Landscape of a Marriage: Central Park Was Only the Beginning (Paperback)

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"Landscape of a Marriage is a historical fiction masterpiece. Mary and Fred's relationship is wonderfully depicted and the history that is woven into this book is done so intricately and commendably." -Ellie Yarde, reviewer for the award-winning Coffee Pot Book Club

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: 9781684337217
ISBN-10: 1684337216
Publisher: Black Rose Writing
Publication Date: July 29th, 2021
Pages: 314
Language: English