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Sometimes fate needs a little help…Jonah Wallace knows what it’s like to grow up without love. Despite having more money than the Queen of England, his childhood was cold and stale as he grew up in boarding schools. He’s dedicated his life to helping homeless and displaced children find the love and support they need by creating the Haven House Foundation, work that resultSometimes fate needs a little help…Jonah Wallace knows what it’s like to grow up without love. Despite having more money than the Queen of England, his childhood was cold and stale as he grew up in boarding schools. He’s dedicated his life to helping homeless and displaced children find the love and support they need by creating the Haven House Foundation, work that resulted in him being knighted by the Queen.Now that he’s living in America, his work is going along just fine…until his grandfather gives fate a little nudge by insisting he take a wife before he can inherit.Coffee shop owner, Maggie Bonelli, is pregnant and the baby’s dad has gone AWOL. She knows too well the pain of growing up without a daddy. So when Jonah Wallace comes into her shop proposing marriage for a year, she takes him up on his offer, even if it’s only for a year. Live in a mansion and give her baby a name and a daddy to call his/her own. But can they keep their perfect arraignment strictly business…or will fate’s helping hand bring them love at last?...

Title : The Knight and Maggie's Baby
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ISBN : 9781466056404
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Number of Pages : 397 Pages
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The Knight and Maggie's Baby Reviews

  • Chrystal Snowdrop Dreams
    2019-04-09 22:52

    This book was such a sweet love story. I actually have a soft spot for stories that involve marriages of convenience – normally they are historical romances, but this contemporary romance was spot on.Jonah is a sexy, British man (who has been knighted by the Queen) in need of a bride, so that he can inherit his childhood home back in England. At first Jonah seemed to be the kind of man that was only concerned for himself, since this wedding arrangement would be one of necessity and not love. There was just something about him that I knew would come shining through by the end of the book. I mean, he created wonderful haven's for orphaned children, there must be some soft spot in that heart of his.Maggie is a hard working young woman who just so happens to be a soon-to-be single mom. She is stubborn and cautious, since the father of her baby took off after hearing of the pregnancy. Maggie has a hard time letting people in and finds Jonahs marriage proposal to fit just what she needs at this time in her life – a contract that will help them both.It came as no surprise that I started pining away that this couple would really fall in love with each other, regardless of their contractual marriage. I kept hoping and wishing one of them would just speak up and tell the other about their feelings, but they were both so darn stubborn. All of the tiny moments they share here and there were so sweet, like the scene where he attempts to teach her to play the piano – she truly wants to learn, they laugh and enjoy each others company, but doubt pushes them apart as they start to have feelings for one another. Such a heart tugging book.The one person in this book that truly added depth to Jonah's character was his maid, Mary. She helped raise him as a child and though she still works for him, she acts like a grandmother or mother figure to him. There is a quote from Mary that made my heart swell: “Do you think it was your mom who asked me to bring you baked cookies while you were away at boarding school? Do you think all my scolding and patching up your knees was because...” Mary let her voice trail off and shook her head. “I don't know why, but I missed you. Trouble and all. I worry over you and I want you to be happy. And you don't have a drop of my blood flowing through your veins.”I will say that the last section of the book had me in tears because it was so beautiful. Such a lovely story of two people falling in love against the odds.

  • Emily
    2019-04-21 22:54

    Jonah Wallace needs a wife, the woman who was supposed to help him out of his current pickle left him at the last moment. Needing a phone and a breath from the sultry sun, he heads into the cafe across the street, not knowing he is about to find a solution to his problem.Maggie Bonelli expected to close early, but when Jonah walks in looking like he needs a stiff drink she treats him with a pie and cup of coffee instead. Forming a quick friendship, Jonah proposes to Maggie explaining he needs a wife for a year with no strings attached. Maggie pregnant just wants her child to have something she never had, a fathers name. Maggie agrees but finds it is harder to keep it strictly platonic with Jonah who seems to be struggling with it as well. Can they both admit their feelings before the end of the year is up?Sweet story, I liked it my only complaint is the chemistry didn't develop as much as I would have liked. I think had it been longer it would have come full circle, but it was a fun story none the less.

