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Miracle at the Museum of Broken Hearts

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Does every relationship deserve a second chance?

When chief romantic Rose Delaney scores her dream job atLondon's quirkiest new attraction, The Museum of Broken Hearts, she thinksshe's got it made. Sure, it's a little depressing dealing with relics of failedrelationships each day, but Rose is determined not to let it break her 'loveconquers all' spirit. After discovering th
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Kindle Edition, 65 pages
Published December 22nd 2011 by Notting Hill Press (first published December 12th 2011)
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Irena
Dec 30, 2016 Irena rated it really liked it
This was a nice short read.
Although it takes place during winter, it doesn't take place during Christmas, but it still has that festive vibe.
Main character is not too likeable, but overall I really enjoyed reading this book.
Nenette
Jan 01, 2014 Nenette rated it it was ok
My first book of the year: a short chick lit that's so light.. I like that for a start.

For anyone who doesn't mind short, simple and yes, shallow, this is for you. If you're in between serious reads and want a respite somehow, pick this up; won't take a couple of hours to finish.
Susana P.
Mar 13, 2013 Susana P. rated it did not like it
Une histoire niaise digne des pires téléfilms sur noël.
Carla
Dec 25, 2016 Carla rated it it was ok
Shelves: ebook, own, 2016
I wanted to read something other than the articles and books for my research papers and was glad to find something christmas-y and that featured a museum! Seemed a nice read but it was really full of clichés and annoying principal character. It could also do with a bit more development.
Susan Francis
This is unashamed 'Chick Lit', so perhaps it would be naive, if not foolish, not to expect a girl meets boy, girl and boy get close, girl falls out with boy, girl makes up with boy and they live happily ever after type of scenario. But hey, it's Christmas and a lighthearted read can be just the thing to curl up on the sofa with. Done well it can be great escapism.

The problem occurs when it is done badly. And this book is one of those. The main problem being Rose who is not exactly flying the fla
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Maureen Vincent-Northam
The story centres on Rose, who gets a dream job in a new museum – The Museum of Broken Hearts – a place that will exhibit poignant items that once belonged to people who, yes, have been left with a broken heart.

Rose falls for the good-looking curator, who has a broken heart of his own. But his ‘other woman’ is his mother and Rose sets out to fix their relationship and get the museum open before Christmas.

An interesting concept, but it all ended a bit abruptly and before any kind of romantic rapp
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Treena Beavers
Jan 18, 2017 Treena Beavers rated it liked it
Short easy to read chick lit.
About an hours entertainment it was a nice escape over a cup a coffee.
Momof5boys
Oct 18, 2016 Momof5boys rated it it was ok
This novella was meh, in my opinion. I liked some of it but I just didn't care about the characters.
Amanda
Nov 19, 2014 Amanda rated it liked it
MIRACLE AT THE MUSEUM OF BROKEN HEARTS BY TALLI ROLAND

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each Tuesday i going to do a review for a book i got free from amazon as they have some great free books .
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All Rose needs is a Christmas miracle... or does she?

When chief romantic Rose Delaney scores her dream job at London's quirkiest new attraction, The Museum of Broken Hearts, she thinks she's got it made. Sure, it's a little depressing dealing with relics of failed relationships each day, but
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Ju
Dec 23, 2016 Ju rated it it was ok
read it in a bus trip. short, simple, classic chiclit. if you are looking for an easy, clique but still cute read give it a go
Gina
Goodreads Description- All Rose needs is a miracle... or does she?

When chief romantic Rose Delaney scores her dream job at London’s quirkiest new attraction, The Museum of Broken Hearts, she thinks she’s got it made. Sure, it’s a little depressing dealing with relics of failed relationships each day, but Rose is determined not to let it break her ‘love conquers all’ spirit. After discovering the museum’s handsome curator is nursing a broken heart of his own, Rose steps in to fix it. But does eve
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Vicky (A Backpack Full of Adventures)
You'll find my full review at http://www.booksbiscuitsandtea.com/20...

I'm usually quite sceptical when it comes to reading short stories for a number of reasons. Well, two actually. The most obvious one is that by the time I get to know the characters and start enjoying the book, it's over. Not to mention the fact that there are many authors whose books I absolutely adore but they just don't succeed when it comes to writing short stories. However, Talli Roland's Christmas novella, Miracle at the
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Rachel
Feb 11, 2012 Rachel rated it it was amazing

Does every relationship deserve a second chance?

