Keep Me Posted by Lisa Beazley

  • keep me posted (review 4:19)Title:  Keep Me Posted: A Novel
  • Author:  Lisa Beazley
  • Genre:  Women’s Fiction
  • Pages:  320
  • Published:  April 2016 – NAL
  • Source:  Publisher

My take:  Cassie lives in New York City with her husband and young twin sons. Sid, her sister, lives in Singapore with her husband, son and young daughter. While home for Christmas Sid proposes the two sisters communicate in the coming year via the old-fashioned way, letters. Cassie agrees to give it a try.

Cassie has been out of work for a year and not completely keen on her new role as a stay-at-home-mom. She constantly doubts her ability to be a great mom and is exhausted most of the time trying. That has her too tired to be anywhere near the partner she was to her husband before the twins were born. She’s kind of in a low self-esteem rut. She starts to live for her sister’s letters and can’t get over the excitement she feels at receiving one.

Then one day a seemingly normal decision changes everything. Not long after that the old saying “Be careful what you wish for” starts playing in Cassie’s head. I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop through much of the novel and when it did I was completely invested in what I hoped would be the outcome for Cassie and Sid.

Lisa Beazley’s novel is an entertaining, heartfelt and relatable story about finding what matters most. I enjoyed it and recommend it to fans of contemporary fiction – especially stories about sisters.