What the Heart Remembers Most by M. Ullrich is the kind of novel that will send your emotions on a roller coaster ride. This is the story of a couple who fell in love in college, got married, had a child, and then slowly let their careers and life tear them apart. At the beginning of this tale, they are in the middle of a messy divorce. Then fate steps in with a near death experience that includes a partial memory loss in one character, and suddenly there is a chance…maybe, to love again. It’s a hard road, though, filled with lots of hurt and anger.
Ms. Ullrich has written a beautiful romance with this book that delves into how a loving couple can end up almost destroying their love through neglect and lack of communication. This is an angst ridden story that will pull at your heartstrings so hard you may hear them protest the harsh treatment, but don’t let that stop you from reading this book. It is beautifully written with characters you can easily connect with because they are so human. It discusses some very real circumstances that many of us have or will experience in our own lives, and it does have an uplifting message to share.
I’m glad I chose to read this novel, and I can easily recommend it to all who love a great angsty romance. Just be prepared with a box of tissue nearby…make that two boxes just in case.
I received an ARC from NetGalley and Bold Strokes Books for an honest review.