Code Name: Lise: The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII's Most Highly Decorated Spy

Code Name: Lise: The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII's Most Highly Decorated Spy

The true story of the woman who became WWII's most highly decorated spy The year is 1942, and World War II is in full swing. Odette Sansom decides to follow in her war hero father?s footsteps by becoming an SOE agent to aid Britain and her beloved homeland, France. Five failed attempts and one plane crash later, she finally lands in occupied France to begin her mission. I The true story of the woman who became WWII's most highly decorated spy The year is 1942, and World War II is...

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Title:Code Name: Lise: The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII's Most Highly Decorated Spy
Author:Larry Loftis
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:Code Name: Lise
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:384 pages pages

Code Name: Lise: The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII's Most Highly Decorated Spy Reviews

  • Becky
    Jan 26, 2019

    This is an incredible story of war, intrigue, love and a whole lot of courage! It is the story of Odette Sansom whose moral code would not allow her to sit back and do nothing as the Nazi made their march on Europe. At great personal expense, she left her family and her life to act as ...

    Not too often, but once in a while, a true story is so intense, thrilling, and adventurous that reading it you just might think you're reading fiction. Filled with espionage, war, romance, torture, imprisonment, and desperation, Odette's story is inspiring and fascinating. Leaving thre...

    4.5 Stars ...

    I was lucky enough to read an early copy, and it's just splendid: a grand adventure, part thriller, part love story, full of wonderful details about the tradecraft of wartime espionage and the names of dozens of unsung heroes who fought the Nazis on the backstreets of France. A remarka...

    It?s 1942 and German troops have occupied most of Europe. A French woman named Odette Sansom wants to do her part to fight the Germans and manages to become a spy code-named Lise. She joins forces with an English officer named Peter Churchill who will be her commanding officer. Rema...

    First sentence: Major Guthrie looked again at the photographs. Premise/plot: The subtitle of this one tells you essentially everything you need to know to decide if this book is for you: "the true story of the woman who became WWII's most highly decorated spy." Since I seek out...

  • Marty
    Jan 31, 2019

    This is an incredible story of war, intrigue, love and a whole lot of courage! It is the story of Odette Sansom whose moral code would not allow her to sit back and do nothing as the Nazi made their march on Europe. At great personal expense, she left her family and her life to act as ...

    Not too often, but once in a while, a true story is so intense, thrilling, and adventurous that reading it you just might think you're reading fiction. Filled with espionage, war, romance, torture, imprisonment, and desperation, Odette's story is inspiring and fascinating. Leaving thre...

    4.5 Stars ...

    I was lucky enough to read an early copy, and it's just splendid: a grand adventure, part thriller, part love story, full of wonderful details about the tradecraft of wartime espionage and the names of dozens of unsung heroes who fought the Nazis on the backstreets of France. A remarka...

    It?s 1942 and German troops have occupied most of Europe. A French woman named Odette Sansom wants to do her part to fight the Germans and manages to become a spy code-named Lise. She joins forces with an English officer named Peter Churchill who will be her commanding officer. Rema...

    First sentence: Major Guthrie looked again at the photographs. Premise/plot: The subtitle of this one tells you essentially everything you need to know to decide if this book is for you: "the true story of the woman who became WWII's most highly decorated spy." Since I seek out...

    A great and interesting book on the life of Odette Sansom who became a SOE agent during World War II and was sent to occupied France after five failed landing attempts. During her missions, she was hunted down by Hugo Bleicher, a top Gestapo agent and finally succeeded in capturing her...

    I received a free copy thanks to Goodreads. This biography is interesting to discover Odette Sansom's life during WWII. However, since it is not the first biography, without reading the previous ones it is hard to evaluate its own value. Indeed, the most interesting part of the boo...

    For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com Code Name: Lise: The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII?s Most Highly Decorated Spy by Larry Loftis is a non-fiction book about a British spy operating in occupied France. Mr. Lofits was a corporate a...

    Set in occupied France during World War II, this is an exciting story of life as an SOE agent working with the French Resistance which has as its chief character the brave and resourceful Odette Sansom. The author effectively conveys the atmosphere of suspicion experienced by those liv...

    Code Name: Lise by Larry Loftis. Odette Sansom Hallowes is also known as Odette Churchill and was recruited by the SOE in 1942. My problem with this biography are the "conversations." While some of these can be documented in general, using this as dialogue feels too much like fictio...

    This book was amazing. I, like so many others, love reading f stories about the Holocaust. I'm not sure why; it was an ugly, ugly time. I think it's because in the end the good guys won, and we need to understand that sometimes bad things happen to good people. Like it did to Odette an...

    Liked it. Amazing true spy story. ...

    4.5 rounding up because I can't even imagine walking a day in her footsteps! And she was a mother... We are all made of different cloth, hers was steel, mine is lint, just stunned at her strength ?! ...

    Excellent book. What an amazing story. I am disappointed that I had never heard of this woman before now. This book is well written and engaging. ...

    I?ve never heard of the most highly decorated spy woman until I came across this book. What a book! I felt as if I were reading a work of fiction. Incredible story, incredibly well written. ...

    I liked the book, but I did not love it. Way to much drag in the mid section, and then I was somewhat dissapointed in the last part. What happened to the children, what was their view regarding their mother? Yes Odette was very brave, but it seemed her spy carrier was over before it r...

  • Giselle Bradley
    Feb 07, 2019

    This is an incredible story of war, intrigue, love and a whole lot of courage! It is the story of Odette Sansom whose moral code would not allow her to sit back and do nothing as the Nazi made their march on Europe. At great personal expense, she left her family and her life to act as ...

    Not too often, but once in a while, a true story is so intense, thrilling, and adventurous that reading it you just might think you're reading fiction. Filled with espionage, war, romance, torture, imprisonment, and desperation, Odette's story is inspiring and fascinating. Leaving thre...

    4.5 Stars ...

  • Onceinabluemoon
    Jan 27, 2019

    This is an incredible story of war, intrigue, love and a whole lot of courage! It is the story of Odette Sansom whose moral code would not allow her to sit back and do nothing as the Nazi made their march on Europe. At great personal expense, she left her family and her life to act as ...

    Not too often, but once in a while, a true story is so intense, thrilling, and adventurous that reading it you just might think you're reading fiction. Filled with espionage, war, romance, torture, imprisonment, and desperation, Odette's story is inspiring and fascinating. Leaving thre...

    4.5 Stars ...

    I was lucky enough to read an early copy, and it's just splendid: a grand adventure, part thriller, part love story, full of wonderful details about the tradecraft of wartime espionage and the names of dozens of unsung heroes who fought the Nazis on the backstreets of France. A remarka...

    It?s 1942 and German troops have occupied most of Europe. A French woman named Odette Sansom wants to do her part to fight the Germans and manages to become a spy code-named Lise. She joins forces with an English officer named Peter Churchill who will be her commanding officer. Rema...

    First sentence: Major Guthrie looked again at the photographs. Premise/plot: The subtitle of this one tells you essentially everything you need to know to decide if this book is for you: "the true story of the woman who became WWII's most highly decorated spy." Since I seek out...

    A great and interesting book on the life of Odette Sansom who became a SOE agent during World War II and was sent to occupied France after five failed landing attempts. During her missions, she was hunted down by Hugo Bleicher, a top Gestapo agent and finally succeeded in capturing her...

    I received a free copy thanks to Goodreads. This biography is interesting to discover Odette Sansom's life during WWII. However, since it is not the first biography, without reading the previous ones it is hard to evaluate its own value. Indeed, the most interesting part of the boo...

    For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com Code Name: Lise: The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII?s Most Highly Decorated Spy by Larry Loftis is a non-fiction book about a British spy operating in occupied France. Mr. Lofits was a corporate a...

    Set in occupied France during World War II, this is an exciting story of life as an SOE agent working with the French Resistance which has as its chief character the brave and resourceful Odette Sansom. The author effectively conveys the atmosphere of suspicion experienced by those liv...

    Code Name: Lise by Larry Loftis. Odette Sansom Hallowes is also known as Odette Churchill and was recruited by the SOE in 1942. My problem with this biography are the "conversations." While some of these can be documented in general, using this as dialogue feels too much like fictio...

    This book was amazing. I, like so many others, love reading f stories about the Holocaust. I'm not sure why; it was an ugly, ugly time. I think it's because in the end the good guys won, and we need to understand that sometimes bad things happen to good people. Like it did to Odette an...

    Liked it. Amazing true spy story. ...

    4.5 rounding up because I can't even imagine walking a day in her footsteps! And she was a mother... We are all made of different cloth, hers was steel, mine is lint, just stunned at her strength ?! ...

  • Monique
    Feb 14, 2019

    This is an incredible story of war, intrigue, love and a whole lot of courage! It is the story of Odette Sansom whose moral code would not allow her to sit back and do nothing as the Nazi made their march on Europe. At great personal expense, she left her family and her life to act as ...

    Not too often, but once in a while, a true story is so intense, thrilling, and adventurous that reading it you just might think you're reading fiction. Filled with espionage, war, romance, torture, imprisonment, and desperation, Odette's story is inspiring and fascinating. Leaving thre...

    4.5 Stars ...

    I was lucky enough to read an early copy, and it's just splendid: a grand adventure, part thriller, part love story, full of wonderful details about the tradecraft of wartime espionage and the names of dozens of unsung heroes who fought the Nazis on the backstreets of France. A remarka...

    It?s 1942 and German troops have occupied most of Europe. A French woman named Odette Sansom wants to do her part to fight the Germans and manages to become a spy code-named Lise. She joins forces with an English officer named Peter Churchill who will be her commanding officer. Rema...

    First sentence: Major Guthrie looked again at the photographs. Premise/plot: The subtitle of this one tells you essentially everything you need to know to decide if this book is for you: "the true story of the woman who became WWII's most highly decorated spy." Since I seek out...

    A great and interesting book on the life of Odette Sansom who became a SOE agent during World War II and was sent to occupied France after five failed landing attempts. During her missions, she was hunted down by Hugo Bleicher, a top Gestapo agent and finally succeeded in capturing her...

    I received a free copy thanks to Goodreads. This biography is interesting to discover Odette Sansom's life during WWII. However, since it is not the first biography, without reading the previous ones it is hard to evaluate its own value. Indeed, the most interesting part of the boo...

    For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com Code Name: Lise: The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII?s Most Highly Decorated Spy by Larry Loftis is a non-fiction book about a British spy operating in occupied France. Mr. Lofits was a corporate a...

    Set in occupied France during World War II, this is an exciting story of life as an SOE agent working with the French Resistance which has as its chief character the brave and resourceful Odette Sansom. The author effectively conveys the atmosphere of suspicion experienced by those liv...

    Code Name: Lise by Larry Loftis. Odette Sansom Hallowes is also known as Odette Churchill and was recruited by the SOE in 1942. My problem with this biography are the "conversations." While some of these can be documented in general, using this as dialogue feels too much like fictio...

    This book was amazing. I, like so many others, love reading f stories about the Holocaust. I'm not sure why; it was an ugly, ugly time. I think it's because in the end the good guys won, and we need to understand that sometimes bad things happen to good people. Like it did to Odette an...

    Liked it. Amazing true spy story. ...

    4.5 rounding up because I can't even imagine walking a day in her footsteps! And she was a mother... We are all made of different cloth, hers was steel, mine is lint, just stunned at her strength ?! ...

    Excellent book. What an amazing story. I am disappointed that I had never heard of this woman before now. This book is well written and engaging. ...

    I?ve never heard of the most highly decorated spy woman until I came across this book. What a book! I felt as if I were reading a work of fiction. Incredible story, incredibly well written. ...

    I liked the book, but I did not love it. Way to much drag in the mid section, and then I was somewhat dissapointed in the last part. What happened to the children, what was their view regarding their mother? Yes Odette was very brave, but it seemed her spy carrier was over before it r...

