Review: Eve: In the Beginning by H. B. Moore

Eve: In the BeginningEve
by H. B. Moore
Adult Historical Romance, Christian
ebook285 Pages
November 22nd 2014


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.


My Review

I have read some of the other books by this author, but have not read any of her books about historical religious figures. I have always loved the story of Eve and the choice she made. I was curious to see how Moore would portray her (what a challenging undertaking!!) and the situation with her and Adam as they were cast out of the Garden of Eden. All things considered, I felt Moore did a fairly good job. The story was general enough in its religious view that it should fit with anyone's beliefs and still portray two very human people who were our first parents.

I liked both the characters of Adam and Even. I didn't strongly connect to them, but they did both intrigue me in how they thought and their choices. They both have very different perspectives, strengths, and weaknesses, as I think men and women do. Satan was a great villain and even more seductive and manipulative then I had imagined, but definitely fit his character. It was hard not to have thoughts on how I thought things should happen and just enjoy the story. It also was fairly intimate and sensuous in parts, so a more mature theme, and there were a few parts that lagged for me.

Eve: In the Beginning was an overall interesting portrayal of Adam and Eve and their early lives. There was enough intrigue, danger, and twists to keep things interesting. I could easily see a sequel following when their children are first born into the story of their first two sons. 

Content: There is quite a bit of suggestive content and innuendo, but based on the story and not extraneous to it. The content level was definitely acceptable for an adult novel.

Source: I received a complementary copy from the author, which did not affect my review in any way.

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