Book Title: Keep Me Posted
Author: Lisa Beazley
Genres: Women’s Fiction, Chick Lit, Domestic Fiction, Contemporary, Humor
Date Read: 06/23/16
Pub Date: 04/05/16
Sisters Cassie and Sid Sunday have not done a bang-up job of keeping in touch. In their defense, it hasn’t been easy: life veered in sharply different directions for the once-close sisters. Today, beautiful and big-hearted Sid lives an expat’s life of leisure in far-off Singapore, while harried, iPhone-clutching Cassie can’t seem to make it work as a wife and a mom to twin toddlers in Manhattan.
It doesn’t help that Sid spurns all social media while Cassie is addicted to Facebook. So when Sid issues a challenge to reconnect the old-fashioned way—through real, handwritten letters—Cassie figures, why not?
The experiment exceeds both of their expectations, and the letters become a kind of mutual confessional that have real and soul-satisfying effects. And they just might have the power to help Cassie save her marriage, and give Sid the strength to get her life back on track.
But first, one of Cassie’s infamous lapses in judgment comes back to bite her, and all of the letters wind up the one place you’d never, ever want to see them: the Internet…
Have you ever had a pen pal? I have, and with the convenience of modern technology and social media we are still in touch via Facebook, keeping up with life and our kids complete with pictures! When I first read the description for this book, it appealed to my 11 year old self immediately while also drawing in my adult persona with all the new technological aspects of social media that I didn’t have growing up. I also discovered (while reading this book) that my inner-stationary/allthingspaper-nerd is still going strong. I wanted to go out and buy 15 cute May Books. This book was 100% girly and just what I needed following an extremely dark and heavy read.
As stated in the blurb, Sid and Cassie are sisters who decide to work on their relationship in the best (read long distance) way possible. Both come to the conclusion that keeping in touch, while living as far away from each other as physically possible, would be easiest AND most challenging by writing each other letters. The old fashioned way. On paper. With feather pens. Just kidding- I made up the feathered pens, but how many people today would be brave enough to take the time for an old fashioned correspondence such as letter writing? I’ve always been obsessed with sending/receiving mail (physical mail-emails stress me out); anyone who knows me well knows the way to my heart is through the post office. I think this aspect is what initially drew me into this book and made it enjoyable for me.
Clearly things aren’t all hunky dory, because social media becomes involved and when a person’s private secrets are posted for everyone to see, this results in conflict. I won’t give anything else away, but the story reminded me of an Emily Giffin novel; funny but at the heart emotional. I’m very interested in more from Lisa Beazley; this is a fantastic summer read for the pool, beach, or just lazing around!
*I received my copy from the author via NetGalley after it had been archived because I’m a doofus and missed it the first time around. Many thanks for accommodating my thoughtlessness in exchange for a review! 🙂