Annie Mullard had it all--a great job as anairline pilot, a handsome and successful husband, three beautifulchildren and a big house in Chicago. When the recession hits, Annieloses 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 thefamily's financial situation is so tight that she has to wheel herclothing down to the Golden Coin Laundromat when the washing machinebreaks. Although she prays for help, the sudden appearance of Violet atthe Laundromat is not what she had in mind. Violet looks like a gothteenager and claims to be a messiah who can help Annie change her lifethough 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 Annieinto past lives and even a possible future, forcing Annie to trulyreflect 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 FrankCapra's It's a Wonderful Life with the didactic voice of The Secret.With its timely, relatable story peppered liberally with pop-culturereferences and religious conviction, Strickland's novel should strike achord 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.
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"Kim Strickland has done it again. Profoundspiritual insight, intimate personal truths, humanity anddivinity--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