Please check out my review of Keep Me Posted by Lisa Beazley.
Cassie and Sid are middle-aged sisters living halfway around the world from each other that vow to keep in contact over the next year via snail mail. The sisters could not be more different from each other but are hoping since are are unable to see each other as often as they would like the letters will be a way of staying in contact.
Cassie lives in New York City in a small apartment that she shares with her husband and twin boys. This Manhattan mom is on-the-go running errands and chasing her twin boys around the city. She doesn’t have time for fashion so she keeps it simple and practical. You can find her in a t-shirt and jeans and sometimes even a sweatshirt when she oversleeps and has to rush out the door to get the boys to preschool on time. This backpack is perfect for stashing her essentials (her phone), mail, and snacks for the twins.
Sid currently lives in Singapore with her husband, teenage son from a previous relationship and her young daughter. She has a nanny who cooks, cleans and cares for the children. Her husband is often away on business trips so she finds herself with ample free time to go on yoga retreats and host rainy-day playdates for the neighboring nannies and their charges.
Keep Me Posted by Lisa Beazley
Published April 5th, 2016 by NAL.
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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… (Goodreads)