    Review written: February 14, 2019 Star Rating: ???? Heat Rating: N/A Violence: There are some passages of brutal, on-page violence. An Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this book was received free via Netgalley for an honest review. Odette Sansom is a name I had never...

  • Joseph Finder
    Oct 15, 2018

    This is an incredible story of war, intrigue, love and a whole lot of courage! It is the story of Odette Sansom whose moral code would not allow her to sit back and do nothing as the Nazi made their march on Europe. At great personal expense, she left her family and her life to act as ...

    Not too often, but once in a while, a true story is so intense, thrilling, and adventurous that reading it you just might think you're reading fiction. Filled with espionage, war, romance, torture, imprisonment, and desperation, Odette's story is inspiring and fascinating. Leaving thre...

    4.5 Stars ...

    I was lucky enough to read an early copy, and it's just splendid: a grand adventure, part thriller, part love story, full of wonderful details about the tradecraft of wartime espionage and the names of dozens of unsung heroes who fought the Nazis on the backstreets of France. A remarka...

  • BonnieL
    Feb 02, 2019

    This is an incredible story of war, intrigue, love and a whole lot of courage! It is the story of Odette Sansom whose moral code would not allow her to sit back and do nothing as the Nazi made their march on Europe. At great personal expense, she left her family and her life to act as ...

    Not too often, but once in a while, a true story is so intense, thrilling, and adventurous that reading it you just might think you're reading fiction. Filled with espionage, war, romance, torture, imprisonment, and desperation, Odette's story is inspiring and fascinating. Leaving thre...

    4.5 Stars ...

    I was lucky enough to read an early copy, and it's just splendid: a grand adventure, part thriller, part love story, full of wonderful details about the tradecraft of wartime espionage and the names of dozens of unsung heroes who fought the Nazis on the backstreets of France. A remarka...

    It?s 1942 and German troops have occupied most of Europe. A French woman named Odette Sansom wants to do her part to fight the Germans and manages to become a spy code-named Lise. She joins forces with an English officer named Peter Churchill who will be her commanding officer. Rema...

    First sentence: Major Guthrie looked again at the photographs. Premise/plot: The subtitle of this one tells you essentially everything you need to know to decide if this book is for you: "the true story of the woman who became WWII's most highly decorated spy." Since I seek out...

    A great and interesting book on the life of Odette Sansom who became a SOE agent during World War II and was sent to occupied France after five failed landing attempts. During her missions, she was hunted down by Hugo Bleicher, a top Gestapo agent and finally succeeded in capturing her...

    I received a free copy thanks to Goodreads. This biography is interesting to discover Odette Sansom's life during WWII. However, since it is not the first biography, without reading the previous ones it is hard to evaluate its own value. Indeed, the most interesting part of the boo...

    For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com Code Name: Lise: The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII?s Most Highly Decorated Spy by Larry Loftis is a non-fiction book about a British spy operating in occupied France. Mr. Lofits was a corporate a...

    Set in occupied France during World War II, this is an exciting story of life as an SOE agent working with the French Resistance which has as its chief character the brave and resourceful Odette Sansom. The author effectively conveys the atmosphere of suspicion experienced by those liv...

    Code Name: Lise by Larry Loftis. Odette Sansom Hallowes is also known as Odette Churchill and was recruited by the SOE in 1942. My problem with this biography are the "conversations." While some of these can be documented in general, using this as dialogue feels too much like fictio...

    This book was amazing. I, like so many others, love reading f stories about the Holocaust. I'm not sure why; it was an ugly, ugly time. I think it's because in the end the good guys won, and we need to understand that sometimes bad things happen to good people. Like it did to Odette an...

    Liked it. Amazing true spy story. ...

    4.5 rounding up because I can't even imagine walking a day in her footsteps! And she was a mother... We are all made of different cloth, hers was steel, mine is lint, just stunned at her strength ?! ...

    Excellent book. What an amazing story. I am disappointed that I had never heard of this woman before now. This book is well written and engaging. ...

    I?ve never heard of the most highly decorated spy woman until I came across this book. What a book! I felt as if I were reading a work of fiction. Incredible story, incredibly well written. ...

    I liked the book, but I did not love it. Way to much drag in the mid section, and then I was somewhat dissapointed in the last part. What happened to the children, what was their view regarding their mother? Yes Odette was very brave, but it seemed her spy carrier was over before it r...

    Review written: February 14, 2019 Star Rating: ???? Heat Rating: N/A Violence: There are some passages of brutal, on-page violence. An Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this book was received free via Netgalley for an honest review. Odette Sansom is a name I had never...

    ?Life takes guts.? Lucille Ball is quoted to have said. If anyone knows anything about this statement it is those who sacrifice their own safety, comfort, and sanity for that of their country. During World War II thousands came together to do just this. Odette Sansom was one of tho...

    Odette, code name Lise, would not be anyone?s obvious choice to become the most highly decorated woman of WWII. Born in France, Odette overcomes childhood illness and later marries a Brit. As the war progresses, Odette?s call to patriotism, love of her first country France and the ...

    Shortly after beginning to read Code Name: Lise by Larry Loftis, I had to stop and double check that this was intended to be non-fiction.  The writing was engaging, the story briskly paced, and even when giving brief back story of a new individual or situation, there was a consistent ...

    I was captivated by this story of Odette Sansom, one of the women specifically recruited by Britain?s SOE, Special Operations Executive, to serve as secret agents. Loftis, through meticulous research including diaries, interviews, and archives, both engages and educates us with this ...

    CODE NAME: LISE tells the true life tale of housewife and mother of two, Odette Sansom beginning in 1942 with her recruitment by the British Special Operations Executive (SOE). Starting with her training, then her missions, including her capture by the Germans, this story is fascinatin...

    Incredible story of a courageous, brave and indomitable woman spy in WWII. The scope of the horrors and atrocities of the Nazis in the war is almost lost in the recounting of the deaths of millions in their concentration camps - the mind simply cannot conceive of millions of Jews, Chri...

  • John Machata
    Feb 15, 2019

    This is an incredible story of war, intrigue, love and a whole lot of courage! It is the story of Odette Sansom whose moral code would not allow her to sit back and do nothing as the Nazi made their march on Europe. At great personal expense, she left her family and her life to act as ...

    Not too often, but once in a while, a true story is so intense, thrilling, and adventurous that reading it you just might think you're reading fiction. Filled with espionage, war, romance, torture, imprisonment, and desperation, Odette's story is inspiring and fascinating. Leaving thre...

    4.5 Stars ...

    I was lucky enough to read an early copy, and it's just splendid: a grand adventure, part thriller, part love story, full of wonderful details about the tradecraft of wartime espionage and the names of dozens of unsung heroes who fought the Nazis on the backstreets of France. A remarka...

    It?s 1942 and German troops have occupied most of Europe. A French woman named Odette Sansom wants to do her part to fight the Germans and manages to become a spy code-named Lise. She joins forces with an English officer named Peter Churchill who will be her commanding officer. Rema...

    First sentence: Major Guthrie looked again at the photographs. Premise/plot: The subtitle of this one tells you essentially everything you need to know to decide if this book is for you: "the true story of the woman who became WWII's most highly decorated spy." Since I seek out...

    A great and interesting book on the life of Odette Sansom who became a SOE agent during World War II and was sent to occupied France after five failed landing attempts. During her missions, she was hunted down by Hugo Bleicher, a top Gestapo agent and finally succeeded in capturing her...

    I received a free copy thanks to Goodreads. This biography is interesting to discover Odette Sansom's life during WWII. However, since it is not the first biography, without reading the previous ones it is hard to evaluate its own value. Indeed, the most interesting part of the boo...

    For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com Code Name: Lise: The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII?s Most Highly Decorated Spy by Larry Loftis is a non-fiction book about a British spy operating in occupied France. Mr. Lofits was a corporate a...

    Set in occupied France during World War II, this is an exciting story of life as an SOE agent working with the French Resistance which has as its chief character the brave and resourceful Odette Sansom. The author effectively conveys the atmosphere of suspicion experienced by those liv...

    Code Name: Lise by Larry Loftis. Odette Sansom Hallowes is also known as Odette Churchill and was recruited by the SOE in 1942. My problem with this biography are the "conversations." While some of these can be documented in general, using this as dialogue feels too much like fictio...

    This book was amazing. I, like so many others, love reading f stories about the Holocaust. I'm not sure why; it was an ugly, ugly time. I think it's because in the end the good guys won, and we need to understand that sometimes bad things happen to good people. Like it did to Odette an...

    Liked it. Amazing true spy story. ...

  • Zohar - ManOfLaBook.com
    Dec 13, 2018

    This is an incredible story of war, intrigue, love and a whole lot of courage! It is the story of Odette Sansom whose moral code would not allow her to sit back and do nothing as the Nazi made their march on Europe. At great personal expense, she left her family and her life to act as ...

    Not too often, but once in a while, a true story is so intense, thrilling, and adventurous that reading it you just might think you're reading fiction. Filled with espionage, war, romance, torture, imprisonment, and desperation, Odette's story is inspiring and fascinating. Leaving thre...

    4.5 Stars ...

    I was lucky enough to read an early copy, and it's just splendid: a grand adventure, part thriller, part love story, full of wonderful details about the tradecraft of wartime espionage and the names of dozens of unsung heroes who fought the Nazis on the backstreets of France. A remarka...

    It?s 1942 and German troops have occupied most of Europe. A French woman named Odette Sansom wants to do her part to fight the Germans and manages to become a spy code-named Lise. She joins forces with an English officer named Peter Churchill who will be her commanding officer. Rema...

    First sentence: Major Guthrie looked again at the photographs. Premise/plot: The subtitle of this one tells you essentially everything you need to know to decide if this book is for you: "the true story of the woman who became WWII's most highly decorated spy." Since I seek out...

    A great and interesting book on the life of Odette Sansom who became a SOE agent during World War II and was sent to occupied France after five failed landing attempts. During her missions, she was hunted down by Hugo Bleicher, a top Gestapo agent and finally succeeded in capturing her...

    I received a free copy thanks to Goodreads. This biography is interesting to discover Odette Sansom's life during WWII. However, since it is not the first biography, without reading the previous ones it is hard to evaluate its own value. Indeed, the most interesting part of the boo...

    For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com Code Name: Lise: The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII?s Most Highly Decorated Spy by Larry Loftis is a non-fiction book about a British spy operating in occupied France. Mr. Lofits was a corporate a...

  • Steve
    Jan 16, 2019

    This is an incredible story of war, intrigue, love and a whole lot of courage! It is the story of Odette Sansom whose moral code would not allow her to sit back and do nothing as the Nazi made their march on Europe. At great personal expense, she left her family and her life to act as ...

    Not too often, but once in a while, a true story is so intense, thrilling, and adventurous that reading it you just might think you're reading fiction. Filled with espionage, war, romance, torture, imprisonment, and desperation, Odette's story is inspiring and fascinating. Leaving thre...

    4.5 Stars ...

    I was lucky enough to read an early copy, and it's just splendid: a grand adventure, part thriller, part love story, full of wonderful details about the tradecraft of wartime espionage and the names of dozens of unsung heroes who fought the Nazis on the backstreets of France. A remarka...

    It?s 1942 and German troops have occupied most of Europe. A French woman named Odette Sansom wants to do her part to fight the Germans and manages to become a spy code-named Lise. She joins forces with an English officer named Peter Churchill who will be her commanding officer. Rema...

    First sentence: Major Guthrie looked again at the photographs. Premise/plot: The subtitle of this one tells you essentially everything you need to know to decide if this book is for you: "the true story of the woman who became WWII's most highly decorated spy." Since I seek out...

    A great and interesting book on the life of Odette Sansom who became a SOE agent during World War II and was sent to occupied France after five failed landing attempts. During her missions, she was hunted down by Hugo Bleicher, a top Gestapo agent and finally succeeded in capturing her...