  • The BookWhisperer
    2019-04-06 01:19

    An incredibly heartwarming story, and the picture perfect happily ever after. Maggie is a young woman with a problem. From a family legacy of survival without men; she is no stranger to hard work and dedication. At twenty four, pregnant and alone she knows that the future will be a struggle. Fate lands Jonah Wallace in her coffee shop one late afternoon after his fiancé leaves him the day of the wedding. Let not get hung up on the fact that their wedding was a ruse for him to be able to ensure his ownership of the family heritage. After learning his Grandfather’s plans to sell the family land; he was furious to discover the stipulation that he must marry for the length of a year in order to be eligible for the ownership. Determined not to lose the property he suggests that he and Maggie marry for the year. Maggie being a very realistic and moralistic character was mortified to think about marrying for money, but after some thought she had found one thing that he might be able to provide that would make this sacrifice with it. Being well experienced in living without a father, Maggie is none too familiar with the cruelty of children. So, just maybe in exchange for this one favor Jonah could offer her child the chance to feel like she is a part of something bigger. While, she knows that they will never be a family, and this arrangement is only for the length of a year; she also knows that no matter the name would offer her child some much more than she could ever hope for. This was an incredible story about love and devotion. Even prior to the mountain of emotions that readers feel through Jonah and Maggie; a mother loves for her child could be no greater. This was a heartfelt and emotional read. It becomes apparent right away that the lines so clearly drawn are blurring, but it is as this couple was drawn to one another. It displayed this author amazingly talented writing for such a romance to grow emotional through the pages with the lack of physical aspect. The Knight and Maggie’s Baby will definitely entice some potent emotions, and proves well worth the effort with such an incredibly rewarding story.~BookWhisperer Reviewer JO~

  • Melissa Maxwell
    2019-03-25 01:10

    This book was wonderful. This is the fourth book by Mrs. Mondello and it is by far my favorite. I really love stories about people that get married in order to inherit something. I have read many and this ranks up there with The Marriage Bargain. I love Jonah and Maggie and how even though they grow up under vastly different circumstances they are very similar people. The love for the other ran throughout the story and made me keep turning pages. I love how Jonah feels about Maggie's baby throughout the whole book. He act and sounds like many so to be and new dads even though he does not realize it. I loved how towards the end there wasn't a "I'm leaving for your own good even though you know the other party wants them badly" thing. Jonah's instant love for Amanda (Maggie's baby spoiler it's a girl oops) is endearing. I would have loved and epilogue but the author does leave you with all the possibilities.

  • Paula Legate
    2019-03-25 01:58

    This was a sweet story, however it wasn't the best book that I have ever read. The way Jonah presented the contract marriage, and the way Maggie accepted it was a little unbelievable to me. The two went into the marriage knowing it would only last a year. A name only union. Throughout the story the intimacy, and sex was very little. During the year, they fell hard for one another, but wasn't honest about how they felt. They wanted to protect their hearts. There were times throughout the story I just wanted to shake both Maggie, and Jonah, and say wake up. Jonah ran from what he was feeling. He worked longer hours, not coming home until after Maggie was asleep. So even if she did want to tell Jonah she was in love with him, she didn't really have the chance. It took Maggie going into early labor for Jonah to face what he felt. He was in Love with Maggie. The ending was sweet.

  • Niki
    2019-04-18 07:06

    I really liked the overall concept for this book, however we never read about the H/ H relationship develop we just kept being told feelings changed. This book had to tell me way to much why I should root for H/H, and it repeatedly told me of their arrangement (which I hadn't forgotten). I wanted to read about the developing relationship but wasn't given the opportunity. The limo scene after a bug dinner was the only time.

  • Danielle Calabrese
    2019-04-08 07:12

    Ok, I am a sucker for marriage of convenience stories, and this one didn't disappoint. The two main characters are very likable and you can actually see that they like and respect one another. Lisa Mondello is an author that has been around for awhile but never read. I really liked her writing style and can't wait to ready more from her!

