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Th'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 pathsA century later Cate Sutton a reclusive. 45 stars Emotional Informative Powerful UnforgettableEstablished in 1903 in Texas the Berachah Industrial Home for the Redemption of Erring Girls was an unprecedented institution that offered a chance of hope for girls who had little to no options left in life Prostitutes poor homeless abused the Home offered a refuge for women fleeing their terrible situations Differing from other organizations this home offered rehabilitation training spiritual counsel and support for unwed mothers without separating mother from child The goal was to provide a safe haven for young women while training them to become productive members of society Lizzie and Mattie are two of the young women who reside at the Home in 1905 finding true friendship together Lizzie s daughter Docia was only a toddler when she arrived and grows up feeling the love and support of all who reside and work within the HomeIn 2018 Cate is a librarian and is working in the university library Archives She becomes fascinated in piecing together the journals and articles about the Berachah Home She feels personally connected to the girls who once resided at this unparalleled nurturing shelter of its timeThis novel unfolds through three perspectives Lizzie Mattie and Cate and two timelines I was completely captivated by both timelines and I loved all the characters eually yet uniuely They each had their own intriguing and engrossing back story that slowly unfolded as the novel progressed I have not had a reading experience like this before The novel started off strong I felt an immediate connection to the storyline and characters However I started to struggle with some sentence structure I m not sure if I wasn t focusing properly but I found I had to reread sentences several times The words weren t flowing smoothly but I remained fascinated with the storyline and characters It is not a book to be rushed it needs to be slowly savoured to get the true feel of the writing and the times Once I slowed down a little I was able to absorb the words smoothly and enjoyably Around the 23 point the pace picked up immensely and I hungrily devoured the rest of the book That last section of the book really kicked it up a few notches for meThere is one major twist that completely blind sided me in the latter half of the novel It was unexpected cleverly plotted and such a brilliant addition to the storyFinishing this novel I felt sad to leave these characters I truly enjoyed spending hours with them Reading the Author s Note at the end made me love this book even Knowing these characters and this Home are based on real people and events makes it even impactful I am in awe of the founders of this Home in a time when it would have been difficult to show these ruined women respect I thank Julie Kibler for writing this novel and opening our eyes to these unsung heroes of their time Side note it was eerie to read the parts of this novel referring to living in uarantine during the Spanish flu all while we are in uarantine for COVID 19Thank you to NetGalley for my review copy and my lovely local library for the loan of the physical copy The Alien Jigsaw red light districts the progressive home bucks public opinion by offering faith training and Towards a Comprehensive Theory of Human Learning rehabilitation to prostitutes addicts unwed mothers and The Illusion of Gods Presence ruined girls without forcibly separating mothers from children When 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14 hours 21 minutes 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 Wor. 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 impeccablecrafting is easy to follow and storytelling is vibrant Julie once again delivers an evocative emotional sorrowful captivating storyShe engages and educates us about a little known time in history A little background historyThe 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 reuired 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 installed and dedicated at the graveyard that served Berache Home Following several women from the early 1900 s to present daywe meetCate Suttonmodern day archival librarian at The University of Texas in the year 2017 We also meet Cate s assistant Laurel Medina a few of her personal friendslearn about her past life and the work that occupies her every waking moment It s not legal to take the archives home they must stay at the librarybut we can feel how Cate wishes she could spend her days off from work snuggled up at home reading those archivesHer fascination and dedication learning all she can about the women who lived in the Berachah House was her passion Going out with a friend was almost a chore she felt at home with the dead Cate often visited the cemetery when she was longing for something she couldn t have HOME Situations that reuire intimacy of any kind however topple the careful balance I ve worked so hard to create I accepted it years ago And despite my therapist s confidence it remains painfully obvious when I attempt to engage on anything than a surface level I am a grown woman I am a professional I manage my life well But I am broken People sense it and when they do they walk away Me I run We ll learn about Cateand experience her growthWe also meetLizzie Bates Lizzie is 19 when we first meet her in 1904 She has a baby name Docie They come to live at the Houseafter some of the most devastating things she enduredreally awful My heart ached In the beginning before the Berachah House How Lizzie had earned her keep out at a country farm lately cooking for Negro inmates How the farm superintendent had taken her into his own shack to live in sin feeding her heroin to subdue her and then passed her to the chain gang boss when he tired of her How d she taken sick and it crippled her so badly she couldn t stand And finally how they d sent her and Docie to jail no regard for whether she lived or died Lizzie s time at the house the way she changes was really beautiful I came to really treasure her goodness the pure soul she was born with and passed on to her daughterand best friend MattieWe also meet Mattie Corder 23 years at the start I loved Mattie as much as Lizziebut I worried about her differently Mattie s outer shell was feisty than Lizzie It looks like she is confident and strongless sensitive than Lizzie She s definitely angry sad beaten down with grief her baby son died but her bark is bold ruthless But really my opinion about both Lizzie and Mattie changed and inter changed over time I felt I grew with both of these women and grew to understand them why Mattie might be sarcastic and Lizzie not The history and real people Lizzie and Mattie and others Reverend James Toney Maggie Mae Upchurch etc was fascinating to learn about Sad toojust can t get away from the sadness The author s notes at the end are deeply feltThe entire book is excellent I ll continue to read anything Julie Kibler writesThank You Netgalley Crown Publishing and Big Congrats to Julie Kibler

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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 ourselve. 375 Stars rounded upThe 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 historical fiction The characters of Lizzie and Maddie evoked emotion out of me and made me feel what they were feeling while Cate and Laurel s story was a bit lacking in my opinionThis is now the second book that I have read by Julie Kibler Calling Me Home being the first which I adored and I can now say that I am most certainly a fan of her writing and look forward to seeing what she comes up with next Thank you to NetGalley Crown Publishing and Julie Kibler for an arc of this novel in exchange for an honest reviewPublished on Goodreads and NetGalley on 7319Will be published on on 72319

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  • Home for Erring and Outcast Girls
  • Julie Kibler
  • English
  • 16 September 2019
  • 9780525635628

About the Author: Julie Kibler

Julie Kibler is the bestselling author of Home for Erring and Outcast Girls and Calling Me Home which was an IndieNext List pick Target Club Pick and Ladies' Home Journal Book Club Pick published in fifteen languages She has a bachelor's degree in English and journalism and a master's degree in library science and lives with her family including four rescued dogs and cats in Texas



10 thoughts on “Home for Erring and Outcast Girls

  1. says:

    35 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 uick internet search will lead you to a number of articles and photos of t

  2. says:

    I was fascinated by the premise of this novel and its inspiration of historical events surrounding the Berachah H

  3. says:

    Julie Kibler is a great writer I fell madly in love with her book “Calling Me Home” her debut novel published

  4. says:

    35 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

  5. says:

    45 stars Emotional Informative Powerful UnforgettableEstablished in 1903 in Texas the Berachah Industrial Home for the Redemption of Erring Girls was an unprecedented institution that offered a chance of hope for girls who had little to no options left in life Prostitutes poor homeless abused — the Home offered a refuge for women fleeing their terrible situations Differing from other organizations this home offered re

  6. says:

    This book attracted me because I've been to most of the locations mentioned in the book I was born in one of the c

  7. says:

    375 Stars rounded upThe 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

  8. 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 readThe Berachah Home was pretty uniue back in the early 1900s Let's face it if a single woman back then was preg

  9. 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 ot

  10. says:

    Just as the 1900s are beginning in Texas the Berachah Home for the Redemption and Protection of Erring Girls is one final hopeful stop for al

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