Summer Reading: Substitute Me by Lori Tharps
Admittedly, I’ve spent the past four years reading a lot of “business” books. I can’t remember the last time I sat and read a novel. When I checked my PO Box last week and found three unsolicited novels awaiting pickup, I was both surprised and pleased. Instinctively I thought, “I don’t read novels.” Then I caught myself. Since I’m always looking for a “sign”, I thought maybe the sign here is to take a break from the business books and have some fun.
And I’m so glad I did.
In brief – it’s the story of a young 30-something working couple in New York who recently had their first baby. Mom is heading back to work full-time, and the couple search for a Nanny. They find one.
This is a story that I’m sure some are familiar with – man and wife have child. Both work full time. They seek the help of a nanny to both watch the child(ren) and help with the household.
While I won’t tell you how the story ends, I will tell you that from page one I couldn’t put the book down. The pages turned fast, the story line moved quickly and I felt like I was a character in the book.
If you are looking for a quick, entertaining page-turner to finish off the summer, you might consider picking up a copy of Substitute Me when it comes out August 24. Learn more about the author or read her blog. Or pre-order from Amazon here. (not an affiliate link)
And then let me know what you think. If you’re a working mom thinking about hiring a nanny, you may think twice after reading this book!
What about you? Do you read a lot of novels? What’s your favorite?