Monday, April 4, 2016

Keep Me Posted

I started reading this book the other day, picking it up for just a moment, and then was unable to put it down for nearly the entire weekend.

Keep Me Posted by Lisa Beazley will be a must read for all the Emily Giffin fans.  This is smart and fun women's fiction with characters that are easy to relate to.

Cassie and her husband Leo live in New York with their twin toddler sons. Her sister, Sid, lives in Singapore with her teenage son, River, and infant daughter, Lulu, while her husband has a temporary - and very busy- job overseas.  

When the sisters reunite at their grandparents for a holiday they are aware that the distance they live from each other make a close relationship difficult.  Although there are many ways of keeping in touch, they opt for old fashioned letter writing and discover how much they enjoy this form of communication.

The two sisters divulge their private thoughts and feelings to each other, growing closer throughout this letter exchange.  But, the letters are not just between the two of them.  In an effort to preserve these letters, Cassie has also been keeping a blog that contains the content of their letters, believing that this online journal is private. When Cassie realizes that the things she thought she told her sister in confidence are now known to the whole world- or at least anyone who spends time online - she must somehow make things right.

Cassie is an easy character to identify with for most women. She loves her children and husband, but also misses the person she was before she was a mom.  Although she makes many mistakes, her intentions are good. 

Keep Me Posted is a first novel for Beazley, and one that I picked up without knowing much about it. I will be recommending this to my friends - and think this will make a perfect beach read in 2016.

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