• by Danielle Steel
  • Narrated by Malcolm Hillgartner
  • 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

#1 New York Times best-selling author Danielle Steel delivers one of her strongest books to date with this trans-generational narrative that draws inspiration from her own family history. Opening on the cusp of World War II and following an aristocratic German family who seeks refuge in America-with their magnificent Lipizzaner horses-this rich historical novel speaks to the transformative power of love and family.
Late 1930's Germany: Best friends Alex von Hemmerle and Nicolas von Bingen, titled childhood friends with neighboring estates, are witnessing the rise of Nazism when Nick's father reveals the long-buried secret of his son's partial Jewish ancestry. Warned by highly placed friends to flee, the only treasures Nick and his sons can take are two dazzling Lipizzaner horses, gifts from Alex. These powerful and majestic creatures become their ticket to a new life waiting across the ocean-one in which a job has been promised to Nick with the famous Ringling Brothers Circus. While Alex and his daughter face escalating danger in war torn Europe, Nick struggles to adjust to life in the circus…until a graceful young high wire walker manages to steal his heart.
Spanning multiple generations and continents, this is a rich, involving story of transformation, perseverance, fate, love, and loss, tied together by two families who were never meant to stay apart and the magnificent stallion that will link them forever.


See More Like This

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Very enjoyable!

This purchase was totally worth it. It was pretty typical DS read but it had some very interesting historic references that furthered the story so well. The narrator was very good and I was sad to hear it end. Some parts were predictable but that's what is comfortable about DS books. I would totally buy this again.
Read full review

- Jenny

Tedium at its most extreme!

My first and last Danielle Steel book. I was lured by the fact that it was on sale and because it had tons of 4 and 5 star reviews. I must have missed something. Every point in the story was rehashed again and again in boring, infinitesimal detail as if the listener hadn't the wit to grasp the meaning unless they were beaten over the head with it. The narrator was an American, though the main characters were all German, and he brought nothing whatsoever to the story. I made myself finish it but wish I hadn't.
Read full review

- Coffee Lover

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-28-2014
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio