Pegasus - Danielle Steel


By Danielle Steel

  • Release Date: 2014-10-28
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4.5
From 268 Ratings



In a rich historical novel of family and World War II, #1 New York Times bestselling author Danielle Steel unfurls a powerful saga that spans generations and continents. This is a story of courage, friendship, and fate as two families face the challenges of war . . . and the magnificent stallion that will link them forever.
Nicolas von Bingen and Alex von Hemmerle, titled members of the German aristocracy, have been best friends since childhood. Both widowers, they are raising their children—Nick’s two lively boys and Alex’s adored teenage daughter—in peace and luxury on the vast Bavarian estates that have belonged to their families for generations. While Nick indulges in more glamorous pursuits, Alex devotes himself to breeding the renowned white Lipizzaner horses that enthrall audiences throughout Europe with their ability to dance and spin on command, majestic creatures whose bloodlines are rare and priceless. But it is Nicolas’s bloodline that changes everything, when his father receives a warning from a high-ranking contact inside the Wehrmacht. A secret from the past has left the family vulnerable to the rising tide of Nazism: Nick’s mother, whom he never knew, was of Jewish descent.
Suddenly Nicolas must flee Germany, wrenching his sons away from the only home they have known, sailing across the Atlantic for a new life in America. Their survival will depend on a precious gift from Alex, their only stake for the future: eight purebred horses, two of them stunning Lipizzaners. In Florida, where Nicolas joins the Ringling Brothers Circus, he becomes Nick Bing, with Alex’s prize white stallion—now named Pegasus—the centerpiece of the show.
In this extraordinary book, Danielle Steel tells the story of a family reinventing itself in America, while the country they left behind is engulfed in flames and madness, and men like Alex von Hemmerle are forced to make unbearable choices. Alex’s daughter will find sanctuary in England. In America, Nick will find love, his sons will find a future, and their left-behind world will eventually find them. A novel of hope and sacrifice, of tragedy, challenge, and rebirth, Pegasus is a brilliant family chronicle that unfolds across half a century—a masterwork from one of our most beloved writers.


  • Pegasus

    By cedarsea
    A truly great novel about a Great family and horse amid the backdrop of the Nazi regime.
  • Pegasus

    By Jamie.L.G
    Loved, loved, loved this book!!! I hope it becomes a movie! What a beautiful love story and was thrilled about the ending!! Possibly the best book I have ever read in my life! I don't normally write reviews but I loved this book so much and the story was an amazing, sometimes sad, adventure that I would love to see on the screen!! Thank you so much for this amazing story!!
  • Typical Danielle Steel

    By brajha60
    A good story that flows well and in Danielle's typical style. I have read all of her books and have enjoyed them all as I did this one.
  • Pegasus

    By Hamote
    One of the best books I have EVER read!! You outdid yourself Ms. Steele!!
  • Heart-warming

    By Ilovelifeindy
    I fell so much in love with the horses, I had to know more about them. The sadness of war and the Nazi atrocities saddened me but as life has it out of gloom and despair rises hope for a bright future. I loved it
  • Pegasus

    By naydeanie
    Delightful history and romance and of course HORSES