  • Linda
    2019-04-13 22:55

    I loved this book!! I normally do not read a lot of romance anymore but I pick up this book and loved the story. It was a sweet story that kept me entertained throughout. I read it in about a day and could not put it down. If you like romance with a good story line, this is a definite read.

  • SheLove2Read
    2019-04-17 00:17

    Light hearted feel good romance. It could have used some editing but it didn't take away from the story overmuch. Likable if young heroine and a decidedly beta hero. Not a keeper for me but still a pleasant read. C+

  • Gretchen Fatouros
    2019-03-29 07:11

    Between 3 & 4 stars. This idea has been used a lot, but well done (the reason to read this one & others).Really impressed with how written, back stories, etc. haven't read any others by this author, so no idea how fits into series...Enjoyable read.

  • Beth Thomas
    2019-04-13 02:15

    3.5 stars

  • Julianna
    2019-04-14 06:11

    Was a pleasant enough read, i just think it needed a bit more of something. I might read it again but it is not at the top of my list.

  • Salwa Alqallaf
    2019-03-29 23:20

    رواية جميلة وخفيفة

  • Victoria
    2019-04-08 07:11

    This review is also posted on Always a Booklover.The Knight and Maggie’s Baby was a very easy read. The storyline wasn’t complicated, it was straightforward and easy to grasp. The characters too, were likable and overall, the story was good and convincing. However, I just couldn’t feel the connection to the book. As in, a spark was missing. What spark exactly, I can’t tell you. It could be that I couldn’t really feel the sexual tension that was supposed to be between the characters or their frustration. Basically, what I’m trying to say is that I couldn’t feel them, i.e. their emotions.However, on the whole, the book really was quite good. I wouldn’t say it was incredibly witty, or extremely addictive. Rather, it was a really sweet book and as I was reading it, I could just see their love through the little things they did. It was more evident in Jonah’s case though. And that guy is one hot, but yet, so so sweet guy!Alright, time for a short summary.Basically, Jonah has to get married quickly in order to get his estate. Its not much of him wanting it, he just doesn’t want it to pass out of the family. Which is what his grandfather threatens to do if he doesn’t get married within a certain time. So he was about to get married, but was jilted at the altar. Other than losing his pride, he didn’t really lose anything because they weren’t in love. But she took his car when leaving so she could meet her fiancé. And hence, he was stranded. Which was when he stumbled into Maggie’s café. Instantly, there was a strong attraction. Out of impulse, he asked her to marry him after only knowing her for about 45 minutes. Maggie was pregnant but the father didn’t want the baby, seeing as it wasn’t intended. She wanted to give her baby a name because she didn’t want him/her to be teased in the future, which was what happened to her in the past. Hence, she agreed. The agreement was to be married for a year. As you can guess, they fell in love. How? That’s what the story is about. They live happily ever after:) But then again, isn’t this how all romance books are like?This was a sweet read. Nothing complicated, simply a story where two very different people meet, and against all odds, fall in love. There weren’t any real conflicts where they broke up for a while. When they were living together, you could just see them falling in love with each other.There’s really nothing much to say about this book. There was nothing bad about it, but neither was there anything really exceptional about it. It was a good book and an enjoyable read, but with a very simple and straightforward storyline. Though it didn’t bring out a lot of feelings within me, I did like reading the book. I wouldn’t recommend this book to people who needs action, passion and such in the books they read. Because this book doesn’t have that. I’m not complaining, I actually do like books that are just sweet, nothing more, nothing less. But I would definitely recommend this book to someone who wants an easy, sweet read to pass the time. Because this book just is so sweet.Overall, the characters were nice to read about. Though there wasn’t much character development, I liked them. Jonah is just so so so sweet please? Sigh, he isn’t like normal rich guys, pretty aloof and all. He’s so sweet to Maggie, through his every action, I felt his love for her.They were also very real. I could relate to them and how they felt but I couldn’t feel the same way. Its like, I could understand their feelings but it didn’t evoke any feelings in me. As for the plot, there’s really nothing to say about it. There weren’t any gaping holes in it or anything special about it. If anything, it was a little dull. I felt it a little too straightforward and could practically predict their next actions. And I know I’ve said this a thousand times, but the plot was sweet.All in all, I really do enjoy this book and I felt that it was a very sweet and good read. Recommended for people after a sweet and easy read.

