Shoes on the Stairs

Shoes on the Stairs

by Jan Steele


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Claire Blackwell can’t find that damn white light. Thanks to a mishap at an intersection, she’s dead and stuck somewhere between Heaven and what seems like Hell as she is forced to watch her husband and children unravel without her. While she struggles to find answers for her limbo state, her family begins to see her, offering what she believes, is a gift of second chances.

As she navigates through this new, untouchable world and the challenges it creates, she is forced to face some sad and potentially dangerous truths. Determined, she works to mend her relationship with her family, but her stubborn teenage son refuses to acknowledge her, and when tensions escalate with his long-time bully, her inability to control the physical world around her leaves her fearing for her family’s safety. With her time running out, she must find a way to save them before the progress she has made is lost and she fades from this world forever.

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ISBN-13: 9781947392564
Publisher: Jan Steele
Publication date: 07/01/2019
Pages: 308
Sales rank: 1,170,088
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.81(d)

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Shoes on the Stairs 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
GreenGablesBookReviews 15 days ago
This book immediately got my attention! Claire, an over scheduled Mom, sounds a lot like me! Loves the snooze button, yoga pants are the best, my age, my hair color, my eye color-WHAT?!! I know-how could I not be drawn in to this book? And, I loved it. The message it has is so current for today-actually there’s more than one message! But, the main one is this-Bullying is a very real thing-and it goes through many stages. Let’s all keep our eyes and ears open to fight this very real problem! Five stars, without a doubt!-Janell, Green Gables Book Reviews Claire’s day starts like any other, with the alarm clock, and the snooze button. Why is every morning like this? Tired, rushed, overbooked, kids don’t want to go to school, Jazzie can’t find her shoes and everyone ends up a little out of sorts and her husband Brad? He seems oblivious to the chaos as he enjoys his coffee. How does he not see this morning tornado everyday? To add to the stress, Claire has to make an unexpected trip to school to deliver a forgotten item. How can she add this to her already crammed schedule? She heads to school and to get through her day. Whoever would have thought a regular day would end with an intersection mishap and trying to find the white light everyone talks about? Where is it? She knows it has to be here! Claire soon finds herself caught between Heaven and what feels like Hell as she sees her family trying to go through life without her. She sees their pain, their grief, her teenagers mistakes. What can she do? She longs to help them. She fears, especially for Edward, who is having to deal with a bully from years ago, who made his life miserable. When she sees Ivy is having to deal with the same bully after a scary incident, she fears for her older children’s safety. This book puts a new spin on bullying. It is a unique angle for a Mom to see what happens when it seems no parent is around. We need to all keep our eyes and ears open to what our kids are saying, and actually listen when they talk to what they are and are not saying in the conversations we have. Such a well written book that address 3 very real subjects in a more light hearted way. 5 stars, without a doubt! Thank you to Jan Steele and Booksprout for sending this book to me to read and review!
0urtownbookreviews 27 days ago
The writing and flow of the words caught me first thing in this book. It was just like the beginning of a prologue; you know those things you skip if you’re anxious and want to start a book? And yet it grabbed my attention and I couldn’t quit reading, not even there. I did the “just one more page” thing for several pages, or at least until people were yelling at me to come on. Not only were Jan Steele’s characters realistic but I thought this whole book brought up some questions for thought. Would you want to be able to see how your family managed after you were gone? Feel their pain and not be able to help? See their new joys and experience your own pain? Plenty of food for thought. So that’s what this book did…provided an easy read, something possibly everyone could identify with, all at the same time creating an enjoyable sort of good feeling read.