Born and raised on a sprawling ranch in Texas, Margaret O'Brien prides herself on her competence as a rancher. She's convinced that she can do as good a job on the ranch as her brother who died in the war. But her father believes that she's made for more than just dawn-to-dusk work. He wants her to have the love of a good man, to have children, to build a life. But she gave up hope for such dreams years ago. The ranch is her life now.