With My Décor!




Make your plans in pencil! 

If you've purchased The Plans We Made online or at a local bookstore, be sure to grab your bonus freebie here!

Three custom pencils:

  • Make Your Plans in Pencil
  • The Plans We Made
  • Proverbs 19:21

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