What could unite a disgruntled DA and the pretty teacher, responsible for his hung jury? Perhaps a little boy in need of love...
Young and eager, Patience begins her first year of teaching. One first grader, Jackson, sparks her concern. Can she help him start off his school years on the right foot? She knows first hand what getting a reputation for trouble may do to a child's future. A stint of jury duty takes her out of the classroom, away from Jackson, and into conflict with Jackson's dad, by-the-book DA Gil Montgomery. Her "not guilty" vote means he'll have to try the assault and burglary case over again. And she's upset that her absence had a bad effect on Jackson. He's been branded the "class troublemaker," just what she was trying to prevent.
After Gil's wife left him, Gil and his ex-wife's conflicting parenting styles continue to jeopardize Jackson's emotional well-being. As irritated as Gil is with Patience, he soon realizes she is the key to helping his son. And Gil wants to be a better father than his dad was to him. Patience is willing to help. But is Gil willing to "hear" her as she uncovers evidence for the re-trial that could change his mind about who assaulted Bertha Perkins and stole her valuable antiques?
Four unlikely couples find opposites do attract even in the shadow of mystery~