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.