The new book is the follow up to her widely praised romantic fiction novel, The Perils of Autumn.

WILMINGTON, NC, March 10, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ — Acclaimed romantic fiction author Rusty Blackwood has announced the release of the trailer for her newest romantic fiction novel, Return to Autumn, Part One.

The sequel to the 5-star, multi-award-winning, romantic fiction drama, The Perils of Autumn, Return To Autumn Part 1, is a must-read for fans of romantic fiction. This captivating novel features compelling characters that are not only well-developed, but also multi-dimensional. Readers will quickly find themselves fully invested in the story’s one-of-a-kind story line. As this story unfolds, the relationship between the 6 primary characters is put to the test by a dramatic struggle against internal and external forces that threaten to tear their lives apart.

The engaging plot is full of twists and turns, with plenty of surprises that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. It is a beautiful and captivating tale of love and family, and the lengths we’ll go to fight for them. Return to Autumn, Part 1, is sure to leave some readers swooning and dreaming of a life like the one found within its pages.

The new book picks up four years after the end of The Perils of Autumn, and sweeps readers back to the often-perilous life at Landon Lawns Stables. It is now April 1976, and life in Landon Manor has carried on for Autumn Leeves-Landon, and her mature husband, Cyril, along with their young daughter Abby, and their astute, devoted housekeeper and friend, Agnes Harris.

Life in the Thoroughbred stables has also carried on for head groom and trainer, Manfred Montgomery, and stable foreman, William Brown, as they continue their ongoing quest to bring Duff Taylor, Landon Lawns’ exclusive jockey, to justice for suspicious involvement in an unsolved racing incident from his past. However, Duff has managed to add to his growing page of secrets, that of which is about to be revealed within these exciting pages.

The new trailer is available at Youtube at Return to Autumn, Part 1, is now available in ebook, hardcover and paperback form at Amazon at

“I am so pleased to bring to readers the official theatrical trailer for Return to Autumn Part 1, the first part of a two-part sequel to my 5-star-multi-award-winning novel, The Perils of Autumn,” Blackwood stated. “A theatrical trailer provides a short synopsis to the novel itself, providing an insightful, as well as entertaining look taken in a two and a half minute journey. It even amazes me to see my novel playing out in beautiful, choreographed segments. I hope you will enjoy it, and find yourself immersed in the story awaiting your eyes. I also invite you to watch for the theatrical trailer of Return to Autumn Part 2, coming soon.”

The new book has received rave review from readers and reviewers alike.

“I cannot say enough good things about Return to Autumn. I strongly urge you to put this on the very top of your reading list; it will not disappoint.” – 5 stars – Trudi L.

“Has all the right components for a Hallmark movie.” – 5 stars – Readers Favorite Books

“This is an intriguing story and one couldn’t put it down once you start reading it. The pace of the story is fast and I enjoyed every bit of this book.” – Sassy Reviews

For The Perils Of Autumn, the first book in the series, Blackwood was named as a finalist in the Fiction Romance category by International Book Awards in the 2019 International Book Awards, the 10th annual awards program. She was also named a finalist in the American Book Fest’s 2019 awards program in the same category. The first book also received a 5-star rating from Reader’s Favorite.

The first book in the series, The Perils Of Autumn, set primarily in the early 1970’s, centers on a young Kentucky woman. Autumn Leeves is born in 1946 to Abigail Leeves, an unwed mother who struggles to make ends meet. Shunned by society of the time, mother and daughter find themselves in peril until they meet a kind old shopkeeper who takes them in.

By 1970, Autumn graduates nursing school and is sent on assignment by the local hospital to care for the terminally-ill wife of middle-aged English equestrian master, Cyril Landon. Landon is the owner of Landon Lawns Stables, successful Thoroughbred racing stable located just outside Lexington, Kentucky. Duff Taylor, world renowned jockey lives full-time at Landon Lawns and enjoys the many benefits it brings. Duff has a dark secret surrounding an unsolved racing incident from his past that he will go to any length to protect.

Autumn arrives at Landon Manor in time to be thrown into the fray, and finds herself caught in the ongoing disruption that ensues. Cyril and Autumn find themselves attracted to each other, but their ensuing romance is plagued by those trying to stop it, but they rise above it and marry. However peril again knocks at the door when Abigail suddenly dies, leaving a pregnant Autumn to mourn her loss while fighting to not miscarry her baby who is born through a perilous birth.

Reviewers have also lavished praise on ‘The Perils Of Autumn’. Ray Simmons said, “Romance and good writing come together perfectly in Rusty Blackwood’s ‘The Perils of Autumn’. A great read.” Trudi LoPreto said, “This book has it all and more. Please do not pass up ‘The Perils of Autumn’ – you will not be sorry.”

Blackwood’s previous 5-star rated romantic fiction novel, ‘Willow’s Walk’, followed the release of ‘Passions in Paris: Revelations of a Lost Diary’.

Willow’s Walk:

Willow’s Walk’ is a gripping tale that holds readers captive from the very first page. Set in the beautiful city of Ottawa, Canada in 2003, this touching story centers on the life and times of a woman determined to prevail at all costs, regardless of what is set before her, the result of which is certain to leave the reader reeling in its wake.

‘Willow’s Walk’ also received a number of 5 star reviews from professional reviewers. Maria Beltran stated, “I highly recommend this book.” Gisela Dixon said, “I thoroughly enjoyed reading about the life of a person presented in such a wonderful manner.” Another said, “Brutally honest. I was touched by the bittersweet conclusion that sometimes purpose and happiness are only found through great tragedy …”

Passions in Paris:

Blackwood’s first romantic fiction novel is a sweeping saga written in the tradition of Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’ and ‘What Dreams May Come’. It has been compared to Erich Segal’s ‘Love Story’ and Nicholas Sparks’ ‘The Notebook’.

‘Passions in Paris’ likewise received rave reviews. Linkk Kula Kane said, “Passions in Paris I think stands its ground with these other powerful romantic stories like ‘The Notebook’ by Nicolas Sparks.” Reader Fred Pifer stated that “‘Passions’, is a fascinating book of a love story that seemed to be written with me in mind. In the book ‘Love Story’ by Erich Segal, he told of a deep abiding love story that reminds me of Cullen and Joy’s in Ms. Blackwood’s book, but the twists of intrigue and mystery that she adds keeps the reader on edge throughout.”

Information on all of Blackwood’s work is available at Blackwood’s site. Readers can download paperback and Kindle versions of her books at Amazon sites worldwide, including’Rusty Blackwood, A 3 Part Retrospect’ is available at her website and on Youtube.

Rusty Blackwood is available for interview in the Toronto and Niagara areas and can be reached using the information below or by email at More information is available at her website at All of her books are available at Amazon at


Rusty Blackwood is a prolific Indie author of romantic fiction, short story comedies, contemporary and traditional poetry and children’s books. Her first love is romantic fiction, but she crosses genres with ease.

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