Dark Mountain

Hana Caldwell is eager to start life on her own. Paralyzed from the waist down from the accident that killed her family, she wants to prove to everyone she has what it takes, despite her disability, to nurture, teach and care for an autistic girl. Working with Addie, Hana finds a place where she feels at home. What she didn’t count on was her brooding, secretive employer, David Kent. She finds herself drawn to his stark intelligence and unassuming kindness. But David harbors a dark secret that finally destroys their future and their happiness. Heartsick and betrayed, Hana forges out on her own, trying to rebuild her life without him. But life rarely allows us to choose our paths unscathed and Hana is eventually torn between the deep, passionate love she had with David or the comfort and safety of gentle, honest love Dr. Matt St. John. She must choose the best path to mend her broken heart and find a place to truly belong.

Dark Mountain is a modern re-telling of Jane Eyre. Charlotte Bronte’s novel still has themes that resonate today, such as societal acceptance of difference, a courageous and strong young woman with terrible beginnings goes after love and acceptance despite her challenges, and following your heart to find where you belong.

The novel is a contemporary, clean romance with an #ownvoices slant. The manuscript is roughly 81K words. It is a stand alone novel.

I am currently seeking representation. Please contact me at whitneywritesbook@gmail.com to request a query letter and a partial or complete copy of my manuscript.


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David and Hana

Currently being edited, and then will be ready for submissions later Spring 2021.