April is the designate month for Parkinson’s Awareness. I typically do a post to bring readers a better understanding of the disease. This year, instead of a post, I bring you a novel. Though the Mountains Be Shaken is a story of Kate, a protagonist with a troubled marriage. As she and Ryan separate, her symptoms begin to surface. Along with the marital issues and legal issues, readers will get a better awareness of how PD affects patients physically and emotionally. My challenge when writing this was how to have a satisfactory ending without minimizing the impact of Parkinson’s. I hope you enjoy this story.

The digital format is available for presale. Print copies will be available on April 18. You can order your copy at:

Though the Mountains Be Shaken – Kindle edition by Neely, Kathleen. Literature & Fiction Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.

Back of Book Blurb:

Though the Mountains Be Shaken

Kate Dunbar puts 100% into everything she does—a career as a literary agent, a mom of preschool twins, and the wife of Ryan Dunbar, a criminal defense attorney. She appears to have the perfect life, until it begins to crumble piece by piece—her marriage, her health, and her job.

Kate blames emotional stress for her fatigue, stiffness, and tremors. As symptoms begin to increase, Kate finds herself unable to control her body’s erratic movements. At the same time that she and Ryan separate, she receives a diagnosis of Parkinson’s. Determined not to tell her estranged husband of her diagnosis, Kate faces an unknown future and the possibility that she’ll face it as a single mother.

As glimmers of hope for a restored marriage begin to surface, more upheavals await them. A case that Ryan is defending endangers his family and his career.

Kate and Ryan both harbor secrets that threaten their marriage. Can they mend their broken family? How will Parkinson’s affect their future? For better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, forsaking all others. Every vow they spoke eight years ago is being tested. Can they survive the storm?


I hope you enjoy this story. If you do, I’d love to hear from you. And as always, reviews are greatly appreciated.




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