When Mina Winslow buys her ancestral home with plans to restore it to the beautiful sanctuary it once was, she discovers more than she bargained for. Soon, she's face-to-face with a man from her past. The one man she never stopped longing for.
Renowned archaeologist, Noah Nolan, swore he’d never return to the small, re ...more
“It's shocking, I know. A Winslow without money. It's like a Kardashian without a TV camera.”
“He'd seen the sunrise over Jerusalem, touched the walls of the Hagia Sophia, and smelled the air inside the Sistine Chapel, but none of it compared to Mina in that moment of trust and freedom. She broke his heart.”
“He'd had his lifetime full of being expendable to people, and just once, he wanted someone to want him to stay.”
“Her heart contracted. That he worried so made her feel cherish ...more
I loved, LOVED, Noah and Mina. They had such amazing chemistry and both their backstories added so much to the story. I knew pretty early on that something was up with Mina, but I had no idea what until everything started to unravel in her world. And I like how the author didn't gloss over it and make it all better over night.
Das Haus ihrer Großmutter, in dem sie als Teenager einige Jahre verbracht hatte, ist vollkommen desolat, doch Mina hat einen Traum. Sie will es restaurieren und ein B&B daraus machen, doch das kostet eine Menge Zeit und vor allem Geld. Geld, das sie, obwohl sie eine Winslow ist, nicht hat. Dann werden bei Grabungsarbeiten an einem Brunnen auch noch einige Relikte gefunden und die Arbeit verzögert sich erneut. Als wäre das nicht genug, verliert Mina auch noc ...more
For Mina it is a chance to reclaim her ancestral home and she discovers more than she bargained for when bringing it back to its former glory. Holding a special place in her heart with lots of good memories, she is determined nothing will stop her in her quest. When a possible historic site is uncovered, renowned archaeologist Noah returns to the island to the family and the love that he ...more
This right here is what I love about a book, that the authors takes you on an adventure where you haven’t got a clue what is going to happen. Bloody love it!
Thank you Am ...more
I liked this book so much, it is a heartwarming and heartbreaking story with some steamy moments.
Amy Olle's writing lured me into this story,it is so realistic and honest, it looked like I met some new friends and discovered some new beautiful places page after page.
Mina and Noah need some happiness in their troubled lives. After some years they found each other again and their chemistry is still the same,but this time they also open their hearts, telling all the truth about their dark pasts an
Enter Noah Nolan, a world renowned archaeologist. He is doing his best to complete the archaeological dig in a timely manner so that Mina can continue with her plans. Noah and Mina are not strangers. They attended the same high school and dat ...more
I liked the characters and the story ...more
Beautiful Ruin is a sad love story with many unresolved issues between Mina and Noah. Both had terrible pain that had not been dealt with and as they meet up again after 15 years, the pot begins to bubble and the issues surface. Mina has so much that is working against her, and the disappointments just keep mounting. Noah's own self-worth is in much need of repair as well. However, the attraction between Noah and Mina ...more
It took a while for the whole story to be reveiled and It was a bit weird how un-communicative all these people were! You haven't seen your brother in 15 years and you don't know anything about his life or career? They felt so detached from each other, but as the story progresses more came to light.
I did feel the heroine had to work thro ...more
Notes for next time, it is what it is. If you want a love story, ...more
You have two characters who went to high school together, who didn't run in the same crowds but ended up together over a Halloween party one night. Fast forward to 15 year ...more
This is a terrific start to a series. It introduces an abundance of peripheral characters, while focusing on the second chance romance between Noah and Mina. They haven't seen each other in years and have a lot to overcome, but they worked together to find the secrets. Hopefully the series will bring us more of these stories.
This was so beautifully written. Mina had to go through it was so very heartbreaking lovely. I read the second one first which was really good but this one you really should start with that's one now I have to read all the brothers can't wait!
This was such a great story. Second chances at first love. Mina came from a family with money but for away from them. He high school first love is the bad boy from Ireland. Noah didn't have an easy life after they moved to the states. But now older he found her again.
Her debut novel, BEAUTIFUL RUIN, is the first book in a series about the five Irish-born Nolan brothers sent as children to live with family on a remote island in northern Michigan.
BEAUTIFUL RUIN received a Readers' Favorite 5-star review!
Amy li ...more