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Delightful read!! Loved the letter format and the banter between the sisters. Thoroughly enjoyed it!
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.
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.
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