Home for Erring and Outcast Girls

Home for Erring and Outcast Girls

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 An emotionally raw and resonant story of love, loss, and the enduring power of friendship, following the lives of ...

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Title:Home for Erring and Outcast Girls
Author:Julie Kibler
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:B075HZFWYM
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:368 pages pages

Home for Erring and Outcast Girls Reviews

  • Elyse Walters
    Feb 16, 2019
    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 ...
  • Krista
    Jul 14, 2019
    Rating: 4 stars In 2013, Julie Kilber's debut book, Calling Me Home was one of my favorite books that year. I?ve impatiently waited for her next book since then. Imagine my delight when I received and e-Arc copy from Netgalley of Kibler?s latest book, ?Home for Erring and Outc...
  • Tanya
    Feb 15, 2019
    I was terribly disappointed in this novel. I read an ARC on my kindle from Netgalley. Kibler's first book was brilliant and one I absolutely loved but this second novel was a letdown for me. The first chapter was filled with sentence fragments and read choppy for me. The story, going b...
  • Maureen Timerman
    Jul 31, 2019
    Does history repeat itself? In a way it does, but it is handled differently, or is it? We get an in-depth look at a home that was established for women in the early 1900?s, although not all were accepted here, made me think of the poor souls that were turned away. We look and walk ...
  • Liz
    Jun 23, 2019
    3.5 stars, rounded up Imagine 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 Bera...
  • Susanne  Strong
    Jul 03, 2019
    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 eve...
  • Angela M
    Jul 02, 2019
    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? b...
  • ♥ Sandi ❣
    Jun 30, 2019
    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 t...
  • Susan Johnson
    May 11, 2019
    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 gi...
  • Laurie • The Baking Bookworm
    Jul 30, 2019
    Six years ago I read Julie Kibler's book Calling Me Home and simply adored it. It's a book that has stayed with me over the years so it should not come as a shock that I was oh-so-eager to read Home for Erring and Outcast Girls. This story is based on the real-life Berachah Industri...
  • ʚϊɞ Shelley ʚϊɞ
    Aug 01, 2019
    I'm so full of emotions right now, having just finished reading Home for Erring and Outcast Girls by Julie Kibler...my feelings are a jumble, just like they were for the characters who live in this book. Such a mixture of joy and sadness, hope and doubt. This book is mesmerizing and su...
  • Ellen Wiseman
    Jul 03, 2019
    Julie Kibler has done it again! Home for Erring and Outcast girls is a beautifully written, heartbreaking novel. I loved it, not only because of the wonderful characters and compelling storyline, but because it so artfully illustrates past and present discrimination against women, and ...
  • Judy
    Jun 30, 2019
    The Berachah Home for the Redemption and Protection of Erring Girls in Texas is the basis for this historical fiction novel. The home provided a safe place for women and their children, for the women to turn their lives around and for the children to be safe and cared for. Two of the m...
  • Cortney LaScola - The Bookworm, Myrtle Beach
    Jun 14, 2019
    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 Matti...
  • Dorine
    Aug 03, 2019
    HOME FOR ERRING AND OUTCAST GIRLS by Julie Kibler is an absorbing fictional tale based on a real historical place that sheltered women and their children from cruelty and isolation. Often horrifying, as well as familiar, their stories will touch your heart. Great novel honoring lifelon...
  • Jeanette
    Jul 29, 2019
    No rating. I only got to just short of the half way point. Not for me. As interested I am in the onus of this historic place in Texas, I cannot tread through the miles of flatland to get to a morsel of its real operation. There is so much melodrama and severity of adjective that you wo...
  • Laura G (lauralovestoread)
    Sep 01, 2019
    This was my first book by Julie Kibler, but I loved her writing! I was pulled into the premise of Home for Erring and Outcast Girls because I was fascinated by these women, based on a true story, of their struggles to find a place to live after a life of drug abuse and prostitution....
  • Kristie
    Aug 13, 2019
    This is a fictionalized story based on a real place, the Berachah Home for the Redemption and Protection of Erring Girls in Texas, and on real people. The story is broken into two timelines. One focusing on a few people that lived and worked in the Berachah Home and a second more conte...
  • Donna
    May 10, 2019
    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, provide...
  • Erin
    Jun 18, 2019
    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 f...
  • Sharyn Berg
    Feb 25, 2019
    A lifetime apart, Cate Sutton discovers Lizzie and Mattie in the library where she works and in an old and unkempt cemetery nearby. What exactly was ?The Home for Erring and Outcast Girls?? Was it a good option for young women and their mostly illegitimate children or something els...
  • Celia
    Aug 09, 2019
    From Wikipedia The Berachah Industrial Home for the Redemption of Erring Girls was a facility for unwed mothers in Arlington, Texas. Rev. James T. and Maggie May Upchurch opened the home on May 14, 1903, and it took in homeless, usually pregnant, women from Texas and the surrounding...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Jul 28, 2019
    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 reasons. Located in Arlington, the women are offered faith, training, and eve...
  • Marilyn
    Apr 22, 2019
    Home for Erring and Outcast Girls was Julie Kibler's second novel and once again her writing was beautiful , insightful and meaningful. After reading Julie Kibler's first novel, Calling Me Home, I was thrilled to see she had written a second book. Thanks to Netgalley and Crown Publishi...
  • Holly  B
    Jul 18, 2019
    I was fascinated by the premise of this novel and its inspiration of historical events surroundingthe 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 refuge. However,the pacin...
  • Karen Kay
    Jun 26, 2019
    I received this from Netgalley.com for a review. When Lizzie Bates and Mattie McBride meet at the Berachah Home for the Redemption and Protection of Erring Girls?one sick and abused, but desperately clinging to her young daughter, the other jilted by the beau who fathered her ail...
  • Katie B
    May 28, 2019
    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 t...
  • marilyn
    Jul 27, 2019
    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, Tex...
  • Amy Bruestle
    Aug 27, 2019
    I won this book through a giveaway in exchange for an honest review... So...Let me start off by saying that I was really excited to read this book as soon as I read the blurb about it on Goodreads. The fact that it is loosely based on real events also makes it more enjoyable for me!...
  • BookGypsy
    Jul 21, 2019
    A story of three women. Of friendships and the hardship they faced. Berachah Home for the Redemption and Protection of Erring Girls in Texas is a home for pregnant and lost girls. It moves between the past and the present. This was emotionally charged and brought tears to my eyes more ...