Daughter of Eden by Jill Eileen Smith: Book Review
About the book:
Title: Daughter of Eden
Author: Jill Eileen Smith
Release Date: February 14, 2023
Genre: Biblical Fiction
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.
A wonderful and thought-provoking look into the Garden of Eden and the life that came after. Jill Eileen Smith makes the world come alive and shows the desperate plight of Adam and Eve as they struggle to come to terms with the choice they made and the life they have no idea how to live. I loved the characters and seeing years of story come together in one place. The nuances between each different character and how they grew and changed as the story progressed was heartbreaking in many ways but shed so much light on humanity’s constant striving for “something better”. A great read. I received a copy of this book from RevellReads. I was not required to leave a positive review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.