“Keep Me Posted” by Lisa Beazley, was a great book to wrap up summer reading and kick off September. This story has much to say about the power and value of “new” Septembers. Full of growth and self-actualization, I found myself not being able to put this one down.
The book gives us a sampling of childhood as shared by Sid and Cassie Sunday (now both married with children). Surrounded by cousins, aunts and uncles, and beloved grandparents, these girls were living a great life. As adults, Sid is an expat living in Singapore with her husband and two children, and Cassie in New York with her husband and twin boys.
The story starts out when the sisters, along with family, are at their family’s house for Christmas, and the grandparents read letters aloud that they had written to each other when they were courting around WWII. Wistful and romantic Sid, suggests to Cassie that they write letters to each other as mean of communications, rather than typical email and facebook. Cassie jumps on board and the story takes off.
While the letter writing starts off somewhat awkward as the two find their groove, they eventually ease their way through. These letters share love, laughter, shame, and regret and more as the girls share their lives with each other. Taking place over the course of a year, telling stories of their children, husbands and million other tiny things that make up the day, the sisters are closer than ever.
Or are they? Could there possibly be secrets from one sister that they other would be horrified to know? While someone may look like they have a perfect life, they may be breaking apart on the inside. Cassie and Sid learn just what it is they need to take care of themselves in this social media obsessed world.
A story about what is and what could be, Cassie and Sid explore what it really means to find happiness and peace in this fun and (at times) cringe worthy read.