  • Ivana
    Jan 26, 2019

    This is an incredible story of war, intrigue, love and a whole lot of courage! It is the story of Odette Sansom whose moral code would not allow her to sit back and do nothing as the Nazi made their march on Europe. At great personal expense, she left her family and her life to act as ...

    Not too often, but once in a while, a true story is so intense, thrilling, and adventurous that reading it you just might think you're reading fiction. Filled with espionage, war, romance, torture, imprisonment, and desperation, Odette's story is inspiring and fascinating. Leaving thre...

    4.5 Stars ...

    I was lucky enough to read an early copy, and it's just splendid: a grand adventure, part thriller, part love story, full of wonderful details about the tradecraft of wartime espionage and the names of dozens of unsung heroes who fought the Nazis on the backstreets of France. A remarka...

    It?s 1942 and German troops have occupied most of Europe. A French woman named Odette Sansom wants to do her part to fight the Germans and manages to become a spy code-named Lise. She joins forces with an English officer named Peter Churchill who will be her commanding officer. Rema...

    First sentence: Major Guthrie looked again at the photographs. Premise/plot: The subtitle of this one tells you essentially everything you need to know to decide if this book is for you: "the true story of the woman who became WWII's most highly decorated spy." Since I seek out...

    A great and interesting book on the life of Odette Sansom who became a SOE agent during World War II and was sent to occupied France after five failed landing attempts. During her missions, she was hunted down by Hugo Bleicher, a top Gestapo agent and finally succeeded in capturing her...

    I received a free copy thanks to Goodreads. This biography is interesting to discover Odette Sansom's life during WWII. However, since it is not the first biography, without reading the previous ones it is hard to evaluate its own value. Indeed, the most interesting part of the boo...

    For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com Code Name: Lise: The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII?s Most Highly Decorated Spy by Larry Loftis is a non-fiction book about a British spy operating in occupied France. Mr. Lofits was a corporate a...

    Set in occupied France during World War II, this is an exciting story of life as an SOE agent working with the French Resistance which has as its chief character the brave and resourceful Odette Sansom. The author effectively conveys the atmosphere of suspicion experienced by those liv...

    Code Name: Lise by Larry Loftis. Odette Sansom Hallowes is also known as Odette Churchill and was recruited by the SOE in 1942. My problem with this biography are the "conversations." While some of these can be documented in general, using this as dialogue feels too much like fictio...

    This book was amazing. I, like so many others, love reading f stories about the Holocaust. I'm not sure why; it was an ugly, ugly time. I think it's because in the end the good guys won, and we need to understand that sometimes bad things happen to good people. Like it did to Odette an...

    Liked it. Amazing true spy story. ...

    4.5 rounding up because I can't even imagine walking a day in her footsteps! And she was a mother... We are all made of different cloth, hers was steel, mine is lint, just stunned at her strength ?! ...

    Excellent book. What an amazing story. I am disappointed that I had never heard of this woman before now. This book is well written and engaging. ...

    I?ve never heard of the most highly decorated spy woman until I came across this book. What a book! I felt as if I were reading a work of fiction. Incredible story, incredibly well written. ...

  • Sean Sims
    Jan 15, 2019

    This is an incredible story of war, intrigue, love and a whole lot of courage! It is the story of Odette Sansom whose moral code would not allow her to sit back and do nothing as the Nazi made their march on Europe. At great personal expense, she left her family and her life to act as ...

    Not too often, but once in a while, a true story is so intense, thrilling, and adventurous that reading it you just might think you're reading fiction. Filled with espionage, war, romance, torture, imprisonment, and desperation, Odette's story is inspiring and fascinating. Leaving thre...

    4.5 Stars ...

    I was lucky enough to read an early copy, and it's just splendid: a grand adventure, part thriller, part love story, full of wonderful details about the tradecraft of wartime espionage and the names of dozens of unsung heroes who fought the Nazis on the backstreets of France. A remarka...

    It?s 1942 and German troops have occupied most of Europe. A French woman named Odette Sansom wants to do her part to fight the Germans and manages to become a spy code-named Lise. She joins forces with an English officer named Peter Churchill who will be her commanding officer. Rema...

    First sentence: Major Guthrie looked again at the photographs. Premise/plot: The subtitle of this one tells you essentially everything you need to know to decide if this book is for you: "the true story of the woman who became WWII's most highly decorated spy." Since I seek out...

    A great and interesting book on the life of Odette Sansom who became a SOE agent during World War II and was sent to occupied France after five failed landing attempts. During her missions, she was hunted down by Hugo Bleicher, a top Gestapo agent and finally succeeded in capturing her...

    I received a free copy thanks to Goodreads. This biography is interesting to discover Odette Sansom's life during WWII. However, since it is not the first biography, without reading the previous ones it is hard to evaluate its own value. Indeed, the most interesting part of the boo...

    For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com Code Name: Lise: The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII?s Most Highly Decorated Spy by Larry Loftis is a non-fiction book about a British spy operating in occupied France. Mr. Lofits was a corporate a...

    Set in occupied France during World War II, this is an exciting story of life as an SOE agent working with the French Resistance which has as its chief character the brave and resourceful Odette Sansom. The author effectively conveys the atmosphere of suspicion experienced by those liv...

    Code Name: Lise by Larry Loftis. Odette Sansom Hallowes is also known as Odette Churchill and was recruited by the SOE in 1942. My problem with this biography are the "conversations." While some of these can be documented in general, using this as dialogue feels too much like fictio...

    This book was amazing. I, like so many others, love reading f stories about the Holocaust. I'm not sure why; it was an ugly, ugly time. I think it's because in the end the good guys won, and we need to understand that sometimes bad things happen to good people. Like it did to Odette an...

    Liked it. Amazing true spy story. ...

    4.5 rounding up because I can't even imagine walking a day in her footsteps! And she was a mother... We are all made of different cloth, hers was steel, mine is lint, just stunned at her strength ?! ...

    Excellent book. What an amazing story. I am disappointed that I had never heard of this woman before now. This book is well written and engaging. ...

    I?ve never heard of the most highly decorated spy woman until I came across this book. What a book! I felt as if I were reading a work of fiction. Incredible story, incredibly well written. ...

    I liked the book, but I did not love it. Way to much drag in the mid section, and then I was somewhat dissapointed in the last part. What happened to the children, what was their view regarding their mother? Yes Odette was very brave, but it seemed her spy carrier was over before it r...

    Review written: February 14, 2019 Star Rating: ???? Heat Rating: N/A Violence: There are some passages of brutal, on-page violence. An Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this book was received free via Netgalley for an honest review. Odette Sansom is a name I had never...

    ?Life takes guts.? Lucille Ball is quoted to have said. If anyone knows anything about this statement it is those who sacrifice their own safety, comfort, and sanity for that of their country. During World War II thousands came together to do just this. Odette Sansom was one of tho...

    Odette, code name Lise, would not be anyone?s obvious choice to become the most highly decorated woman of WWII. Born in France, Odette overcomes childhood illness and later marries a Brit. As the war progresses, Odette?s call to patriotism, love of her first country France and the ...

    Shortly after beginning to read Code Name: Lise by Larry Loftis, I had to stop and double check that this was intended to be non-fiction.  The writing was engaging, the story briskly paced, and even when giving brief back story of a new individual or situation, there was a consistent ...

    I was captivated by this story of Odette Sansom, one of the women specifically recruited by Britain?s SOE, Special Operations Executive, to serve as secret agents. Loftis, through meticulous research including diaries, interviews, and archives, both engages and educates us with this ...

    CODE NAME: LISE tells the true life tale of housewife and mother of two, Odette Sansom beginning in 1942 with her recruitment by the British Special Operations Executive (SOE). Starting with her training, then her missions, including her capture by the Germans, this story is fascinatin...

    Incredible story of a courageous, brave and indomitable woman spy in WWII. The scope of the horrors and atrocities of the Nazis in the war is almost lost in the recounting of the deaths of millions in their concentration camps - the mind simply cannot conceive of millions of Jews, Chri...

    From the first page to the last page Code Name: Lise pulled me in to the world of espionage during World War II. Larry Loftis expertly intertwined the suspense and excitement of operating behind enemy lines with a love story. I found that I couldn't put the book down because I always w...

  • Kat, aka
    Jan 02, 2019

    This is an incredible story of war, intrigue, love and a whole lot of courage! It is the story of Odette Sansom whose moral code would not allow her to sit back and do nothing as the Nazi made their march on Europe. At great personal expense, she left her family and her life to act as ...

    Not too often, but once in a while, a true story is so intense, thrilling, and adventurous that reading it you just might think you're reading fiction. Filled with espionage, war, romance, torture, imprisonment, and desperation, Odette's story is inspiring and fascinating. Leaving thre...

    4.5 Stars ...

    I was lucky enough to read an early copy, and it's just splendid: a grand adventure, part thriller, part love story, full of wonderful details about the tradecraft of wartime espionage and the names of dozens of unsung heroes who fought the Nazis on the backstreets of France. A remarka...

    It?s 1942 and German troops have occupied most of Europe. A French woman named Odette Sansom wants to do her part to fight the Germans and manages to become a spy code-named Lise. She joins forces with an English officer named Peter Churchill who will be her commanding officer. Rema...

    First sentence: Major Guthrie looked again at the photographs. Premise/plot: The subtitle of this one tells you essentially everything you need to know to decide if this book is for you: "the true story of the woman who became WWII's most highly decorated spy." Since I seek out...

    A great and interesting book on the life of Odette Sansom who became a SOE agent during World War II and was sent to occupied France after five failed landing attempts. During her missions, she was hunted down by Hugo Bleicher, a top Gestapo agent and finally succeeded in capturing her...

    I received a free copy thanks to Goodreads. This biography is interesting to discover Odette Sansom's life during WWII. However, since it is not the first biography, without reading the previous ones it is hard to evaluate its own value. Indeed, the most interesting part of the boo...

    For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com Code Name: Lise: The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII?s Most Highly Decorated Spy by Larry Loftis is a non-fiction book about a British spy operating in occupied France. Mr. Lofits was a corporate a...

    Set in occupied France during World War II, this is an exciting story of life as an SOE agent working with the French Resistance which has as its chief character the brave and resourceful Odette Sansom. The author effectively conveys the atmosphere of suspicion experienced by those liv...

    Code Name: Lise by Larry Loftis. Odette Sansom Hallowes is also known as Odette Churchill and was recruited by the SOE in 1942. My problem with this biography are the "conversations." While some of these can be documented in general, using this as dialogue feels too much like fictio...

    This book was amazing. I, like so many others, love reading f stories about the Holocaust. I'm not sure why; it was an ugly, ugly time. I think it's because in the end the good guys won, and we need to understand that sometimes bad things happen to good people. Like it did to Odette an...

  • Jen
    Dec 29, 2018

    This is an incredible story of war, intrigue, love and a whole lot of courage! It is the story of Odette Sansom whose moral code would not allow her to sit back and do nothing as the Nazi made their march on Europe. At great personal expense, she left her family and her life to act as ...

    Not too often, but once in a while, a true story is so intense, thrilling, and adventurous that reading it you just might think you're reading fiction. Filled with espionage, war, romance, torture, imprisonment, and desperation, Odette's story is inspiring and fascinating. Leaving thre...

    4.5 Stars ...

    I was lucky enough to read an early copy, and it's just splendid: a grand adventure, part thriller, part love story, full of wonderful details about the tradecraft of wartime espionage and the names of dozens of unsung heroes who fought the Nazis on the backstreets of France. A remarka...

    It?s 1942 and German troops have occupied most of Europe. A French woman named Odette Sansom wants to do her part to fight the Germans and manages to become a spy code-named Lise. She joins forces with an English officer named Peter Churchill who will be her commanding officer. Rema...

    First sentence: Major Guthrie looked again at the photographs. Premise/plot: The subtitle of this one tells you essentially everything you need to know to decide if this book is for you: "the true story of the woman who became WWII's most highly decorated spy." Since I seek out...

