Pegasus

Pegasus

A Novel

Large Print - 2014
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

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.

PEGASUS

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.
Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, [2014]
Edition: First large print edition.
Copyright Date: ♭2014
ISBN: 9780804194594
0804194599
Characteristics: 418 pages

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AL_KATI Oct 21, 2016

This was so bad it was good. I mean, who else is going to write a book about a family fleeing Germany with their precious Lipizzaner horses to join the circus?

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tracycherry
Aug 19, 2015

set around WWII Germany and all that comes after the turmoil. Well written story. Good interconnected characters.

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ang222
Jul 26, 2015

Hated reading this book from beginning to end!!

IMolina3 May 15, 2015

Boring.. sory but I was very dissapointed on readin this one from danille she is a pretty I mean aesome author, I want her to write a erotic novel..; )

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writermala
Mar 21, 2015

Nobody does family and drama better than Danielle Steel; and Pegasus is no different. Pegasus tells the tale of two families bound together by a horse and pulls at your heartstrings. Woven around wartime Europe and America "Pegasus," is a rich historical novel which reiterates the damage one crazy man can do.

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Noralih
Jan 19, 2015

It was a good reading but I do agree with other readers there was a lot of drama in the characters live at least there was a happy ending.

ConstantReader Dec 16, 2014

I really enjoy novels about WW II and this one was no exception. It is a typical Danielle Steel in that there is much drama in the characters lives usually quite heartbreaking, but I found I really was attached to these characters. It was a different perspective on the war and how innocents were so drastically affected by what happened in their country.

karcoldelharvic5 Dec 02, 2014

typical Steel. Can predict a lot of stuff before it happens

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caj1222204441801
Nov 06, 2014

a great book from an author I truly enjoy. the story line is amazing and you feel the pain and joy of the characters. a great read.

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