Book-a-Day #Giveaway Featuring Author Julien Ayotte

Leave a comment on today’s post and you’re eligible to win this author’s giveaway. Each day in November that you comment gives you an entry into the Grand Prize giveaway at the end of the month! (Print copies for US residents only, please. If you live outside the US and win, you’ll receive a digital copy of the book.)

Code Name Lily Julien Ayotte

World War II certainly had its share of deserving heroes and heroines, many of whom have received their due recognition.  But how many civilian women can say they saved the lives of at least 250 downed airmen in just over two years?

Code Name Lily takes you on an unforgettable journey from Belgium, into France, and over the Pyrenees Mountains into Spain.  An extremely clever and persuasive young Belgian nurse outsmarts the Nazis time and again, risking her life if she is caught, but protecting every airman she successfully aids to evade the Germans.


Code Name Lily is based on the true story of Micheline “Michou” Dumon-Ugeux, a legend in the Comet Line escape network from 1940-1944 who went only by the name of Lily.  You too will fall in love with Lily.  She may have stood only five feet tall, but she was a giant of a woman.


Julien Ayotte

Julien Ayotte is the author of five novels, including the award-winning Flower of Heaven and Dangerous Bloodlines.  Code Name Lily is his first historical fiction based on a true story.  His mother emigrated as a child to the United States from Belgium just after World War I, so the themes and places in this book hold special meaning for the author.

Julien’s other novels include A Life Before and  Disappearance, all Amazon best-sellers and award-winners with hundreds of 5-star reviews.  To learn more about Julien and his books, visit his website,

Julien is giving away a print copy of his new novel Code Name Lily. Just leave a comment on this post and a winner will be chosen at random next week.

Hope to see you on Saturday, December 1 at the RI Author Expo!

12 thoughts on “Book-a-Day #Giveaway Featuring Author Julien Ayotte

  1. I am putting this book on my list of books to read. Especially today, I think that it is important to remind ourselves about the sacrifice and bravery of the true heroes throughout history. This sounds like a great book!

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  2. There are many unknown heroes. I love reading historical fiction where these heroes try to save as many people as possible at the risk of their lives. This one looks good.

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  3. Without doubt, Julien Ayotte is the best writer of mystery thriller novels in Rhode Island. NY Times best-selling author Jon Land calls him the next David Baldacci. I think that’s an understatement. His new book, Code Name Lilly, is a historic novel. It is meticulously researched and will leave you with a sense of being in the action. Bill Reynolds of the Providence Journal noted that Julien’s books would make great movies. And he hasn’t even read the latest one! It might make the best movie of all. See Julien at the Author’s Expo next Saturday and pick up a few copies of his books. A signed Ayotte novel will make a great gift for your favorite reader!

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