Amy Le Feuvre Book Descriptions


On the Edge of a Moor by Amy Le Feuvre.


Rhoda desired to have a mercy ministry by relocating to a benighted, heathenish community. She was impatient and independent but the Lord had plans for her spiritual growth. She selected a cottage by the moor and gradually became friends with her neighbors. She started a Bible reading group to teach the village children. She was encouraged by small successes and learned to trust God's timing while she led people to Christ.—Curiosmith (2011).

A charming story; its keynote: "I must be about my Father's business."—The Sunday School Chronicle (1908).

A book which should be read by young women, showing as it does that there is a work to be done close at hand, in everyday life, among everyday people. The sketches of character are life-like, and the writer has a lively sense of humour.—The English Churchman (1908).

An interesting narrative of the means by which a city girl, living among a number of rough, untutored country people, became an influence for good to her entire neighborhood.—Fleming H. Revell Company (1897) 

A delightful story of a quiet country life, of one who was eager to do good to her fellow-beings, and who improved every opportunity to do so. Especially may those whose home is in the quiet country, and who think that there is no opportunities for doing good to be found there, find hints of ways in which much good may be done. The lives into which the least sunshine comes—these are the ones which need our help the most.—Christian Herald (1902).

This is another of those charming and healthy stories for young people for which this author has become distinguished. It is a good book for the home or the Sunday-school library.—Zion's Herald (1902).

Pleasant, helpful and well told.—The N. Y. Observer (1898).


  • Chapter 1 - A Family Council
  • Chapter 2 - First Acquaintances
  • Chapter 3 - A Question of Peat
  • Chapter 4 - Visitors
  • Chapter 5 - A Gift
  • Chapter 6 - A Friend in Need
  • Chapter 7 - Robin and Poll
  • Chapter 8 - An Open Door
  • Chapter 9 - Sick Neighbors
  • Chapter 10 - Miss Montague
  • Chapter 11 - A Misadventure
  • Chapter 12 - First-Fruits
  • Chapter 13 - A Warning
  • Chapter 14 - An Audacious Theft
  • Chapter 15 - A Straight Talk
  • Chapter 16 - Tom Evans' End
  • Chapter 17 - Two Little Strangers
  • Chapter 18 - Mrs. Hutton
  • Chapter 19 - Howard's Arrival
  • Chapter 20 - A Foiled Scheme
  • Chapter 21 - A Changed Life
  • Chapter 22 - Fellow Laborers


  • Rhoda Carlton – The main character who goes to live by a moor.
  • Tartar – Rhoda's dog, a Scotch terrier.
  • Jock - the helper boy.
  • Hannah West – housemaid of Rhoda.
  • Miss Montague – poor but very nice cottage.
  • Mr. Rokeby – The landlord.
  • Miss Rokeby – Mr. Rokeby's sister – unable to go out.
  • Susan Frith – the postmistress.
  • Mrs. Thatcher – sister of Susan, and lives with her.
  • Mrs. Tent – has a hunchback daughter, Jess Tent.
  • Jess Tent – sticks to herself.
  • Mr. Crake – The landlord's agent.
  • Robin and Poll Day – old couple praying for son to heal.

Quote: The girl laughed. "Might as well try to tell a swallow's flittings as his. If he says he'll be out, he'll be in; and if he says he'll be in, he'll be out, as sure as nuts is nuts. You go your way and leave us alone; but I warn you, if you're found spying round our place, you'll get into trouble."

Quote: "I like to put another verse with this. Shall we turn to it? It is the third chapter of Habakkuk. 'Although the fig-tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labor of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.' The first half seems such utter poverty, doesn't it? The last as rich as any one can be! It is a case of leaf being green in the blazing heat, of not being careful or anxious in the year of drought."