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The Winds of Autumn

A Marquette Legacy Epic Romance

At the end of the War of the Rebellion, Mariah Renwick is still haunted by the memory of her late sister as she tries to piece together the remnants of an innocent time lost. All she wants is to bring happiness home again. Then Lieutenant Nathan Lawton rushes into her life and becomes her new husband. But Nathan’s dark and tormented past forges his future out West and threatens everything she holds dear, even railroad magnate, Julian Marquette, whose love she found too late. An epic westward journey shows no mercy and no end. Can Julian fight against impossible odds for the woman he loves, or is all hope lost?

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What readers are saying

The Winds of Autumn is an epic love story. Emotionally riveting. Full of action, twists, and turns. The characters are convincing and well-written. An epic novel of heartbreak and love. For those who enjoy historical romance with more than just a love story . . . this book delivers.

- Literary Titan

Beautiful historical romance novel. It had what I was hoping for. The plot and characters were really well done. Susan Rounds does a great job in telling a story and has a great writing style. I can't wait to read more from the author.

- Kathryn's Book Review and Other Thoughts


I’m so glad you stopped by. One of many things I find romantic is daydreaming about the past. Exploring fairytale castles when I was a child was such a magical time for me. What I didn’t know was that one day those experiences would lead me to become a writer. All I had to do was start writing.

Step into another world of sweeping landscapes and passionate characters. Escape to another place where true love fights for a second chance, even when all seems impossible. Imagine the hero as your hero. Be the heroine on this epic journey. Turn the pages and be swept away.

Stay a while. You’re always welcome here.

“It was there again, in that infinitesimal space between them, the subtle tremor of attraction, at once forbidden but about to collide.”