Keep Me Posted by Lisa Beazley is a sweet and hilarious story that sheds light on the struggles of juggling parenthood, being a wife and still maintaining identity as a woman in this modern day world. Sisters, Cassie and Sid have lost touch over the years partly due to the long distances between them and busy everyday life. On Christmas Eve, the sisters make a pact to stay in touch over the course of a year mainly through old-fashioned snail mail. Sounds like a great idea, and things go well until Cassie has the bright idea to scan the letters online into a “private” blog. Somehow the blog ends up going public and things go on a downward spiral from there.
This was a fun and entertaining read. Cassie and Sid’s letters were both honest and funny. The sister’s personalities really shined through their writing. I really connected with Sid, but not so much with Cassie. Sid has a kind heart and she wants to give what she can to improve the lives of the people around her. She is a bit too trusting, but that just goes with her need to care for others. Cassie is not a happy person and blames everyone but herself for how miserable she has become. She is one of those people that complains about everything. I felt bad for her husband, she’s pretty much awful to him. The guy should be made a saint for putting up with her in my opinion. Although Cassie does mature and show growth in her character in the end, I feel like things wrapped up a bit too nicely for her. I would have liked to see some more penance for her thoughtless actions earlier in the book.
Overall this was an enjoyable read. It made me long for the time when I used to have a pen pal that I would write to in Australia. There’s just something more personal and engaging about handwriting a letter and mailing it instead of shooting off a text or email. I would recommend this to anyone that is looking for a contemporary read filled with family drama and humor. It’s heartwarming and entertaining, I really liked it.