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Carnegie's Maid: A Novel de Marie Benedict
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Carnegie's Maid: A Novel (2018 original; edició 2018)

de Marie Benedict (Autor)

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The USA TodayBestseller From the author of The Only Woman in the Room comes the mesmerizing tale of what kind of woman could have inspired an American dynasty. Clara Kelley is not who they think she is. She's not the experienced Irish maid who was hired to work in one of Pittsburgh's grandest households. She's a poor farmer's daughter withnowhere to go and nothing in her pockets. But the other woman with the same name has vanished, and pretending to be her just might get Clara some money to send back home. If she can keep up the ruse, that is. Serving as a lady's maid in the household of Andrew Carnegie requires skills she doesn't have, answering to an icy mistress who rules her sons and her domain with an iron fist. What Clara does have is a resolve as strong as the steel Pittsburgh is becoming famous for,coupled with an uncanny understanding of business, and Andrew begins to rely on her. But Clara can't let her guard down, not even when Andrew becomes something more than an employer. Revealing her past might ruin her future -- and her family's. With captivating insight and heart, Carnegie's Maidtells the story of one brilliant woman who may have spurred Andrew Carnegie's transformation from ruthless industrialist into the world's first true philanthropist.… (més)
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Títol:Carnegie's Maid: A Novel
Autors:Marie Benedict (Autor)
Informació:Sourcebooks Landmark (2018), Edition: Reprint, 352 pages
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Carnegie's Maid de Marie Benedict (2018)

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Clara Kelly travels from Ireland to Pittsburgh to try to get a job to help her family back home. When she is mistaken for another Clara Kelly, who passed away on the boat, and is hired as a maid in the home of Andrew Carnegie, the wealthiest man in the country. As she learns to be a ladies' maid, she also becomes close to Mr. Carnegie and slowly begins to have feelings for him and he for her. When her secret is discovered, she must leave without saying goodbye and forever leave Andre behind.

This is another wonderful book by Benedict. While she normally chooses women forgotten to history this was not the case rather the setting was the story. Marie Benedict said her love of libraries and all they offer that helped her come up with the premise of this novel. I have yet to come across a Marie Benedict novel in that I do not find myself fully immersed in the story and walked away satisfied. ( )
  Micareads | Dec 1, 2022 |
Clara Kelley is not who they think she is. She's not the experienced Irish maid who was hired to work in one of Pittsburgh's grandest households. She's a poor farmer's daughter with nowhere to go and nothing in her pockets. But the other woman with the same name has vanished, and pretending to be her just might get Clara some money to send back home.

If she can keep up the ruse, that is. Serving as a lady's maid in the household of Andrew Carnegie requires skills she doesn't have, answering to an icy mistress who rules her sons and her domain with an iron fist. What Clara does have is a resolve as strong as the steel Pittsburgh is becoming famous for, coupled with an uncanny understanding of business, and Andrew begins to rely on her. But Clara can't let her guard down, not even when Andrew becomes something more than an employer. Revealing her past might ruin her future - and her family's.

With captivating insight and heart, Carnegie's Maid tells the story of one brilliant woman who may have spurred Andrew Carnegie's transformation from ruthless industrialist into the world's first true philanthropist.
  Gmomaj | Sep 15, 2022 |
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 this book. Now, before I start to explain what worked and what did not work for me will I just tell you that I'm sure many will love this book. It's not badly written or anything. It's just that I'm pretty picky when it comes to romance, and that what in the end made this book fail for me.

Now, the book had potentials. The beginning was intriguing and I was eager to see how the story would develop. Now, I did know that this was a romance story. The blurb clearly stated it, but, despite not being a fan of romance books, do like to read romance in a historical setting. Clara is imagined characters, but that I didn't mind that even though I prefer reading historical romance stories between real-life characters. I did enjoy reading and learning more about Andrew Carnegie. Such a fascinating man. And, here is the problem, I would have loved the story to have been more about Andrew Carnegie's life and career and less about Clara, her tribulations and the romance between them. It just didn't work for me, I felt no sparks between them. To put it bluntly, Clara was not an interesting character and that made the romance pretty uninteresting.

And, the ending. I can't give it away of course. But, it felt very unbelievable. The beginning of the book clearly shows how it all would end. But, for my life can't I fathom that ending. It just doesn't make sense for me. Love always finds a way, and that ending was such a letdown to a story that already felt like a letdown.

I'm sorry to say, but this book was just not for me...

I want to thank Sourcebooks Landmark for providing me with a free copy through NetGalley for an honest review! ( )
  MaraBlaise | Jul 23, 2022 |
The book is a total sham and doesn't't rise to the classification as historical fiction. Clara Kelly, the maid was entirely created as a vehicle to possibly explain Carnegie's tremendous philanthropy. I found it very disappointing and contrived. Too much fictional creation made this a waste of time. I also found too much redundancy. If she wrote it once that Clara recreated herself she wrote it 50 times. I got it the first time. Grew weary of it the third time, was irritated the fifth time and still, read it another fifteen times. ( )
  LeahWiederspahn | Jun 2, 2022 |
This novel explores the idea that Andrew Carnegie’s philanthropy was inspired by his relationship with his mother’s ladies maid. Clara immigrated from Ireland to Pittsburg as the hope for her families future. She fakes her way into the job of ladies maid to Carnegie’s mother. An interesting part of this novel is the detail of what a ladies maid did. Very interesting. Clara learns business from Carnegie and soon begins to give business advice. Thus novel touches on the growth of women in business. ( )
  Smits | Apr 13, 2022 |
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The USA TodayBestseller From the author of The Only Woman in the Room comes the mesmerizing tale of what kind of woman could have inspired an American dynasty. Clara Kelley is not who they think she is. She's not the experienced Irish maid who was hired to work in one of Pittsburgh's grandest households. She's a poor farmer's daughter withnowhere to go and nothing in her pockets. But the other woman with the same name has vanished, and pretending to be her just might get Clara some money to send back home. If she can keep up the ruse, that is. Serving as a lady's maid in the household of Andrew Carnegie requires skills she doesn't have, answering to an icy mistress who rules her sons and her domain with an iron fist. What Clara does have is a resolve as strong as the steel Pittsburgh is becoming famous for,coupled with an uncanny understanding of business, and Andrew begins to rely on her. But Clara can't let her guard down, not even when Andrew becomes something more than an employer. Revealing her past might ruin her future -- and her family's. With captivating insight and heart, Carnegie's Maidtells the story of one brilliant woman who may have spurred Andrew Carnegie's transformation from ruthless industrialist into the world's first true philanthropist.

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