Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict

New this month: Carnegie’s Maid

**** 4.5 stars: Carnegie’s Maid is historically insightful, touching and moving. The best book I’ve read this year!

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Recommended readers:

  • If you like Juliana Gray or Diana Gabaldon
  • If you want a good mix of great characters, history and more
  • If you like historical fiction

Here’s my Rankings:

  • 5/5 for characters
  • 4/5 for plot
  • 4.5/5 overall

REVIEW FROM BOOKS FOR HER:

Immigrant Clara Kelly arrives in America off a boat from Ireland. She shared a dirty, crammed steerage area with hundreds of others filled with disease and fear. Her family’s last hope, she’s been sent to America to find a better life. So when circumstances push her into the Carnegie home – as the lady of the house’s maid – she does what’s best.

In the fight for a better life at the end of Civil War America, Carnegie’s Maid is historically insightful, touching and moving – all while sharing a peak into a revolutionary family’s fascinating history and the potential inspiration behind one of America’s greatest businessmen and philanthropist. Carnegie’s Maid is a fascinating mix of history with a uniquely personal feel. It’s a great read for nearly any historical fan.

New this month: Carnegie’s Maid

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