Welcome to Somewhere, Oregon
Nestled in a cove on Oregon's coastline, the town of Somewhere is charming, picturesque, inhabited by townsfolk who love their community—and teeming with mystery. You are invited to join the heroes and heroines of Somewhere as they solve mysteries, discover romance, experience inexplicable phenomena, and fight injustice—just the usual stuff!
The miserable have no other medicine but only hope.
– William Shakespeare
Is there somewhere to mend a broken heart?
Faith Bennison suffered a tragedy that changed her life in unimaginable ways and she fears she will die of a broken heart. In an attempt to salvage her sanity, she leaves her home in the Midwest and travels to the small Oregon town of Somewhere. As she settles into the day-to-day life at Hope Bed & Breakfast, she makes friends and even meets a man who jump-starts her battered heart. Strange happenings, however, have her questioning her sanity as she tries to make sense of an unfathomable encounter.
Baxter Hope, son of the owner of Hope & Breakfast, Gabby Hope, is intrigued by their newest guest, Faith Bennison. As his mother so aptly observed, "She carries sadness around her like a cloak," and he wonders why. Having gone through a tumultuous divorce, he is in no frame of mind to even think about romance, and suppresses his growing feelings for Faith. However, the more he gets to know her, the more he is drawn to her. That is, until the day she shatters the world of his friend, Victoria Patterson, with a simple question.
All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players:
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts.
– William Shakespeare
Is there somewhere that wishes come true?
When the bus Sunny Fairbanks is traveling on stops for a layover in the small seaside town of Somewhere, Oregon, she decides to go for a walk on the beach at sunrise--and falls in love with the area. Her decision to remain in Somewhere for a few days before continuing northward is solidified when she steps on a shard of glass. A young man jogging along the shoreline comes to her aid and she is forced to do something she hates--accept help.
Vicky Patterson continues to be amazed that her brother was able to send a message to her from beyond the grave through her friends Faith Bennison and Baxter Hope. And that message has set her free from a lifetime of guilt. In fact, she's so free, that she takes on the task of heading up a group of protesters against Wainwright Resorts, the corporation that wants to purchase a portion of the town's public beach and build a world class resort that will, of course, destroy the quaintness of her community. She's angry with Michael Wainwright, III, and intent on stopping his plans.
Gabby Hope, a widow, and owner of Hope Bed & Breakfast, wants to get Leo Constanzo, a widower, out of her system, so she proposes something utterly inappropriate and is shocked when he agrees.
Belinda Hope, who died decades earlier, kept a diary that revealed the happenings behind her daughter's disappearance, and then her own, years later. Now that she's ready to step into the light of eternity, she needs to get a message to someone on the other side about where the diary is hidden.
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver
five minutes longer.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Is there somewhere to hide from the past?
Dutch Mulvaney, a hero who will spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair, now carves sea creatures from driftwood and signs them as "Beach Bum." His relocation from the East Coast to the small coastal town of Somewhere in Oregon was a desperate attempt to salvage his sanity and dignity. Now, after a year of solitude, he finally feels ready to venture back into society.
Taylor Jones enjoys her job as a waitress at Mama Pink's Diner, the most popular eatery in Somewhere. Daily, she thanks the universe for Edna Pink, the owner. Without Edna's help she could very well be six feet under, with her two precious sons being raised by a crime lord. When a disabled man enters the diner she gets a premonition that her life is about to change. Should she remain in the town she loves, or run yet again?
Once you make a decision,
the universe conspires to make it happen.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Is there somewhere that past and present collide?
Sandy Gutierrez doesn't know if she's in the midst of a lucid dream or perhaps a nightmare. As owner of the popular boutique Bathing Suits Galore in Somewhere, Oregon, she unexpectedly finds her orderly life shifted unimaginably when a handsome tourist enters her shop.
Of one thing Quince Calloway is sure—he has lived before. During childhood his beloved parents not only encouraged his remembrances, but his mother documented them. After her death, he rediscovers her journals and is faced with a decision: follow the clues in the journals or dismiss them and return to his job as a police detective? He decides to follow the clues that lead to a quaint and colorful coastal Oregon town. Unwittingly, a charming shopkeeper is thrust into his quest for answers.
…whoso loves believes the impossible.
– Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Is there somewhere that the edges of reality and fantasy overlap? (A Beauty and the Beast Tale)
Saul Flanahan, a physically challenged young man, has lived an off-grid, solitary life with his parents, and for as long as he can remember he has enjoyed their tales about mermen and mermaids inhabiting the oceans. As a child he believed their stories, but now in his mid-twenties, he indulges their whimsical proclivities because of his love for them. However, when a beautiful young woman "supposedly" washes ashore and claims to be the Princess of the Pacific, he is sure that his parents have hired a consummate actress. As to their motive, he hasn't a clue.
Raymond Johnson, III, decides to expand his non-profit veteran's organization headquartered in Portland, Oregon, to the charming and friendly coastal town of Somewhere, the birthplace of his deceased grandfather. While dining at Mama Pink's, the most popular eatery in town, he meets a cute, but clumsy waitress named Suzy, who trips and dumps his order in his lap. Rather than berate her, however, he hires her as his personal assistant. When Raymond meets Suzy's grandmother, he is confronted by a mystery involving his grandfather. Soon Raymond and Suzy are trying to piece together the senior Raymond's reason for leaving Somewhere in 1950.