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.