Verdict: Using the experience-based advice proffered in MY QUEST TO LOVE, readers have the chance to refigure their misdirected thinking and make real progress in the pursuit of a life partner.
MY QUEST TO LOVE provides practical guidelines on how to achieve the illusive perfect relationship, based on his familiarity with common pitfalls along the way.
Daniel C. Davis is a military veteran and a student of Public Relations. He is also a veteran of problematic relationships with the opposite sex, and a student of the complexities of romance. In this short volume, we are treated to a walk through Davis’s attempts, sometimes humorous, to find and keep the right woman. The four “acts”—Preparing for Love, Finding Love, Learning from Love, and Uniting Love—are divided into short chapters, each based on Davis’s personal experience, and ending with “takeaways.” In a chapter on Rejection, for example, Davis recounts his wish to unite with a certain young lady whose company he enjoyed. But it gradually became clear that she didn’t share his feelings. Instead of doing what he had done in the past, trying to immediately change himself to be her “Mr. Right,” Davis realized that all his life he had believed that “rejection is something one should be ashamed of.” Now he could see that he was lucky that he had not been led, and had not led himself, down a path to failure with the relationship. Both parties could move on without regrets. His takeaways: “Do not view rejections as a challenge; do not allow rejection to change who you are; if you have a right to be picky, so does everyone else.” By following in real life the rules he places as signposts for his readers, Davis finally becomes the Mr. Right for Ms. Right. They mutually acknowledge their love, and agree to marry. One of the most enjoyable and specially useful sections of MY QUEST TO LOVE surrounds the wedding plans, which can be hectic and stressful. Taking advice from others and passing it on the his readers, Davis suggests that the couple should make time to enjoy the wedding they have so carefully planned together, without sweating the small stuff. He concludes his story with some photos of his bride, himself and their families on the blessed day of their union. There is a section at the end featuring helpful words from sagacious counselors like Maya Angelou and Mahatma Gandhi.
Using the experience-based advice proffered in MY QUEST TO LOVE, readers have the chance to refigure their misdirected thinking and make real progress in the pursuit of a life partner.