Keep Me Posted by Lisa Beazley

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This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

Keep Me Posted

Summary: 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…

 

Traveling With T’s Thoughts:

I don’t have a sister ( I do have a brother, tho) and I’ve always been fascinated with stories about sisters. Maybe because it gives me a peek into a life I don’t have. Maybe because ( many times) it reminds me that having a brother is a pretty sweet deal.

I loved these 2 sisters. Yes, there was some drama, but you really got the feeling that when the chips were down they were there for each other and had life NOT taken literally continents away from each other, they would have stayed close.

I also LOVED this story because I am a paper geek. And writing letters to people, actual LETTERS (not messages on iPhones, Facebook, Tweets, or emails) and ACTUALLY having to wait for the mail to arrive to see if a letter has arrived is so deliciously wonderful, that I felt so connected to the girls. I really wanted to say “Hey Cassie, I’ll share some of my paper with you 🙂

 

What I liked:

The Cover. Simple, yet so lovely. Plus I adored the colors, how it looked like airmail. Not that I’ve ever held a piece of airmail (but still!)

The sisters. They had such a realistic relationship.

The blogging aspect. Made me giggle.

 

Bottom line: This was a very cute and sweet book. It was so what I needed after a streak of reading about serial killers, mysteries, and suspense-filled books.

 

*This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*

 

 

Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T

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