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A Cup of Cold Water: The Compassion of Nurse Edith Cavell (Chosen Daughters Series) (Farenhorst)

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"The secret password is yorc," the princess whispered. Edith longed for her girlhood in England, when her secrets had been kept safe by her dog Reddie. But now in God's timing, Edith is director of a nursing school in Belgium. Caught in the turmoil of World War I, Edith finds herself surrounded by enemy spies. As a nurse protected by the Red Cross, will Edith turn her back on the Allied soldiers who desperately need her help?

The Chosen Daughters series highlights the lives of ordinary women who by God's grace accomplish extraordinary things.


"A captivating introduction to Edith Cavell. Educational, inspiring, and full of gospel encouragement, A Cup of Cold Water is destined to be a family read-aloud favorite." — Tara & Matt Kingswood, Russell, ON 

"A blend of artistic craft and scholarly research bring Edith Cavell to life. Edith fulfills the hope of her earthly father: ‘that she would grow up to serve God in some special way.’ But more important, her faith points to a heavenly Father who directs and plans lives for His glory. Just as He directed Edith Cavell’s life, He will accomplish the plans concerning me!" — G. Carol Bomer, Artist, Asheville, NC.


Christine Farenhorst is a contributing writer for Christian Renewal and the author of The Great Escape. Among her books are two collections of short stories, Suffer Annie Spence and The Letter Child, and a novel, Before My Mother’s Womb.