[Home for Erring and Outcast Girls free] epub By Julie Kibler

CHARACTERS Home for Erring and Outcast Girls

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 This book attracted me because I ve been to most of the locations mentioned in the book I was born in one of the cities and grew up on another of them and have spent time all over TX That the book was about a real place the Berachah Industrial Home for Erring Girls in Arlington Texas also led me to want to read the it This home gave hope to girls women and their children who had been battered abused raped and often were on death s door before this group would take them in and give them a home for as long as they needed one What was remarkable about this home was that the girlswomen were encouraged to keep their children when almost any other place would have reuired them to give them up for adoption before they would have been allowed into the home The book is broken into two different timelines the time when the Berachah Industrial Home for Erring Girls was in existence in the early 1900s and later when two women are researching the library archives about the home in 2017 The timeline that interested me was the earlier timeline and I think I would have enjoyed the book if the later timeline might have just consisted of archive information rather than a story with characters concerns It was distracting to be taken away from the perils of Lizzie Mattie and the earlier characters to then read about the problems of the modern day women This book made me extremely sad and the subject matter is very difficult to read Most of the girls during the earlier time that needed the help of this home and so many were turned away because there wasn t room money or because they weren t yet tainted or abused enough were victims of rape incest sexual abuse starvation and neglect and so much The home had strict rules to remain there but it also allowed the residents to learn work skills and find their place in the small society where they could earn their keep sleep in a bed have shelter for themselves and their child and leave the abject poverty and misery of their former lives The challenges of Lizzie and Mattie are heartbreaking but we get to see that they develop a lifelong caring for each other a kind of enduring family that neither of them really had in the past This was a Traveling Sisters buddy read Thank you to Crown Publishing and NetGalley for this ARC

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Home for Erring and Outcast Girls

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 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 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 Cate has dealt with her fair share of heartbreak herself My main issue with the book was even though the storyline taking place almost a century ago grabbed me from the start I had pretty much lost interest by about a third of the way in Other than a few moments here and there I just wasn t feeling an emotional attachment to either of the women And for the life of me I can t figure out why but I guess the reality of it is not every character I read about is going to work for me I was interested in Cate Sutton s backstory and what led her to pretty much being out on her own So I m left feeling slightly disappointed this wasn t a better read for me but on the positive side I got to learn a little bit about the Berachah Home Thank you to First to Read for the opportunity to read an advance digital copy I was under no obligation to post a review and all views expressed are my honest opinion

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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 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 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 really was Lizzie and Maddie s stories that captivated me Perhaps because their stories were based in fact but also because it took me a while to see how the narratives were connected other than because Cate was researching themThe author s note at the end lets us know how well researched the novel is Many of the characters were based on real people and the Kibler lets us know the places where she has taken liberties While I admired the strength of these women and appreciated the historical significance of the home I had a hard time making the connection between the past and present stories thus the less than four star rating Having said that I enjoyed the writing and hope to read Calling Me Home as it has been on my list for uite a while I received an advanced copy of this book from Crown through NetGalley


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 helpin

  2. says:

    I was fascinated by the premise of this novel and its inspiration of historical events surrounding the Berachah Home for the Redemption and Protection of Erring Girls  I think it is an important story and really wanted to be pulled into the tale of the refugeHowever the pacing and the timeline of the 2017 story vs th

  3. says:

    Julie Kibler is a great writer I fell madly in love with her book “Calling Me Home” her debut novel published in 2013 He

  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 Gir

  5. says:

    45 stars Emotional Informative Powerful UnforgettableEstablished in 1903 in Texas the Berachah Industrial Home

  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 cities and grew up on another of them and have spent time all over TX That the book was about a real place the

  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

  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 Hom

  9. says:

    Thanks to Netgalley and Crown Publishing for a digital galley in exchange for an honest review This is a solid historical fiction abou

  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 all the young women who have lived on the streets due to various reasonsLocated in Arlington the women are offered faith training and even rehabilitation services without taking the children from their mothersLizzie Bates and Mattie McBride meet there at the home each with a set of unfortunate events