Sunday, March 6, 2016

Keep Me Posted by Lisa Beazley


Keep Me Posted

Keep Me Posted by Lisa Beazley
Print and e-book, 320 pages
Expected publication: April 5th 2016 by NAL

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...

My thoughts about Keep Me Posted ~~

The premise of this story intrigued me, sisters communicating the old fashioned way, through letter writing. What a great way to share what is going on in their lives, so much more than simple, quick texts or hurried phone calls.

And then the letters go viral! That causes a whole lot of turmoil and will their lives ever be the same?

Each woman leads such a different life from her sister and they both might be just a little bit jealous of the life they perceive the other sister has. Through a series of heartfelt letters, they learn that things are not really as they appear to be for their sister. The letters end up opening the doors that lead to the sisters being a huge source of support for each other.

I love this kind of story, where women are there for each other, especially sisters, because sometimes that can be one of the strongest bonds there is. But Keep Me Posted was such a different story from others that I have read lately. It wasn't predictable so I was pleasantly surprised when things ended up the way they did. What a great story!

I received a copy of Keep Me Posted from First to Read in exchange for my honest opinion.

About the author

Lisa Beazley

Lisa traded her corporate communications career for fiction writing when she moved from New York to Singapore with her husband and children. Born and raised in Toledo, Ohio, Lisa has a journalism degree from Ohio University and has lived and worked in Cleveland, Honolulu, and New York City.

When she’s not reading or writing, Lisa is sharpening her toad-catching, Lego-building, and deep-breathing skills as the mother of three young boys. Keep Me Posted is her first novel.

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