Amy Le Feuvre Book Descriptions


Odd by Amy Le Feuvre.

It was renamed The Odd One by Fleming H. Revell Co., editions of 1897 and 1907.

This story comes before Odd Made Even.

Betty is the odd child in the family because the other four are paired up. Bobby and Billy are babies and Molly and Douglas are the eldest. But she finds a pairing companionship in her dog, Prince. As theme to the story, Betty wants to understand the "tribulation" of Revelation 7:14. In her own way she sought answers to her questions.—Curosmith (2011).

Another of the charming child stories by this now well-known writer. The title describes the characteristics, and prepares the reader for the experiences, of the little girl who is the heroine of the tale, which is a graceful and touching story, full of Gospel teaching. The book is furnished with wide-margined pages, which are decorated with numerous drawings in Miss Lathbury's best style.—Fleming H. Revell Company (1897).

It is written with the same charming and engrossing style which readers of "Probable Sons" will remember.—The Congregationalist (1989).

The story of singular Betty, who prayed that she might have tribulation in order that she might attain heaven.—Christian World.


Odd Made Even by Amy Le Feuvre.

This is a sequel to what many readers consider Amy Le Feuvre's most beautiful child-story, entitled 'Odd.' It traces the after-life of Betty, who in her childhood prayed so pathetically for tribulation, and who in this story passes through a time of fiery trial and affliction, and emerges therefrom an experienced yet humble Christian.—Religious Tract Society (1908).

The tale is bracing and strong, and every girl will be the better for reading it.—The Chrisitan World (1908).

There could not be a better present for a growing-up girl.—The Queen (1908).


Olive Tracy by Amy Le Feuvre.

A wholesome English home story, having to do with an interesting group of young people just beginning to think of love and marriage. Two of the young men are in the South African war, but return home unhurt.—The American Catalogue (1905).

"Olive Tracy," by Amy Le Feuvre, is an up-to-date English novel. Marmaduke Croften, the hero, being disappointed in love, joins the English Army in South Africa, fights bravely, is wounded and returns home to find his sweetheart, Olive Tracy, who has regretted her refusal of his love, now ready, not only to welcome him, but to marry him at sight. No satisfactory reason is given for her former treatment of her lover, and she is described as being miserable from the time he went away until his return, especially during the time when she supposed he was married to another woman. Osmond, the young invalid, is a goody-goody boy, who "converts" several of the characters from the error of their ways; and novel readers who like to have religion with their fiction will find "Olive Tracy" much to their taste.—Eugene L. Didier, Book Notes, Vol 6 (1901).

The heroine, who suggests the "spirit of spring," never appears in spangle net or satin gowns, but in a durable sprig muslin, or a white lawn with pink ribbons. One instinctively feels that the more pretentious fabrics belong to the electric light circles of life; they do not harmonize with yellow jonquils and blue-skyed April mornings. The heroine in this novel is just such an incarnation of weather and sunshine, tho the man she marries is a lord with pearls in his pockets. The story reaches from England to the battle fields in South Africa and back again. . .—The Independent, Vol 53 (1901).


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."




Probable Sons by Amy Le Feuvre.

The Parable of the Prodigal Son is illustrated several times in this allegorical children's story. Little Milly's innocent understanding of the Bible became the simple wisdom that was needed by the adults around her. The "Probable Son" as she calls it, is the substance of her hopes and her prayers throughout the story.—Curiosmith (2011).

One of the brightest, sweetest, most helpful little books for young and old that we have seen for many a day. It is alive with that sort of humor that is so close to pathos that one laughs and cries in the same breath. It speaks to the very heart, and appeals strongly to all 'probable sons.' in whatever station or condition, in an irresistible way; and with winning simplicity and confidence shows the readiness of the Father to forgive and to receive.—Christian Work (1902).

A little child, fascinated by the story of the Prodigal Son, whom she miscalls the "Probable Son," is the means of helping several wanderers to return to the Father's home.—Fleming H. Revell Company (1896).

Likely to charm old and young alike.—The Sunday School Chronicle (1905).

One of the prettiest stories I have read for a long time. It will open the eyes of many prodigals to the simplicity of the way of return to God.—The Rev. F. B. Meyer (1905).

One of the best and tenderest stories of Its kind.—Life of Faith.

A lovely story that everybody-man, woman, boy or girl-ought to read. The heroine is a charming child who, in a most winning way, applies to everyday life the Parable of the Prodigal Son, whom she mis-calls "The Probable Son." It is scarcely possible to praise too highly this delightful shilling volume.—The Sword and Trowel (1905).

A charming little book. I could wish it might have at least a million readers, for it has proved a means of grace to my own heart.—Thos. Spurgeon (1896).


  • Chapter 1 - An Unwelcome Legacy
  • Chapter 2 - David and Goliath
  • Chapter 3 - The First Punishment
  • Chapter 4 - Mrs. Maxwell's Sorrow
  • Chapter 5 - A Prodigal
  • Chapter 6 - A Promise Kept
  • Chapter 7 - Cross-Examination
  • Chapter 8 - "He Arose and Came to His Father"
  • Chapter 9 - "A Little Child Shall Lead Them"


  • Millicent (Milly) – tells the story of the Prodigal Son which she calls Probable Son.
  • Sir Edward Wentworth – Uncle to Milly, doesn't understand children.
  • Fritz – a collie.
  • Mrs. Maxwell – the head keeper, who has a prodigal son named Tommy.
  • Tommy – ran away at seventeen.
  • Jack Gray – a poor man Milly met.
  • Anna Kent – school friend to Milly's mother.
  • Major Lovell – distant cousin of Sir Edward.

