Adult Content -The Jewess and the Boyar's Daughter is a searing account of life, love, sex and lust in 1840s Russia and AmericaSamuel Aaronov, an 18 year old Jewish youth returns from school in the Polish/Lithuanian province of Czarist Russia to find his three sisters in tears. News has come via a friend that Samuel will be conscripted into the Czarist Army that night for 25 years. Few conscripts survive the brutal discipline, torment from other conscripts and the hazards of disease and battle, so it is effectively a death sentence.Samuel's sister, Rachael has visited the local Boyar or Nobleman, and arranged that Samuel will be given sanctuary at the Boyar's house, and in three days time will set off for Hamburg disguised as the maid to the Boyar's arrogant and domineering daughter, Olga.Olga is at first resentful, as the rescue plan means the dismissal of her maid, Larissa, who she has spent weeks training to pleasure her as the young boyaryshnya is a lesbian. The hazardous trip is successful, but to their surprise, Samuel and Olga have fallen head-over-heels in love, long before they reach Hamburg.The rich young noblewoman decides to make her life with the young Jew in America, a union that defies religious, racial and social taboos, and which would result in Samuel being whipped to death if they had done so in Russia.Unknown to Sam, the reason the Boyar was so generous to a humble Jew was that the gentle and lovely Rachael had offered herself to the nobleman in return for his assistance.Apart from seducing Rachael, the Boyar has also used his power to taken advantage of his serf, Larissa, who had been his daughter lesbian maid.When the Boyar finds that Rachael is pregnant, she is abandoned to her fate. As the news spreads that the young Jewess is pregnant, her sisters also become the object of scorn from both the Jewish and Christian communities in the small town where they live.In America, Samuel works assiduously to better himself, and try to bring his three sisters to America. Olga, who now feels guilty about the way she treated Larissa, offers to buy the serf's freedom from her father, but events have been developing rapidly in Russia.As one of the girls embarks on a hopeless love affair, prostitution, pregnancy, suicide, rape and a botched abortion sear the lives of the Aaronova sisters and of the serf girl Larissa. Samuel journeys to Stettin to save the girls, but how many of them will survive?"The Jewess and the Boyar's Daughter" blends nail biting action, love, lust, tragedy and romance in a heady cocktail, enlivened with explicit sex as Olga, the three sisters and Larissa strive to cope with a cruel world. Some of the girls will make it and find love. One will suffer at the hands of an incompetent back street abortionist."The Jewess and the Boyar's Daughter" is an action packed historical explicit romance set against the background of the small town of Vikovishk in what was then Russian Poland/Lithuania. With 80% of the population Jewish, a small Russian community of administrators, civil servants and troops at the nearby barracks had been imposed on the town.The draft is a result of an Imperial decree of 1827 in which the Jewish community was made responsible for selecting the young men who were to serve 25 years in the army. Samuel's escape is based on a little known real life escape from Vikovishk, whilst the harrowing account of the fate of one of the girls at the hands of a back street abortionist is drawn from a botched abortion in the 1850s.There is romance and passion in "The Jewess and the Boyar's Daughter" but the novel is a searing portrait of a society divided by religion and race, and in which an unmarried girl who became pregnant for any reason faced disgrace and dishonour.
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May 07, 2011
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