    A great and interesting book on the life of Odette Sansom who became a SOE agent during World War II and was sent to occupied France after five failed landing attempts. During her missions, she was hunted down by Hugo Bleicher, a top Gestapo agent and finally succeeded in capturing her...

    I received a free copy thanks to Goodreads. This biography is interesting to discover Odette Sansom's life during WWII. However, since it is not the first biography, without reading the previous ones it is hard to evaluate its own value. Indeed, the most interesting part of the boo...

    For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com Code Name: Lise: The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII?s Most Highly Decorated Spy by Larry Loftis is a non-fiction book about a British spy operating in occupied France. Mr. Lofits was a corporate a...

    Set in occupied France during World War II, this is an exciting story of life as an SOE agent working with the French Resistance which has as its chief character the brave and resourceful Odette Sansom. The author effectively conveys the atmosphere of suspicion experienced by those liv...

    Code Name: Lise by Larry Loftis. Odette Sansom Hallowes is also known as Odette Churchill and was recruited by the SOE in 1942. My problem with this biography are the "conversations." While some of these can be documented in general, using this as dialogue feels too much like fictio...

  • Jep
    Jan 14, 2019

    This is an incredible story of war, intrigue, love and a whole lot of courage! It is the story of Odette Sansom whose moral code would not allow her to sit back and do nothing as the Nazi made their march on Europe. At great personal expense, she left her family and her life to act as ...

    Not too often, but once in a while, a true story is so intense, thrilling, and adventurous that reading it you just might think you're reading fiction. Filled with espionage, war, romance, torture, imprisonment, and desperation, Odette's story is inspiring and fascinating. Leaving thre...

    4.5 Stars ...

    I was lucky enough to read an early copy, and it's just splendid: a grand adventure, part thriller, part love story, full of wonderful details about the tradecraft of wartime espionage and the names of dozens of unsung heroes who fought the Nazis on the backstreets of France. A remarka...

    It?s 1942 and German troops have occupied most of Europe. A French woman named Odette Sansom wants to do her part to fight the Germans and manages to become a spy code-named Lise. She joins forces with an English officer named Peter Churchill who will be her commanding officer. Rema...

    First sentence: Major Guthrie looked again at the photographs. Premise/plot: The subtitle of this one tells you essentially everything you need to know to decide if this book is for you: "the true story of the woman who became WWII's most highly decorated spy." Since I seek out...

    A great and interesting book on the life of Odette Sansom who became a SOE agent during World War II and was sent to occupied France after five failed landing attempts. During her missions, she was hunted down by Hugo Bleicher, a top Gestapo agent and finally succeeded in capturing her...

    I received a free copy thanks to Goodreads. This biography is interesting to discover Odette Sansom's life during WWII. However, since it is not the first biography, without reading the previous ones it is hard to evaluate its own value. Indeed, the most interesting part of the boo...

    For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com Code Name: Lise: The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII?s Most Highly Decorated Spy by Larry Loftis is a non-fiction book about a British spy operating in occupied France. Mr. Lofits was a corporate a...

    Set in occupied France during World War II, this is an exciting story of life as an SOE agent working with the French Resistance which has as its chief character the brave and resourceful Odette Sansom. The author effectively conveys the atmosphere of suspicion experienced by those liv...

    Code Name: Lise by Larry Loftis. Odette Sansom Hallowes is also known as Odette Churchill and was recruited by the SOE in 1942. My problem with this biography are the "conversations." While some of these can be documented in general, using this as dialogue feels too much like fictio...

    This book was amazing. I, like so many others, love reading f stories about the Holocaust. I'm not sure why; it was an ugly, ugly time. I think it's because in the end the good guys won, and we need to understand that sometimes bad things happen to good people. Like it did to Odette an...

    Liked it. Amazing true spy story. ...

    4.5 rounding up because I can't even imagine walking a day in her footsteps! And she was a mother... We are all made of different cloth, hers was steel, mine is lint, just stunned at her strength ?! ...

    Excellent book. What an amazing story. I am disappointed that I had never heard of this woman before now. This book is well written and engaging. ...

    I?ve never heard of the most highly decorated spy woman until I came across this book. What a book! I felt as if I were reading a work of fiction. Incredible story, incredibly well written. ...

    I liked the book, but I did not love it. Way to much drag in the mid section, and then I was somewhat dissapointed in the last part. What happened to the children, what was their view regarding their mother? Yes Odette was very brave, but it seemed her spy carrier was over before it r...

    Review written: February 14, 2019 Star Rating: ???? Heat Rating: N/A Violence: There are some passages of brutal, on-page violence. An Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this book was received free via Netgalley for an honest review. Odette Sansom is a name I had never...

    ?Life takes guts.? Lucille Ball is quoted to have said. If anyone knows anything about this statement it is those who sacrifice their own safety, comfort, and sanity for that of their country. During World War II thousands came together to do just this. Odette Sansom was one of tho...

    Odette, code name Lise, would not be anyone?s obvious choice to become the most highly decorated woman of WWII. Born in France, Odette overcomes childhood illness and later marries a Brit. As the war progresses, Odette?s call to patriotism, love of her first country France and the ...

    Shortly after beginning to read Code Name: Lise by Larry Loftis, I had to stop and double check that this was intended to be non-fiction.  The writing was engaging, the story briskly paced, and even when giving brief back story of a new individual or situation, there was a consistent ...

    I was captivated by this story of Odette Sansom, one of the women specifically recruited by Britain?s SOE, Special Operations Executive, to serve as secret agents. Loftis, through meticulous research including diaries, interviews, and archives, both engages and educates us with this ...

    CODE NAME: LISE tells the true life tale of housewife and mother of two, Odette Sansom beginning in 1942 with her recruitment by the British Special Operations Executive (SOE). Starting with her training, then her missions, including her capture by the Germans, this story is fascinatin...

    Incredible story of a courageous, brave and indomitable woman spy in WWII. The scope of the horrors and atrocities of the Nazis in the war is almost lost in the recounting of the deaths of millions in their concentration camps - the mind simply cannot conceive of millions of Jews, Chri...

    From the first page to the last page Code Name: Lise pulled me in to the world of espionage during World War II. Larry Loftis expertly intertwined the suspense and excitement of operating behind enemy lines with a love story. I found that I couldn't put the book down because I always w...

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Shortly before winning this book, I watched the fascinating series, ?Churchill?s Secret Agents,? in which present-Day civilians were put through the training for SOE (Special Operations Executive) agents in World War II. So I was quite ple...

    This story is a non-fiction book, but with so much thrill, intrigue, and mystery. It has everything that makes for a good book. It took me only two days to finish this book. It bridges suspense into romance, as it chronicles Odette Sansom, who in her father's footsteps, fights for her ...

    A very good and readable history about two SOE agents during WWII. "Lise", Odette Sansom, was WWII's most decorated female. Born in France and moved to England, she reluctantly joined the Special Operations and teamed up with Peter Churchill. The book tracks their espionage, love affai...

    Wow - what a story - intrigue, suspense, war, spy, romance, betrayal, history - it has everything to keep you engaged in reading until you finish it (and it's all true). Not only does it make a great novel, but also would make a great movie. Well written, flows excellently - great job ...

    A humbling true account of a female spy. It?s hard to imagine the horrors experienced by Lise, other POWs, prisoners, and Jews during WWII, but the words bring to life the past with vivid and startling imagery. One ordinary woman?s resilience and courage makes me believe that ?hu...

  • Christy
    Dec 24, 2018

    This is an incredible story of war, intrigue, love and a whole lot of courage! It is the story of Odette Sansom whose moral code would not allow her to sit back and do nothing as the Nazi made their march on Europe. At great personal expense, she left her family and her life to act as ...

    Not too often, but once in a while, a true story is so intense, thrilling, and adventurous that reading it you just might think you're reading fiction. Filled with espionage, war, romance, torture, imprisonment, and desperation, Odette's story is inspiring and fascinating. Leaving thre...

    4.5 Stars ...

    I was lucky enough to read an early copy, and it's just splendid: a grand adventure, part thriller, part love story, full of wonderful details about the tradecraft of wartime espionage and the names of dozens of unsung heroes who fought the Nazis on the backstreets of France. A remarka...

    It?s 1942 and German troops have occupied most of Europe. A French woman named Odette Sansom wants to do her part to fight the Germans and manages to become a spy code-named Lise. She joins forces with an English officer named Peter Churchill who will be her commanding officer. Rema...

    First sentence: Major Guthrie looked again at the photographs. Premise/plot: The subtitle of this one tells you essentially everything you need to know to decide if this book is for you: "the true story of the woman who became WWII's most highly decorated spy." Since I seek out...

    A great and interesting book on the life of Odette Sansom who became a SOE agent during World War II and was sent to occupied France after five failed landing attempts. During her missions, she was hunted down by Hugo Bleicher, a top Gestapo agent and finally succeeded in capturing her...

    I received a free copy thanks to Goodreads. This biography is interesting to discover Odette Sansom's life during WWII. However, since it is not the first biography, without reading the previous ones it is hard to evaluate its own value. Indeed, the most interesting part of the boo...

    For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com Code Name: Lise: The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII?s Most Highly Decorated Spy by Larry Loftis is a non-fiction book about a British spy operating in occupied France. Mr. Lofits was a corporate a...

    Set in occupied France during World War II, this is an exciting story of life as an SOE agent working with the French Resistance which has as its chief character the brave and resourceful Odette Sansom. The author effectively conveys the atmosphere of suspicion experienced by those liv...

    Code Name: Lise by Larry Loftis. Odette Sansom Hallowes is also known as Odette Churchill and was recruited by the SOE in 1942. My problem with this biography are the "conversations." While some of these can be documented in general, using this as dialogue feels too much like fictio...

    This book was amazing. I, like so many others, love reading f stories about the Holocaust. I'm not sure why; it was an ugly, ugly time. I think it's because in the end the good guys won, and we need to understand that sometimes bad things happen to good people. Like it did to Odette an...

    Liked it. Amazing true spy story. ...

    4.5 rounding up because I can't even imagine walking a day in her footsteps! And she was a mother... We are all made of different cloth, hers was steel, mine is lint, just stunned at her strength ?! ...

    Excellent book. What an amazing story. I am disappointed that I had never heard of this woman before now. This book is well written and engaging. ...

    I?ve never heard of the most highly decorated spy woman until I came across this book. What a book! I felt as if I were reading a work of fiction. Incredible story, incredibly well written. ...

    I liked the book, but I did not love it. Way to much drag in the mid section, and then I was somewhat dissapointed in the last part. What happened to the children, what was their view regarding their mother? Yes Odette was very brave, but it seemed her spy carrier was over before it r...

    Review written: February 14, 2019 Star Rating: ???? Heat Rating: N/A Violence: There are some passages of brutal, on-page violence. An Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this book was received free via Netgalley for an honest review. Odette Sansom is a name I had never...

    ?Life takes guts.? Lucille Ball is quoted to have said. If anyone knows anything about this statement it is those who sacrifice their own safety, comfort, and sanity for that of their country. During World War II thousands came together to do just this. Odette Sansom was one of tho...

  • Dick Reynolds
    Jan 29, 2019

    This is an incredible story of war, intrigue, love and a whole lot of courage! It is the story of Odette Sansom whose moral code would not allow her to sit back and do nothing as the Nazi made their march on Europe. At great personal expense, she left her family and her life to act as ...

    Not too often, but once in a while, a true story is so intense, thrilling, and adventurous that reading it you just might think you're reading fiction. Filled with espionage, war, romance, torture, imprisonment, and desperation, Odette's story is inspiring and fascinating. Leaving thre...

    4.5 Stars ...

    I was lucky enough to read an early copy, and it's just splendid: a grand adventure, part thriller, part love story, full of wonderful details about the tradecraft of wartime espionage and the names of dozens of unsung heroes who fought the Nazis on the backstreets of France. A remarka...

