Behind her dirty overalls and toolbox is a woman unlike any other: forceful, spirited-possessing a quiet beauty and rock-solid values. She is Griselda. Ms. Carrasco. She is the “Handyman”. And this is her wonderful story, the story of a woman who has changed for good the lives of all those around her.
Many things can be said about Griselda, all of them positive; she is honest and has solid valuesand integrity. She has managed to provide for her family, solely by her own efforts, by putting into practice the skills she learned from her father, from whom she also inherited her business andclients.
A beautiful but despicable woman, Teresa Cristina is full of deep dark secrets. She is a refined woman who always has a hurtful comment on the tip of hertongue. With Teresa Cristina, nothing is easy… nothing at all! This lady is capable of anything as long as she gets what she wants.
Griselda’s proximity unleashes Teresa Cristina’s worst demons, as she threatens the stability of Teresa Cristina’s home and love life. For this reason, Griselda becomes the focus of Teresa Cristina’s hatred and unbalanced state of mind. She will not rest until she has destroyed Griselda.
If anything stands out about Teresa Cristina Palmer’s husband, it is his dissatisfaction. Even though he has money, a beautiful family, a very large house and is the owner and chef of one of the city’s most prestigious restaurants, Reinaldo is definitely not a happy man.
Every day he feels increasingly estranged from Teresa Cristina. Although he was once very in love with her, he is now having second thoughts about his marriage, having become tired of his wife’s insolence and rudeness. From the moment they first meet, Reinaldo feels an irresistible attraction to Griselda.
Patricia, Reinaldo and Teresa Cristina’s daughter, inherited her mother’s beauty and her father’s personality. She has a difficult relationship with her mother. Patricia is an interesting, sensitive woman, and even though she was brought up in the lap of luxury, she hates seeing the way her mother mistreats people with humble beginnings.
There is perhaps no greater sin than disowning one’s mother. And that is exactly what Griselda’s ambitious middle son, Antonio, does. He is the only one of Griselda’s children who got to the university. He is studying Medicine and has gotten engaged to Teresa Cristina’s daughter. But he is ashamed of his social class, his family and his mother’s job.
He has always been in love with Griselda, and is the only person who does not make fun of or criticize her work. He is the manager of Taco Express. Hard-working and generous, he agreed to hire Griselda’s son Kike, in spite of knowing that the youngman had no experience. Griselda ignores his proposals, even though she is sincerely grateful to him.
He is Griselda’s oldest son, and the total opposite of his brother Antonio. He is sincere,attentive to his mother and always willing to help her. He also takes care of his small son, Kikito, after his wife Barbara leaves him for a wrestler. In spite of his difficulties, Kike continues to have an upbeat attitude.
Rosario is in a class of his own. A proud man, he must be available 24 hours a day for Teresa Cristina, whom he always speaks highly of, using flattering nicknames for her, even though all he gets in return is humiliation. The truth is, though, that “Ro” —faithful defendant, assistant, and even stylist— is the only person that Teresa Cristinareally trusts.
After 18 years of marriage, this fashion designer has never given up on the idea of being a mother. This is something that she increasingly longs for. But one thing she had not bargained for was the resistance of her husband Juan Pablo of having a child. In spite of this, Esther goes forward with her plan.
Although he is a true chauvinist, Teresa Cristina’s brother is in love with his wife, Esther, who is also his partner at the fashion shop. Things are going very well with his wife, until she has the idea of conceiving a child by the insemination of one of her eggs with a donor’s sperm. At this point, things spin out of control when Juan Pablo becomes disturbed by this idea.