Carnegie's Maid

Carnegie's Maid

From the author of The Other Einstein comes the mesmerizing story of love, power, and the woman who inspired an American dynasty In the industrial 1860s at the dawn of the Carnegie empire, Irish immigrant Clara Kelly finds herself in desperate circumstances. Looking for a way out, she seeks employment as a lady's maid in the home of the prominent businessman Andrew Carnegi From the author of The Other Einstein comes the mesmerizing story of love, power, and the woman who inspired an Ameri...

DownloadRead Online
Title:Carnegie's Maid
Author:Marie Benedict
Rating:
Genres:Historical
ISBN:Carnegie's Maid
ISBN
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:283 pages pages

Carnegie's Maid Reviews

  • Marialyce
    Oct 16, 2017
    Andrew Carnegie, originally an Scottish immigrant grew to be the most powerful and richest man in America. He was assuredly a self made man, one who grew to control the steel industry in America and later became a philanthropist and is given credit for the concept of a free library whe...
  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    May 19, 2017
    I was thrilled when I got the chance to read this book long before it was released. I mean as I write this review is it more than half a year left before the book is released. But, I just had to read it! So, by the two stars rating have you probably figured that I did not truly love...
  • Sherry
    Nov 22, 2017
    I loved everything about this book. Clara Kelly is sent to the US to help support her family. She is mistaken for a different Clara Kelly and ends up a ladies maid to Mrs. Carnegie. She develops a relationship with Andrew Carnegie and is ultimately the impetus behind his philanthropy. ...
  • Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews
    Nov 08, 2017
    Clara Kelley needed to help her family financially since their 20-acre farm in Ireland was slowly being sold to pay their bills. The best place her father thought she could be of help was in America. Since she was educated and not really suited to be a farmer's wife, off to Ameri...
  • Karen
    Nov 14, 2017
    Clara Kelley, a recent immigrant and newly hired ladies? maid in the Carnegie household captures Andrew Carnegie?s heart and captured mine almost immediately with her ingenuity and reinvention. The two of them together? Magic and fireworks. Clara is a wonderful character - smar...
  • Betty
    Jul 23, 2017
    "Carnegie?s Maid?, set in the late 1860?s, takes us into the home of one of the richest men in the world and one of the greatest philanthropists of all time ? Andrew Carnegie. The story is revealed through the first person account of Clara Kelley, an Irish immigrant who becomes...
  • Reeca Elliott
    Dec 07, 2017
    Set in the late 1800 in Pittsburgh, this book takes you back in time when the rich had maids and servants, when they traveled in private train cars and made an obscene amount of money. Clara is fresh off the boat. She lies her way into a position as Lady?s Maid for Mrs. Carnegie, ...
  • MaryannC.Book Fiend
    Nov 28, 2017
    This was a tale focusing quite a bit on class distinction in the 1860's that involves a young woman immigrating to America. Clara Kelley arrives in Pittsburgh in hopes of securing employment that will help her impoverished family back home in Ireland. After assuming the identity of ano...
  • Barbara (The Bibliophage)
    Apr 07, 2018
    As the great-granddaughter of Welsh immigrants to the Pittsburgh area, I enjoyed Carnegie's Maid by Marie Benedict, about a young Irish immigrant working for a highly successful Pittsburgh family of Scottish immigrants. Benedict?s heroine, Clara Kelly, is a strong woman endeavoring ...
  • Liz
    Dec 11, 2017
    This book starts with an unbelievable premise, on which the whole plot hangs. Clara Kelly assumes the identity of a dead girl with the same name who happened to be traveling on the same boat to America. It gives you a good taste of the trials of the Irish immigrant and is a reminder ho...
  • Susan Johnson
    Dec 19, 2017
    I was excited to read this book as I think Andrew Carnegie is one of the most influential Americans ever. The Carnegie libraries are so important to the growth of our country. We had a Carnegie Library in our little town of 5000 and I spent a lot of time in it growing up. One of the m...
  • Sandra Bunino
    Jun 11, 2017
    Downton Abbey meets History Channel's The Men Who Built America! I picked up the ARC at BookExpo and I'm so glad I did! Carnegie's Maid is a fictional tale based on the rise of the Carnegies during the industrial revolution. Benedict's forward explains how she pondered the reasoning...
  • James
    May 16, 2017
    4 out of 5 stars to Carnegie's Maid, a historical fiction novel set to be published in January 2018 by Marie Benedict. Why This Book I saw this show up on NetGalley and wanted to read something about the Carnegie family. I've been on a hunt to read/learn more about all the "ty...
  • Suzanne Leopold
    Jan 16, 2018
    Clara Kelley leaves for America seeking employment to help her family in Ireland. She hopes that she will earn enough to keep her family from losing their farm. Her journey by ship was tough and many fell ill and died on the voyage. When she arrives at the dock she hears her name being...