When chief romantic Rose Delaney scores her dream job at London's quirkiest new attraction, The Museum of Broken Hearts, she thinks she's got it made. Sure, it's a little depressing dealing with relics of failed relationships each day, but Rose is determined not to let it break her 'love conquers all' spirit. After discovering the museum's handsome curator is nursing a broken heart of his own, Rose steps in to fix it. Can Rose heal the rift, or wil
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Sophie Kate (Blogger)
Nov 02, 2014 Sophie Kate (Blogger) rated it it was amazing
Rose believes in love and happy endings, she doesn't want to think about love not existing and would argue the reasons why in hopes to talk them round. So, when she gets the opportunity to quit her boring job in the National History Museum and work in The Museum of Broken Hearts, she can't help but get excited.
The Museum of Broken Hearts was something Heath, the owner's grandmother was passionate about, she spent years trying to gather as much sentimental belongings as possible, although she ne
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Beverly Diehl
3.5 stars. Rose goes from a boring job cataloging endless artifacts in the cold basement of an archaeological museum, to... cataloging artifacts in the cold basement of a house about to be turned into a museum.

As an American reader, I am sometimes charmed and sometimes bewildered by the Britishisms. Is a "Y-front" the same as a thong? And why would a couple have matching ones?

Love the concept of the place being a museum of broken hearts, and the description and backstory of some of the artifacts
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Shaz Goodwin
Nov 30, 2012 Shaz Goodwin rated it really liked it
We meet Rose Delaney as she’s discussing her suitability for the ad she’s seen for the museum job with best friend Mel. Straight away the reader is introduced to how Rose views romance …

At her interview with owner Heath Rowan, she finds out that the museum is his grandmother’s dream. She collected items that had emotional significance, hoping that it would show others they aren’t alone in their pain. In the basement of the building she sees Heath handle a locket she intuits is of personal signif
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Laurie Clayton
Jul 17, 2012 Laurie Clayton rated it really liked it
If you're looking to read something short and sweet with feel good factor and a subtle dose of karma, then look no further than this offering by Talli Roland.

At around 20,000 words, Miracle at the Museum of Broken Hearts is a short Novella, which, I imagine to be the right combination of length and depth to the plot and characters, to make it a light reading experience.

It is an easy read, perfect if you are commuting a short distance, having a coffee break or waiting for an appointment at the GP
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Jonita
Jan 02, 2015 Jonita rated it really liked it
A long-time fan of Talli Roland I was pleased when I realized that there was a novella of hers that I had not yet read, and I dove in to reading it right away. This novella has a very cute plot- hopeless romantic Rose is bored of sorting items in the dusty basement of the British museum. When she comes across an advertisement for an assistant curator for a "museum of broken hearts" she is eager for a new challenge and applies right away. Her boss turns out to be a man on temporary leave from his ...more
Melissa ♥ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf
This quick and fun chick lit romp packed a lot into its short length. I didn't realize going in that this was a novella rather than a full length novel...but it was a great introduction to Talli Roland and her writing style. The story flowed perfectly and I never felt that she was cutting corners to accommodate the length of the story.

I loved the character of Rose and how she somehow managed to be so hopeful and optimistic despite the fact that I many times wanted to just grab her by the lapels
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Debbie
Feb 01, 2014 Debbie rated it really liked it
Sometimes a short story is nice to read, this is one of those. Rose is a true romantic looking for Mr Right whilst in an on off relationship with Gareth, who comes & goes as he pleases not always bothering to tell Rose how long he'll be gone or contacting her that much when he's away. She has a tedious job at the British Museum & when she sees an advert for a job at a new quirky museum she decides to go for it, not knowing how sad it will make her feel working at the Museum Of Broken Hea ...more
Wee Shubba's World
Jan 02, 2012 Wee Shubba's World rated it it was amazing
I am going to keep this review short as sweet just like book. Miracle is such a sweet and lovely short story. I am usually not one for short stories because they are usually a hit or miss. However, Miracle was one of the first that really made me love a short story. I love the characters, the simple plot and setting. The Idea of a Museum of Broken Hearts is well... its fantastic! I would so go to something like that. And our main character Rose, she is so wonderful. A romantic to the core and yo ...more
Shanyn Hosier
Oct 16, 2012 Shanyn Hosier rated it liked it
This was a cute, very short story. It's well written but aside from the Museum's premise-the main characters curate a collection of mementos from failed or otherwise defunct relationships-there's nothing terribly inventive. The heroine, Rose, is a good-hearted bumbler with an unfortunate delusional-doormat streak, so of course you're rooting for her to get the job and the guy in the end, because she deserves so much better than what she's put up with so far. The hero, Heath, is just mysterious a ...more
Erin
Dec 21, 2014 Erin rated it really liked it
This is the third of Talli’s short Christmas Novellas that I’ve read. You can find the links to the reviews of the other two here – LastChristmas & Mistletoe In Manhattan.

