As an aspiring tenured faculty member at UVA – Charlottesville, the last thing Dr. Adelina Roseland wanted was to have her freshman year as a university instructor stuck in the small Appalachian town of Ransom, VA. But to achieve her dream, she’s willing to make a daring wager with her supervising faculty member to prepare thick-accented-but-big-hearted Reese Mitchell for his Chicago interview by November. Providing accent modification services is her specialty, so Reese’s doesn’t surprise her, but the longing his family and faith open up to her does. What is she going to do if she must choose between a family she’d only dreamed of having and the career she’s worked for years to obtain? Will a place called home redefine her future?