Callie often thought she'd like to have a skeleton in the family closet; an instant claim to fame, or maybe shame? Until the day she helped clean out Nanny Alice's house, she didn't know the family had one.
In 2007 sixteen year old Callie discovers Alice's memoir. Struggling with her own problems, Callie probes into her great-grandmother's life as a means of escape, and unearths a secret which rocks the whole family.
In 1932 sixteen year old Alice ran away from her dysfunctional home in Auckland, New Zealand. She travelled to the thremal town of Rotorua to build a new life. She encountered challenges and disappointments, yet found acceptance and love. But her past catches up with her and threatens to destroy her happiness.
Alice and Callie pay a price to overcome their challenges and both learn there are some things you have to learn to live with.