    It?s 1942 and German troops have occupied most of Europe. A French woman named Odette Sansom wants to do her part to fight the Germans and manages to become a spy code-named Lise. She joins forces with an English officer named Peter Churchill who will be her commanding officer. Rema...

  • Julie
    Jan 04, 2019

    This is an incredible story of war, intrigue, love and a whole lot of courage! It is the story of Odette Sansom whose moral code would not allow her to sit back and do nothing as the Nazi made their march on Europe. At great personal expense, she left her family and her life to act as ...

    Not too often, but once in a while, a true story is so intense, thrilling, and adventurous that reading it you just might think you're reading fiction. Filled with espionage, war, romance, torture, imprisonment, and desperation, Odette's story is inspiring and fascinating. Leaving thre...

    4.5 Stars ...

    I was lucky enough to read an early copy, and it's just splendid: a grand adventure, part thriller, part love story, full of wonderful details about the tradecraft of wartime espionage and the names of dozens of unsung heroes who fought the Nazis on the backstreets of France. A remarka...

    It?s 1942 and German troops have occupied most of Europe. A French woman named Odette Sansom wants to do her part to fight the Germans and manages to become a spy code-named Lise. She joins forces with an English officer named Peter Churchill who will be her commanding officer. Rema...

    First sentence: Major Guthrie looked again at the photographs. Premise/plot: The subtitle of this one tells you essentially everything you need to know to decide if this book is for you: "the true story of the woman who became WWII's most highly decorated spy." Since I seek out...

    A great and interesting book on the life of Odette Sansom who became a SOE agent during World War II and was sent to occupied France after five failed landing attempts. During her missions, she was hunted down by Hugo Bleicher, a top Gestapo agent and finally succeeded in capturing her...

    I received a free copy thanks to Goodreads. This biography is interesting to discover Odette Sansom's life during WWII. However, since it is not the first biography, without reading the previous ones it is hard to evaluate its own value. Indeed, the most interesting part of the boo...

    For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com Code Name: Lise: The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII?s Most Highly Decorated Spy by Larry Loftis is a non-fiction book about a British spy operating in occupied France. Mr. Lofits was a corporate a...

    Set in occupied France during World War II, this is an exciting story of life as an SOE agent working with the French Resistance which has as its chief character the brave and resourceful Odette Sansom. The author effectively conveys the atmosphere of suspicion experienced by those liv...

    Code Name: Lise by Larry Loftis. Odette Sansom Hallowes is also known as Odette Churchill and was recruited by the SOE in 1942. My problem with this biography are the "conversations." While some of these can be documented in general, using this as dialogue feels too much like fictio...

    This book was amazing. I, like so many others, love reading f stories about the Holocaust. I'm not sure why; it was an ugly, ugly time. I think it's because in the end the good guys won, and we need to understand that sometimes bad things happen to good people. Like it did to Odette an...

    Liked it. Amazing true spy story. ...

    4.5 rounding up because I can't even imagine walking a day in her footsteps! And she was a mother... We are all made of different cloth, hers was steel, mine is lint, just stunned at her strength ?! ...

    Excellent book. What an amazing story. I am disappointed that I had never heard of this woman before now. This book is well written and engaging. ...

    I?ve never heard of the most highly decorated spy woman until I came across this book. What a book! I felt as if I were reading a work of fiction. Incredible story, incredibly well written. ...

    I liked the book, but I did not love it. Way to much drag in the mid section, and then I was somewhat dissapointed in the last part. What happened to the children, what was their view regarding their mother? Yes Odette was very brave, but it seemed her spy carrier was over before it r...

    Review written: February 14, 2019 Star Rating: ???? Heat Rating: N/A Violence: There are some passages of brutal, on-page violence. An Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this book was received free via Netgalley for an honest review. Odette Sansom is a name I had never...

    ?Life takes guts.? Lucille Ball is quoted to have said. If anyone knows anything about this statement it is those who sacrifice their own safety, comfort, and sanity for that of their country. During World War II thousands came together to do just this. Odette Sansom was one of tho...

    Odette, code name Lise, would not be anyone?s obvious choice to become the most highly decorated woman of WWII. Born in France, Odette overcomes childhood illness and later marries a Brit. As the war progresses, Odette?s call to patriotism, love of her first country France and the ...

    Shortly after beginning to read Code Name: Lise by Larry Loftis, I had to stop and double check that this was intended to be non-fiction.  The writing was engaging, the story briskly paced, and even when giving brief back story of a new individual or situation, there was a consistent ...

    I was captivated by this story of Odette Sansom, one of the women specifically recruited by Britain?s SOE, Special Operations Executive, to serve as secret agents. Loftis, through meticulous research including diaries, interviews, and archives, both engages and educates us with this ...

    CODE NAME: LISE tells the true life tale of housewife and mother of two, Odette Sansom beginning in 1942 with her recruitment by the British Special Operations Executive (SOE). Starting with her training, then her missions, including her capture by the Germans, this story is fascinatin...

    Incredible story of a courageous, brave and indomitable woman spy in WWII. The scope of the horrors and atrocities of the Nazis in the war is almost lost in the recounting of the deaths of millions in their concentration camps - the mind simply cannot conceive of millions of Jews, Chri...

    From the first page to the last page Code Name: Lise pulled me in to the world of espionage during World War II. Larry Loftis expertly intertwined the suspense and excitement of operating behind enemy lines with a love story. I found that I couldn't put the book down because I always w...

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Shortly before winning this book, I watched the fascinating series, ?Churchill?s Secret Agents,? in which present-Day civilians were put through the training for SOE (Special Operations Executive) agents in World War II. So I was quite ple...

  • Nissa
    Feb 02, 2019

    This is an incredible story of war, intrigue, love and a whole lot of courage! It is the story of Odette Sansom whose moral code would not allow her to sit back and do nothing as the Nazi made their march on Europe. At great personal expense, she left her family and her life to act as ...

    Not too often, but once in a while, a true story is so intense, thrilling, and adventurous that reading it you just might think you're reading fiction. Filled with espionage, war, romance, torture, imprisonment, and desperation, Odette's story is inspiring and fascinating. Leaving thre...

    4.5 Stars ...

    I was lucky enough to read an early copy, and it's just splendid: a grand adventure, part thriller, part love story, full of wonderful details about the tradecraft of wartime espionage and the names of dozens of unsung heroes who fought the Nazis on the backstreets of France. A remarka...

    It?s 1942 and German troops have occupied most of Europe. A French woman named Odette Sansom wants to do her part to fight the Germans and manages to become a spy code-named Lise. She joins forces with an English officer named Peter Churchill who will be her commanding officer. Rema...

    First sentence: Major Guthrie looked again at the photographs. Premise/plot: The subtitle of this one tells you essentially everything you need to know to decide if this book is for you: "the true story of the woman who became WWII's most highly decorated spy." Since I seek out...

    A great and interesting book on the life of Odette Sansom who became a SOE agent during World War II and was sent to occupied France after five failed landing attempts. During her missions, she was hunted down by Hugo Bleicher, a top Gestapo agent and finally succeeded in capturing her...

    I received a free copy thanks to Goodreads. This biography is interesting to discover Odette Sansom's life during WWII. However, since it is not the first biography, without reading the previous ones it is hard to evaluate its own value. Indeed, the most interesting part of the boo...

    For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com Code Name: Lise: The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII?s Most Highly Decorated Spy by Larry Loftis is a non-fiction book about a British spy operating in occupied France. Mr. Lofits was a corporate a...

    Set in occupied France during World War II, this is an exciting story of life as an SOE agent working with the French Resistance which has as its chief character the brave and resourceful Odette Sansom. The author effectively conveys the atmosphere of suspicion experienced by those liv...

  • Stuart Ashenbrenner
    Jan 24, 2019

    This is an incredible story of war, intrigue, love and a whole lot of courage! It is the story of Odette Sansom whose moral code would not allow her to sit back and do nothing as the Nazi made their march on Europe. At great personal expense, she left her family and her life to act as ...

    Not too often, but once in a while, a true story is so intense, thrilling, and adventurous that reading it you just might think you're reading fiction. Filled with espionage, war, romance, torture, imprisonment, and desperation, Odette's story is inspiring and fascinating. Leaving thre...

    4.5 Stars ...

    I was lucky enough to read an early copy, and it's just splendid: a grand adventure, part thriller, part love story, full of wonderful details about the tradecraft of wartime espionage and the names of dozens of unsung heroes who fought the Nazis on the backstreets of France. A remarka...

    It?s 1942 and German troops have occupied most of Europe. A French woman named Odette Sansom wants to do her part to fight the Germans and manages to become a spy code-named Lise. She joins forces with an English officer named Peter Churchill who will be her commanding officer. Rema...

    First sentence: Major Guthrie looked again at the photographs. Premise/plot: The subtitle of this one tells you essentially everything you need to know to decide if this book is for you: "the true story of the woman who became WWII's most highly decorated spy." Since I seek out...

    A great and interesting book on the life of Odette Sansom who became a SOE agent during World War II and was sent to occupied France after five failed landing attempts. During her missions, she was hunted down by Hugo Bleicher, a top Gestapo agent and finally succeeded in capturing her...

    I received a free copy thanks to Goodreads. This biography is interesting to discover Odette Sansom's life during WWII. However, since it is not the first biography, without reading the previous ones it is hard to evaluate its own value. Indeed, the most interesting part of the boo...

    For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com Code Name: Lise: The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII?s Most Highly Decorated Spy by Larry Loftis is a non-fiction book about a British spy operating in occupied France. Mr. Lofits was a corporate a...

    Set in occupied France during World War II, this is an exciting story of life as an SOE agent working with the French Resistance which has as its chief character the brave and resourceful Odette Sansom. The author effectively conveys the atmosphere of suspicion experienced by those liv...

    Code Name: Lise by Larry Loftis. Odette Sansom Hallowes is also known as Odette Churchill and was recruited by the SOE in 1942. My problem with this biography are the "conversations." While some of these can be documented in general, using this as dialogue feels too much like fictio...

    This book was amazing. I, like so many others, love reading f stories about the Holocaust. I'm not sure why; it was an ugly, ugly time. I think it's because in the end the good guys won, and we need to understand that sometimes bad things happen to good people. Like it did to Odette an...

    Liked it. Amazing true spy story. ...

    4.5 rounding up because I can't even imagine walking a day in her footsteps! And she was a mother... We are all made of different cloth, hers was steel, mine is lint, just stunned at her strength ?! ...

    Excellent book. What an amazing story. I am disappointed that I had never heard of this woman before now. This book is well written and engaging. ...

    I?ve never heard of the most highly decorated spy woman until I came across this book. What a book! I felt as if I were reading a work of fiction. Incredible story, incredibly well written. ...

    I liked the book, but I did not love it. Way to much drag in the mid section, and then I was somewhat dissapointed in the last part. What happened to the children, what was their view regarding their mother? Yes Odette was very brave, but it seemed her spy carrier was over before it r...

    Review written: February 14, 2019 Star Rating: ???? Heat Rating: N/A Violence: There are some passages of brutal, on-page violence. An Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this book was received free via Netgalley for an honest review. Odette Sansom is a name I had never...

    ?Life takes guts.? Lucille Ball is quoted to have said. If anyone knows anything about this statement it is those who sacrifice their own safety, comfort, and sanity for that of their country. During World War II thousands came together to do just this. Odette Sansom was one of tho...

    Odette, code name Lise, would not be anyone?s obvious choice to become the most highly decorated woman of WWII. Born in France, Odette overcomes childhood illness and later marries a Brit. As the war progresses, Odette?s call to patriotism, love of her first country France and the ...

    Shortly after beginning to read Code Name: Lise by Larry Loftis, I had to stop and double check that this was intended to be non-fiction.  The writing was engaging, the story briskly paced, and even when giving brief back story of a new individual or situation, there was a consistent ...

