I love this book about a real WWII heroine! While reading about heroic women, I find myself imagining what I would do in their shoes, and I find strength in their lives. Code Name Helene by Ariel Lawhorn is a fictional novel based on the real life accomplishments of a heroic woman, WWII Special Operations spy Nancy Wake. Lawhorn tells Nancy’s story through alternating timelines using her different code names during the war. Nancy Wake was one of the unsung heroines of WWII.