Keep Me Posted

Keep Me Posted

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Two sisters share the surprising highs and cringe-worthy lows of social media fame, when their most private thoughts become incredibly public in this fresh and funny debut novel.

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...
Publisher: New York : New American Library, [2016]
Copyright Date: ♭2016
ISBN: 9781101989869
1101989866
Characteristics: viii, 305 pages

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Jul 19, 2016

Loved the theme of returning to snail mail and reconnecting with a sister who lives a long way away. I have upped my snail mail since and my long distance family appreciates the benefits. The technical blogginess of the architecture in this story is very modern and won't stand the test of time, but the problem of communicating in a digital, fast-paced age is here to stay, as well as the dilemma of far-flung family members across the globe, desperate to reconnect.

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CecileSune
Jul 07, 2016

Cass lives in New York City with her husband, Leo, and their twin sons. She used to work for a magazine that folded, and now she’s a full-time mom. Her sister, Sid, lives in Singapore with her husband and children, and tries to adjust to life as an expat. When Cass and Sid reunite for Christmas, they decide to start an experiment: write letters to each other for one year. No phones, emails, or texts. Just snail mail. This turns out to bring the sisters closer, as they start sharing their innermost feelings and embarrassing secrets. When the letters accidentally become public, Cass and Sid’s lives start to unravel.

Keep Me Posted is Lisa Beazley’s first book, and it is a promising debut novel. The story is told from Cass’ point of view, interspaced with the sisters’ letters. It includes colorful characters, and the author writes with humor about marriage, motherhood, family, and social media. In fact, the book reminds me of the Bridget Jones Diary and Shopaholic series which dealt with the same themes. I must say though that I was more interested in Sid’s life than Cass’, as her life in Singapore seemed more interesting and exotic. However, Keep Me Posted was fun and entertaining. The perfect beach read.

Keep Me Posted was sent to me for free in exchange for an honest review.

Please go to my blog, Cecile Sune - Bookobsessed, if you would like to read more reviews or discover fun facts about books and authors.

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