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 Carnegie. Soon, the bond between Clara and her employer deepens into love. But when Clara goes missing, Carnegie's search for her unearths secrets and revelations that lay the foundation for his lasting legacy. With captivating insight and stunning heart, Carnegie's Maid tells the story of one lost woman who may have spurred Andrew Carnegie's transformation from ruthless industrialist into the world's first true philanthropist.

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  • James

    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 abo...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

    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 w...

  • Liz

    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 Americ...

  • Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews

    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. ...

  • Melisa

    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 form...

  • Suzanne Leopold

    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 ...

  • Marialyce

    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 l...

  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede

    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 ...

  • Hirdesh

    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 Hi...

  • Deanne Patterson

    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 ...