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❮Reading❯ ➳ Home for Erring and Outcast Girls ➬ Author Julie Kibler –

Home for Erring and Outcast Girls Reading Home For Erring And Outcast Girls By Julie Kibler An Emotionally Raw And Resonant Story Of Love, Loss, And The Enduring Power Of Friendship, Following The Lives Of Two Young Women Connected By A Home For Fallen Girls, And Inspired By Historical Events In Turn Of The 20th Century Texas, The Berachah Home For The Redemption And Protection Of Erring Girls Is An Unprecedented Beacon Of Hope For Young Women Consigned To The Dangerous Poverty Of The Streets By Birth, Circumstance, Or Personal Tragedy Built In 1903 On The Dusty Outskirts Of Arlington, A Remote Dot Between Dallas And Fort Worth S Red Light Districts, The Progressive Home Bucks Public Opinion By Offering Faith, Training, And Rehabilitation To Prostitutes, Addicts, Unwed Mothers, And Ruined Girls Without Forcibly Separating Mothers From Children When Lizzie Bates And Mattie McBride Meet There One Sick And Abused, But Desperately Clinging To Her Young Daughter, The Other Jilted By The Beau Who Fathered Her Ailing Son They Form A Friendship That Will See Them Through Unbearable Loss, Heartbreak, Difficult Choices, And Ultimately, Diverging Paths.A Century Later, Cate Sutton, A Reclusive University Librarian, Uncovers The Hidden Histories Of The Two Troubled Women As She Stumbles Upon The Cemetery On The Home S Former Grounds And Begins To Comb Through Its Archives In Her Library Pulled By An Indescribable Connection, What Cate Discovers About Their Stories Leads Her To Confront Her Own Heartbreaking Past, And To Reclaim The Life She Thought She D Let Go Forever With Great Pathos And Powerful Emotional Resonance, Home For Erring And Outcast Girls Explores The Dark Roads That Lead Us To Ruin, And The Paths We Take To Return To Ourselves.

❮Reading❯ ➳ Home for Erring and Outcast Girls  ➬ Author Julie Kibler –
  • Hardcover
  • 400 pages
  • Home for Erring and Outcast Girls
  • Julie Kibler
  • English
  • 05 January 2017
  • 9780451499332

    10 thoughts on “❮Reading❯ ➳ Home for Erring and Outcast Girls ➬ Author Julie Kibler –

  1. says:

    3.5 stars The Berachah Industrial Home for Erring Girls in Arlington, Texas that is depicted in this novel was a real place A cemetery is what remains of this institution founded by a minister and his wife They were dedicated not just to helping girls and women who erred but also their babies, a different approach from other homes for unwed mothers at this time A quick internet search will lead you to a number of articles and photos of the place which provided a safe haven for so many The story is comprised of three narratives, two from the early 1900 s, one 2017 Lizzie Bates and her baby girl, Docie, are living a horrible life after unspeakable treatment and a drug addiction brought on by an evil man She is hanging on to her life by a thread but hanging on to her daughter for dear life when she is rescued by Christian women and brought to a home Maddie Corder is living her own hell is trying desperately to save her sick baby boy Cap She makes her way to the home and the two connect and we see the beauty of friendship and caring as their fate over the years is revealed Cate in the current story, is a university librarian working on archives whose research connects her to these two women In the process of piecing together their lives, she finds herself While Cate s story was moving in its own right, it...

  2. says:

    Julie Kibler is a great writer I fell madly in love with her book Calling Me Home , her debut novel published in 2013 Her irresistible novel often had me laughing or crying Julie is gifted in her ability to portray the perceptions and emotions of her characters She writes with sensitivity, and insights, rendering meticulous attention to details This second novel Home for Erring and Outcast Girls..has been a long anticipated wait Many of Julie s fansme includedare excited happy campers with this new book Its wonderful The research is impeccable..crafting is easy to follow and storytelling is vibrant Julie once again delivers an evocative emotional sorrowful captivating story.She engages and educates us about a little known time in history A little background history The Berachah Industrial Home for the Redemption of Erring Girls was a facility for unwed mother s in Arlington, Texas Reverend James T and Maggie May Upchurch opened the home in 1903 It took in homeless, usually pregnant women from Texas and the surrounding states Unlike other homes in the area for fallen women , women at the Berachah Home were required allowed to keep their babies They were not forced to give their babies up for adoption The home closed in 1935 but then reopened as an orphanage from 1936 1942 The University of Texas purchase a property in 1963 On March 7, 1981, a Texas Historical Marker was inst...

  3. says:

    3.5 stars, rounded upImagine my pleasant surprise to find that this wasn t the tale of some horrid place, but a place of compassion and love In 1904, there were few options for ruined girls and unwed mothers And none that allowed a mother to keep their child None except the Berachah Home for the Redemption and Protection of Erring Girls This story encompasses friendship, redemption and salvation It s also a sad reminder of how little some things have changed over the years Told from the standpoint of two of the girls who find shelter there in 1904 as well as a university librarian in 2017 who is studying the archived material from the Home I will admit to being much interested in the earlier story, just because of the history involved One of the sad and constant themes of the book is how often young women aren t believed when they re raped, especially if the rapist is someone they know The book could have used a better editing job At times, I felt it dragged...