    I was captivated by this story of Odette Sansom, one of the women specifically recruited by Britain?s SOE, Special Operations Executive, to serve as secret agents. Loftis, through meticulous research including diaries, interviews, and archives, both engages and educates us with this ...

    CODE NAME: LISE tells the true life tale of housewife and mother of two, Odette Sansom beginning in 1942 with her recruitment by the British Special Operations Executive (SOE). Starting with her training, then her missions, including her capture by the Germans, this story is fascinatin...

    Incredible story of a courageous, brave and indomitable woman spy in WWII. The scope of the horrors and atrocities of the Nazis in the war is almost lost in the recounting of the deaths of millions in their concentration camps - the mind simply cannot conceive of millions of Jews, Chri...

    From the first page to the last page Code Name: Lise pulled me in to the world of espionage during World War II. Larry Loftis expertly intertwined the suspense and excitement of operating behind enemy lines with a love story. I found that I couldn't put the book down because I always w...

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Shortly before winning this book, I watched the fascinating series, ?Churchill?s Secret Agents,? in which present-Day civilians were put through the training for SOE (Special Operations Executive) agents in World War II. So I was quite ple...

    This story is a non-fiction book, but with so much thrill, intrigue, and mystery. It has everything that makes for a good book. It took me only two days to finish this book. It bridges suspense into romance, as it chronicles Odette Sansom, who in her father's footsteps, fights for her ...

  • Yvette (bookworlder)
    Jan 10, 2019

    This is an incredible story of war, intrigue, love and a whole lot of courage! It is the story of Odette Sansom whose moral code would not allow her to sit back and do nothing as the Nazi made their march on Europe. At great personal expense, she left her family and her life to act as ...

    Not too often, but once in a while, a true story is so intense, thrilling, and adventurous that reading it you just might think you're reading fiction. Filled with espionage, war, romance, torture, imprisonment, and desperation, Odette's story is inspiring and fascinating. Leaving thre...

    4.5 Stars ...

    I was lucky enough to read an early copy, and it's just splendid: a grand adventure, part thriller, part love story, full of wonderful details about the tradecraft of wartime espionage and the names of dozens of unsung heroes who fought the Nazis on the backstreets of France. A remarka...

    It?s 1942 and German troops have occupied most of Europe. A French woman named Odette Sansom wants to do her part to fight the Germans and manages to become a spy code-named Lise. She joins forces with an English officer named Peter Churchill who will be her commanding officer. Rema...

    First sentence: Major Guthrie looked again at the photographs. Premise/plot: The subtitle of this one tells you essentially everything you need to know to decide if this book is for you: "the true story of the woman who became WWII's most highly decorated spy." Since I seek out...

    A great and interesting book on the life of Odette Sansom who became a SOE agent during World War II and was sent to occupied France after five failed landing attempts. During her missions, she was hunted down by Hugo Bleicher, a top Gestapo agent and finally succeeded in capturing her...

    I received a free copy thanks to Goodreads. This biography is interesting to discover Odette Sansom's life during WWII. However, since it is not the first biography, without reading the previous ones it is hard to evaluate its own value. Indeed, the most interesting part of the boo...

    For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com Code Name: Lise: The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII?s Most Highly Decorated Spy by Larry Loftis is a non-fiction book about a British spy operating in occupied France. Mr. Lofits was a corporate a...

    Set in occupied France during World War II, this is an exciting story of life as an SOE agent working with the French Resistance which has as its chief character the brave and resourceful Odette Sansom. The author effectively conveys the atmosphere of suspicion experienced by those liv...

    Code Name: Lise by Larry Loftis. Odette Sansom Hallowes is also known as Odette Churchill and was recruited by the SOE in 1942. My problem with this biography are the "conversations." While some of these can be documented in general, using this as dialogue feels too much like fictio...

    This book was amazing. I, like so many others, love reading f stories about the Holocaust. I'm not sure why; it was an ugly, ugly time. I think it's because in the end the good guys won, and we need to understand that sometimes bad things happen to good people. Like it did to Odette an...

    Liked it. Amazing true spy story. ...

    4.5 rounding up because I can't even imagine walking a day in her footsteps! And she was a mother... We are all made of different cloth, hers was steel, mine is lint, just stunned at her strength ?! ...

    Excellent book. What an amazing story. I am disappointed that I had never heard of this woman before now. This book is well written and engaging. ...

    I?ve never heard of the most highly decorated spy woman until I came across this book. What a book! I felt as if I were reading a work of fiction. Incredible story, incredibly well written. ...

    I liked the book, but I did not love it. Way to much drag in the mid section, and then I was somewhat dissapointed in the last part. What happened to the children, what was their view regarding their mother? Yes Odette was very brave, but it seemed her spy carrier was over before it r...

    Review written: February 14, 2019 Star Rating: ???? Heat Rating: N/A Violence: There are some passages of brutal, on-page violence. An Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this book was received free via Netgalley for an honest review. Odette Sansom is a name I had never...

    ?Life takes guts.? Lucille Ball is quoted to have said. If anyone knows anything about this statement it is those who sacrifice their own safety, comfort, and sanity for that of their country. During World War II thousands came together to do just this. Odette Sansom was one of tho...

    Odette, code name Lise, would not be anyone?s obvious choice to become the most highly decorated woman of WWII. Born in France, Odette overcomes childhood illness and later marries a Brit. As the war progresses, Odette?s call to patriotism, love of her first country France and the ...

    Shortly after beginning to read Code Name: Lise by Larry Loftis, I had to stop and double check that this was intended to be non-fiction.  The writing was engaging, the story briskly paced, and even when giving brief back story of a new individual or situation, there was a consistent ...

  • Rick Mitchell
    Feb 04, 2019

    This is an incredible story of war, intrigue, love and a whole lot of courage! It is the story of Odette Sansom whose moral code would not allow her to sit back and do nothing as the Nazi made their march on Europe. At great personal expense, she left her family and her life to act as ...

    Not too often, but once in a while, a true story is so intense, thrilling, and adventurous that reading it you just might think you're reading fiction. Filled with espionage, war, romance, torture, imprisonment, and desperation, Odette's story is inspiring and fascinating. Leaving thre...

    4.5 Stars ...

    I was lucky enough to read an early copy, and it's just splendid: a grand adventure, part thriller, part love story, full of wonderful details about the tradecraft of wartime espionage and the names of dozens of unsung heroes who fought the Nazis on the backstreets of France. A remarka...

    It?s 1942 and German troops have occupied most of Europe. A French woman named Odette Sansom wants to do her part to fight the Germans and manages to become a spy code-named Lise. She joins forces with an English officer named Peter Churchill who will be her commanding officer. Rema...

    First sentence: Major Guthrie looked again at the photographs. Premise/plot: The subtitle of this one tells you essentially everything you need to know to decide if this book is for you: "the true story of the woman who became WWII's most highly decorated spy." Since I seek out...

    A great and interesting book on the life of Odette Sansom who became a SOE agent during World War II and was sent to occupied France after five failed landing attempts. During her missions, she was hunted down by Hugo Bleicher, a top Gestapo agent and finally succeeded in capturing her...

    I received a free copy thanks to Goodreads. This biography is interesting to discover Odette Sansom's life during WWII. However, since it is not the first biography, without reading the previous ones it is hard to evaluate its own value. Indeed, the most interesting part of the boo...

    For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com Code Name: Lise: The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII?s Most Highly Decorated Spy by Larry Loftis is a non-fiction book about a British spy operating in occupied France. Mr. Lofits was a corporate a...

    Set in occupied France during World War II, this is an exciting story of life as an SOE agent working with the French Resistance which has as its chief character the brave and resourceful Odette Sansom. The author effectively conveys the atmosphere of suspicion experienced by those liv...

    Code Name: Lise by Larry Loftis. Odette Sansom Hallowes is also known as Odette Churchill and was recruited by the SOE in 1942. My problem with this biography are the "conversations." While some of these can be documented in general, using this as dialogue feels too much like fictio...

    This book was amazing. I, like so many others, love reading f stories about the Holocaust. I'm not sure why; it was an ugly, ugly time. I think it's because in the end the good guys won, and we need to understand that sometimes bad things happen to good people. Like it did to Odette an...

    Liked it. Amazing true spy story. ...

    4.5 rounding up because I can't even imagine walking a day in her footsteps! And she was a mother... We are all made of different cloth, hers was steel, mine is lint, just stunned at her strength ?! ...

    Excellent book. What an amazing story. I am disappointed that I had never heard of this woman before now. This book is well written and engaging. ...

    I?ve never heard of the most highly decorated spy woman until I came across this book. What a book! I felt as if I were reading a work of fiction. Incredible story, incredibly well written. ...

    I liked the book, but I did not love it. Way to much drag in the mid section, and then I was somewhat dissapointed in the last part. What happened to the children, what was their view regarding their mother? Yes Odette was very brave, but it seemed her spy carrier was over before it r...

    Review written: February 14, 2019 Star Rating: ???? Heat Rating: N/A Violence: There are some passages of brutal, on-page violence. An Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this book was received free via Netgalley for an honest review. Odette Sansom is a name I had never...

    ?Life takes guts.? Lucille Ball is quoted to have said. If anyone knows anything about this statement it is those who sacrifice their own safety, comfort, and sanity for that of their country. During World War II thousands came together to do just this. Odette Sansom was one of tho...

    Odette, code name Lise, would not be anyone?s obvious choice to become the most highly decorated woman of WWII. Born in France, Odette overcomes childhood illness and later marries a Brit. As the war progresses, Odette?s call to patriotism, love of her first country France and the ...

    Shortly after beginning to read Code Name: Lise by Larry Loftis, I had to stop and double check that this was intended to be non-fiction.  The writing was engaging, the story briskly paced, and even when giving brief back story of a new individual or situation, there was a consistent ...

    I was captivated by this story of Odette Sansom, one of the women specifically recruited by Britain?s SOE, Special Operations Executive, to serve as secret agents. Loftis, through meticulous research including diaries, interviews, and archives, both engages and educates us with this ...

    CODE NAME: LISE tells the true life tale of housewife and mother of two, Odette Sansom beginning in 1942 with her recruitment by the British Special Operations Executive (SOE). Starting with her training, then her missions, including her capture by the Germans, this story is fascinatin...

    Incredible story of a courageous, brave and indomitable woman spy in WWII. The scope of the horrors and atrocities of the Nazis in the war is almost lost in the recounting of the deaths of millions in their concentration camps - the mind simply cannot conceive of millions of Jews, Chri...

    From the first page to the last page Code Name: Lise pulled me in to the world of espionage during World War II. Larry Loftis expertly intertwined the suspense and excitement of operating behind enemy lines with a love story. I found that I couldn't put the book down because I always w...

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Shortly before winning this book, I watched the fascinating series, ?Churchill?s Secret Agents,? in which present-Day civilians were put through the training for SOE (Special Operations Executive) agents in World War II. So I was quite ple...

    This story is a non-fiction book, but with so much thrill, intrigue, and mystery. It has everything that makes for a good book. It took me only two days to finish this book. It bridges suspense into romance, as it chronicles Odette Sansom, who in her father's footsteps, fights for her ...

    A very good and readable history about two SOE agents during WWII. "Lise", Odette Sansom, was WWII's most decorated female. Born in France and moved to England, she reluctantly joined the Special Operations and teamed up with Peter Churchill. The book tracks their espionage, love affai...

  • Mike
    Dec 17, 2018

    This is an incredible story of war, intrigue, love and a whole lot of courage! It is the story of Odette Sansom whose moral code would not allow her to sit back and do nothing as the Nazi made their march on Europe. At great personal expense, she left her family and her life to act as ...

    Not too often, but once in a while, a true story is so intense, thrilling, and adventurous that reading it you just might think you're reading fiction. Filled with espionage, war, romance, torture, imprisonment, and desperation, Odette's story is inspiring and fascinating. Leaving thre...

