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Author Takeover with Gail Ward Olmsted, author of "Landscape of a Marriage"

In conjunction with The Historical Fiction Club, our private Facebook group, we are proud to welcome Gail Ward Olmsted to the group today for her author takeover. If you would like to join the takeover, get to know her and her novels, plus enter the giveaways, click here:


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Gail Ward Olmsted enjoys writing about quirky, lovable women in search of their happy ever after! Her newest title- Landscape of a Marriage, is historical fiction. It's the story of renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted told through the eyes of Mary, his wife of 44 years. Watch for it this summer!


Gail is a hopeless romantic, and is married to the love of her life. Her favorite role is that of mom to two young adults and she enjoys reading, boating, knitting, music and traveling.


Landscape of a Marriage


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.





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