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Eve: In the Beginning

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  295 ratings  ·  119 reviews

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 ex
ebook, 285 pages
Published November 22nd 2014 by Mirror Press
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Aimee (Getting Your Read On)

I had mixed emotions heading into this book. Fictional books based on scriptural characters always leave me a bit wary. Usually as long as I read it like fiction, I'm okay.

There are a lot of unknowns when it comes to Adam and Eve so the author was able to take many liberties in creating her work of fiction. What I enjoyed about this book was that it really got me thinking about a few things in regards to Eve and the Garden of Eden. I think mostly I appreciated the emotional connection to the
From my author notes: There are yet many unknowns about the life that our first parents led in the Garden of Eden. I believe that one day our questions will be answered, yet the purpose of this story is not to answer those questions, or even speculate on new possibilities. I wrote this story to bring to life an incredible man and woman who sacrificed immortality to start the human race … A man and woman I esteem as my first parents and will be eternally grateful for.
Nov 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book. Heather does an incredible job of telling this beautiful story of our first parents. I appreciated Heather's notes in the beginning of the book, that she believes one day our questions will be answered about the Garden of Eden, and that this book is not to answer those questions, but to simply "bring to life an incredible man and woman who sacrificed immortality to start the human race".

Heather's Eve is a sweet, curious woman who is loved protectively by Adam in the
Jan 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2015
We really don't know a lot about Adam and Eve so I was surprised that there was a whole novel written about Eve. So there is obviously a lot of fiction speculating how it may have been for them.

What I loved about this book: Adam and Eve. I love how Adam was portrayed as strong, gentle, kind, faithful, loving, patient, and understanding. I love the connection I felt with Eve. She was curious and always wanting more. Her strong desire to progress and become more helped her make difficult and brave
Jul 29, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In the novel Eve: In the Beginning, H.B. Moore has written an enrapturing and intriguing story of Eve and Adam, as mentioned in the bible. Descriptions of the garden and other surrounding areas, as well as of Adam and Eve and what is going on are beautifully depicted. This novel is written from both the perspective of Eve and Adam and goes through their time in the Garden of Eden, as well as once they are banished from the garden. This novel shows Eve as a strong female character as she goes thr ...more
Rachael Anderson
I loved this book. Even though the bulk of it consists of creative imagining on the part of the author, I felt like H.B. Moore did a brilliant job of characterizing Adam, Eve, and even Lucifer. I loved the protective nature of Adam, Eve's yearning for knowledge, and Lucifer's subtle way of striking when Adam and Eve are at their weakest moments. This love story came together in a beautiful way that left me with a deeper respect for our first parents and a desire to know how the real story actual ...more
Jan 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was a beautiful interpretation of the story of our first parents, Adam and Eve. What is stated in the Bible is not very much. We only know the general idea of what happened at the Garden of Eden. H.B Moore took the Biblical story in her hands and gave us a concept of what might have happened to them. I have read Moore's other works so I was looking forward to reading her interpretation.

As the title said, this was the story of Eve. It would switch between first person point-of-view as Eve to
Nadine Keels
This heroine, Eve, is curiosity itself, with more questions than her loving husband, Adam, knows what to do with. It's intriguing to see the mysterious changes creeping into the Garden of Eden and the strange fears that consequently creep into this couple's hearts. Why should they ever have to be afraid in the Garden?

The reader can't help but to be pulled into Eve's curiosity, wondering along with her about the sea she never sees, about something (bad?) called "death" that she's never experience
Nov 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed reading this book. It really made Adam and Eve more real. While this book is just Heather's imagination at work, it really helped me see why Eve would choose to do what she did. Eve was very inquisitive and always wanting to know more. I really liked Adam in this story. He was very loving and gentle with Eve. He was protective of her and did what needed to be done. I liked how the story told about the struggles the couple faced onced they had to leave the garden of Eden. I loved the dy ...more
Nov 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Eve: In the Beginning is quite captivating. I love Heather B Moore's vision of how Adam and Eve began and how they lived. I caught myself envisioning how the first humans interacted with God and Lucifer. In the beginning, I could just see the beautiful paradise that surrounded them. Then the devastation they experienced when they betrayed God.

