Welcome to the official website of Terri Arthur and her book, Fatal Decision: Edith Cavell WWI Nurse. Published in October, 2011, this work is a novel written about the life of the famous World War I British nurse Edith Cavell, based on extensive author research and historical fact. Terri’s background as a nurse and educator provide the perfect combination for a realistic writing style to spin her riveting tale of historical suspense.

Here you’ll find book background info, Terri’s biography, an abstract of the story itself, and much more. There is also a gallery of related images for the reader’s viewing pleasure. When the novel is actually released, we’ll be adding more information on purchasing, signings and other promotional events as they come up.

Thanks for visiting the site, & we hope you enjoy all the resources it offers. Please feel free to contact Terri with any inquiries regarding the book.

To read the latest articles and interviews written about Terri Arthur and her book, click on the “Articles and Interviews” button across the top of the page.

Take The Tour
This is the long awaited tour which has been named after the title of my book. You can go to the first part in the UK or the second part which is Belgium or to both. I will be escorting the first part and will be giving a presentation on the book. This is a great tour given by a tour company that specializes in historic tours. Worth your time and money during this 100th year anniversary on her death.
Click here to download a printable pdf flier of tour schedule

For more information, visit http://www.spiritofremembrance.com/page/fatal-decision-edith-cavell-ww1-nurse

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Listen to an excerpt from the Audio Edition of the Book

Audible is available on Amazon by MP3 and CD’s are due to come out by the end of August!

The British Version Is Now Available!

The first book of “Fatal Destiny: Edith Cavell WWI Nurse” was such a success that the British readers requested to have their own version of the book.  In response to their request, the author, Terri Arthur, worked with two British editors to prepare a British version for the readers in the UK.
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27 Responses to Home

  1. terri says:

    Thank you for the positive feedback. I’m working on the next blog already..

  2. terri says:

    Thank you, Steve. Coming for you, another author, I appreciate your comments.

  3. Joelle Whitmarsh says:

    I like the website. Won’t be able to attend the MNA Convention so I’ll have to wait to get my book in the store! Looking forward to it. Joelle

  4. Simple but interesting blog post I must say. I’ve just added your RSS to my google reader! =)

  5. Richard H. Gibson says:

    Got excited this Sunday AM reading my Cape Cod Times and seeing your book on the cover of BOOKS
    Section. I am a 70 yr. Old Gentleman who remembers fondly story of “Sister Edith Cavell” told to me by my Gram and Mam when I was just a wee lad. They and my four Aunties came from Keighley, Yorkshire,
    England. My Par (grandfather) was in the war stationed in Egypt as were my Grams two brothers who unfortunately were killed two days apart from each other. But back to Sister Cavell…..my Gram and her daughters were members of a ladies lodge of other English women (in total about 60 to 75 women) who every other Thursday would put on long white dresses and white shoes and meet in honor of sister Cavell
    And have meetings to raise money and other necessities to send “home” to those in need in nurse Cavells
    Name and memory. I still see in my mind my Gram standing on our green, green lawn in her white long dress with her red hair gently blowing. Those were the good old days when people helped each other in whatever way they could. Thanks for giving me back that wonderful memory. Will be buying your book next time I get to Barnes and Nobles in Hyannis, Ma. I live in Provincetown, Ma. A good 45 minutes away from Hyannis. Thanks again for writing about “Sister Edith Cavell”. Richard

    • terri says:

      Thank you for this wonderful comment, Richard. One of the rewards for writing this book is hearing people’s experiences like you have here. I’ve learned so much from comment like these. Makes me want to go back and add a post book addendum. Thanks you for sharing this. Terri

      • Katherine Eddy says:

        My husband and I became interested in Edith Cavell while visiting Canada a few years ago and hiking on Mount Edith Cavell, the mountain in the Rockies that bears her name. Since then, I’ve become a Red Cross nurse in my retirement. She has quite a legacy. I can’t wait to read the book. Katherine

  6. Richard H. Gibson says:

    Sorry I gave you wrong email address with my comments. Typings not as good as it used to be

  7. Dearest Friend Terri,
    Namaste !
    There are some stories that arouse a trifle interest and there are some stories that blows our mind away. The way you have presented the narrated the story of Edith Cavell blew my mind away.
    Something inside me changed forever.
    I was so inspired, I wrote a letter to my subscribers (about 2,50,000 subscribers) covering your heroine Edith Cavell.
    I have received some overwhelming comments that you can read on our website. You can use these comments any way you deem fit.
    Thanks for all your efforts.
    I have read long time ago, either i should live a life worth writing or I should write something worth reading. I do not know you enough to comment on the first part of the quote. I believe you have already LIVED the second part of the quote.
    Wishing you all the best forever.
    With prayers and love,

    • Susan Weliky says:

      May I use your comment about writing something worth reading for an article for the Falmouth Senior Center to draw in people to hear Terri speak on Sept. 10,2013?

