Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Down at the Golden Coin by Kim Strickland

Reviewed by Charlotte

Annie, a furloughed airline pilot, goes down to the local run down laundry mat because her washer has broken.  Never did she dream she would meet Violet there or that her life would be turned around so drastically.  Violets levitates a bottle of TIDE, can read minds, and sends Annie into past lives. Violet turns out to be a Messiah for Annie.

Let me start by saying that I am not usually into reading self-help type stories, but I enjoyed Down at the Golden Coin.  There were some parts that I didn’t quite get.  A couple of the flashbacks didn’t do it for me, but by the time they were done and Violet was explaining her reasoning I went “Oh, I see it now.”  I did like the idea behind the flashbacks though.

With each chapter a different lesson was brought and taught.  Many times I found myself looking at my own life and seeing how I could take that lesson and apply it to what I have been feeling or going through.  One of my favorite lessons learned “Can’t let these things, which you consider negative, to dominate your thoughts.  Of course, you have to think about them.  You need to give them time and attention they deserve…..redirect your thoughts to something else.”

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.

Author Bio:


Kim Strickland lives in Chicago with her husband, three children, two cats and one dog. She also blogs as A City Mom at Chicago Now.Down at the Golden Coin is her second novel. When she 'snot being a mom or a writer, she flies jets for a major airline, which means, every once in a while, she gets to eat an entire meal sitting down.

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