  • Kristi Hudecek-Ashwill
    2019-04-19 04:54

    The Knight and Maggie's Baby is a contemporary romance novel with a really good storyline and compelling characters.I liked Jonah from the very beginning. He was all ready to get married with his tux and all of that then his bride-to-be ditched him. It wasn't a marriage that had been based on love and he really hadn't been bothered all that much by it since she'd run off with the man that she really did love but it left him in a lurch. He had to find another woman to marry him in a week or he would lose a valuable piece of property his grandfather was holding hostage in England. His grandfather told him he could have it after he'd been married a year.He finds himself in Maggie's coffee shop with no money or car and in need of a phone to call for a ride. That brought a question to my mind. It wasn't specified exactly when this story was taking place but cell phones been around for common use since at least the 1980s. With his money, schedule and status, why didn't he have one? It would have been quite simple to write one in and say he dropped it or it was dead or something. People like Jonah have cell phones. Him not having one was unrealistic.Maggie not only let him use her phone but gave him some pie and coffee, too. They talked for awhile and when his ride came, he paid her for it then gave her a ride home.This is where it gets a little interesting. He asks her to marry him and gives her his business card and tells her to call him when she makes a decision. He tells her everything up front and honestly but she holds out on the fact that she's pregnant until after she says yes. I understood that she wanted a name for her baby but at the same time, the stigma that goes along with having no father has long since passed. It's not such a big deal anymore. Granted, it's nice to have a father and even better if he's around but there are lots of single moms around that are doing just fine as are their children. I thought she should have been forthcoming about it from the start.The rest of the story is rather predictable. It's enjoyable and laid back. It could have used a little more glitz and glamor that's associated with billionaire lifestyles. It didn't come up in the story at all but I wondered if he was embarrassed by her. Here's this billionaire who is out trying to raise money for his children's shelters and they aren't attending any social events? They went to one and after that, nothing. They went to work and came home.I think this book should have been longer with more details. Maggie is a girl who has worked all her life and doesn't have any money then this good-looking British billionaire who is acclimated to the finer things in life and hasn't had to worry about money wants to marry her after knowing her for 45 minutes. He tells her it's strictly business but at the same time, I would have thought that there might be a learning curve for both of them. But that didn't happen.Another problem I had was some of the sentences were so convoluted, I didn't understand them. There were some simple grammatical errors that got on my nerves and as the book was winding down, they became more plentiful.I loved the idea behind the story. I just think it needed more detail and should have gone a little slower.

  • Writerlibrarian
    2019-03-31 02:54

    Nice contemporary romance with an heavy halo of fairytale. Both leads are much to nice, much to decent, etc. The family and friends are nice... too much nice in the romance for me. I like a little obstacles here there are none. Feel good but bland.

  • Judy
    2019-04-21 02:06

    The Knight and Maggie's Baby by Lisa MondelloBook 3 in Fate With a Helping Hand SeriesJonah wanted to save his childhood home and the catch was to be married for one year so his Grandfather would not sell it. That is what led him to make an arrangement with his secretary, Catherine, for a pretend marriage for only one year. Only she bolted at the last minute. Jonah had money and everything materialistic but he had an emptiness that he could not identify until he met Maggie Bonelli. Going into her coffee shop to use the phone after being left at the altar was quite humbling. Dressed in his tux, his building across the street but no keys to enter it and no employee's working because he gave them off, he felt like a thirteen year old once again. The beautiful woman gave him coffee and pie and conversation. He really did not want to leave her company, after calling Michael to come and get him, he was glad when she accepted a ride home in his limo with him. And before he knew it he was asking her to marry him.Maggie's mother, Rhonda, could not believe she had turned the handsome millionaire away . With a baby on the way and the Keith washing his hands of her, Rhonda thought it was an opportunity to give her baby more than she was able to give Maggie. She felt content in her life though. She had the love of her mother and before her grandma had passed on some months ago, she had her love and now she had Grandma's coffee shop as the reminder of her childhood. As she reconsidered though, Maggie knew that by allowing Jonah to give her baby his name, it would save her child much grief in the future.Can a man with everything the world had to offer but never had the love he wanted from his parents and a woman who had nothing and yet was rich for having the love of her mother and grandmother find a happiness together? This was a really touching story.*Mild sexual situations and language.

