Her smile could move mountains, her beauty could mesmerize; yet she was unaware of her sensuous and enchanting ways. For Magdalena was a tantalizing, gypsy child-woman who knew little of life outside her wagon. And then she met Tullio, a handsome young man who was studying for the priesthood. He reminded her of a nobleman, a prince, with his soft-spoken manner and self-assured ways. He came from a very wealthy family and was heir to a great wine empire. From the moments he set eyes on the breath taking Magdalena his whole life changed. He had never desired a woman until he saw her luscious lips and fiery red hair. And he knew then that he couldn't live without her. But their happiness didn't last long; the year was 1916 and it was a time of war, a time for killing, and madness was everywhere. Yet through it all, Magdalena would survive -- and somehow reach America's golden shores where her fortune and the beginning of a great dynasty awaited.