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September 9, 2014

SLIPPERS IN THE OVEN by Roberta Aarons


Roberta Aarons

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A heart-warming tale of two sisters’ journey towards reconciliation and forgiveness.
After Emma, a successful career woman, steals the husband of her younger sister Ann, a comfortable stay-at-home mother, they are estranged for many years. Reunited again at his funeral and carried away by the emotion of the moment, they impulsively decide to go on holiday together.

Unable to agree on a destination, they eventually compromise on a cruise. But intermixed with thrilling new experiences, unfamiliar destinations and the amusing antics of some of their fellow passengers, Ann and Emma find it difficult to heal their wounds.

On board the disconnected, and at times, surreal world of a cruise ship, there are accusations and revelations amid the tears and laughter as they take tentative steps towards a greater understanding of each other and their painful past.

The exploration of a significant contemporary issue, career wife versus mother in the home, wrapped up in an entertaining journey.

 The exploration of a significant contemporary
issue, career wife versus mother in the home,
wrapped up in an entertaining journey.

 "'Slippers in the Oven' is an enjoyable read
full of engaging characters"

"Cleverly written, a brilliant read..."

  • File Size: 875 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Indepenpress (May 21, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.

Ocean cruises don't really interest me but I took a chance and I'm happy I did.  It's full of humor.  It's about a business that caters to holiday/vacation cruises and the people it interests.

 The main part of the book is rather bothersome and goes straight to your heart.  Two estranged sisters that have lived a life of  rivalry and never understanding the other agree trying to find a plausible relationship after all this time.  So they decide to take a cruise. The two sisters, Emma and Ann in which Ann had married a boyfriend, of sorts, of Emma's.  They had three children before he enters into the mad world of mid-life.  He started an affair with Emma, kicked Ann and the children to the curb and let himself be seduced by the career woman Emma had become.  She also didn't have any children.Henry died a few years after which led to some embarassing circumstances at his funeral.  Emma and Ann just somehow seemed to deal with the emotional turmoil Henry left them.Having been rivals since children they still wanted to keep those wonderful sibling strings tied.  They agree to take this cruise and try to rebuild a new relationship out of all the bull that had happened.One minute you're crying from laughing so hard and the next minute you're crying because you are sad.Will the sisters make amends on this cruise?  What kind of trouble will cross their paths as they sail the high seas? The author, Ms. Roberta Aarons wrote a wonderful, funny, sad and relatable story that goes straight to the heart.  You may find yourself reminiscing about you and your siblings.  You never know.

I was given a complimentary copy of SLIPPERS IN THE OVEN from the author, Roberta Aarons and Authoramp for my view of the book.  No other compensation took place.

I would give this book 4 STARS.


I was born in London into a creative family; my mother was an artist and my father a theatre historian. I originally trained as a newspaper journalist on a London local paper where I had my own weekly column. I then moved to New York to work in television news, documentaries and entertainment. My subsequent career included writing and producing commercials, short feature films and corporate video in New York and London. I also lectured and taught video production, proposal writing and presentation skills. During these years my comedy television series ‘Glad Rags’ was optioned by the then Carlton-TV but not produced.
Although the first research notes go back more than forty years, I was a busy and successful career woman, then a busy working mother and then an even busier retired person. So it remained in the back of my mind (and file cabinet) for a long time. Returning to the notes that I had started as a very young woman has been very exciting, as has completing the book and seeing it published.
I live in West London and have one daughter, theatre producer Nia Janis. I now concentrate on writing fiction full time and my only other current interest is collecting readers’ reviews!

My new book “Slippers in the Oven” is contemporary, has two central characters and covers one week. I felt I owed it to myself not to juggle thirty characters and explore one hundred years of social history again. It turns out to be just as challenging of course! However, so many kind readers have asked me to write Sara’s story that I am starting to think about it. Working title is “Sara’s Road” (that is until I come up with another daft title!)

Interview by Suzan St. Maur


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