My second novel, Down at the Golden Coin, about an unemployed airline pilot who meets God at the laundromat, will be ABSOLUTELY FREE today and tomorrow, December 13th and 14th, in the Amazon Kindle Store. It's been blessed with some wonderful reviews (4.6 of 5 stars on 19 reviews), so what could you possibly have to lose by grabbing your copy today? Tell your friends!
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.
From Bart Stine, one Amazon Reviewer:
A beautiful story, written in an energetic and lighthearted style. Like a sweet cocktail, you don't realize what you're getting into until it hits you like a two by four to the back of your head. Then you begin to rethink everything, your place in the universe, your priorities and your own personal spiritual journey. The authors hip, witty prose belies a strong undertow of cosmic thought and philosophy. I literally couldn't put it down once I started it and the introspection it triggered lasted much longer than the book.