About A Plan for Everything
Connie’s Coffee and Cones is thriving, and owner Connie Spencer is right on track to realize her dream of expanding into a catering business. She believes she owes her success to her remarkable ability to plan. In fact, she has a plan for everything. At least, she thought she did—until Michael Cole appears in Worthville.
Michael has an agenda of his own—and a competing business—that threatens to derail everything Connie hopes for professionally. And if that isn’t enough, Michael carries a secret that could cause a backlash for both of them. So, why does she find herself attracted to him? When an accident on a rain-slicked highway leaves Michael temporarily incapacitated, Connie is presented with a dilemma she never saw coming—helping the man she’s falling for, or moving ahead with her meticulous plans.
As life spirals out of her control and Connie faces losing everything, she questions whether her plans are enough. But if hers aren’t, whose are? As she searches for the answer, she learns she must come to terms with her deepest hurt in order to embrace a higher plan for her future.
Small-town life comes alive in this easy read. Varnado uses vivid word pictures and vibrant characters (hmm, I seem to have a penchant for alliteration — must have picked that up from the book!) to create an endearing novel in A Plan for Everything. References to You’ve Got Mail always win points in my book, too!
Christianity is weaved throughout A Plan for Everything; characters exemplify Christ as they extend hospitality and truly show what it means to be His hands and feet. I I especially related to Connie and her planner; though I’ve gone mostly digital, list-making and “a plan” are truly my thing. (I’m sure any family reading this is laughing knowingly!) Suffice to say, I found myself convicted and challenged alongside the main character, Connie.
While I felt the descriptions a tad wordy at times, leaving little inferred and more told. I still was excited to keep reading and find out what happens. Varnado could easily write stories for some of the side characters, and I hope she does in future!
I received a copy of the book from the publisher. All opinions are my own.
About the Author
Award-winning Southern writer Beverly Varnado is a novelist, screenwriter, and blogger who writes to give readers hope in the redemptive purposes of God.
She has written a nonfiction memoir as well as several novels and screenplays, one of which was a finalist for the prestigious Kairos Prize in Screenwriting. Her work is also included in several anthologies and periodicals. As an artist, her work was recently chosen for exhibit at a State University gallery.
She lives in Georgia with her husband, Jerry, and their chocolate Aussiedor who is outnumbered by several cats. Beverly is Mom to three children and Mimi to two grandchildren.
Read her weekly blog One Ringing Bell, peals of words on faith, living, writing, and art at oneringingbell.blogspot.com. Also catch her at www.BeverlyVarnado.com, on her Facebook author page, Twitter, or Instagram.