ABOUT THE BOOK: The Babel Conspiracy is a tale of intrigue and love. Two women engineers struggle to develop the world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft amid ever intensifying global terrorism and muddled personal lives. Trisha Callahan has an abiding faith in God, and “those roots of middy blouses and pleated skirts, prayer books and incense-filled churches went deep.” This faith is tested when she finds herself in love with a married man. Audra Shields sees herself as a modern Lady Chatterley, “liberated but not forsaking breeding, intellect, or femininity.” When she becomes involved with a dangerous stranger, she begins to question her lifestyle. Both women try sorting out their personal problems while racing the clock to finish a project fraught with sabotage and murder. And who’s behind it all? When the Department of Homeland Security and the Mossad finally figure it out, the answer surprises everyone.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Born in Romania in 1945, Sylvia Bambola lived her early years in Germany. At seven she relocated with her adopted family and saw the Statue of Liberty and America for the first time. But the memory of those years in Germany inspired her to write Refiner’s Fire, which won a Silver Angel Award, and was a Christy Finalist. Her frequent moves as an “army brat” gave her an opportunity to see America and fall in love with her new country. Bambola has authored six novels, has two grown children, teaches women’s Bible studies, loves gardening and is learning the guitar.
I have read a couple of other books by Sylvia and really enjoyed them, they were historical novels so I was curious to see how she would handle something contemporary.
This book had a lot of tension and wondering what was going to happen next. It is also very relevent to that is going on in our world, which I found even more interesting since I’m sure Sylvia started writing this before this events took place in our world.
I appreciated Trisha’s struggle as I have had a similar struggle in my life and I found it very interesting how Sylvia worked that all out.
I really wanted to like Audra but there weren’t many redeeming qualities about her and I think that is true to life, there are just some people who make it difficult.
There are many different characters in this book but they do all end up coming together.
However, if I am being honest (which I am) I didn’t love this book. Something in it felt a bit forced to me, and I didn’t really connect fully. I can’t even put my finger on it, so it might just be me. Maybe is was too technical for me and I didn’t get it. But something didn’t work for me completely.
With that being said, I did want to finish the book to see how it would all turn out because there was so much tension.
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A copy of this book was given to me through The Book Club Network Inc. in exchange for an honest review.