This page turner, set primarily in the early 1970’s, centers on a young Kentucky woman, Autumn Leeves, born in 1946 to Abigail Leeves, an unwed mother who struggles to make ends meet. 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, owner of Landon Lawns Stables, a most successful thoroughbred racing stable located just outside Lexington, Kentucky in a posh community known as The Meadows.
Duff Taylor, world renown jockey who is tops in his field, lives full time above the tack room at Landon Lawns and enjoys the many benefits it brings, but he also has a dark secret surrounding an unsolved racing incident from his past that he will go to any length to protect.
Autumn arrives to Landon Manor in time to be thrown into the fray, and finds herself caught in the ongoing disruption that ensues.
Learn More About The Author
Rusty Blackwood grew up on her grandfather's farm in rural south-western Ontario, Canada. She developed her love of the written word while still in grade school, and has demonstrated her unique talent many times since becoming a serious writer in 2001, and published author in 2009.
Miss Blackwood is an eclectic author, writes in four different genres, poetry, children's short stories, comedy, and romantic fiction drama, her favorite genre, and of which she is best known. Rusty has published twelve titles to date, including her latest, the Readers Favorite Books 5-star-award-winning romantic fiction drama, The Perils of Autumn; now a 2019 International Book Awards Finalist in Romance.
– Rusty is a Bronze medalist winner in the The International Amateur Poetry Contest, sponsored by the International Library of Poetry for her 2005 poem, Desire.
– Finalist in The Author Show's 50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading
– Nominee for The Author Show's Top Female Author for 2017, 2018, and 2019.
– A 5 Star Winning Author for Willow's Walk, and The Perils of Autumn.
– And a 2019 International Book Awards Finalist in Romance for The Perils of Autumn
Rusty has always loved the Arts in their many unique forms which is demonstrated by the two diplomas she holds in Interior Decorating and Design, as well her many years spent on the stage performing with her family's country music band, 'The Midnight Ramblers', and the country-rock-blues band, 'MIRAGE' as an accomplished guitarist, bassist, and vocalist.
Miss Blackwood now resides in the cultural city of St. Catharines, Ont. When not found at her keyboard, Rusty enjoys art, music, nature, gardening, and spending quality time with family, friends, and her loyal cat, Tipper.