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Review: Keep Me Posted

June 9, 2016

Keep Me Posted

Sisters Sid and Cassie are worlds apart – in their lives and geographically.  When they’re both home for Christmas, they decide to write real, old-fashioned letters to each other to keep in touch.   Cassie wants to keep a record of their letters and decides to keep a private blog to do so.  There’s a glitch in the server, though, and her private blog becomes public and goes viral.  Can she possibly undo all the damage it does?

Keep Me Posted by Lisa Beazley is a clever book about some serious topics.  It was a fast read for me but I didn’t love it the way I thought I would.  I liked it a great deal but I didn’t quite love it and I’m not really sure why.

Cassie and Sid are both great characters – they’re earnest young women working hard to raise children and keep their marriages intact.  Family is important to them so they’re determined to regain the strong bond they’d felt as children.

I thought Beazley’s writing was fine, especially in the letters Sid and Cassie exchanged.  I would have liked more of the letters because I really liked the way they carried the story.  I think Keep Me Posted would be a great book to pick up at the beach this summer!

Review copy provided by Penguin Random House.  I am an Indiebound Affliate.

 

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17 Comments leave one →
  1. June 9, 2016 8:22 am

    For some reason I thought this book was entirely made up of letters. Maybe you might have liked it more if it was actually written that way?

  2. June 9, 2016 8:39 am

    I read a book which comprised only of letters – I think it was Helene Hanif’s book. Not sure but it was a wonderful read

  3. June 9, 2016 11:24 am

    The premise sounds a little forced. A private blog which goes viral? Maybe it’s just represents the current age too well. I try to shy away from technology in my books unless it’s science fiction and something. I have to work online all day and then constantly battle my kids over their phones so the viral thing probably wouldn’t work for me.

  4. June 9, 2016 12:09 pm

    I have been eyeing this book for a while, and for some reason, haven’t “clicked to buy.” Maybe because I thought it would be all in an epistolary style, which kind of put me off. But it also sounds as though it wasn’t as much fun for you as you’d hoped. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Patty permalink
    June 9, 2016 2:14 pm

    It would be a fun beach book…one not to take seriously.

  6. June 9, 2016 3:31 pm

    I agree with Patty, a fun beach read.

  7. June 9, 2016 3:50 pm

    I started this one, but quit after a few chapters. It just wasn’t how I thought it would be. So, I can understand how you felt about it.

  8. June 9, 2016 4:12 pm

    I always like letters in books

  9. June 9, 2016 4:28 pm

    I love the premise of this one so it’s a pity that it wasn’t as awesome as it sounds. But glad that it’s still a good read.

  10. June 9, 2016 4:47 pm

    I thought it was all letters. Did you feel like it should have been longer maybe? It sounds like something was missing.

  11. June 9, 2016 7:16 pm

    Kathy, I’m glad you enjoyed this. It sounds clever. Thank you for your candid review!

  12. June 10, 2016 7:31 am

    I quickly read this story too. It is a light read. I especially enjoyed the letters in this novel.

  13. June 10, 2016 8:18 am

    Sounds like a good one for the beach

  14. June 10, 2016 9:02 am

    I’m in! I think this is a fun story idea.

  15. Literary Feline permalink
    June 10, 2016 9:58 pm

    I really like the premise of this one.

  16. bookingmama permalink
    June 13, 2016 2:32 pm

    Sounds like a good summer read! The premise does sound like it has potential.

  17. June 13, 2016 6:04 pm

    I felt the same way with this one. I liked it but I didn’t love it. It is a nice quick read though so it would be a good beach book. Great review. 🙂

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