Amy Le Feuvre Book Descriptions


The Mender; A Story of Modern Domestic Life by Amy Le Feuvre.

In "The Mender" Miss Amy Le Feuvre is good as ever she was. What she calls a "Mender" and what she means by "mending" we shall not say. But we shall go the length of revealing that the heroine's love for mending made her run away from the bridegroom and spoil their wedding—and after that is there a lady whose curiosity is not aroused to know all about it?—The Glasgow Herald (1906).

A pleasing story, with which a good deal of religious and 'improving' matter has-been judiciously blended—a difficult amalgam to achieve. The mender is one of a trio of sisters living in a country village with a tyrannical old father, a retired naval officer. She is the good genius of all with whom she comes into contact, and well deserves the happy ending of her love-story. The book may be recommended for the reading of young people.—The Publisher's Circular (1906)

Miss Le Feuvre has given us in this story tome interesting pictures of life and character. Very varied are the characteristics of the several individuals depicted, from the eccentric Lady Veale and the quick-tempered old Captain Campion, to the Mender, who, by means of her good influence, combines various styles of "mending" into a harmonious whole. The drink question is skillfully handled and intertwined with some love stories.—The Churchman (1908).

'The story is a good one, bright and interesting throughout.—The Chrisitan (1908).

"The Mender" will take rank as one of the best, as it certainly deserves to be one of the most popular of her many stories.—The Chrisitan World (1908).