It's 1900 . . . and Rose feels that Aunt Alice is the only one who understands her. But now it looks as if Aunt Alice is going to live in Adelaide, leaving Rose with a dreadful new governess, Miss Higginbottom! Can Rose stop Aunt Alice leaving Melbourne? And has her chance of going to school gone forever? Follow Rose on her adventure in the second of four stories about a Federation girl who's determined to do things her way!