My ALL Time Favorite Book
Let’s be honest. Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander changed my life. It opened a portal to even more books, but mostly…
It changed how I see love.
After my engagement ended, I gave it some time before trying to date again. I found someone who I thought was spectacular, except he was one of those fakes who polishes up nice and can talk a good talk, but eventually the true character was revealed. However, before that point, I shared one of my favorite quotes from Diana Gabaldon’s books.
His response was basically to brush it off, like “Oh, yeah, whatev.”
The quote I shared was this:
It was a leap of faith, to throw one’s heart across a gulf, and trust another to catch it (Drums of Autumn).
Ultimately, I was throwing my heart across a gulf and he was laughing in my face, watching it plummet and walking away. And an entire year and a half later this happened – the night that the man and I went on our big River Walk date. And this was my response.
BUT that’s not the point. The point is that my favorite book of all time is one of *the* greatest love stories. Ever.
I learned how to love in the best possible way because of Outlander. I found what my heart really needed because of Outlander. I could read it 50 times and still it would not be enough. I live my life by the love of Outlander.