Code Name Hélène by Ariel Lawhon: Feminist-Powered WW2 Fiction Set In France

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Code Name Hélène by Ariel Lawhon Book Information

Author: Ariel Lawhon
Genre: WW2 Historical Fiction | Book Set In France | Biographical WW2 Fiction
Pages: 450
Publisher: Doubleday
Publication Date: March 2020

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Code Name Hélène by Ariel Lawhon Summary

Told in interweaving timelines organized around the four code names Nancy used during the war, Code Name Hélène is a spellbinding and moving story of enduring love, remarkable sacrifice and unfaltering resolve that chronicles the true exploits of a woman who deserves to be a household name.

It is 1936 and Nancy Wake is an intrepid Australian expat living in Paris who has bluffed her way into a reporting job for Hearst newspaper when she meets the wealthy French industrialist Henri Fiocca. No sooner does Henri sweep Nancy off her feet and convince her to become Mrs. Fiocca than the Germans invade France and she takes yet another name: a code name.

As LUCIENNE CARLIER Nancy smuggles people and documents across the border. Her success and her remarkable ability to evade capture earns her the nickname THE WHITE MOUSE from the Gestapo.

With a five million franc bounty on her head, Nancy is forced to escape France and leave Henri behind. When she enters training with the Special Operations Executives in Britain, her new comrades are instructed to call her HÉLÈNE. And finally, with mission in hand, Nancy is airdropped back into France as the deadly MADAM ANDRÉE, where she claims her place as one of the most powerful leaders in the French Resistance, armed with a ferocious wit, her signature red lipstick, and the ability to summon weapons straight from the Allied Forces.

But no one can protect Nancy if the enemy finds out these four women are one and the same, and the closer to liberation France gets, the more exposed she–and the people she loves–become.


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About The Author, Ariel Lawhon

Ariel Lawhon is a New York Times bestselling author of historical fiction. She currently resides near Nashville, Tennessee. Learn more about Ariel Lawhon.

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