Being a confirmed bachelor, Sir Edward Wentworth is horrified when his young orphaned niece arrives. Yet gradually over the coming months he becomes very fond of Milly, as he listens to her bright chatter about her life at his house and the people she meets, particularly the Maxwells who live in the forest. Through Milly's complete trust in God, Sir Edward is made aware ofBeing a confirmed bachelor, Sir Edward Wentworth is horrified when his young orphaned niece arrives. Yet gradually over the coming months he becomes very fond of Milly, as he listens to her bright chatter about her life at his house and the people she meets, particularly the Maxwells who live in the forest. Through Milly's complete trust in God, Sir Edward is made aware of how far he has grown away from Christianity, and he reflects on this further when recovering from an accident. Milly's favourite story is that of the Prodigal Son, which is given special meaning by the return of the Maxwells' missing son. When Sir Edward nearly loses Milly forever, he realises that he has the courage to turn away from his previous life, and is himself a Prodigal Son....
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Probable Sons Reviews
This was a sweet story, very typical of its time, with an innocent charming orphan thawing the heart of her grouchy guardian. The theme of the prodigal son however gave it an evangelistic emphasis. The prodigal son is one of my favourite Bible stories, and I thought it was neatly incorporated into the book. Despite being a classic, this story is still readable for modern kids, especially those who enjoy historical or Christian fiction. I listened to the Librivox audiobook which was very ably read. Much appreciated.
This book was beyond adorable! The title says it all! Sweet Millie tries to convince her uncle, Edward Wentworth that he is a "probable (prodigal) son", in a way only a little child can! So so sweet! An awesome read aloud, great for any ages.
Such a sweet book, loved by my family and me! I love Amy Le Feuvre's books!
I read the Lamplighter edition of this book. Like all Lamplighter books, the story is a little far-fetched, but it is a good story none the less. The story is about a young girl who goes to live with a bachelor uncle after the death of her mother. The young niece's favorite story from the Bible is the story of the "probable" son (aka. prodigal, but she can't pronounce that word). It seems the uncle is a prodigal son himself, so the story is about how the young niece influences her uncle for good and for God. Her interactions with others around her was encouraging to me. I loved seeing how her simple faith impacted others. There is nothing objectionable in this book for children, although it would go over the head of most younger children. I'd recommend for ages 10 and up, simply for understanding.
This book was disappointing. I was very glad it was short. I appreciated the moral the author was trying to put into the story but it was so sappy. Uncle Edward is, I thought, overly stiff. And Millie. Purfect, never does anything truly wrong, is always repentant and always cares about everything; Milie. If you didn't catch the sarcasm; I thought MIllie was way overly perfect. I know there are really nice kids out there, but all kids have their bad days. I wished Millie had been more relatable, it would have made the story so much sweeter. Overall, I think I will just stick to Amy Le Feuvre's Teddys Button. It was my pursonan favorite of her books.
After reading another book tonight, with a disappointing ending, I wanted something short and pleasant. I've been meaning to read this for years, but waited until I could get an unabridged copy (one not rewritten by Lamplighter!) I read it in just half an hour, but it was wonderful! I highly recommend it.This is the third Amy le Feuvre book I've read, and so far she never disappoints. There are always wonderful Christian values and endearing children and happy endings. What more could improve them?
A pleasant read, but nothing more.
Second reading of this and my kids love it!