Haley Swan is looking for purpose in life as she nears forty. Her marriage is crumbling after her husband came back from the Iraq War a changed man. Their children are having a hard time, especially their teenaged son.
Haley’s closest friend urges her to join the School Board and The First Genesis Church. When the evangelicals try to add Intelligent Design to the biology curriculum, lobsterman Jake Marlin fights back.
In small town politics the tangled web of relationships is key. Haley is caught in the crossfire as she tries to stand on the shrinking middle ground. Jake is dangerously attractive, but is he interested in her or in her swing vote?