Book Review: Havah – The story of Eve by Tosca Lee

Havah: The Story of Eve/A NovelHavah: The Story of Eve/A Novel by Tosca Lee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Tosca Lee is Queen of the ‘What If’ question – from which all good stories originate. In this book, she set out to take the Biblical character of Eve out of the Sunday School cliche and explore what it would really have been like to be the first woman on earth. She has succeeded.

In this story, you experience the joy of eden, the innocence of love between Adam and Eve, and the devastating heart-break that follows the fall – but this is just the beginning. From the birth of the very first child, to raising a family, and seeing whole nations come to be, Eve lives an extraordinary life.

The author adds fascinating details which really flesh out the narrative from the scriptures. She delves deeply into the motivations of the characters, and she portrays the events in a very epic way – which is fitting.

Reading a Tosca Lee novel really makes you look deeper into the Bible, and I for one, will never look at Adam and Eve quite the same way again.

This is a brilliant novel about the beginnings of life, the founding of a civilization. Even if you don’t believe the Biblical story as I do, you will find a very compelling read in Havah.

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About Adam David Collings

Adam Collings is a writer of speculative fiction who works as a software engineer during the day. He lives in Tasmania, Australia with his wife and two children. Adam is currently working on a science fiction novel.
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2 Responses to Book Review: Havah – The story of Eve by Tosca Lee

  1. Pegg Thomas says:

    Here is my review of the book http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/145341854. I gave it 3 stars. While I liked aspects of the books, some of it I found disturbing. I enjoyed reading your take on it.

    • Thanks for sharing your review Pegg. It’s always interesting to see someone else’s perspective on a book. You raised some different kinds of thoughts regarding audience.

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