I was drawn into Forgetting Ophelia from the first chapter and did not put it down until the last. The great writing excellently captures all of the emotions and turmoil Ophelia (Lia) experiences as she progresses through a downright terrible time. Her husband abruptly and with no explanation leaves her on her thirty-fifth birthday and their fifth anniversary. She later learns the reason and is torn by his actions. You read how her life progresses through her discordant childhood and over a series of life denting events. All the while, Lia grows, adapts and finds herself.