Out on a Limb: A Smoky Mountain Mystery

Overview

Phoebe McFarland has just moved back to her hometown of White Oak, Tennessee, a sleepy rural community nestled in the mist-shrouded ridges and isolated hollows of the Smoky Mountains.

Now she spends her days working as a rural home health care nurse, making calls on a quirky roster of housebound characters she's determined to take care of whether they cooperate or not.

She applies this same optimism to her love life, despite the fact that she's...

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Overview

Phoebe McFarland has just moved back to her hometown of White Oak, Tennessee, a sleepy rural community nestled in the mist-shrouded ridges and isolated hollows of the Smoky Mountains.

Now she spends her days working as a rural home health care nurse, making calls on a quirky roster of housebound characters she's determined to take care of whether they cooperate or not.

She applies this same optimism to her love life, despite the fact that she's been dating for 38 years without locating any husband material. When she runs into her childhood sweetheart, Henry Matthews, a wildlife ranger for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, it looks like she might've found her man.

But Phoebe and Henry's chance for romance has to be put on hold while they undertake a desperate search for a young woman who mysteriously vanished from the park during a gathering of world famous biologists and botanists, including a charismatic Frog Whisperer.

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Editorial Reviews

Dolly Parton
"This is a wonderful book. I would have enjoyed it even if Carolyn wasn't a neighbor of mine in East Tennessee. She is a great writer." [review of "Heart in the Right Place"]
Fannie Flagg
"Heartwarming, funny and utterly appealing." [review of "Heart in the Right Place"]
Ruth W. Zamierowski - Ruth Zamierowski
I am a very picky and widely read consumer of mysteries and it is SO refreshing to read one in a completely original voice, which is clearly informed by a knowledge of real people and with the Smoky Mountains. I am delighted with a main character who is a home healthcare nurse in her 50's (rather than a 28 year old New York publisher or an elderly woman who finds corpse after corpse in her yarn shop.) Her reflections and perceptions of life in the Smokies and life in general are very real.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780989930451
  • Publisher: Jourdain Michael
  • Publication date: 12/19/2013
  • Pages: 262
  • Sales rank: 490,738
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Carolyn has 3 Wall Street Journal bestsellers, "Heart in the Right Place" (#7 in the nation, 2012), "Bear in the Back Seat" (#9 in the nation, 2013), and "Medicine Men" (#5 in the nation, 2014).

Several of Jourdan's books have reached #1 on Amazon in Nonfiction,Biography, Memoir, Medicine, and Science. They are on hundreds of lists of best books of the year, best book club books, and funniest books.

"Heart in the Right Place" was chosen as Family Circle magazine's first ever Book of the Month and won the Elle magazine Reader's Prize.

Carolyn lives on the family farm in Strawberry Plains, Tennessee.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2014

    Beautiful setting in the Great Smoky Mountains and very engaging

    Beautiful setting in the Great Smoky Mountains and very engaging middle aged protagonist who is a nurse. Fun colorful supporting characters

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