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How would your life change, if you met your messiah at the laundromat?

From Kirkus Reviews:

Annie Mullard had it all--a great job as an airline pilot, a handsome and successful husband, three beautiful children and a big house in Chicago. When the recession hits, Annie loses her job and the comfortable life she has known begins to collapse; her husband is cheating on her, her kids don't like her and the family's financial situation is so tight that she has to wheel her clothing down to the Golden Coin Laundromat when the washing machine breaks. Although she prays for help, the sudden appearance of Violet at the Laundromat is not what she had in mind. Violet looks like a goth teenager and claims to be a messiah who can help Annie change her life though the power of positive thinking. Yet Annie is full of doubts, expressing understandable incredulity at Violet's claims and scoffing at the idea that she can simply choose to be happy. As a teaching method, and further proof that she just may be a messiah, Violet beams Annie into past lives and even a possible future, forcing Annie to truly reflect on her attitude and her choices thus far. Slowly, Annie realizes that she just might possess the power to will her way to happiness.

Strickland, in her second novel, effectively combines the earnestness of Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life with the didactic voice of The Secret. With its timely, relatable story peppered liberally with pop-culture references and religious conviction, Strickland's novel should strike a chord with readers who will relate to Annie's struggles and search for a happier future.

A lesson in faith and the power of positive thinking, all nestled within a satisfying story.

Praise for Down at the Golden Coin

"Down at the Golden Coin couldn't be more timely or original, with the most eccentric spirit guide since Clarence the Angel. Prepare to set your brain to 'spin cycle.'" --Paige Wiser, "Windy City Live" ABC-7 Chicago

"Kim Strickland has done it again. Profound spiritual insight, intimate personal truths, humanity and divinity--woven together and delivered in a deceptively simple, engaging story--touching our hearts, opening our minds and moving our spirits. Absolutely brilliant! A Golden Coin!"
--Linda Howe, author of How to Read the Akashic Records and Healing Through the Akashic Records

"This is an entertaining, practical and enjoyable book. Most of us have dabbled in the self-help world, looking for ways to improve our thinking or behaviors. This book provides a wonderful, I-can-relate-to-that story of HOW to apply some of that. I did not want to put the book down once I started. I've recommended it to others!"
--Dr. Serena Wadhwa, Windy City Book Reviews

"Whether you are looking for self help or not this book should be read by all. It has lessons that every person regardless of where you are in your life you should learn and know."
--Charlotte Lynn Book Reviews

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