Review: Missionary Position by Daisy Prescott

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In my days of yore, this is what I always thought a 43-year-old woman would look like:

gray haired cat lady

Today, that image is, fortunately, not true anymore. Cases in point: Jennifer Aniston, Penelope Cruz, Eva Longoria, Lucy Liu, etc. There are even better examples of women well beyond their 40s: Helen Mirren, Viola Davis, Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres, etc. In Daisy Prescott’s Missionary Position, I certainly hope any lingering misconception of the early-21st century average 40-year-something female, regardless of her race, sexual preference, or religion, would be further devastated.

Okay, fine. Maybe all the “racial,” “sexual preference,” and “religious” biases against women won’t be changed by this light romance novel, at least, not in my lifetime, but it’s a pretty good book nonetheless. It stars a strong and independent woman who works as an art professor and gets randomly set up by a woman she just met in an airport bar. When she eventually gets to her destination – Amsterdam – it turns out that the man she admires from afar during a charity event was the man she was being set up with. With such a premise, I immediately dug myself a hole within the e-book’s pages and thoroughly enjoyed the ride: from the U.S. of A to The Netherlands to Ghana.

There were plenty of self-reflections and “wanna-be-young-again” romantic idealisms in “Missionary Position.” In all honesty, those parts bored me a little. Choosing to ignore those minor overly dramatic and selfish points, I liked it enough to look thru Amazon’s catalogue for more Daisy Prescott books. Yes: I might not prioritize them over my Nora 4 starsRoberts, J.D. Robbs, and Kristen Ashleys – but then, I never know which authors will be new faves after trudging thru several duds. Ms. Prescott has definitely earned spots in my e-bookshelf. Perhaps she will win you over, too.

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