Synopsis: 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.
Thoughts: **I received a copy of this book in return for an honest review.**
This book is a fascinating look into the lives of Adam and Eve, both in the Garden of Eden and after the fall. I enjoyed the speculative aspect of what was going on in each of their minds at various times,as it gave me a different way of looking at certain events.
Eve is written as an inquisitive, curious woman, always questioning events and the actions of others. Adam is less curious, and very loving and protective of his wife. Lucifer is presented as more "human" than in the Biblical story, which actually makes his ability to tempt Eve more understandable than if he were a literal serpent rather than a figurative one. Elohim and The Chosen One are both loving toward Adam and Eve, and it obviously pains Elohim to turn them out of the Garden.
The story is told from the point of view of both characters, which gives it more depth. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys speculative Biblical stories.
My rating: Four stars