Beautiful Ruins is by Jess Walters. A book that starts in Italy in 1962 when an American actress in the country to film Cleopatra comes to stay in a remote hotel on the Italian coast. The book travels back and forth through time as we follow the lives of Pasquale, the hotel owner; Dee, the actress; Pat, her son; and Claire, the assistant to a Hollywood producer who tries to reconnect Pasquale and Dee after fifty years. A story of love, loss, regret, and repairing the mistakes of the past.
Ratings: Adult - 7 out of 10 - P (profanity) - AC (mature thematic content).