Substitute Me

Substitute Me is my first novel. Inspired by my own fruitless search for a nanny in New York City after the birth of my first son, the book began as a question in my own mind that I wanted to answer through fiction. And that question was: What does a woman have to give up in order to have a thriving career, a happy family and a cozy home all at the same time? You’ll have to read the book to hear my answer but here’s what some early readers are saying about the book:

Substitute Me reads like ” a modern-day horror story… that will haunt you for days.”
Essence Magazine, August 2010

“Book clubs: Substitute Me one will give you so much to talk, laugh and argue about, you might want to schedule two meetings to discuss it. Days after finishing it, I’m still debating who the villain is. Lori Tharps has written a timely, engaging page-turner that every working mom in America should read!” —Carleen Brice, author of Children of the Waters

“Lori Tharps’ warm and engaging novel about the struggles of juggling marriage, motherhood & a meaningful career focuses on a story we’re each living, but also exposes the secrets we won’t tell. An enjoyable read.” —Heidi Durrow, author of The Girl Who Fell from the Sky