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Inspired by the many frustrations of parenthood and the ever-present fear of failure, Shoes on the Stairs centers around a mother’s struggle to accept what she has left behind after her death. She takes the listener on a journey of both laughter and tears while learning even the smallest of gestures can make a significant and lasting impact.

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.

©2019 Jan Steele (P)2020 Jan Steele

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Good story; excellent narration!

This was the story of a family that suffered a terrible loss, but with the help of an angel, learned how to manage in the wake of that loss. It reflects some of the real life situations that families encounter and contains many touching interactions between the family members. The narrator was quite adept at voicing the various characters and, at times, made me forget there was only one narrator - excellent performance!!

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Great Book, even better voice

Jan Steele is a wonderful writer and her story is fantastic. The narrator Jenny Kelly has an engaging voice and so much depth which her changing voices and tone!! I’d listen to anything she narrates! A great listen!!