Amy Le Feuvre Book Descriptions


A Daughter of the Sea by Amy Le Feuve.


This gifted author here takes us to a rockbound coast of England and introduces us to a heroine as untamed as a sea-gull, but who proves the good-angel of a life-saving station. A wholesome story of a religious tone.—The Critic Vol 41 (1902).

Una Carteret was a strong, vigorous young woman who had grown up alone on a rock-bound coast of England, save for the presence of certain fisher-folk with whom she associated. Her guardian had been away from her for years, and she had been allowed to have her own way in everything. The guardian returning suddenly marries her to a man whom she scarcely knows. This and other events effect the whole trend of her life. There is a strong religious element in the story.—The Publishers Weekly (1902).

Una Carteret is an independent tomboy who loves shrimping and lobster-pots. When storms arise the fisher folk of the town collect at the beach to plunder pieces of the wrecked ships. Una is enraged by this injustice but fighting against it proves very dangerous. Many people are drifting in this small village and Jesus Christ is seen as a Lifeboat. Una said: "I know what the Lord Jesus Christ has done for me. This little boat I am standing in is a very poor type of what He is able to do for you. You are making shipwrecks of your souls, and He is the Lifeboat of the world. I found no real joy or peace till I stepped in."—Curiosmith (2015).

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Dicky's Brother; or, Thou Hast Destroyed Thyself, but in Me Is Thine Help by Amy Le Feuvre.


Dreamikins by Amy Le Feuvre.

Dreamikins was not a normal child. She had great intelligence, and a fanciful imagination that made her the wonder of her friends and companions.—RTS (1921).


Dudley Napier's Daughters by Amy Le Feuvre.


This ideal book for girls will receive a hearty welcome. Miss Le Feuvre's books are always exhilarating and natural, and of the highest standard.—British Weekly (1917).

Quite one of the best of the many books she has produced is Miss Amy Le Feuvre's new story for girls, "Dudley Napier's Daughters."


Dwell Deep; or, Hilda Thorn's Life Story by Amy Le Feuvre.


An interestingly written story of a young girl and her effort to lead the deeper Christian life in the midst of a kindhearted but worldly-minded family with whom she is thrown. It is a worthy companion to "Stepping Heavenward."—Fleming H. Revell Company (1896).

A story of a girl who, being left without a home, went to live with her guardian, who had a number of children. Hilda Thorn was trying to be a Christian, and her associates were very worldly, which made it hard for her. It is an interesting story, with the reality of experience.—The Religious Herald (1897).

An intensely interesting story. The author plainly illustrates the possibility of magnifying Christian life and character amid the whirl of gayety and pleasure in social life. Character speaks with effectiveness, and the world bows in acknowledgment to practical Christianity in a positive religious character. The author evidently has succeeded in making her characters seem to be real and possible.—Christian Intelligencer (1902).

This clever tale, written with a high purpose, is calculated by the freshness of its style to fascinate readers.—Western Press.

It will delight the girls.—Christian.


Eric's Good News by Amy Le Feuvre.


A story of the influence which Eric, a little invalid boy, had upon the life of a world-worn young man with whom he became acquainted at a seaside resort.—Fleming H. Revell Company (1897)

Eric Wallace is an invalid lad, delicate, sweet and winsome, who by precept and example leads erring and scoffing men to faith in Christ. The good work is done in a natural and perfectly childish way, without any painful exhibitions of precocity or goodishness. The story is simply a glimpse here and there into the life of a pure hearted, sweet natured, happy soul who leads others into the light because he is in the light himself. It is a tender and beautiful story of Christian influence, conduct and example.—Christian Work (1902).

 A simple tale, in which a little invalid lad is made the means of causing a careless, cynical man to think of truer and higher aims of life.—Schoolmaster.

