Monday Knight: The Women of the Week: Book 1
By Jennifer Wardrip
Feb 1, 2005 - 9:05:00 PM

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.

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