In a case of badly mistaken identity, Emily, a down-on-her-luck paralegal intern, is recruited by the State Department to broker a peace deal between Israel and Palestine. Only this time they want it handled as a divorce settlement. There’s just one problem – they’ve got the wrong Emily Price. They think they’ve hired a real lawyer, and one with Middle East expertise. This one is a paralegal at an advertising firm or was a paralegal until she got fired.
Luckily, she has a wealth of experience with acrimonious divorces. At least, she has the experience of her parents’ disastrous divorce. Plus, she went to Hebrew school. If she survived that, how much harder can this be? She’ll have help from a team from the State Department, and from her ex-fiancé, Mike, who’s now lecturing at the Hebrew University. Upon arrival in Jerusalem, though, she soon realizes that not only is the job going to be slightly harder than she thought, but Mike might still be a little angry with her for the way she responded to his proposal. And as if that weren’t bad enough, the ghosts of relationships past are back to haunt her. Letting go of the family trauma that has tainted her whole life will be crucial if she’s going to succeed in finding any kind of peace – but what if it won’t stay in the past?