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This book is based on the life of Nancy Wake, an Australian expat who worked as a reporter for Hearst in Paris just before WWII and later as a spy for the British Lawhon throws readers into the middle of the action, as Nancy, under the alias H l ne, prepares to parachute from an RAF plane into France to help the Resistance in , carrying in her head memorized lists of vital data, including bridges targeted for destruction and safe house addresses After she lands, the story flashes back eight years, as Nancy struggles for respect and recognition as a journalist despite her firsthand observations of Nazi brutality in s Vienna, her editor is reluctant to publish a story about what she s seen Frequent jumps in time draw out the arc of Wake s remarkable life despite her statement early on that women s weapons of warfare were limited to silk stockings and red lipstick, by the end she s proven herself skillful at physical combat as well Code Name Hélène

About the Author: Ariel Lawhon

Ariel Lawhon is the critically acclaimed, New York Times Bestselling author of THE WIFE, THE MAID, AND THE MISTRESS, FLIGHT OF DREAMS, I WAS ANASTASIA, and CODE NAME HELENE Her books have been translated into numerous languages and have been Library Reads, One Book One County, Indie Next, Costco, and Book of the Month Club selections She lives in the rolling hills outside Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband, four sons, and black Lab who is, thankfully, a girl Ariel splits her time between the grocery store and the baseball field.

10 thoughts on “Code Name Hélène

  1. says:

    NOW AVAILABLE Historical fiction is my favorite genre and I love books and movies about women spies I have read quite a few about WWII and even WWI, though those women are not as well recognized.This is the first book that I have read by this author From the blurb of the book you know that It is 1936 and Nancy Wake is an intrepid Australian expat living in Paris who has bluffed her way into a repo

  2. says:

    Fictionally, Nancy is presented as a chic tough heroine who never fights without a fresh application of lipstick The character of Nancy Wake holistically is interesting and I enjoyed her unapologetic nature A lot of the past, 1936, is about how Nancy met her husband, Henri The development of their relationship takes the limelight for the first half of the book Nancy s different identities, totaling f

  3. says:

    Nancy Wake was a New Zealand born, Australian raised nurse and journalist who joined the French Resistance and later the British SOE Special Operations Executive during World War II Her exploits during the war earned her the George Medal from the UK, the Medal of Freedom from the US, the L gion d honneur from France and medals from Australia and New Zealand she became Australia s most decorated heroine

  4. says:

    Q Nancy Wake Nancy Fiocca is the kind of woman who conquers the world Fearless Ferocious Nancy is the sort of woman who bathes in a meteor shower She is not the kind of woman who concedes to anyone c The ragged timeline actually made this novel a lot worse than it could have been This is not anywhere close to a contender for the title of the best book about WW2 Lots is severely watered down For example, I

  5. says:

    I m a sucker for a true story Although categorized as historical fiction, the core characters and events in this book are real I was sitting on a solid 4 stars throughout 75% of this book, but the last quarter and also the author s note at the end blew it up to a 5 star read for me Color me obsessed with Nancy Grace Augusta Wake, aka The White Mouse Madame Andree, code name Helene She was fierce, salty, irrev

  6. says:

    4 strong historical fiction starsAt 464 pages, this one is a tale you can really sink your teeth into It has many elements of historical fiction that I love strong female character, WWII France, resistance efforts, a bit of a love story, espionage, dastardly Germans It s even better that it is based on a real person Nancy Wake Fiocca, an Australian woman who becomes fiercely French and is determined to drive the

  7. says:

    I have read many stories of the famous Australian, Nancy Wake I even have her biography autographed by Nancy herself I found Code Name Helene to be refreshing and heartwarmingly real Nancy Wake went through several years of pure hell during WWII but it was when she met her husband to be, Henri Fiocca in 1936 that she found, for the first time in her life, true love Nancy and Henri hadn t been married long when war

  8. says:

    Unputdownable Nancy Wake is every writer s dream of a real life person s life story to fictionalize And Ariel Lawhon handles the details flawlessly Highly recommend

  9. says:

    This is strong historical WWII fiction based on the resistance work of glamorous socialite turned secret agent, Nancy Wake Fearless, audacious, and resolute, Wake was a force to be reckoned with all while wearing red Chanel lipstick Now there s a woman after my heart Going by four different code names she thwarted the Nazis at every turn and became the most wanted with a sizable price on her head She also took on members

  10. says:

    So here I am once again in the land of the wish I could have liked it better I am an avid fan of well done historical fiction, and of course looking at all the raving reviews on this story, I was ready to settle in and be amazed and awed by this tale.What I liked about the book it did allow me to learn about a woman who I had never heard of As a teacher for thirty plus years, it often amazes and disappoints me that I never

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