SHE HATES GOD BUT MUST FORGIVE HIM IF SHE'S TO LOVE AGAIN. Recently widowed biblical scholar Cass Stevens has come to the Holy Land to complete her manuscript about the Apostle James, brother of Jesus. She also hopes to shed the hypocrisy she's been living with since the deaths of her husband and infant daughter. What's not on her agenda is falling in love again. While on an archaeological dig in Pella, Jordan, however, she falls in love with the brilliant director of the dig, Jed McIntyre. But her passion for Jed threatens the "safe" life she's built for herself, and to love Jed fully, she must forgive God for the tragedy that took her loved ones from her, something Cass is not willing to do. Convinced that a nearby ancient monastery holds long-lost letters written by a scribe who traveled with the Apostle James, Cass closets herself in their dusty archives-away from Jed and the demands of his love, until she realizes she needs his help to translate something she's stumbled upon-a letter more stunning and potentially disruptive to Holy Mother Church than the letters she has been searching for. But there are two people close to Cass who are determined that her discovery never sees the light of day and who will go to any lengths to prevent her from making it public. RUINS is a story of love and loss, intrigue and redemption.