    4.5 Stars ...

    I was lucky enough to read an early copy, and it's just splendid: a grand adventure, part thriller, part love story, full of wonderful details about the tradecraft of wartime espionage and the names of dozens of unsung heroes who fought the Nazis on the backstreets of France. A remarka...

    It?s 1942 and German troops have occupied most of Europe. A French woman named Odette Sansom wants to do her part to fight the Germans and manages to become a spy code-named Lise. She joins forces with an English officer named Peter Churchill who will be her commanding officer. Rema...

    First sentence: Major Guthrie looked again at the photographs. Premise/plot: The subtitle of this one tells you essentially everything you need to know to decide if this book is for you: "the true story of the woman who became WWII's most highly decorated spy." Since I seek out...

    A great and interesting book on the life of Odette Sansom who became a SOE agent during World War II and was sent to occupied France after five failed landing attempts. During her missions, she was hunted down by Hugo Bleicher, a top Gestapo agent and finally succeeded in capturing her...

    I received a free copy thanks to Goodreads. This biography is interesting to discover Odette Sansom's life during WWII. However, since it is not the first biography, without reading the previous ones it is hard to evaluate its own value. Indeed, the most interesting part of the boo...

    For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com Code Name: Lise: The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII?s Most Highly Decorated Spy by Larry Loftis is a non-fiction book about a British spy operating in occupied France. Mr. Lofits was a corporate a...

    Set in occupied France during World War II, this is an exciting story of life as an SOE agent working with the French Resistance which has as its chief character the brave and resourceful Odette Sansom. The author effectively conveys the atmosphere of suspicion experienced by those liv...

    Code Name: Lise by Larry Loftis. Odette Sansom Hallowes is also known as Odette Churchill and was recruited by the SOE in 1942. My problem with this biography are the "conversations." While some of these can be documented in general, using this as dialogue feels too much like fictio...

    This book was amazing. I, like so many others, love reading f stories about the Holocaust. I'm not sure why; it was an ugly, ugly time. I think it's because in the end the good guys won, and we need to understand that sometimes bad things happen to good people. Like it did to Odette an...

    Liked it. Amazing true spy story. ...

    4.5 rounding up because I can't even imagine walking a day in her footsteps! And she was a mother... We are all made of different cloth, hers was steel, mine is lint, just stunned at her strength ?! ...

    Excellent book. What an amazing story. I am disappointed that I had never heard of this woman before now. This book is well written and engaging. ...

    I?ve never heard of the most highly decorated spy woman until I came across this book. What a book! I felt as if I were reading a work of fiction. Incredible story, incredibly well written. ...

    I liked the book, but I did not love it. Way to much drag in the mid section, and then I was somewhat dissapointed in the last part. What happened to the children, what was their view regarding their mother? Yes Odette was very brave, but it seemed her spy carrier was over before it r...

    Review written: February 14, 2019 Star Rating: ???? Heat Rating: N/A Violence: There are some passages of brutal, on-page violence. An Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this book was received free via Netgalley for an honest review. Odette Sansom is a name I had never...

    ?Life takes guts.? Lucille Ball is quoted to have said. If anyone knows anything about this statement it is those who sacrifice their own safety, comfort, and sanity for that of their country. During World War II thousands came together to do just this. Odette Sansom was one of tho...

    Odette, code name Lise, would not be anyone?s obvious choice to become the most highly decorated woman of WWII. Born in France, Odette overcomes childhood illness and later marries a Brit. As the war progresses, Odette?s call to patriotism, love of her first country France and the ...

    Shortly after beginning to read Code Name: Lise by Larry Loftis, I had to stop and double check that this was intended to be non-fiction.  The writing was engaging, the story briskly paced, and even when giving brief back story of a new individual or situation, there was a consistent ...

    I was captivated by this story of Odette Sansom, one of the women specifically recruited by Britain?s SOE, Special Operations Executive, to serve as secret agents. Loftis, through meticulous research including diaries, interviews, and archives, both engages and educates us with this ...

    CODE NAME: LISE tells the true life tale of housewife and mother of two, Odette Sansom beginning in 1942 with her recruitment by the British Special Operations Executive (SOE). Starting with her training, then her missions, including her capture by the Germans, this story is fascinatin...

    Incredible story of a courageous, brave and indomitable woman spy in WWII. The scope of the horrors and atrocities of the Nazis in the war is almost lost in the recounting of the deaths of millions in their concentration camps - the mind simply cannot conceive of millions of Jews, Chri...

    From the first page to the last page Code Name: Lise pulled me in to the world of espionage during World War II. Larry Loftis expertly intertwined the suspense and excitement of operating behind enemy lines with a love story. I found that I couldn't put the book down because I always w...

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Shortly before winning this book, I watched the fascinating series, ?Churchill?s Secret Agents,? in which present-Day civilians were put through the training for SOE (Special Operations Executive) agents in World War II. So I was quite ple...

    This story is a non-fiction book, but with so much thrill, intrigue, and mystery. It has everything that makes for a good book. It took me only two days to finish this book. It bridges suspense into romance, as it chronicles Odette Sansom, who in her father's footsteps, fights for her ...

    A very good and readable history about two SOE agents during WWII. "Lise", Odette Sansom, was WWII's most decorated female. Born in France and moved to England, she reluctantly joined the Special Operations and teamed up with Peter Churchill. The book tracks their espionage, love affai...

    Wow - what a story - intrigue, suspense, war, spy, romance, betrayal, history - it has everything to keep you engaged in reading until you finish it (and it's all true). Not only does it make a great novel, but also would make a great movie. Well written, flows excellently - great job ...

  • Tracy
    Jan 14, 2019

    This is an incredible story of war, intrigue, love and a whole lot of courage! It is the story of Odette Sansom whose moral code would not allow her to sit back and do nothing as the Nazi made their march on Europe. At great personal expense, she left her family and her life to act as ...

    Not too often, but once in a while, a true story is so intense, thrilling, and adventurous that reading it you just might think you're reading fiction. Filled with espionage, war, romance, torture, imprisonment, and desperation, Odette's story is inspiring and fascinating. Leaving thre...

    4.5 Stars ...

    I was lucky enough to read an early copy, and it's just splendid: a grand adventure, part thriller, part love story, full of wonderful details about the tradecraft of wartime espionage and the names of dozens of unsung heroes who fought the Nazis on the backstreets of France. A remarka...

    It?s 1942 and German troops have occupied most of Europe. A French woman named Odette Sansom wants to do her part to fight the Germans and manages to become a spy code-named Lise. She joins forces with an English officer named Peter Churchill who will be her commanding officer. Rema...

    First sentence: Major Guthrie looked again at the photographs. Premise/plot: The subtitle of this one tells you essentially everything you need to know to decide if this book is for you: "the true story of the woman who became WWII's most highly decorated spy." Since I seek out...

    A great and interesting book on the life of Odette Sansom who became a SOE agent during World War II and was sent to occupied France after five failed landing attempts. During her missions, she was hunted down by Hugo Bleicher, a top Gestapo agent and finally succeeded in capturing her...

    I received a free copy thanks to Goodreads. This biography is interesting to discover Odette Sansom's life during WWII. However, since it is not the first biography, without reading the previous ones it is hard to evaluate its own value. Indeed, the most interesting part of the boo...

    For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com Code Name: Lise: The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII?s Most Highly Decorated Spy by Larry Loftis is a non-fiction book about a British spy operating in occupied France. Mr. Lofits was a corporate a...

    Set in occupied France during World War II, this is an exciting story of life as an SOE agent working with the French Resistance which has as its chief character the brave and resourceful Odette Sansom. The author effectively conveys the atmosphere of suspicion experienced by those liv...

    Code Name: Lise by Larry Loftis. Odette Sansom Hallowes is also known as Odette Churchill and was recruited by the SOE in 1942. My problem with this biography are the "conversations." While some of these can be documented in general, using this as dialogue feels too much like fictio...

    This book was amazing. I, like so many others, love reading f stories about the Holocaust. I'm not sure why; it was an ugly, ugly time. I think it's because in the end the good guys won, and we need to understand that sometimes bad things happen to good people. Like it did to Odette an...

    Liked it. Amazing true spy story. ...

    4.5 rounding up because I can't even imagine walking a day in her footsteps! And she was a mother... We are all made of different cloth, hers was steel, mine is lint, just stunned at her strength ?! ...

    Excellent book. What an amazing story. I am disappointed that I had never heard of this woman before now. This book is well written and engaging. ...

    I?ve never heard of the most highly decorated spy woman until I came across this book. What a book! I felt as if I were reading a work of fiction. Incredible story, incredibly well written. ...

    I liked the book, but I did not love it. Way to much drag in the mid section, and then I was somewhat dissapointed in the last part. What happened to the children, what was their view regarding their mother? Yes Odette was very brave, but it seemed her spy carrier was over before it r...

    Review written: February 14, 2019 Star Rating: ???? Heat Rating: N/A Violence: There are some passages of brutal, on-page violence. An Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this book was received free via Netgalley for an honest review. Odette Sansom is a name I had never...

    ?Life takes guts.? Lucille Ball is quoted to have said. If anyone knows anything about this statement it is those who sacrifice their own safety, comfort, and sanity for that of their country. During World War II thousands came together to do just this. Odette Sansom was one of tho...

    Odette, code name Lise, would not be anyone?s obvious choice to become the most highly decorated woman of WWII. Born in France, Odette overcomes childhood illness and later marries a Brit. As the war progresses, Odette?s call to patriotism, love of her first country France and the ...

    Shortly after beginning to read Code Name: Lise by Larry Loftis, I had to stop and double check that this was intended to be non-fiction.  The writing was engaging, the story briskly paced, and even when giving brief back story of a new individual or situation, there was a consistent ...

    I was captivated by this story of Odette Sansom, one of the women specifically recruited by Britain?s SOE, Special Operations Executive, to serve as secret agents. Loftis, through meticulous research including diaries, interviews, and archives, both engages and educates us with this ...

    CODE NAME: LISE tells the true life tale of housewife and mother of two, Odette Sansom beginning in 1942 with her recruitment by the British Special Operations Executive (SOE). Starting with her training, then her missions, including her capture by the Germans, this story is fascinatin...

  • Julie
    Nov 01, 2018

    This is an incredible story of war, intrigue, love and a whole lot of courage! It is the story of Odette Sansom whose moral code would not allow her to sit back and do nothing as the Nazi made their march on Europe. At great personal expense, she left her family and her life to act as ...

  • Dave
    Nov 02, 2018

    This is an incredible story of war, intrigue, love and a whole lot of courage! It is the story of Odette Sansom whose moral code would not allow her to sit back and do nothing as the Nazi made their march on Europe. At great personal expense, she left her family and her life to act as ...

    Not too often, but once in a while, a true story is so intense, thrilling, and adventurous that reading it you just might think you're reading fiction. Filled with espionage, war, romance, torture, imprisonment, and desperation, Odette's story is inspiring and fascinating. Leaving thre...

  • Rae Bates
    Jan 24, 2019

    This is an incredible story of war, intrigue, love and a whole lot of courage! It is the story of Odette Sansom whose moral code would not allow her to sit back and do nothing as the Nazi made their march on Europe. At great personal expense, she left her family and her life to act as ...

    Not too often, but once in a while, a true story is so intense, thrilling, and adventurous that reading it you just might think you're reading fiction. Filled with espionage, war, romance, torture, imprisonment, and desperation, Odette's story is inspiring and fascinating. Leaving thre...

    4.5 Stars ...

    I was lucky enough to read an early copy, and it's just splendid: a grand adventure, part thriller, part love story, full of wonderful details about the tradecraft of wartime espionage and the names of dozens of unsung heroes who fought the Nazis on the backstreets of France. A remarka...

    It?s 1942 and German troops have occupied most of Europe. A French woman named Odette Sansom wants to do her part to fight the Germans and manages to become a spy code-named Lise. She joins forces with an English officer named Peter Churchill who will be her commanding officer. Rema...

