"Physician, heal thyself," are words Doctor MacKenzie "Mac" Reardon never thought he would hear, although he has seen far too much sickness and death in his thirty years.
Possum Holler, West Virginia, has suffered numerous tragedies without a doctor and with a hospital nearly one hundred miles away. The people are poor and backward. At last, one of their own has become a doctor. Doctor Reardon returns to his hometown to find his own heartache might be something no medicine can heal as he struggles with a narrow-minded community, ignorance, a rocky marriage to a city girl, Felicia Chambry Reardon, and an overwhelming attraction to the new school teacher/principal, Sunny Bankston, at the newly established school.
Having met Sunny while in his ER rotation at Cook County Hospital when he was an intern and she had been shot in a school violence incident, Mac knows the spirit of the woman, a spirit that is more akin to his than the spirit of the woman he married. Mac struggles against overwhelming odds to bring his community into the twenty-first century even as Sunny Bankston battles her own demons, including an attraction to MacKenzie Reardon.
The first installment in the Hillbilly Hijinks series, Homegrown Healer follows MacKenzie Reardon, but his three friends Tipper Campbell, Gator Jones, and Alain Richter stay in stride with him as these four young men determine the future of Possum Holler.