Landscape of a Marriage

More often than not the sacrifices, intellect, and devotion of the partners of famous personalities are forgotten. They live in the shadows of the many accomplishments of these stars. In Landscape of a Marriage, Gail Ward Olmsted gives life to Mary Olmsted who was the wife of the famous American landscape architect, Frederick Olmsted. When Mary lost her first husband to tuberculosis, she turned to his family for help with raising three young kids. What she received in return was nothing short of a blessing. Her deceased husband’s brother, Fred, offered to marry her. Although this was a marriage born out of obligation, it soon transformed into a beautiful union of love. As Mary and Fred overcame the early conflicts of marriage, they became stronger as a couple. Together, they weathered many storms that life threw at them: loss of loved ones, financial upheavals, and emotional turmoil. Amidst the chaos, Mary stood tall like an unwavering soldier holding the fort in Fred’s long absences. Unaware of her contributions, she extended all the credit to her husband. Toward the end, however, the realization that she was the integral part of his success became the highlight of her journey.

The Shakespeare Conspiracy: A Clayton Lovell Stone Adventure by Bruce Hutchison #BookReview

Reviewed by me for Reader’s Favorite. Stone, the protagonist in The Shakespeare Conspiracy: A Clayton Lovell Stone Adventure, the first volume of Clayton Lovell Stone Adventures by Bruce Hutchison, was aware that his girlfriend, Tracy, wanted him to take the relationship to the next level. Despite his obvious love for her, he was not ready…

The Matrimonial Advertisement by Mimi Matthews #BookReview

Reviewed by me for┬áReader’s Favorite. The first book in Parish Orphans of Devon Series of Mimi Matthews, The Matrimonial Advertisement is a Victorian Romance in all its glory. With the carefully chosen words and formal conversations among the characters, this is a delightful treat for Jane Austen fans. Justin Thornhill has known only the language…