Eve’s Daughters, by Lynn Austin, is one of the best novels I’ve read. I’d previously read her award winning novel, Candle in the Darkness (which takes place in the South during the civil war), and felt the same way about that! Austin is an excellent Christian author. The stories, themselves are great, but in addition, they always include some characters who set excellent examples as people who try to live according to their Christian beliefs, in spite of their difficult circumstances.
Eve’s Daughters tells the story of four generations of women - their lives and their relationships, but with an underlying message about how our choices affect the lives of others, most especially those who follow us. The story itself is actually a ‘mystery’ which is solved in the end. But on top of that, it’s a story of forgiveness, which not only makes it a mystery which is ‘solved’, but also ‘resolved’.
Reading this book reminds me that Lynn Austin is one of my favorite authors, right up there with another favorite of mine, Karen Kingsbury.