I love love love the beautiful love story - the first ever love story - between Adam and Eve. What a perfect portrayal of them. I also enjoyed when they be
I really struggled with this one. I have a hard time separating truth from fiction when I know the story from somewhere else. So I really had to just tell myself that this was completely a work of fiction and not take any of it as based on truth, or at least the barest amount of truth possible. I like this author, but this was not one of my favorite's, not because it wasn't well written, it was. Merely because of the personal struggle to fit it with my own beliefs. When I was able to just see it ...more
Dec 15, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book describes Adam and Eve’s experience in the Garden of Eden. The author explores what Adam and Eve would have felt and how Eve could have chosen to eat of the fruit. While the author stays true to what we know of the story, she also adds some of her own scenes and scenarios that lead the characters to the choices they make. Eve is loving, curious and questioning while Adam is valiant to God’s commandments and committed to and protective of Eve. Together they must balance between caring f ...more
Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
I loved reading this perspective on Eve and the choices she made in the Garden of Eden. It shows what her her thought process might have been as she desires further knowledge and to multiply and replenish the earth. The author chose to write Eve's perspective from the first person point of view, and Adam's from third person, which I thought was very effective in showing his perspective while still allowing the story to belong to Eve. The thing that stood out to me the most was how the Garden of ...more
Dec 09, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Adam and Eve are people we know so little about. It is really interesting to read a story that tries to make them more than just figures but actual people who lived and learned and made choices. I thought thus story was well done. It kept to the biblical facts, which aren't many, and filled in a lot of the story through the imagination of a talented author. She does a great job illustrating what would cause Eve to make her choice to eat the fruit of the tree, the power that Satan had, and the re ...more
Gwynn White
I loved this brilliant, thought-provoking book. I have read the scriptural account of Adam and Eve countless times, but for all that, this book opened my eyes to new aspects of the story that I had previously missed. That made it a fascinating read. Add the skillful crafting of Eve, Adam and Lucifer's characters and the book became compelling.

I loved that once banished form the garden, the entire story became a beautiful allegory for mortal life. The book moved made me smile, moved me to tears,
Jan 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was outside all of my routine genres, but as this is the same author who wrote Solstice and Lake Town, better dystopian youth fiction than Divergent, and the unique attempt here to give voice and imagery to Adam and Eve, I decided to read outside my comfort zone. Moore clearly explains before she launches into her novel that this is fiction and there is a lot we don't know for sure about Adam and Eve, but more particularly Eve. She never claims that her book contains doctrinal answers ...more
Nov 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was a surprising book on different levels. First, the POVs and verb tenses, which I really enjoyed. It was great to have Adam's POV in addition to Eve's, and see how the events affected him.
Even though this is a fictional story, it really made me think about what Adam and Eve had to go through after they left the Garden of Eden.
Another aspect I liked was the development of Adam and Eve's relationship, especially their loyalty to each other, and how it impacted their decisions.
Highly reco
Caren Schreib
Dec 08, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book I have read in which made me think about the humanly struggles that Adam and Eve may have gone through. It is one thing to read their story in the Bible, and be awed by the miracle of it and then by the fall, and another to be taken one step deeper into the possible understanding of God's first humanly creatures. This story has so many other messages than just a love story; even a non-believer can be affected by it.
Cami Checketts
Dec 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was enthralled by this book. I truly think every woman should read it. Can you even imagine being Eve? No mother, sisters, scriptures, Prophets, fire, shelter, the list could just keep going and going. I loved H.B. Moore's portrayal of the Biblical account of Adam and Eve. Read it. you won't be disappointed.
Dec 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As with Heather Moore's other Historical Novels, this was a facsinating read. Especially with a limited number of possible characters, she could draw on. Again, I am compelled to study all the facts we have of the Biblical story and appreciate what it migt have been like for Adam and Eve.
May 18, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very Good

