Senhora do Destino is a moving story of family and ethics. Susana Vieria is excellent as Maria do Carmo. The story is innovative in presenting flashbacks and linking the past and present. This is ultimately a story of love and family. The characters are so well written. I found the acting to be superb and was moved to tears often. The premise of losing a child is so sad but there is wonderful humor and irony often by the villain. Maria do Carmo is such a strong woman, who has strong beliefs, independence and passion. I found this plot to be excellent like Da Cor do Pecado. I think the best soaps definitely are developed in Brazil. If you have the opportunity to see this story it is a wonderful investment in time. I found that I missed the characters and felt the loss once the story was over. That is good writing and acting. Enjoy this ride because you won't be disappointed.