  8. Gina S. says:

    Terri, I just finished your book and wow! Very powerful story of a strong woman, nurse and role model. You brought the character to life in a well-told, easy to read book. I will definitely recommend it to others. Great job!

    • terri says:

      Thank you for taking the time to read the book and making this comment. Glad you liked the book and recommending it is the greatest complement.

    • Kathrin says:

      My husband and I baemce interested in Edith Cavell while visiting Canada a few years ago and hiking on Mount Edith Cavell, the mountain in the Rockies that bears her name. Since then, I’ve become a Red Cross nurse in my retirement. She has quite a legacy. I can’t wait to read the book. Katherine

  9. After reading about Edith Cavell in the Cape Cod Times, I was delighted to get Fatal Decision at my local library. Terri Arthur certainly did Edith proud as well as the entire nursing profession. I’m a retired nurse (30 years nursing) and an artist. The content, feeling and flow of the novel is a tribute to Arthur’s writing and research. She put it all together with a creative and interesting approach. Kudos!
    I would highly recommend this story and will hold it dear to my heart for years to come.

    • terri says:

      Thank you for your comments, Carroll. I was just told that “Fatal Decision: Edith Cavell WWI Nurse” is the 36th most requested book out of the top 50 for the entire Cape Cod library system. I was smiling at that because it was just after I read that the best seller “50 Shades…” was banned from many libraries. It shows that people really do want to read a book with substance.

  10. 抓姦 says:

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  11. suzanne nobrega says:

    My friend, Carol, sent me an autographed copy of Edith Cavell WWI nurse. Thank you for writing such an inspiring and moving story about an incredible woman. Cavell is truly a remarkable and memorable hero and her story surely will inspire many readers.

    • terri says:

      Hi Suzanne, If this story inspired you then I know it will many others as I had hoped it would. Thanks for the great note. Terri

  12. carolyn keaton says:

    I acquired a couple of postcards of Edith Cavell and it prompted me to do a little research………..I am anxious to order your book so I may know more about this fascinating lady.

    • Terri Arthur, RN says:

      Carolyn, As you may know by know, it was a set of postcards that first got me interested in this story. I hope you will become as fascinated as I was with Edith Cavell. At least you won’t have to write the story. I already did that. Enjoy the book. Terri

  13. barbara dimarzo says:

    Terri, on behalf of our Book Group, I want to thank you for an amazing discussion of your book yesterday. Your passion for the journey you set upon was well worth the final destination. Your book has inspired each member of our group. Edith Cavell speaks to the power of one woman. Thank-you so much for your time and insight to the book.

    • terri says:

      Thank you, Barbara. I was impressed with the understanding and insight your members had in the story of Edith Cavell. It was a pleasure to spend time with them discussing my favorite topic.

  14. Peter Cordrey says:

    You might be interested to know that I have some of the papers of my great Aunt Miss Hilda FFolliott. She was one of 4 nurses that volunteered to go to Belgium at the commencement of WW1. She went with the sister of Churchills wife . There was an interesting article in the morning post detailing her capture and escape after service in Mons. I have a card that shows her expense claim for £35 and 2 hears service for £40 claimed from Matron Edith Cavell. The address is 49 , rue de la culture, Brusselles. The receipt is on the personal card of Baronne Edourd de Crombrugghe de Looringhe . Address La Garenne, Casteau.

    I asssume Hilda new and worked with Miss Cavell as she was in Mons from August to the end of 1914.

    I understand that one of the wards was named after my Aunt , but I have no details.

    I will buy your book and see if there any connections.

    Best regards

    Peter Cordrey

    • terri says:

      Thank you, Peter for sending me this interesting and informative note. I will respond to you directly to your email as I have a few questions about the details.

  15. Serena Powis says:

    Iam taking a group of motorcycle riders to Belgium from Moto Guzzi Club of Great Britain from 8th to 11th Oct 2015 to lay a wreath on the grave of Private Twiss at Birr Cross Cemetery. His great nephew will be with us. I have just heard on radio 4 about the Sunday Service coming from Norwich Cathedral next Sunday to commemorate Ediths death. I have some research and will will visit Lijssenthoek and Chateau Bellignies. Good luck with your tour.

    • terri says:

      Hello Serena, I just returned from the UK after attending the centennial memorial of her death both in Norwich and in London. However, there was also some events in Brussels centered around Edith Cavell and Philippe Baucq, the Belgian who was executed with Cavell. I met the Belgian Ambassador who said he would be attending the ceremonies in Belgium during the very time your were there so I hope you got to attend some of them. Hope your travels were fun and informative. Thanks for writing about them.

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