Mata Morrow, with wonder dog Toby in tow, has made her move to Portland at a pivotal moment for her budding career as a designer of travel clothing. Her entrepreneurial ambitions are threatened when old friend, Jo, appears on the scene with an urgent request for help. Jo has new information about a daughter she was forced to give up decades before. Unsettling details emerge surrounding the daughter's birth story. As the hunt intensifies, a sinister pattern materializes.
Buckling down to cut out a place for herself in the local fashion zeitgeist, Mata stitches together a vibrant personal network and enlists her brainy book group in the task of solving these mysteries. Will justice be served by weaving together the powers of the well-read with the well-dressed?
The series lovingly explores the Portland environs while entering the psyches of the Pacific Northwest's quixotic and quirky communities.