I just finished this novel, and I was encouraged by its depiction of romantic outcomes for women in their 40s and 50s. So many novels suggest that romance is only for women in their 20s and 30s, leaving older women to focus on their family, friends and/or careers. This novel, however, breaks those convnetions and depicts romantic outcomes for two older women. I found this to be very refreshing. I also loved how the author depicted Miranda as a beautiful and sexually appealing woman at the age of 49. I wish more authors would promote a broader concept of female attractiveness.