Young Eric was disappointed as sat trying to get well. Captain Graham, a stranger he met on the beach, became a good friend. One day his dog retrieved an old book, the Gospel of Mark, from the ocean and it was used by God for opening his mind to Jesus. Eventually Eric's whole disposition was changed and he was made happy in Christ. Eric became a positive influence in the lives of those around him. A quote from the book: "'Ah! well!' he muttered, 'I envy that child's faith and happiness, and more than half feel inclined to follow his example. It is not a religion he has got hold of, but a real Person—it makes a vast difference, I fancy!'"—Curiosmith (2103).

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Harebell's Friend by Amy Le Feuvre.

A pleasant story of domestic interest. Little Harebell is full of quaint sayings, high spirited, and has the most tender and loving little heart in the world.—RTS (1921).


Heather's Mistress by Amy Le Feuvre.

"Heather's Mistress," by Amy Le Feuvre, is another of this author's popular books for young girls. The deep religious tone makes it well fitted for a Sunday School library, while the vital human interest in the story makes it entertaining for the general reader. A story of beautiful twin sisters bred in the utmost seclusion of the country suddenly entering into London society and trying to make their religion fit in with the frivolity that surrounds them. Alike in appearance but unlike in character each chooses the part that pleases them and for a time separate, one learning in solitude her lesson of life and the other being tried by affliction before she is taught that self is not all.—Bookseller, Vol 6 (1901).

The parallel lives of twin sisters, who were reared in the stem life of an English Puritan household and then plunged suddenly into the whirl of London society, are the subject of the story.—The American Catalogue (1905).

A pleasant wholesome story for a girl.—The Academy (1908).

A capital and wholesome love-story.—The Manchester Courier (1908).

A pretty story prettily got up.—The Record (1908).

A story of twin sisters, orphans, brought up in a lonely English country house by a Puritanical old servant, whom a gay cousin carries away to her London home where they are near losing their faith in God. Heather, however, the more serious one, awakens to a sense of what she is doing, and goes back to a life of self-denial but of deserved happiness. It is a wholesome story.—The Literary World, Vol 23 (1902).

Like all Miss Le Feuvre's stories, "Heather's Mistress" has a fine Christian tone, showing that even for those who are led astray by the world and suffer for it, God has a gracious welcome back. It is a story which young women especially might read with profit and pleasure.—Presbyterian.

Miss Le Feuvre has a dainty style, and her book is charming.—London Quarterly Review.

A very wholesome story.—Field.

It is gracefully written, and has a number of appropriate illustrations.—Scotsman.

The exquisite delineator of child-character is rapidly proving that she is able to describe the "grown-ups" just as graphically. This is a charming story.—Sword and Trowel.

The story is full of living interest from the first page to the last. An admirable book for our girls.—Baptist.


Her Kingdom: A Story of the Westmorland Fells by Amy Le Feuvre.


His Big Opportunity by Amy Le Feuvre.


Its heroes, Dudley and Roy, otherwise known as "David and Jonathan," are cousins, and live with their grandmother. A strenuous soul in a frail body, Roy burns with the desire to do some great deed, and feels that all he lacks is opportunity. After many mistakes, leading to mishaps amusing and serious, his opportunity comes to him. The narrative inculcates many useful lessons.—The Literary News (1898).

Roy burns with the desire to do some great deed, and feels that all he lacks is opportunity. After many mistakes, leading to mishaps amusing and serious, his opportunity comes to him. The narrative inculcates many useful lessons.—Fleming H. Revell Company (1898).

Aside from its lively interest, this story will be good for boys to read. It does not preach, but its influence is strong for the right, and it leaves a smack of hearty encouragement in the youthful mind.—The Independent (1902).

Here is a capital little story for boys, for girls, or for grown people. Of course, it is a story with a moral, and the moral is always obvious; but it does not interrupt the story, which is good.—Church Standard (1902).

The story is a very pretty one, and nice to give little children or to put in a Sunday-school library. The sentiment is not mawkish nor the religious element overdone.—Fleming H. Revell Company (1902).