by Lisa Beazley
Publisher: Berkley NAL
Buy the Book: Amazon
Goodreads: Sisters Cassie and Sid Sunday have not done a bang-up job of keeping in touch. In their defense, it hasn’t been easy: life veered in sharply different directions for the once-close sisters. Today, beautiful and big-hearted Sid lives an expat’s life of leisure in far-off Singapore, while harried, iPhone-clutching Cassie can’t seem to make it work as a wife and a mom to twin toddlers in Manhattan.
It doesn't help that Sid spurns all social media while Cassie is addicted to Facebook. So when Sid issues a challenge to reconnect the old-fashioned way—through real, handwritten letters—Cassie figures, why not?
The experiment exceeds both of their expectations, and the letters become a kind of mutual confessional that have real and soul-satisfying effects. And they just might have the power to help Cassie save her marriage, and give Sid the strength to get her life back on track.
But first, one of Cassie’s infamous lapses in judgment comes back to bite her, and all of the letters wind up the one place you’d never, ever want to see them: the Internet...
Kritters Thoughts: Two sisters decide to change it up for a year and instead of emailing, texting and all the other technologically inclined ways of communicating, they decide to write letters from New York to Singapore. One sister wants to keep these letters for future posterity and loads them on what she thinks is a private blog, it becomes public and antics ensue!
I like books that have letters in them, but I like that this book has a story around these letters and the story moves within and around the letters. Not only is there sibling/family drama but there is also relationship drama and the author strikes the perfect balance between. It was easy to get to know these characters and root for them and I couldn't predict where they actually ended up, but I love it all the same.
I loved this book, it was different and interesting and these characters had real things going on in their lives. I have said this a few times recently, but this is another great book to throw in your beach bag and enjoy with your toes in the sand.
Rating: perfect beach read
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one copy of this book free of charge from Berkley NAL. I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.