Saturday, December 6, 2014

Eve: In the Beginning by H.B. Moore

The first love story on earth... Haunting... Lyrical... Unforgettable...

In a world where everything is perfect, yet the same day after day, Eve must decide if she wants to live forever in the garden with Adam and never know what lies beyond the walls. When she makes a choice with terrible consequences, the pain of mortality is swift. As she and Adam explore their new world, and her body changes, Eve discovers the sweetness of first love with the man who has always been at her side.

I had mixed emotions heading into this book.  Fictional books based on scriptural characters always leave me a bit wary.  Usually as long as I read it like fiction, I'm okay.

There are a lot of unknowns when it comes to Adam and Eve so the author was able to take many liberties in creating her work of fiction.  What I enjoyed about this book was that it really got me thinking about a few things in regards to Eve and the Garden of Eden.  I think mostly I appreciated the emotional connection to the real person Eve must have been- with worries, frustrations, joy and love.  

There was one point in the book where I felt like things were just spinning in the same place.  I felt like I had heard it all and it was just being reiterated over and over.  I was ready to move things along.  Once I got past that place, things were good again.

I liked this book although I don't think it's for everyone.  This is a work of fiction and not meant to replace what we know from the scriptures regarding Adam and Eve.  I was interested in the book the whole time and I was a bit sad to have it end.  I'm still thinking about Adam and Eve, days after reading this.  Still wondering.  And that's a good thing!

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