Book Reviews of The Trees of Eden: A Novel

The Trees of Eden: A Novel
The Trees of Eden A Novel
Author: Linda Dorrell
ISBN-13: 9780800759209
ISBN-10: 0800759206
Publication Date: 2/2004
Pages: 224
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.

2.5 stars, based on 1 rating
Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Company
Book Type: Paperback
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When Birdsong dreams of her own little paradise: becoming a learned woman and ushering in the women's right to vote to Bethel Creek, South Carolina, in 1918. She yearns for high adventure and exotic travel, and wants to bring her backwards town into the twentieth century.

Her mother, however, has other ideas. Huldah believes Wren should follow in her footsteps as a student of the Bible and of herbal remedies. As Huldah obsessively tries to re-create the famed trees of the Garden of Eden, Wren grows every more resentful.

It seems that nothing could reconcile these two women going in very different directions. That is, until violence, the great flu epidemic of 1918, and death rock Wren's soul, change her world, and lead her to a quest for her true purpose in life.
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I really enjoyed this quick read. It is historical fiction woven around the story of the lives of these family members. There are some surprises and mysteries that kept me interested.