A post to this page from reader Danny Brown made my day yesterday (alongside pool fun with my girl and pina coladas on the deck with good friends, I'd rate the day a 10). Thanks Danny!
"Finally finished "Strangely, Incredibly Good" - awesome read, Heather Grace Stewart, Canadian Author, congratulations on your first novel. Here's my 5-star review on Amazon - enjoy your break!! :) ++++++++++++++ Theoretically speaking, I shouldn't have enjoyed this book since I'm a guy, and we all know guys don't read "chick-lit". Yet to call "Strangely, Incredibly Good" chick-lit would be limiting its scope and appeal - it's much more. The main character Cat is one of these people you immediately connect with - her fears, paranoias, past mistakes and pessimistic outlook on a life that's been so hard on her. Then she meets a genie from inside her Nintendo Wii, and life will never be the same again... "Strangely, Incredibly Good" has a lot going for it from the off. Great characters, humour, adult conversations, and a sidekick in Gram that lights the book up even more whenever she's around. While funny and biting, though, the book also has some standout emotional moments (chapter eight, for example, leaves you breathless with its prose and punch to the heart). It's this kind of emotional swing that makes the book so enjoyable. We know that life is never perfect; we know we make mistakes; we know we chase often-impossible dreams. The fact Heather Grace Stewart captures all these emotions so well in her tight debut novel shows a writer who knows her craft and audience. An excellent first book, and hopefully the first of many in the adventures of Cat. ~Danny Brown, Burlington, Ontario."