Landscape of a Marriage: Central Park Was Only the Beginning

Landscape of a Marriage: Central Park Was Only the Beginning

by Gail Ward Olmsted

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Overview

A marriage of convenience leads to a life of passion and purpose. A shared vision transforms the American landscape forever.

New York, 1858: Mary, a young widow with three children, agrees to marry her brother-in-law Frederick Law Olmsted, who is acting on his late brother's deathbed plea to "not let Mary suffer." But she craves more than a marriage of convenience and sets out to win her husband's love. Beginning with Central Park in New York City, Mary joins Fred on his quest to create a 'beating green heart' in the center of every urban space.

Over the next 40 years, Fred is inspired to create dozens of city parks, private estates and public spaces with Mary at his side. Based upon real people and true events, this is the story of Mary's journey and personal growth and the challenges inherent in loving a brilliant and ambitious man.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781684337217
Publisher: Black Rose Writing
Publication date: 07/29/2021
Pages: 314
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Gail Ward Olmsted was a marketing executive and a college professor before she began writing fiction on a fulltime basis. A trip to Sedona, AZ inspired her first novel Jeep Tour. Three more novels followed before she began Landscape of a Marriage, a biographical work of fiction featuring landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, an ancestor of her husband's, and his wife Mary.
For more information, please visit her on Facebook and at GailOlmsted.com.

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