Item description for Monday Knight by Janet Elaine Smith...
"Monday's child is fair of face." Monday Knight had heard it from the day she was born. Her whole life revolved around it; today she was the leading model in the world. But in the twinkling of an eye, it was all gone, thanks to one drunk driver. Dr. Stephen White, world's most noted plastic surgeon, was her only hope. Clad in anonymity, he vows to do the impossible when she shows him a picture of Monday Knight and indicates that is who she wants to be. Personal struggles seem insurmountable, but Dr. White's sense of humor supercedes, and among wigs, lingerie and dandelions, he sets out to win her over. All he has to do is convince her he truly loves her; it is not just pity.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.8" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Jan 9, 2007
Publisher Star Publish
ISBN 193299369X ISBN13 9781932993691
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More About Janet Elaine Smith
Smith was a missionary in Venezuela, S.A. for several years before establishing a HELPs mission in Grand Forks. She is a contributing associate editor for Heritage Quest, Red River Valley Memories, and MinnDakota Mysteries.
Janet Elaine Smith currently resides in Grand Forks, in the state of North Dakota.
Reviews - What do customers think about Monday Knight?
Hilarious, unpredictable, and enlivened by great supporting characters! Nov 11, 2007
Model Monday Knight and plastic surgeon Stephen White have two things in common. Each is the best in their respective fields, and each desperately needs - without knowing anything is lacking - to find something more. Is it fate that brings Monday to Stephen's hospital, on the terrible day when a drunk driver crashes her Ferrari and comes close to killing her? Or is a power higher than fate at work?
Monday has nothing, not even the ability to tell the hospital staff who she is, when she lands in Stephen's emergency room. Someone stole her purse as she lay in the Ferrari's wreckage, and when she points to her own photograph on a magazine cover her plastic surgeon laughs and assures her that he'll do his best to make her look like the most beautiful woman in the world. The face he sees, and plans to repair, doesn't give him a clue that she is (or was!) just that: the most beautiful woman in the world, until a few short hours ago.
So what has she to fall back on now? If that lovely face was really Monday Knight, all of her, then everything is lost. Yet Stephen White, who's never seen her as she used to be, finds himself feeling things for this patient that he's never felt for any other woman - and that scares him half to death. Which is nowhere near as bad as how having not only all hope of regaining her lost beauty in his hands, but her very life as well, scares self-sufficient Monday!
Can these two arrogant people put their pride away long enough to find in each other what both their lives have been lacking? The answers aren't predictable, and they are often hilarious as well as surprising. And, as is usual with any Janet Elaine Smith novel, vividly created supporting characters make the story even more enjoyable.
Originally Posted on Romance Junkies in 2005 May 13, 2007
MONDAY KNIGHT, the first release in Ms. Smith's WOMEN OF THE WEEK series, is a humorous, romantic escape into the world of satire. Based on the poem "Monday's Child" by an unknown author, the book takes the first line-"Monday's child is fair of face"-quite literally.
Monday Knight is a former Dallas Cowboy cheerleader who has the luck of being noticed by a talent agent and signed as a model. She makes her living being beautiful-in fact, her face is pretty much the only thing she's felt she's had going for herself, her entire life. She's just auditioned for a role in a movie starring Tom Cruise, drives a shiny red Ferrari Convertible, and her picture graces the cover of "People" magazine. Her fair face, and her way of life, is shattered in an instant when she's involved in a car accident.
Pried out of the twisted metal wreckage of her car, transported to the hospital, and looked over by world-famous plastic surgeon, Dr. Stephen White, Monday is in the best of care. Except no one knows who she is, she can hear everything that's being said around her, and she's being upstaged by a game of Monday night football.
When Monday comes to, Dr. White finds out that his Jane Doe is no meek society belle-no matter how much her car cost, or how fashionable the clothing she came into the emergency room wearing. No, this woman with the Frankenstein features and glass in her hair is a firecracker-a woman who should have been unconscious from her accident and knocked out by her sedatives, but still manages to laugh in his face.
They say opposites attract, and MONDAY KNIGHT proves this to be true. But it also proves that people who appear to be so different at first glance, often have a lot in common. And when it comes to love, there are no boundaries, and egos-and physical beauty-don't have a say in the matter.
I'm thoroughly anticipating the next book in the series, TUESDAY NOLAN. Ms. Smith has taken a well-known children's poem and turned it into wonderful fodder for her comedic romances.
