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

WILMINGTON, NC, May 01, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ — Award winning romantic fiction novelist Rusty Blackwood has announced the release of Return To Autumn, Part 2.

Get ready to be swept away by the highly-anticipated final installment of the sequel to the multi-award-winning romantic fiction drama, The Perils of Autumn. It’s everything fans of the genre have been waiting for.

In this captivating novel, readers will be introduced to a cast of characters that are not only well-developed, but also multi-dimensional. As their story unfolds, the bonds between the six main characters are put to the test by both internal and external forces, resulting in a heart-wrenching struggle that will have you rooting for them until the very end.

Return to Autumn, Part 2, is an engrossing read that is full of unexpected twists and turns. With a unique and spellbinding storyline, it’s a beautiful tale that explores the depths of love and family, and the unbreakable bonds that tie us all together. Don’t miss out on this must-read for any fan of romantic fiction.

“The release of Return to Autumn Part 2, the final installment in what has become the Autumn Trilogy, is a bittersweet moment for me, as I have travelled this incredible journey with these wonderful characters since the story’s conception in 2017, when I first envisioned the fascinating Landon Lawns Stables in the fictional, posh setting of The Meadows in Kentucky,” Blackwood stated. “It never ceases to amaze me how certain characters can direct their destiny and pull their author right along with them, as they did with me throughout this series. I am so proud of this story that begins in The Perils of Autumn, continues in Return to Autumn Part 1, and concludes in Return to Autumn Part 2. It’s been a long, wonderful journey, one that I will never forget. The characters will forever live in my mind, and I will visit them often. It is my hope that readers will continue to enjoy this outstanding series throughout the three heart touching novels that play it out, and I sincerely thank each of them, for taking the ride.”

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 January 1978. Life at the stately Landon Manor carries on regardless of health issues, supposed accidents, and eye-opening issues. Autumn and Cyril have welcomed a son, Drew Landon, the future master of his father’s prized Landon Lawns Stables, but jockey Duff Taylor has also carried on, adding to his ever-growing deceptive secrets that stable foreman, William Brown, and head groom and trainer Manfred Montgomery, have unravelled, that of which culminates in a life altering revenge that threatens to publicly disgrace Autumn, and ruin Landon Lawns Stables. Will Duff finally receive his long overdo comeuppance, or will he continue on his deceptive, devastating path? The answer awaits your eyes.

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

Wonderfully written with some truly spectacular suspense that kicks the tension factor up several notches. – 5 stars – Jamie M.

Well written by Rusty Blackwood. A winner that would make an award-winning TV series or movie. – 5 stars – Readers Favorite Books.

Trailers for the books are available at Youtube at Rusty Blackwood’s Youtube channel. Return to Autumn, Parts 1 and 2, are now available in ebook, hardcover and paperback form at Amazon at

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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