Jourdan has two Wall Street Journal bestsellers. Out on a Limb has ranked #1 in Medical Fiction and #1 in Mystery and Cozy on Amazon. Reviewers describe this cozy, scientific, medical mystery as "No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency of the Great Smoky Mountains", "CSI Meets Animal Planet", and "An Appalachian Michael Crichton."
In Out on a Limb 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.
Her first book Heart in the Right Place is a Wall Street Journal Bestseller (#7 in the nation) and #1 on Amazon in Biography, Memoir, Medicine, and Science. It is on hundreds of lists of best books of the year, best book club books, and funniest books. It was chosen as Family Circle magazine's first ever Book of the Month and won the Elle magazine Reader's Prize.
Carolyn's second book Medicine Men: Extreme Appalachian Doctoring reached #1 on all of Amazon Kindle! It was also #1 in Non-Fiction, Biography, Memoir, Medicine, Science, and Doctor-Patient Relations.
Her fourth book, Bear in the Back Seat: Adventures of a Wildlife Ranger in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, was a Wall Street Journal Bestseller (#9 in the nation).