Code Name Helene

by Ariel Lawhon
A fictionalized account of Nancy Wake, a brave woman who wants to make a difference in  WWII, so she becomes a spy, a smuggler, and a  resistance fighter who ends up being hunted by the Nazis.   Code Name Helene by Ariel Lawhon #historical fiction, #reading, #books-to-read, #books

Book Review

(by- Linda )

My love of historical fiction goes way back. I love books based on dynamic people, and this is just such a book. It's based on the true-life events of resistance fighter Nancy Wake, an awe-inspiring woman by anyone's standards.

The novel is both a beautiful love story and an intriguing story of a woman who wanted to make a difference. Nancy stepped up, spoke up, and sacrificed to fight for what she thought was right. Reading about the life of this brave, feisty woman stirs up a lot of emotions because she was a spy and a socialite who loved her red lipstick.

She used her social status to smuggle documents and people across borders, so the Nazis wanted her dead. But, Nancy was also a woman married to the love of her life. She had deep friendships, strong opinions and convictions, and compassion. This is a page-turner and a unique story. Highly recommend.

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