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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! 

Faith Bennison suffered a tragedy that changed her life in unimaginable ways. 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.

©2016 Verna Clay (P)2017 Verna Clay

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Somewhere By the Sea

I loved this book!Faith is finally visiting the town she and her husband had hoped to visit when he was alive.She decides to stay and it is quite a journey for her.Cate Barratt was a fine narrator.“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

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  • Heather
  • ABERDEEN, MD, United States
  • 01-31-18

Nice story...

Nice story... all storylines are woven together nicely. The narrator could have some more inflection in her voice but overall a good book.

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  • Pam C
  • Wolfforth, TX
  • 01-24-18

Very good!

Somewhere By The Sea is a very good book. The descriptions of this quaint little town made me want to visit! Each person's story was so well written that I felt that I wanted to get to know them a little better and spend more time with them. I was sad when the story ended. I am glad there is a book 2!
I listened to the audiobook version of this story. Cate Barratt does a fine job. To be honest, I felt that her voice sounded a bit more mature than what I would have expected the main character, Faith, to sound like. She was very well suited for the older character, Abbie. I wondered where the narrator was from based on the way she pronounced words like OreGONE and aGAIN. Being from the south, those items stick out.
All in all, I enjoyed this book and will definitely want to read/listen to book #2

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Four and a half stars

Would you consider the audio edition of Somewhere by the Sea to be better than the print version?

Not exactly. In the print version, the voices in my head were considerably different. But the audio version was, indeed, very good

Who was your favorite character and why?

That's a toss up between Faith and Gabby. I guess I was able to relate more to Gabby. She was a strong character with lots of personality.

Which character – as performed by Cate Barratt – was your favorite?

Although Cate Barratt did an excellent job reading, I don't feel that the voice changes effected my like or dislike of the characters

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The romance was sweet.

Any additional comments?

Verna Clay is one of my favorite authors for sweet romance novels. She has an ability to create scenes that come to life and characters you can't help but to love.

Although some plot lines start to wind up, we are left with that urge to keep reading and desperately looking for Book #2 in this series.

Not my favorite of Verna's books, but it is a great beginning to a new series and a great summer read.