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About Gail Ward Olmsted
A hopeless romantic, I am married to the love of my life. My favorite role is that of mom to two young adults and I enjoy reading, boating, knitting, music and traveling.
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Falling in love with a young pop singer is the last thing successful songwriter Jill Griffin ever imagined. Since the tragic end of her marriage, the 40-something single mom had all but abandoned hope for a love story of her own. Then boyband refugee Ben Fein walked into her life and stole her heart.
Jill wants to take things slow, keeping their relationship out of the glare of the media. When a dark secret from Ben’s past makes headlines, Jill begins to wonder how well she really knows him and just how far she is willing to go for a second chance at a happy ever after.
Second Guessing is the story of Jill and Ben, who are so wrong for each other they may actually be just right!
Newly published 12/18
A passionate one-night stand leads to love when motel clerk Jill Griffin meets sexy rocker James Sheridan. Jill joins James and his struggling band on tour and discovers life on the road is a non-stop party despite a grueling concert schedule. The committed relationship Jill craves may be more than James can offer.
The band’s popularity grows and so does the number of eager groupies and meddling journalists. When her poems and journal ramblings become songs on James’ best-selling album, Jill struggles to survive in the glare of the media spotlight. As her professional success threatens her relationship with James, Jill questions whether she can write love songs without the love of her life.
Life with a rockstar is anything but normal!
Becca Colby was not expecting to fall in love while vacationing in Ireland with her mother, yet she falls hard for sexy tour guide Sean Donovan. He’s everything she never knew she wanted, but a summer fling is a complication that she really doesn’t need right now. Becca’s got a life waiting for her back home, but Sean may be just too good to resist.
Her mom Jackie knows all too well how a seductive stranger can change the entire course of your life, so how can she advise her daughter to resist Sean’s charms? And besides, Jackie has a problem of her own. She needs to decide just how much she is willing to sacrifice for the man she loves.
Driving on the Left celebrates the unbreakable bond between mother and daughter: two women with only one week to make decisions that will affect the rest of their lives as they travel through the beautiful Irish countryside.
There’s not enough cappuccino in the world to fix Jackie Sullivan’s recent string of disasters. Divorced and pushing forty, the final straw comes when she’s denied tenure, ending her career as a college professor. With nothing left to lose, she heads west in search of a fresh start and something to put the zing back in her step…
Settling in Sedona, she struggles to find her balance… and a man who can appreciate her quirky sense of humor. A hot and heavy romance with a hunky tour guide is just what she needs, until a call from her ex forces her to reconsider what she left behind.
Will Jackie discover a new lease on life in red rock country and heal her heart?
Jeep Tour is a fresh and funny contemporary women’s fiction novel. If you like journeys of self-discovery, beautiful desert settings, and sexy second chances, then you’ll adore Gail Ward Olmsted’s lighthearted tale.
Buy Jeep Tour to escape on an unforgettable off-road adventure today!
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.