Daughter of Eden by Jill Eileen Smith

Young Llama Thoughts
  • Adventurous
  • Christian Friendly
  • Easy Reading
  • Humerous
  • Youth Appropriate
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This book was sent to me by Baker Book House. I enjoyed reading “Daughter of Eden”, although, there were several points of theology that I did not agree with. The story of Eve has always been intriguing to me, and this book was no exception. The author used beautifully descriptive language to describe the Garden of Eden and the life that Adam and Eve MAY have led outside of the Garden.

As always, the story is a painfully bittersweet one, full of joy and sorrow, and leaves you with a longing to get closer to the Creator.

I would not recommend this book for youth under the age of 16 due to the many references of procreating and the descriptiveness of the animal sacrifices, etc.

Overall, I recommend the book, just beware of the non-Biblical theologies in reference to “The Trinity” in Heaven and the Nephilim. -The Turtle Reader.


  • Biblical descriptions of the Garden of Eden and the life of Eve
  • Definite Christian theme throughout the book
  • Redeeming story


  • Non-Biblical theology about “The Trinity” in Heaven and the Nephilim
  • Many mentions of “birds and bees” type scenarios, although not in detail
  • Violence

The first time she opens her eyes, Eve gazes on One whose beauty nearly blinds her, whose breath is in her lungs. Her Creator takes her hand and gives her to one like her and yet different. Together, she and Adam experience pure joy as they explore Eden. But her favorite moments are when the Creator comes to walk with them, day after day.

Until everything changes. With one act of disobedience, Eve finds that her world is no longer a friendly place. With remorse in her heart, she must face the unknown future–the births, the deaths, the sacrifices, the loss of the one home she has ever known. Perhaps worst of all is the loss of trust, not only with her Creator but with the man who shares her life. How will they ever survive out of Eden?

Bestselling biblical fiction author Jill Eileen Smith imagines the life of the first woman to ever live, unspooling a story of love, loss, and the promise of redemption.

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