  • Precious Mae
    2019-04-16 02:07

    A very cute and lovely read, this is! I also want to add that if you want an easy read, pick this one up. The story is light and you feel that love is one sweet thing for everyone. I can't see anything bad about it but I just felt that there is something missing in it.Jonah Wallace is a knight appointed by the Queen of England. And despite with all the money and fame, there is still something missing in his life - love. He needs to get married for the sake of the family's estate. This is where Maggie Bonelli comes in the picture. A sudden wedding proposal from Jonah surprised her and well, after the thought that the father of the baby in her belly is now out of the picture, she needs to provide a name for it. She does not want the baby to grow up like her being bullied by other kids just because their is no father. And it was only for a year, so she thinks it won't be a problem.I Not until the attraction they had with each other grew to something more!The storyline is really nice. I am impressed with how it was written. So easy to read and so easy to follow. I want to read books like this, no messing with my brain and ending up with a happy sigh because of how the story went.What I like:* Jonah's sweetness* Maggie's heart in helping

  • Robert
    2019-03-28 04:04

    I borrowed this book through, a place where people can lend kindle books to each other. And I'm so grateful I did.I was surprised how much I enjoyed this. As a rule I don't read romances. Well, contemporary romances. Romantic sci-fi/fantasy, sure, but modern-day, modern settings, normal people? Never. But I took a chance on this (mainly because the wedding dress on the cover was rather beautiful) and greatly enjoyed it. I think that the author did a pretty good job portraying the slowly-changing emotions of the groom, and the hearbreak of the bride as she faced up to what she thought was to be her fate. The secondary characters all had pretty good developments (with the possible exception of Cam), and the fact that it was set in Boise, of all places, tickled me. I'm now on a hunt to see if the author can keep up the good work.Sex warning: There was one sex scene, which I skipped, so be forewarned.

  • Trish R.
    2019-04-18 22:55

    Just ok for me..I’m aware that Ms. Mondello writes erotic books but this one is totally boring when it comes to sex. There is absolutely no desire that led up to the sex. From the very beginning when he went into her café, to the ride home in his limo there was not an ounce of desire, no thoughts of kissing, no thoughts of what one or the other would like to do to the other, no wanting, no nothing. So, if Ms. Mondello writes erotic she does it all in the bedroom. If you can’t write sexual tension you shouldn’t write sex scenes. The word Lord was mentioned 18 times and God was used 15 times in this book. I just can’t see either of those words used that many times if a book is erotic, or even if it has sex. Maybe once or twice during sex but not that many. You could take the 2 times groin was mentioned and the 1 sex scene and this would be a perfect Christian romance. Not going to read this author again.

  • Ann-marie
    2019-03-27 06:56

    Though this is set up in a series format each books in this series can be read independently since none of the characters crossover. Sir Jonah is desperate. In order to hang on to his family estate his grandfather will not give him the deed unless he gets married. After the woman who was suppose to marry him runs of with her true love Jonah gets desperate and ask Maggie who he just met less than twenty fours ago to marry him.So begins this novel Maggie at first is skeptical about this arrangement but then realizes as a single mom to be it would be helpful having Jonah giving his surname to the baby. As with previous novels I have read in this format both start falling for each other but is afraid to tell the other. This was the case with this novel. What is truly great is the theme of giving back to others in need which is in all three fate novels.

