Keep Me Posted by Lisa Beazley

Keep Me Posted by Lisa Beazley

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.

Fun facts about the book and the author:

  • Like Sid, Lisa Beazley moved from the US to Singapore with her husband and children.
  • When she is stuck in her writing, the author gets up and rearranges furniture in her house.
  • Lisa Beazley used to have a blog, but thought she wasn’t very good at it, so she took it down.
  • The author relates more to Cass than Sid.

About the author and her work: Lisa Beazley’s website.

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Written by Cecile

Cécile Sune was born in Lyon, France, and her obsession with books started when she was 14. Her grandparents had lent her Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell, and she spent part of the summer indoors reading. Needless to say, her tan didn't really improve that year! It was also around that time that Cécile fell in love with the English language. Several years later, in 1999, Cécile moved to Toronto, Canada, with her cat and 5 suitcases. Her love of reading greatly increased when she discovered that English books were much cheaper than French novels. In 2013, she decided to start a blog to share her passion. Cécile now lives in Ottawa, Canada, with her husband and their daughter, and works as a freelance translator (CS Revision).