Spotlight: Carnegie’s Maid and Help Us Win $2,000!

Carnegie's Maid by Marie Benedict

The Enid Public Library is entering a worldwide contest as we spotlight Marie Benedict’s novel, Carnegie’s Maid.

What’s the book about?

(Official Blurb)

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 he 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.

Help us Win!

Carnegie's Maid Mansion Display

Our Display

For our display, we have built a rendition of a historical mansion. Each cut-out window highlights a different room and aspect of life. Make sure to stop in and see our display. You can vote by going to We also have a code in the library you can scan on your phone to vote. Bonus points? Tweet or share a picture of our display on your favorite social media site and simply hashtag it: #LoveYourLibrary.

Even better? You could win a $100 gift card just for sharing!

Our display is up, voting is open, and each vote could get us closer to winning $2,000 for our library! Contest ends March 19. Hope to see you there!

Want to read the book?

With your library card, you can start reading now and for free through Hoopla. Need help downloading? Contact us at 580.234.6313.

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