Inspired by the incredible true story of Josephine Baker's role in the French Resistance, this is a heart-wrenching, unforgettable tale of the strength of the human spirit in the darkest days of World War II.

In the City of Light, one woman will stand against darkness.

Paris, 1941. With Nazi occupation imminent, journalist Elodie Mitchell plans to return home to Chicago. But an unexpected invitation to a Josephine Baker show changes everything.

Mistaken for the star, Elodie is whisked backstage, where she uncovers an underground resistance movement hidden beneath the glitz and glamour.

Drawn into a whisper network of spies, Elodie accepts a perilous mission: to go undercover as Josephine's cousin and gather vital intelligence.

In a world on the edge of darkness, Elodie must summon unwavering courage to protect her beloved adopted city and its people – and getting caught is not an option.

A wartime epic about love, bravery and fighting against prejudice in all its forms, perfect for fans of Kate Quinn, Marie Benedict and Pam Jenoff.


Readers adore Code Name Butterfly:

‘A WWII story with a difference…' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘The setting and atmosphere is stellar!' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

'I felt like I was in Paris! Susberry’s vivid descriptions were phenomenal.' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

'I’ve read many books with this setting, but none as wonderfully immersive as this one.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Could not recommend it more! Have never read a book so fast!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Draws the reader in from the first page and doesn’t let go. Please pick it up! It won’t disappoint.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘An interesting, well researched and well written book. An excellent read.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘A complex story about more than just WWII in France or Josephine Baker.' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

'It's about family, racism, and courage. I loved it.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

About the author(s)

Embassie Susberry is a practicing attorney in Chicago, but when she’s not doing her day job, she’s reading or writing what she wants to read.
Code Name Butterfly is Embassie’s first traditionally published novel. She has over 2000 reviews for her self-published novels on Amazon with average ratings of 4.7 stars.


Readers love Embassie Susberry:

'Everything I have read of Embassie’s writing has touched my heart! Her historical writing kept me turning the pages!’

‘I know I say this every time I finish a Susberry book but I mean it every time. The romance, the action, and suspense was intense. Can’t wait for the next one.’

‘Embassie Susberry writes the best stories. The book was so good. Of course, I couldn’t put it down. I loved the characters, the romance, the action, and the mystery.’

‘I am a huge fan of Embassie. I am working my way through all of her books!’

‘I truly enjoyed this book. Ms. Susberry is an amazing author and I am so glad I found her…’

‘This is one to savour reading!’