While Nancy cuts a vivid, stylish figure through the novel's pages, her supporting cast is also well drawn ... Their feats of daring and gritty survival tactics are drawn largely from true accounts by Nancy and others, but Lawhon's elegant plotting makes them shine ... Bold, confident, dryly witty and driven by a strong sense of justice, Nancy (no matter which name she uses) is a fascinating character. Lawhon's gripping narrative gives 'Hélène' her due.
Ariel Lawhon’s Code Name Hélène is a spellbinding work of historical fiction ... one of the most sensual romance novels you’ve ever read ... let the story sink in, and Nancy and Henri’s enduring love will indeed rise to the surface.
... [an] exhaustively researched and vividly woven historical novel ... an epic love story as an engrossing narrative of an unlikely anti-Nazi combatant ... Lawhon has proven herself a master at her craft, and she does readers a great service with Code Name Hélène[.]