"…big-hearted…very dear…honest…easy to read…very poetic in places…good to give to Mom or Dad…It is a good book!"
Laurie Greenwood
CBC Radio

"…has the insight of When I am an Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple without the folksiness… for anyone who appreciates the kind of honesty, perspective and wise humor only a grandmother can dish out."
Felicity Stone
Western Living

"…perfect gift for any cook…a must read."
Jennifer Cockrall-King
City Palate

"…when her husband died, Joyce set about making a new life and living - she has done quite a job…crowning glory came when she published Girdles and Other Harnesses I Have Known at the age of 72."
Michael Enright
Aging Dangerously, CBC radio

"…a breakthrough for those who feel mature people have much to offer in the way of story and art…an important book, for it taps into a significant market, one that values the histories of real people and honors the process of growing older."
Allison Kydd
Edmonton Journal

"…affords insight into the way life's simpler pleasures can bring contentment in later years."
Audrey Webb
Legacy | Alberta's Cultural Heritage Magazine

"…a personal up-and-down journey of Harries' life, from childhood to marriage, ranching and tragic loss, including the death from polio of the couple's first child."
David Quigley
Edmonton Sun

"Grandmother writes no ordinary book…about inner beauty and strength and maintaining an overall humorous attitude…a book you will read and read again as you discover your favorite stories."
Eric Lambotte
Edmonton Seniors

"…a good read by a remarkable woman."
Fred Ritchie
Naramata News

"…funny, touching and thoughtful collection of life vignettes, poems, recipes, fiction and shared wisdom."
Nick Lees
Edmonton Journal

"…unique style…author's courage shines in memoir."
Judy Lane
Lethbridge Herald

"…it takes only a few pages to realize readers are buying it because they've discovered a gem."
Terri Kemball
Sherwood Park News

Girdles and Other Harnesses I Have Known was on the Edmonton Journal's non-fiction bestseller list for 17 weeks and on the Calgary Herald's bestseller list for 2 weeks.