Uplifting Mar 25, 2005
"Monday's child is fair of face." At least that is how the famous poem begins. It was absolutely correct when it came to the face of the world's most beautiful model, Monday Knight. Monday has made her career on her looks. But one car wreck threatens to take it all away from her. Monday wakes up as she is rushed into Central Hospital. She is so badly damaged that no one even recognizes her.
The head plastic surgeon, Dr. Stephen White, has no idea that his near dead patient is a big celebrity. It would probably not phase him if he did. Dr. White is the best in his field. Many celebrities have willingly gone under his knife. Yet even believing that his patient is a normal, everyday person does not keep him from doing his very best by her ... even when she calls him a "Shmoo".
Fate has brought together a crazy laughing female temptress and a doctor with a big ego and a lousy bedside manner. Yet somehow they will heal each other.
**** Reading this story is much like watching a soap opera, without the cheesiness. Keep the tissues close at hand, because this delightful story will have you laughing and crying. A great feel good story filled with love and hope. ****
Reviewed by Detra Fitch of Huntress Reviews.
A Delightful Comedy Oct 25, 2004
When a fictional character of a new series has her own website, mailbox, receives email, and is offered credit cards, readers might want to take notice. But the life and adventure of this heroine is going a step further with her own line of luxury items available on line.
And who is this femme fatale garnering such interest and fan following? Let me introduce you to Monday Knight -- the newest character from successful author, Janet Elaine Smith.
In this first of a series of books, "Monday Knight," our heroine, (referred to as more exciting than Monday night football) comes to life after a near death experience.
As a young model on her way to a stellar movie career, she has it all. But in the twinkling of a starry night, she loses the only thing of value she has -- or so she thinks.
Considered the most beautiful model in the world, Monday Knight was flying towards super-stardom when a drunk driver horribly disfigures her beautiful face.
Accustomed to being in control and enjoying the acclaim she'd garnered, Monday faces a struggle far greater than the re-creation of her face by one of the world's leading plastic surgeons. Without her million dollar looks, she feels as worthless as an empty bank account.
And Monday has met her match in Dr. Stephen White -- handsome, eligible, and so self-assured of his talent to create beauty; he comes across as the most arrogant man she's ever met. When the relationship between doctor and patient begins to change, these two strong-willed people unwillingly fall into a dance of romance.
Smith's snappy pace and excellent dialogue keep the action moving. She brings together a small cast of ensemble characters who help both Monday and the good doctor literally sees things below the surface.
Monday faces the ultimate nightmare of any model or actor -- the possible loss of their looks. While it's easy to see how this young woman would think her life might be over, Smith shows readers insecurities common to all of us when it comes to who we are. Yet, with Monday, she deftly reveals how true the saying is, "looks are only skin deep."
Faced with multiple surgeries and no guarantee the skilled hands of Dr. White will be successful, Monday's only hope of true survival is finding strength from within. And trusting isn't something Monday finds easy to do. Now she's left with no choice but to depend on others. Forced into a vulnerability she doesn't like, Monday struggles to deal with an uncertain future.
Dr. White is used to dealing with Hollywood's pampered and spoiled elite and enjoys the notoriety gained with an unblemished career in making the beautiful even more beautiful. But the young model's circumstances cause the doctor to take a closer look at how he sees the world and he must decide, as does Monday, what truly has worth and meaning in their lives.
The idea for this first in her series, "Monday's child is fair of face," is one Smith plans on using in six more books based on the nursery rhyme.
This delightful comedy deals sensitively with the value we all place on beauty. And in the humor, Smith reveals her talent in creating realistic characters readers will come to care for. She has a wonderful ability of showing folks at their worst and then allowing them to show their best sides. Reviewed by Francine Biere for The Coffee Cramp Reviews
An excellent way to spend your Monday night Jun 24, 2004
I'm not really a fan of romance novels, but I gladly make an exception for Janet Elaine Smith's novels. Ms. Smith's male hero in Monday Knight is one I liked from the get-go. Her fluent proze is a joy for everyone who enjoys reading. The heroine Monday Knight feels like a real life person, with a great sense of humour, even if she is going through a terrible ordeal.
Ms. Smith promises to continue the series with other women who are named after a day of the week, I, for one, can't wait until she does!