  • jendlo
    Sep 03, 2017
    2.5 stars Hailing from Pittsburgh's East End, I was eager to read this book ? overeager, after having loved the author's previous historical novel, The Other Einstein. The central theme is the same (the man's legacy is due to the woman), but the basis of the plot differs: the o...
  • Diana
    Apr 05, 2018
    3-1/2 Stars Will the real Clara Kelly please stand up? I?m finding that I am enjoying historical fiction more and more as of late. I am always curious as to which aspects of the book are true. Which is funny because I was never interested in history during school! Carnegie?...
  • Hirdesh
    Jan 28, 2018
    Wonderful storyline ! ! Thanks to Netgalley and respective publishers for providing copy for me. Comprehensive, exceptionally written book. Great HISTORICAL FICTION AND ROMANCE. I've not read any good Historical fiction after prolong time period. A novel, merely described a...
  • Pamela
    Feb 17, 2018
    Carnegie?s Maid is beautifully written with descriptive imagery that transports the reader back in time to the setting. The sights and sounds and the mores of the era are masterfully detailed and authentic. The characterizations are dynamic and well developed; the characters voices a...
  • Erin
    Jul 09, 2018
    All I knew about Andrew Carnegie was that he had a hall named after him. This novel does intrigue me to know more about him. I was very lukewarm over the whole stretch of a dalliance with a maid. Having read The Other Einstein I do like that Marie Benedict enjoys bringing strong minde...
  • Zsofi
    Aug 06, 2017
    Before reading this book, I hardly knew anything about Andrew Carnegie. He was one of the most influential and richest man in American history. This book is about the relationship between him, and his mother?s maid. Clara, an immigrant from Ireland, is much more than she seems. As th...
  • Theresa
    May 24, 2017
    Thanks to Netgalley for an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I like this book and the story of Clara Kelly. It highlighted many issues immigrants faced coming to America during the late 19th century and still face today. I think it highlighted social justi...
  • Stephanie Anze
    Mar 23, 2018
    Clara Kelley was onboard a ship from Ireland to America. As many families in Ireland, Clara's family was struggling to support themselves so Clara was chosen to travel and work overseas. Upon arrival, Clara hears her name being called at the port. Realizing that this other miss Clara K...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Jan 21, 2018
    4 Steelers? Stars to Carnegie?s Maid ? ? ? ? The Author?s Note at the beginning by Marie Benedict set the stage. In a letter, supposedly steel-hearted Andrew Carnegie professed that he would do more for the immigrants and working class in America. After that time, he ...
  • Deanne Patterson
    Sep 05, 2017
    Having been born in Pittsburgh, PA I am very familiar with the name Andrew Carnegie. I was pleased as punch to be approved for this book. Very fascinating story of a young girl, one of the many Irish immigrants coming to America to find work after the potato famine. Having a very commo...
  • Dawnie
    Sep 27, 2017
    This review, as well as many others, can be found on my book blog BooksBeautifyLife A bit over the top historical romance with nice writing, good plot points but sadly lacks something overall to make me love it completely. I think that everyone that enjoys a slower paced hist...
  • Karen
    Oct 04, 2017
    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. 1860's, Clara Kelley immigrates to America to work and help support her desperately poor family back in Ireland. She is employed as a lady's maid in the home of the prominent businessman Andrew Carnegie. As a relationship ...
  • Melisa
    Jul 18, 2017
    If ever there was a market for this book, it would be me - a born and raised Pittsburgher who has read nonfiction works about Carnegie's life, is a massive historical fiction fan, has visited the former house museum of his arch enemy, Henry Clay Frick, (twice) because I am so fascinate...
  • Alissa Haley
    May 16, 2017
    I'd like to thank NetGalley and the publisher for providing me with a digital ARC of this book! DNF at 41%. It started out with a really well written Downton Abbey (which I LOVE!!) vibe, but is too slowly paced for me to focus on. Giving it a 3 star rating on NetGalley so as not to...
  • Chris Mara
    Sep 08, 2018
    A book of Historical fiction and legacy of the Carnegie family. Clara Kelly is the main character here, sent by her parents to the U.S. for job opportunities. The problem is, she is not skilled in any way other than a low level servant, a scullery maid. There is confusion with her ...
  • Nisa
    Aug 11, 2017
    Wow... This was a great read for me. :))) I really want to talk about this book's ending and if I talk about it I would give spoilers so I won't say anything about that. :)) I would recommend to everyone who likes historical fiction. And this book was the first book that goes on my fav...