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    3.75 Stars rounded up.The Berachah Home for the Redemption and Protection of Erring Girls is a place in Texas where unwed mothers were sent to live and to raise their children In the early 1900 s, it was unprecedented Some women stayed and some learned skills which would eventually allow them to find employment outside of the home All women became a family of sorts Lizzie and Maddie both arrive at the home with different stories Lizzie with her daughter Docie in tow Desperate and desolate, had she not found a place at Berachah, she and her daughter would most likely have died The home softens her and gives her something to live for It also gives her a best friend Maddie Maddie is a spitfire Full of zest for life, Maddie makes the most of everything she learns and doesn t take anything for granted even when people try to knock her down Through pain, suffering and tears, Lizzie and Maddie have each other.In 2017, Cate, a Librarian and her assistant Laurel, come across the archives of The Berachah Home and begin digging into its history What they find bonds them together, in ways than one The timeline in The Home for Erring and Outcast Girls switches back and forth between the past and present day, though personally I preferred the historical timeline which seems to be par for the course when I read histo...

  5. says:

    Based on the synopsis, this was a book that I was really looking forward to reading I love historical fiction books and I thought a story about the real life Berachah Home sounded like it had a lot of potential Unfortunately, I had a hard time connecting with the characters so this turned out to just be an okay read.The Berachah Home was pretty unique back in the early 1900s Let s face it, if a single woman back then was pregnant, she wasn t treated too kindly Many women were sent away to live in homes with other pregnant women until they gave birth and put the babies up for adoption What made the Berachah Home different from these other places was the women there were allowed to keep their babies and got the opportunity to learn job skills which would help them eventually find employment outside the home This book goes back and forth between different time periods and characters Lizzie Bates and Mattie McBride both come to the Berachah Home in the early 1900s and they form a friendship that will follow them thru some rough times The present day storyline follows Cate Sutton, a university librarian, who is fascinated in learning about the home and the women who lived there Ca...

  6. says:

    Thanks to Netgalley and Crown Publishing for a digital galley in exchange for an honest review. This is a solid historical fiction about an important role that the Berachah Home for the Redemption and Protection of Erring Girls in Texas played in supporting and providing a place for women and their children Similar to other books of this genre, there is a contemporary timeline and a historical timeline early 1900 s The different women Cate, Mattie, and Lizzie represent the many women who have experienced trauma and heartache There s no doubt in my mind that this is a bookclub contender I just wished during my entire reading experience that I could have liked it I know, I know, we reviewers often fall back on that line and it might not appear genuine But this is one of those books that I REALLY wish that I could just rave about and sob into my pillow or have difficulty talking about with a reader friend Because these characters in all timelines ...

  7. says:

    Home for Erring and Outcast Girls tells the story of real life inhabitants of the Berachah Industrial Home for the Redemption of Erring Girls, established near the turn of the 20h century in Arlington, Texas The home, run by the Reverand J.T Upchurch and his wife, Maggie May, provided a safe place for women, who often arrived on their doorstep pregnant These girls or women were considered fallen, either because they had lost their virginity due to rape, had become pregnant out of wedlock, or had lived lives of prostitution, drinking or drugs Unlike other Christian establishments, these women were allowed to keep their babies, and were cared for as long as needed.This historical novel centers around two main characters, Mattie and Lizzie, who found their way to the home and became lifelong friends after suffering abuse and rejection by their families Mattie and Lizzie were both based on real women who lived at Berachah.I sadly found that so much of how women were looked upon and treated during Mattie s and Lizzie s time still holds true today, roughly 120 years later This book couldn t be timely, with so much in the news now about women and their reproductive rights, and with such loud male Christian voices making decisions for us The Berachah Home was a religious establi...

  8. says:

    4 stars Thanks to Penguins First to Read program and Crown for allowing me to read and review this book Publishes July 23, 2019.Although I see in reading other reviews of this book that people were either confused or they just did not see the necessity of all the characters in the book, I fell in love with them Likewise, I appreciated the changes in time throughout the story Based on a real place, during a real time frame, with composites of real people this book remains fiction We first meet Cate the new Librarian at the University Collections Department of the Texas University It is 2017 This is the campus that eventually assumed ownership of The Berachah Industrial Home and their grounds Cate has taken a real interest in the history of the Berachah Home and is spending considerable time researching it on her own But to understand Cate, we take a trip back in time through numeral chapters, even as we make current discoveries about her When we first gather at the The Berachah Industrial Home for the Redemption of Erring Girls in Arlington Texas it is the early 1900 s That is where we meet Lizzie and Mattie two of the yo...

  9. says:

    I enjoyed this book it definitely wasn t one that I could fly through in a day I read it off and on for about a week and a half.It was probably about 100 pages longer than it needed to be, and it got confusing with all the different points of view and timelines There was Mattie POV in 1904 and forward, and then Lizzie s POV in 1904 and forward, then t...

  10. says:

    What a disappointment This could have been a fine, interesting book about the Berachah Home for the Redemption and Protection of Erring Girls built in 1903 in Arlington, Texas This was a real place and operated until 1935 It was a unique place at the time as it did not shame the girls, encouraged them to keep their children and taught them marketable skills to operate in the outside world It was full of love and compassion, the first that some of the women had ever experienced Then for some bizarre reason, the author threw in another story about Cate Sutton, an university librarian in 2017, apparently working on the archives of the Home It is really about her high school romance that she is still reliving years later It adds NOTHING to the story and is frankly aggravating I had to slog through those parts and eventually skimmed them The big surprise was so obvious and and unnecessary And worse of all It had NOTHING to do with the really compelling story of the Home I am really aggravated that the editor, Hilary Rubin Teeman, did not do her job and edit this unnecessary filler out of an otherwise fine book Shame on her The story of the Home is told through the eyes of Lizzie Bates and Mattie McBride, both with horrendous stories The author claims Mattie and her son had CF although there are no clues in the actua...

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