A woman's life in Texas, before the cattle drives, before the Alamo. Before the legends were born. She was there, and she saw it all. On the day that she was twelve years old, Margaret Becker came to Texas with her parents and her younger brothers. The witch-woman looked at her hands, and foretold her future; two husbands, a large house, many friends, joy, sorrow and love. The witch woman would t say what she saw for Margaret's younger brothers, Rudi and Carl - for Texas was a Mexican colony. Before the Becker children were full-grown, the war for Texas independence would come upon them all and show mercy. During her life, she would observe and participate in great events. She would meet and pass her own judgment on great men and lesser men as well; a loyal friend, able political hostess ... and at the end, a survivor and witness. But in all of her life, there would be one man who would ever hold - and break - her heart!