Miracle at the Museum of Broken Hearts is all about main character and aspiring curator Rose.

The story starts off with an introduction to Rose’s life and her potential involvement with the museum and goes on from there. I’ve always found Talli’s books to be easy to read and really funny – this one is no different!

The main c
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Jessica
Dec 16, 2013 Jessica rated it it was amazing
We meet Rose a hopeless romantic stuck in a non-relationship with Garth, who went to teach somewhere without telling her, sends post cards sometimes. She knows it’s not going anywhere but hopes it will work out. Rose starts a new job at the museum of broken hearts where she meets Heath her new boss. Heath is friendly to her nothing more. What happens at the museum of broken hearts you will have to read it to find out but a little love maybe in the air or more heart break?

I love this Short story,
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Sophie Narey (Bookreview- aholic)
Published: 22/12/2011
Author: Talli Roland
Recomended for: fan's of 'chick lit'
Edition: Kindle

I found this book on the Kindle Store and so I thought I would give it a go. This book poses a question that we have all often wondered at some stage in our life 'Does every relationship deserve a second chance'. This is a fun and quick story with alot packed into it. This short book shows us how talented Talli Roland is and is a great way insight to see if you would like more of the authors books. This
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Lisa
May 08, 2016 Lisa rated it it was amazing
Shelves: may-2016
I'm going to be really honest and upfront with my readers right now. I skimmed chunks of this book to get to parts of Heath and Rose because I found Heath so attractive. I don't know. His name is attractive so I automatically think of him being this tall, dark, and handsome stranger.

Because I skimmed chunks of it, I didn't really absorb the full effect of Rose being in a museum or at least, a old house filled with relics. However, I did feel the fluffiness and the love on the pages. It was a sw
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Maureen Reil
Jan 02, 2012 Maureen Reil rated it really liked it
This was a likable, short tale about a woman named Rose who goes to work at an unusual museum which features sentimental items and letters from their owners about whatever heartbreak they've suffered. I loved the concept and I would have probably visited such a place, being the old soppy sod that I am. Can Rose mend the relationship of her handsome boss and his estranged mother? Can Rose mend the relationship she has with her own long-lost boyfriend? Get this novella to find out and as a bonus a ...more
Grass monster
Dec 28, 2015 Grass monster rated it really liked it
I always enjoy Talli's books, even if its only a short story. This one had such a different approach that it draws you in from the beginning. Loved the setting of the Museum, its nice how Rose gives out the description of what she is going to do with it to help out the owner Heath. They quickly become two loveable charactors in their own right. Not overly Christmasy but still injects a little festivity throughout the story. Didnt care much for Gareth and was so glad Rose kicked him to the curb. ...more
Jazzie
Sep 02, 2013 Jazzie rated it really liked it
This was a cute little story I read while I waited at the bus stop, or at a restaurant (dinner for one!)--it was over quickly and is a fun little feel-good fic. The ending was semi-predictable, since you expected it to have a happy ending and it was good to see the delusional main character to get her head out of her arse to realise that not everything is cookie cutter. Though her transformation from super positive person to a normal jaded person wasn't described in much detail.

I still recommen
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Madhuri
Aug 19, 2012 Madhuri rated it liked it
A cute quick read that pulled at the heart strings quite literally.

I went in expecting a longer book and was slightly disappointed at how quickly everything happened as I like to take my time and slowly sink into a good book like a bubble bath.

But in retrospect, it did what it intended to do.

It showed us that happy endings are always possible but that you can't script them, they just happen on their own.

Oh and how could I forget, what an ingenious idea for a museum.

Nothing like an exhibit of bro
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Talli Roland writes fun, romantic fiction. Born and raised in Canada, Talli now lives in London, where she savours the great cultural life (coffee and wine).

Despite training as a journalist, Talli soon found she preferred making up her own stories--complete with happy endings. Talli's debut novel The Hating Game was short-listed for Best Romantic Read at the UK's Festival of Romance, while her sec
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