Brilliantly voiced and inspiring, The Oys & Joys defines the challenges facing the boomer generation today through the eyes of four unforgettable women. The current electrifying every page is that everyone, at any age, has the power to change her life.
— Gloria Feldt, co-founder, Take the Lead, author, No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power
The Oys & Joys is a wonderful narrative, hard to put down even when it’s time to tuck it back into your tote bag and board the plane for vacation. Its vividly-drawn protagonists, a group of four friends shuttling back and forth through time between menopause and youthful heartbreak, middle-age crises and the dramas of change, death, and self-reinvention, seem both intimately familiar and impossible to forget. A truly complex and celebratory novel.
— Carol Dawson, author of Miles and Miles of Texas, Body of Knowledge, and The Mother-In-Law Diaries
Feldt has created four delightful women facing midlife, then quite cleverly has woven their individual stories into a tapestry of pain and joy, passion and heartbreak. Readers of Rebecca Wells or Patricia Gaffney will adore this excellent debut novel. Not to be missed.
— Chris Rogers, author, the Dixie Flannigan suspense series, Here Lies a Wicked Man, Emissary, and Death Edge 4
The author’s insight into the subtleties of friendships rings true and with such emotion, I wept and laughed with every character. I couldn’t put down and never guessed the unexpected twist.
"These women engaged me from the first page, gave me a warm-hearted cry at the end and a roller coaster ride in-between. Loved it!"
— Jan Gillespie