Review for Daughter of Eden by Jill Eileen Smith

About the Book

The first time she opens her eyes, Eve gazes on One whose beauty nearly blinds her, whose breath is in her lungs. Her Creator takes her hand and gives her to one like her and yet different. Together, she and Adam experience pure joy as they explore Eden. But her favorite moments are when the Creator comes to walk with them, day after day.

Until everything changes. With one act of disobedience, Eve finds that her world is no longer a friendly place. With remorse in her heart, she must face the unknown future–the births, the deaths, the sacrifices, the loss of the one home she has ever known. Perhaps worst of all is the loss of trust, not only with her Creator but with the man who shares her life. How will they ever survive out of Eden?

Bestselling biblical fiction author Jill Eileen Smith imagines the life of the first woman to ever live, unspooling a story of love, loss, and the promise of redemption.

About the Author

Jill Eileen Smith is the bestselling, award-winning author of the Wives of King David series, Wives of the Patriarchs, Daughters of the Promised Land, The Heart of a King, Star of Persia, Miriam’s Song, and the nonfiction When Life Doesn’t Match Your Dreams, and She Walked Before Us. Her research has taken her from the Bible to Israel, and she particularly enjoys learning how women lived in Old Testament times.

When she isn’t writing, she loves to spend time with her family and friends, read stories that take her away, ride her bike to the park, snag date nights with her hubby, try out new restaurants, or play with her lovable, “helpful” cat Tiger. Jill lives with her family in southeast Michigan.

 

Review of Daughter of Eden

I don’t read much biblical fiction, but I have heard so many great things about this author, I wanted to give it a try. I also finished reading Genesis this past summer so the story was fresh in my mind. Wow! It started off unexpectedly for me but in the best way possible. I loved feeling as though I was experiencing the Garden of Eden through Eve’s eyes and then … the fall. Wow again. I felt as though I was there. Such a whirlwind of emotions, so many things to get used to. Well written. I thoroughly enjoyed this journey and am so glad I went on it. This author will definitely be one I read again.

 I was given this book as a complimentary copy but was not required to write a review.

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