  • Claire Mackenzie-neville
    2019-03-25 23:06

    "I don't think that word means what you think it means". That's what I kept thinking as I read this book. The writing was clunky. It felt like a poor translation from another language where all the subtleties and nuances of the language had been lost and like some of the words were almost the right word, but not quite. The writer also sometimes mixes up her prepositions or leaves them out entirely. I felt like maybe the writer should attend some English classes. It was so awful I started skipping chapters just to get through it faster. I miss the days when reading improved literacy. Even trashy romance could be relied upon to be well written from a technical aspect, if not an artistic one, but now the cheap trash will actually make you dumber.

  • Rebecca Membreño
    2019-04-14 01:06

    Lovely storyI totally enjoyed this love story of people from opposite worlds. Sir Jonah Wallace needs a wife to keep his family estate and pregnant Maggie helps him on the day he is left at the altar. He asks Maggie to marry him and she agrees since she would like her child to have a name. As they live together, they develop feelings for each other - she fights against it as she doesn't want to become attached when there is a time limit on their marriage. He doesn't realize he is falling for her and thinks he could never feel for another man's child. I love the ending and enjoyed re-reading this book.

  • Dianna Miller
    2019-03-26 04:00

    Great readThis book like her 1st book in the series was very realistic and romantic. I enjoyed it very much and was sorry when it ended. The only thing this book needed was an epilogue say maybe three years into the future with another baby joining the family and Jonah realizing that he truly did love Amanda as much as if she were his own. Then again I think all books should have epilogues. They are the frosting on the cake. Lisa Mondello is an excellent writer even though I didn't like the 2nd book of this series.

  • April
    2019-04-05 22:52

    Very sweet story. I love a good contract marriage story. They're hardly ever contemporary though. And oh, when Jonah sees that the baby recognizes his heart melted. I'm a sucker for a man that falls in love with a child he knows isn't his. Probably because that was my daddy. He married my mom knowing I wasn't his and couldn't have loved me more. Even fought for custody of me when they divorced. His heart was what I measured all my boyfriends against. I was going to give this story just four stars, but since it gave me warm fuzzy memories of my dad, it gets five.

  • June
    2019-04-09 01:51

    I enjoyed this story. Maggie needs a name for her child, and Jonah (the knight) needs a wife to save his ancestral home. It's convenient that they meet shortly after Jonah's bride to be runs off with her former fiancé and leaves him in a lurch. Maggie doesn't want Jonah's money, or anything else, just for her baby to have had a father who gives her a name so she/he won't be treated badly later in life like she was. Jonah realizes that he won't be content just giving the baby a name though. The child needs more. And he's more than willing to give it to have Maggie in his life.

  • Christine
    2019-04-24 01:59

    This book was greatly improved over the first book of the series. I liked the characters better. Maggie's personality was wonderful. The story is entirely plausible in relation to real life (well without the wealth). The ending was not rushed. It felt like a natural and satisfying ending to the reader. I feel this book really illustrates the length we will go to for our children and those we love.

  • Maryann Ns
    2019-04-23 02:59

    Maybe 2.5 stars. The premise was fine and this started off great but then went off the rails trying to stretch a slight story into something long enough.Not believable that the two of them would not open up sooner, or that a certain other character would not push things along sooner. Worst of all are the extensive interior monologues when each main character 'thinks' and misconstrues. I tend to skip over these. Finally with a push from circumstantial events we got our happy ending.

  • Sue
    2019-04-22 00:06

    Very enjoyable... straight up romance, I found I loved the relationship and the ridiculous beginning to this tale. Two hearts straining to find love and a perfect little bundle to finish it off. Looking forward to Cam's adventure in love. And hopefully they'll be a little Maggie, Amanda and Jonah in that novel as well. Quick read probably finished it in less than 5 hours. It had just the right amount of angst to give this tale more heart.

  • Cheryl
    2019-04-22 01:02

    I absolutely loved this story!!! From the first page to the ending! it was so good i just couldnt put it down! I loved how little bits of the story would come out and make the whole thing even more interesting! This is the kind of story that makes for a lovely way to spend an afternoon! i cant wait to read the other helping hand books in this series! i have read other books by Ms Mondello and she never disappoints me!