Very fast read. It was hard to put down. It had all the qualities a book should have. Fell in love with Adam and Eve and their strong love.
Kristen Campbell
Dec 05, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really enjoyed this book and it made me think. I was drawn in by the characters and I know I'll have to read it again to catch nuances I missed the first time around.
Tressa (Wishful Endings)
An interesting tale of Adam and Eve. Review to come.
Alice M
Feb 15, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: general audiences and faith-based audiences

I purchased this book through Create Space. The cover art was inviting and an excellent representation of the title. I took my time in reading this book and pondered the presentation and content of the author’s work. I found it to be a truly artistic literary presentation of the timeless story of the origin of the human race, through the eyes of Eve. No easy feat for any writer. But H.B. Moore does an admirable job and deserves a we
Dave Wheeler
Dec 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A eye opener

Well as the book description tells you this is a novel based on the first couple on earth from Eve's point of view, the truly first lady. It is funny i guess how we have our own understanding of issues stories or facts, 55,000fans can watch a match and the view is often more to do with the colour of your shirt than the reality of what you saw. This being a story we all feel we know and possibly understand and then someone for Mrs Moore shows you a view different view points and a who
Sep 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorite-authors
The timeless story of Adam and Eve is brought to life through new eyes with insight and a gentle touch. Eve is gloriously portrayed “her fragile parts and her strong parts. Without each part, she wouldn’t be Eve, the mother of all living.” She is intelligent and curious seeking answers and meaning to their endless days of tranquility. She has a great depth, understanding, and spiritual wisdom. Adam finds himself caught between his growing affection and attraction to Eve and his desperate desire ...more
Louise Pledge
May 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In my opinion, anyone who has ever read Genesis needs to read this book, as well. Also, in my opinion, anyone who has never read Genesis needs to read this book! Surely, everyone has a little curiosity as to what the Bible is all about, regardless of what religion he embraces. This story addressed some questions I've long had and brought up others that I wonder why I didn't have. Adam and Eve were humanized (as they should be), and I felt a bond with them for the first time. I appreciate "little ...more
Maria Thomas
Mar 25, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: didn-t-finish
I tried to finish this one for a couple reasons. One, I just don't like to abandon books. I always hope they will get better. And two, I needed to read a book with a palindrome in the title for a reading challenge and what works better than "Eve" for that? I started this and set it aside to read other things and have come back to it a couple of times. I managed to get through to Adam and Eve leaving the garden and then I just couldn't do anymore. I was intrigued by how they managed to learn how ...more
Apr 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Some things to consider that’s for sure

It caught my interest and really and truly haven’t given a lot of thought about Adam and Eve after they left the comforts of the Garden of Eaden and how hard it would have been for them to figure out how to begin civilization. It makes me sad to realize the great sacrifice they went through so all of us could experience earth life and have the opportunity to be blest with a physical body. Progress could go on. Satan is real and it is something we have to re
Jolene Elison
Oct 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not the best writing but thought provoking. I love that she states in the first few pages that this is not a book pushing one type of religious belief---but a character study in what it might have been like to be the first woman having children by herself in the wilderness. What it might have been like for Adam- learning to build shelters, to hunt and fish, etc. The change in their environment from Garden of Eden perfection to the wilderness. Experiencing great joy and great sorrow. Made me thin ...more
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Heather B. Moore is a USA Today bestselling author of more than a dozen historical novels and thrillers, written under pen name H.B. Moore. She writes women's fiction, romance and inspirational non-fiction under Heather B. Moore. This can all be confusing, so her kids just call her Mom. Heather attended Cairo American College in Egypt, the Anglican School of Jerusalem in Israel, and earned a Bache ...more