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Jewish doctoress Miriam is engaged to Benjamin Torres but ends up getting pregnant by his long-lost half-brother Rigo, a fierce mercenary and half-caste Indian. Struggling with guilt towards gentle Benjamin, the two marry and emigrate to the Torres estate in the Carribean. But someone is robbing transports from the estate and trying to kill Rigo.
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Meanwhile, Benjamin adopts Rani, a wild gipsy girl, and tries to civilize her, staring by teaching her the virtues of bathing after 17 years of built-up dirt!

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   Elizabethan era Forbidden/mismatched love?    -   Yes How mismatched?    -   interracial loving! Love Triangles/Polygons    -   Yes What kind:    -   one women--two brothers

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   infantry soldier Age/status:    -   20's-30's If he's not white he must be...    -   indian Unusual characteristics?    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   doctor/medical Effect of sexing    -   guilty Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy


Europe    -   Yes The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   The Caribbean

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   actual description of sex    -   Boob talk    -   Vagia talk    -   Weiner talk Focus of story    -   equally on two couples How much dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript How much sexing?    -   5-9 sex acts

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