Various characters’ stories weave together in “The Plans We Made.” I was drawn to the book mainly because the main character, Caroline, shares a name with one of my daughters. Also, I have visited and loved the mansions in Newport, RI, and loved that Caroline was taking on a job planning events at the mansions.
In the book, her story ties in (eventually) with that of another family, whose teenage son develops leukemia and needs a donor. I can’t tell much more without revealing spoilers. This book was an okay read for me — reminded me a lot of a Hallmark movie, with pretty Caroline (we’re not told this, but I’m assuming it since she has two successful men vying for her attention throughout, as well as even being followed by paparazzi) flirting with her would-be suitors. I hoped for more about the Newport mansions, but honestly I read more about Caroline’s gum chewing habits than them. Oh well. I would classify “The Plans We Made” as a chick lit “beach read” type book with very light Christian mentions.
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