    First sentence: Major Guthrie looked again at the photographs. Premise/plot: The subtitle of this one tells you essentially everything you need to know to decide if this book is for you: "the true story of the woman who became WWII's most highly decorated spy." Since I seek out...

    A great and interesting book on the life of Odette Sansom who became a SOE agent during World War II and was sent to occupied France after five failed landing attempts. During her missions, she was hunted down by Hugo Bleicher, a top Gestapo agent and finally succeeded in capturing her...

    I received a free copy thanks to Goodreads. This biography is interesting to discover Odette Sansom's life during WWII. However, since it is not the first biography, without reading the previous ones it is hard to evaluate its own value. Indeed, the most interesting part of the boo...

    For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com Code Name: Lise: The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII?s Most Highly Decorated Spy by Larry Loftis is a non-fiction book about a British spy operating in occupied France. Mr. Lofits was a corporate a...

    Set in occupied France during World War II, this is an exciting story of life as an SOE agent working with the French Resistance which has as its chief character the brave and resourceful Odette Sansom. The author effectively conveys the atmosphere of suspicion experienced by those liv...

    Code Name: Lise by Larry Loftis. Odette Sansom Hallowes is also known as Odette Churchill and was recruited by the SOE in 1942. My problem with this biography are the "conversations." While some of these can be documented in general, using this as dialogue feels too much like fictio...

    This book was amazing. I, like so many others, love reading f stories about the Holocaust. I'm not sure why; it was an ugly, ugly time. I think it's because in the end the good guys won, and we need to understand that sometimes bad things happen to good people. Like it did to Odette an...

    Liked it. Amazing true spy story. ...

    4.5 rounding up because I can't even imagine walking a day in her footsteps! And she was a mother... We are all made of different cloth, hers was steel, mine is lint, just stunned at her strength ?! ...

    Excellent book. What an amazing story. I am disappointed that I had never heard of this woman before now. This book is well written and engaging. ...

  • RMazin
    Dec 18, 2018

    This is an incredible story of war, intrigue, love and a whole lot of courage! It is the story of Odette Sansom whose moral code would not allow her to sit back and do nothing as the Nazi made their march on Europe. At great personal expense, she left her family and her life to act as ...

    Not too often, but once in a while, a true story is so intense, thrilling, and adventurous that reading it you just might think you're reading fiction. Filled with espionage, war, romance, torture, imprisonment, and desperation, Odette's story is inspiring and fascinating. Leaving thre...

    4.5 Stars ...

    I was lucky enough to read an early copy, and it's just splendid: a grand adventure, part thriller, part love story, full of wonderful details about the tradecraft of wartime espionage and the names of dozens of unsung heroes who fought the Nazis on the backstreets of France. A remarka...

    It?s 1942 and German troops have occupied most of Europe. A French woman named Odette Sansom wants to do her part to fight the Germans and manages to become a spy code-named Lise. She joins forces with an English officer named Peter Churchill who will be her commanding officer. Rema...

    First sentence: Major Guthrie looked again at the photographs. Premise/plot: The subtitle of this one tells you essentially everything you need to know to decide if this book is for you: "the true story of the woman who became WWII's most highly decorated spy." Since I seek out...

    A great and interesting book on the life of Odette Sansom who became a SOE agent during World War II and was sent to occupied France after five failed landing attempts. During her missions, she was hunted down by Hugo Bleicher, a top Gestapo agent and finally succeeded in capturing her...

    I received a free copy thanks to Goodreads. This biography is interesting to discover Odette Sansom's life during WWII. However, since it is not the first biography, without reading the previous ones it is hard to evaluate its own value. Indeed, the most interesting part of the boo...

    For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com Code Name: Lise: The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII?s Most Highly Decorated Spy by Larry Loftis is a non-fiction book about a British spy operating in occupied France. Mr. Lofits was a corporate a...

    Set in occupied France during World War II, this is an exciting story of life as an SOE agent working with the French Resistance which has as its chief character the brave and resourceful Odette Sansom. The author effectively conveys the atmosphere of suspicion experienced by those liv...

    Code Name: Lise by Larry Loftis. Odette Sansom Hallowes is also known as Odette Churchill and was recruited by the SOE in 1942. My problem with this biography are the "conversations." While some of these can be documented in general, using this as dialogue feels too much like fictio...

    This book was amazing. I, like so many others, love reading f stories about the Holocaust. I'm not sure why; it was an ugly, ugly time. I think it's because in the end the good guys won, and we need to understand that sometimes bad things happen to good people. Like it did to Odette an...

    Liked it. Amazing true spy story. ...

    4.5 rounding up because I can't even imagine walking a day in her footsteps! And she was a mother... We are all made of different cloth, hers was steel, mine is lint, just stunned at her strength ?! ...

    Excellent book. What an amazing story. I am disappointed that I had never heard of this woman before now. This book is well written and engaging. ...

    I?ve never heard of the most highly decorated spy woman until I came across this book. What a book! I felt as if I were reading a work of fiction. Incredible story, incredibly well written. ...

    I liked the book, but I did not love it. Way to much drag in the mid section, and then I was somewhat dissapointed in the last part. What happened to the children, what was their view regarding their mother? Yes Odette was very brave, but it seemed her spy carrier was over before it r...

    Review written: February 14, 2019 Star Rating: ???? Heat Rating: N/A Violence: There are some passages of brutal, on-page violence. An Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this book was received free via Netgalley for an honest review. Odette Sansom is a name I had never...

    ?Life takes guts.? Lucille Ball is quoted to have said. If anyone knows anything about this statement it is those who sacrifice their own safety, comfort, and sanity for that of their country. During World War II thousands came together to do just this. Odette Sansom was one of tho...

    Odette, code name Lise, would not be anyone?s obvious choice to become the most highly decorated woman of WWII. Born in France, Odette overcomes childhood illness and later marries a Brit. As the war progresses, Odette?s call to patriotism, love of her first country France and the ...

  • CoffeeBreakBooks
    Jan 27, 2019

    This is an incredible story of war, intrigue, love and a whole lot of courage! It is the story of Odette Sansom whose moral code would not allow her to sit back and do nothing as the Nazi made their march on Europe. At great personal expense, she left her family and her life to act as ...

    Not too often, but once in a while, a true story is so intense, thrilling, and adventurous that reading it you just might think you're reading fiction. Filled with espionage, war, romance, torture, imprisonment, and desperation, Odette's story is inspiring and fascinating. Leaving thre...

    4.5 Stars ...

    I was lucky enough to read an early copy, and it's just splendid: a grand adventure, part thriller, part love story, full of wonderful details about the tradecraft of wartime espionage and the names of dozens of unsung heroes who fought the Nazis on the backstreets of France. A remarka...

    It?s 1942 and German troops have occupied most of Europe. A French woman named Odette Sansom wants to do her part to fight the Germans and manages to become a spy code-named Lise. She joins forces with an English officer named Peter Churchill who will be her commanding officer. Rema...

    First sentence: Major Guthrie looked again at the photographs. Premise/plot: The subtitle of this one tells you essentially everything you need to know to decide if this book is for you: "the true story of the woman who became WWII's most highly decorated spy." Since I seek out...

    A great and interesting book on the life of Odette Sansom who became a SOE agent during World War II and was sent to occupied France after five failed landing attempts. During her missions, she was hunted down by Hugo Bleicher, a top Gestapo agent and finally succeeded in capturing her...

    I received a free copy thanks to Goodreads. This biography is interesting to discover Odette Sansom's life during WWII. However, since it is not the first biography, without reading the previous ones it is hard to evaluate its own value. Indeed, the most interesting part of the boo...

    For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com Code Name: Lise: The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII?s Most Highly Decorated Spy by Larry Loftis is a non-fiction book about a British spy operating in occupied France. Mr. Lofits was a corporate a...

    Set in occupied France during World War II, this is an exciting story of life as an SOE agent working with the French Resistance which has as its chief character the brave and resourceful Odette Sansom. The author effectively conveys the atmosphere of suspicion experienced by those liv...

    Code Name: Lise by Larry Loftis. Odette Sansom Hallowes is also known as Odette Churchill and was recruited by the SOE in 1942. My problem with this biography are the "conversations." While some of these can be documented in general, using this as dialogue feels too much like fictio...

    This book was amazing. I, like so many others, love reading f stories about the Holocaust. I'm not sure why; it was an ugly, ugly time. I think it's because in the end the good guys won, and we need to understand that sometimes bad things happen to good people. Like it did to Odette an...

    Liked it. Amazing true spy story. ...

    4.5 rounding up because I can't even imagine walking a day in her footsteps! And she was a mother... We are all made of different cloth, hers was steel, mine is lint, just stunned at her strength ?! ...

    Excellent book. What an amazing story. I am disappointed that I had never heard of this woman before now. This book is well written and engaging. ...

    I?ve never heard of the most highly decorated spy woman until I came across this book. What a book! I felt as if I were reading a work of fiction. Incredible story, incredibly well written. ...

    I liked the book, but I did not love it. Way to much drag in the mid section, and then I was somewhat dissapointed in the last part. What happened to the children, what was their view regarding their mother? Yes Odette was very brave, but it seemed her spy carrier was over before it r...

    Review written: February 14, 2019 Star Rating: ???? Heat Rating: N/A Violence: There are some passages of brutal, on-page violence. An Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this book was received free via Netgalley for an honest review. Odette Sansom is a name I had never...

    ?Life takes guts.? Lucille Ball is quoted to have said. If anyone knows anything about this statement it is those who sacrifice their own safety, comfort, and sanity for that of their country. During World War II thousands came together to do just this. Odette Sansom was one of tho...

    Odette, code name Lise, would not be anyone?s obvious choice to become the most highly decorated woman of WWII. Born in France, Odette overcomes childhood illness and later marries a Brit. As the war progresses, Odette?s call to patriotism, love of her first country France and the ...

    Shortly after beginning to read Code Name: Lise by Larry Loftis, I had to stop and double check that this was intended to be non-fiction.  The writing was engaging, the story briskly paced, and even when giving brief back story of a new individual or situation, there was a consistent ...

    I was captivated by this story of Odette Sansom, one of the women specifically recruited by Britain?s SOE, Special Operations Executive, to serve as secret agents. Loftis, through meticulous research including diaries, interviews, and archives, both engages and educates us with this ...

  • RoF
    Dec 07, 2018

    This is an incredible story of war, intrigue, love and a whole lot of courage! It is the story of Odette Sansom whose moral code would not allow her to sit back and do nothing as the Nazi made their march on Europe. At great personal expense, she left her family and her life to act as ...

    Not too often, but once in a while, a true story is so intense, thrilling, and adventurous that reading it you just might think you're reading fiction. Filled with espionage, war, romance, torture, imprisonment, and desperation, Odette's story is inspiring and fascinating. Leaving thre...

    4.5 Stars ...

    I was lucky enough to read an early copy, and it's just splendid: a grand adventure, part thriller, part love story, full of wonderful details about the tradecraft of wartime espionage and the names of dozens of unsung heroes who fought the Nazis on the backstreets of France. A remarka...

    It?s 1942 and German troops have occupied most of Europe. A French woman named Odette Sansom wants to do her part to fight the Germans and manages to become a spy code-named Lise. She joins forces with an English officer named Peter Churchill who will be her commanding officer. Rema...

    First sentence: Major Guthrie looked again at the photographs. Premise/plot: The subtitle of this one tells you essentially everything you need to know to decide if this book is for you: "the true story of the woman who became WWII's most highly decorated spy." Since I seek out...

    A great and interesting book on the life of Odette Sansom who became a SOE agent during World War II and was sent to occupied France after five failed landing attempts. During her missions, she was hunted down by Hugo Bleicher, a top Gestapo agent and finally succeeded in capturing her...

    I received a free copy thanks to Goodreads. This biography is interesting to discover Odette Sansom's life during WWII. However, since it is not the first biography, without reading the previous ones it is hard to evaluate its own value. Indeed, the most interesting part of the boo...