Important Scripture:

John 10:15—"I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it."

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A Puzzling Pair by Amy Le Feuvre.


"A Puzzling Pair" by Amy Le Feuvre, is the story of two bright children, Guy. the artist, and his twin-sister Beryl, who have a variety of troubles and pleasures, the chronicle of which, with a moral or religious thought here and there, makes a story that the parent who believes in religious teaching along with the pleasures of childhood will welcome. These children live in an old manor-house by the seashore and are left almost entirely to themselves. The employments they find for their entertainment are quite out of the ordinary, and their history is full of incident.—The Literay News (1898).

Written in the best manner of this popular author, and uniform in mechanical details with the much appreciated "The Odd One," this new volume is attaining a popularity equal to that of its companion.Fleming H. Revell Company (1898).

"A Puzzling Pair" will be uniform in mechanical details with the much appreciated "The Odd One," and cannot fail of a popularity equal to that of its companion. The story deals with the adventures of two small seekers after truth, Guy, the artist, and his extremely practical twin-sister, Beryl, who live in an old manor house by the sea shore. Left almost entirely to themselves, they find employments for their leisure, which are quite out of the ordinary and very diverting.—New York Observer (1898).

A beautiful story of a very lovable pair. Readers will follow with deep interest the adventures of these most interesting twins.—RTS (1921).

Cleverly illustrated and very amusing.—Queen.

A very lovable pair.—Gentlewoman.

There is no little humour in Miss Le Feuvre's story.—Spectator.

It is not often that writers are able successfully to picture children as they are.—Record.

A very charming story of child life.—Churchman.

Full of swift insight into child life, and captivating in the charm and variety of its incidents.—Leeds Mercury.

The young twins, Guy and Berry, heard a sermon about Christ's second coming and they wondered if they were ready. Guy drew a picture of people being raised with Christ and went around asking people if they would like to be in the picture. The question challenged people to evaluate their own readiness. "The independence of the twins was a great puzzle to their stepmother," but the spirited children were good witnesses for Christ through their innocent ways.—Curiosmith (2015).




Rosebuds: Choice and Original Short Stories by Amy Le Feuvre.


Roses by Amy Le Feuvre.

Roses is a charming English story of a little motherless girl, whose father, being obliged to go to distant colonies, leaves her in the care of a fine old lady, where her life gives opportunity for the record of many quaint sayings and much pleasant description.—Wilbur B. Ketcham (1899).

Mrs. Fitzherbert was asked to take care of Dimple, an eight year old orphaned girl. She gave Dimple a plot of ground to grow her own garden. The book uses garden analogies to teach lessons throughout: "Yes, I see a lot of weeds this afternoon. A nasty ugly one has just cropped up, called disobedience; and impatience and self-will have been up some time, and are growing bigger every day." The story teaches that roses must have a gardener to grow well and so we see the need of God tending our souls.—Curiosmith (2015)



Some Builders; or, A Sure Foundation by Amy Le Feuvre.


Teddy's Button by Amy Le Feuvre.

A button taken from the coat of his dying soldier father becomes Teddy's incentive to valiant deeds as a soldier of Christ.—Fleming H. Revell Company (1896).

A smile-provoking, tear-compelling, heart-inspiring book. I wish every mother would read it to her children.—The Rev. Thomas Spurgeon (1905).

Teddy's Button" is by the author of "Probable Sons," and it would be difficult to say which is the better.—The Life of Faith (1905). 

A lively little story, telling of a lad whose military spirit found satisfaction in enlisting in Christ's army and fighting God's battles.—The Christian (1905).

A captivating story. Teddy and Nancy win our hearts. Teddy's brave fight with himself commands admiration, and stout-hearted, handsome Nancy, a real girl in all her doings, conquers the heart. A very good story is this for the children.—The Christian Intelligencer (1897).

'Teddy's Button' was taken from the coat of his dying soldier father, and in the hands of the boy became a sort of talisman and an incentive to valiant service as a soldier of Jesus Christ. The story is one of fascinating interest, and the moral of it is not far to seek. The little folks will need no urging to read it.—The Evangelist (1902).

A proud Teddy tells the story behind a button taken from his father's coat after he died in battle. The new neighborhood girl, Nancy, dressed in a sailor's outfit brings challenges and trouble. Teddy loves all things related to soldiers and becomes a soldier in the Lord's army. This story highlights the everyday inner battles that a Christian faces, such as contention.—Curiosmith (2013).

The story is one of fascinating interest, and the moral of it is not far to seek.—The Evangelist (1898).


  • Chapter 1 - An Antagonist
  • Chapter 2 - When Greek Meets Greek
  • Chapter 3 - A Recruiting Sergeant
  • Chapter 4 - Enlisting for Life
  • Chapter 5 - First Victories
  • Chapter 6 - The Redcoats
  • Chapter 7 - Uplifted and Cast Down
  • Chapter 8 - In the Clover Field
  • Chapter 9 - Lost
  • Chapter 10 - Found


  • Teddy Platt — the boy with the button.
  • Teddy's mother — Young Mrs. John.)
  • Mrs. Platt (Father's mother) — Teddy's grandmother.
  • John Platt — Teddy's father who ran the farm.
  • Uncle Jake Platt — the voice of reason.
  • Nancy Wright — the girl who challenges Teddy.
  • Sam Waters — Teddy's friend.
  • Harry Brown — "Carrots" Teddy's friend.
  • Walter Saxby — Teddy's corporal friend.
  • Tim Stokes (Bouncer) — the soldier who is reforming his life.
  • Corporal Saxby — Teddy's Christian friend that is a soldier.

An important verse is "His banner over me was love."—Song of Solomon 2:4.

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