Dona Flor marries Vadinho, who is very handsome and passionate, but does not offer him much. She supports the family by cooking for her neighbors, but the husband bets most of the money. Vadinho dies suddenly and Dona Flor begins to miss the wedding. She marries the doctor Teodoro Madureira, but he is the opposite of Vadinho. While Dona Flor is married to Theodore, the ghost of her late husband appears.