First Line Friday — Daughter of Eden

10 Feb

Happy Friday! Daughter of Eden by Jill Eileen Smith doesn’t release until next week, but I got my hands on an early copy! It is a fascinating what-if of Adam and Eve, their relationship with each other and with God, and the very different life they lead from the perfect one designed by their Creator. This one is a must-read!

Here’s the first line:

The first time he opened his eyes, light, brilliant and pure, moved in colored ribbons about him.

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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9 Responses to “First Line Friday — Daughter of Eden”

  1. Cindy Davis February 10, 2023 at 11:18 am #

    I hope you enjoy this!! Have a great weekend!

  2. KymPossible February 10, 2023 at 12:04 pm #

    This looks fascinating! I love Jill Eileen Smith so this one is going on my wishlist! Happy Reading!

    • rbclibrary February 11, 2023 at 4:02 pm #

      Hope you like it!

  3. Jessica Baker February 10, 2023 at 12:13 pm #

    I got my copy too and I can’t wait to read it!!
    I’m reading Everything is Just Beginning by Erin Bartels. Here’s a line from the page I’m currently on:
    “Moved out, kicked out. What difference does it make? I lived there, now I don’t.”
    Happy reading!!

    • rbclibrary February 11, 2023 at 4:02 pm #

      I liked that book!

  4. Paula Shreckhise February 10, 2023 at 1:46 pm #

    My first line comes from Cold Light of Day by Elizabeth Goddard:
    Southeast Alaska. August
    Autumn Long had no plans to give up without a fight, even though it might be killing her a little every day.

    • rbclibrary February 11, 2023 at 4:02 pm #

      Finished it this week!

  5. Nicole Santana February 11, 2023 at 2:27 pm #

    I’m currently reading Husband Auditions by Angela Ruth Strong. It’s fun!
    “We pay the day-use fee and get the indoor pool to ourselves for the moment.”
    I hope you have a great weekend! 😀❤️📚

  6. Danielle Grandinetti February 12, 2023 at 12:24 pm #

    Beautiful first line! I’m just starting Bound by a Secret by Jolene Navarro. The first line is: “Greyson McKinsey rolled his neck and stared at the Texas sky above him.” Hope you have a great week!

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