I'm not sure what the older ones thought or knew of the day ahead, as for me, I had no idea, I expect I thought it was some big exciting adventure, it seemed that way. Little did I know what lay ahead for me and my family... When Alice Taft's family is torn apart for reasons unknown she has no idea where her life will take her. Her beautifully penned memoirs show the story of her life, from foster homes, to palaces, to school kitchens and beyond. Alice's strong love for her family shines through and at each step of the way she is joined by an ever increasing circle of family and friends. She rose above her difficult beginnings and lack of confidence to forge a life for herself, taking its ups and downs as they come. This is one woman's heart-warming true story of a different life.