Tuesday, February 10, 2015
BOOK REVIEW: Eve: In the Beginning by H. B. Moore
ABOUT THE BOOK
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.
The story of Adam and Eve has always fascinated me, especially since there are so many details of their story that we don't know. Which is why writing a story based on that scriptural story takes not only a great imagination but a willingness to explore the unknown. I appreciated that Moore explains at the beginning of the story that there is much in this story that is fictionalized and that the story doesn't line up with any particular religious belief, even her own. As a story it is very well done, with the alternating perspectives of Adam (told from third person) and Eve (told in first person). I thoroughly enjoyed Moore's writing, she certainly has a way with words. She made me want to wander the garden with Adam and Eve. An engaging story beautifully told that while not doctrinal certainly made me think about what it might have been like to have been there.