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Dr. Ben Richardson is trying to make yet another new start, this time in the emergency department at a Melbourne hospital. It's been nearly four years since he lost his wife and unborn child--and he still hasn't let go. So it comes as quite a surprise to him when his eye is drawn to a beautiful pregnant woman on the beach.

When Ben realizes Celeste is a nurse at the hospita
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Hardcover, 192 pages
Published November 2009 by Mills & Boon
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Paula Legate
Jul 08, 2013 Paula Legate rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance-suspence
This was an emotional heartwarming story. Ben had lost his wife, and his daughter years ago. He never had the chance to hold his daughter, so he never grieved for the loss of his daughter.

He met Celeste on the beach. They found out that they were neighbors, and also coworkers. Ben was a doctor, and Celeste was a nurse. Celeste was pregnant, with no support system. She didn’t have many friends, and her parents kind of disowned her when she found out she was pregnant. Ben was always there when sh
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Shannon
Apr 28, 2013 Shannon rated it it was ok
This book was totally Harlequin.. I am reminded why I really try to avoid these types of books, unless others have read them and assured me they are okay..

Ben is a doctor who lost his wife and unborn child.. He clearly is having a very hard time moving on with his life, and when he meets Celeste he is unsure of why he has feelings for her right off, and is on a mission to avoid them..

Celeste is a single girl who is about to have a baby.. She is in her 7th month I think when she meets Ben, and s
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Dawn
Apr 10, 2013 Dawn rated it liked it
It was an ok book, but it is a Harlequinn and I find their books leave me wanting more, like the story is hurried or something. It had a good story line. Just wanted something more.
Kate McMurry
May 18, 2013 Kate McMurry rated it really liked it
Pretty good unwed-mother romance

Dr. Ben Richardson lost his beloved wife, a fellow doctor, and his unborn child four years ago, and he is still in mourning. He is making a new start at the emergency department at a hospital in Melbourne, Australia. Since being around pregnant women recalls traumatic memories, Ben is both drawn and repelled by his beautiful, extremely pregnant neighbor. Then he learns that Celeste is a nurse in his department at the hospital, and it is difficult to maintain his d
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Kathie (katmom)
Apr 02, 2013 Kathie (katmom) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: free-downloads
An older book, but one that still gave my heart a tug.

Dr. Ben Richardson lost his pregnant wife four years ago. He doesn't "do" children, or relationships. And a relationship with someone pregnant? Just no.

Of course his heart is telling him something different when he meets Celeste, a nurse at the hospital he's now working at...A pregnant nurse with no one else to watch out for her.

Celeste is a bit ditzy, except when it counts. She's a kind woman and totally freaked over being a single mom. But
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Becky ♡The Bookworm♡
I thought this was a heartwarming story about grief, recovery, and moving on to find love again. I was touched by Ben's history and the sadness he lived with after losing his wife and unborn child. I really felt for him and understood his hesitation to become involved with Celeste. I thought Celeste was strong, despite being lied to by a married man. She was determined to raise her child on her own, but she believed that took her off the market for any decent eligible bachelor. When she learns B ...more
Adriana Fogaça
Jan 19, 2016 Adriana Fogaça rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Um Pequeno Milagre - Carol Marinelli
Título original: One Tiny Miracle
Título: Um Pequeno Milagre
Autor: Carol Marinelli
Tradução: Fabia Vitiello
Editora: Harlequin
Ano: 2014

Ohhhh!!!! Praticamente toda a série Baby On Board da Harlequin é muito fofa!!!! É impossível não amar os livros e principalmente os bebês que estão nesta série.

Ben é um médico residente que viveu uma tragédia familiar ao perder a esposa grávida, frustrado e amargurado, ele não consegue ficar muito tempo num mesmo hospital, como um
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Jane
One Tiny Miracle is an emotion filled romance between Dr. Ben Richardson and a nurse working ER with him. Celeste is expecting a child after an affair with a man that told her he was single but is married and wants nothing to do with her or her baby. She is determined to keep the baby and is working late in her pregnancy when health issues force her to stop working.

Ben and Celeste are neighbors and he becomes aware that she is not taking good care of herself and is exhausted. He becomes her frie
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Shyann
Jan 28, 2014 Shyann rated it it was amazing
Shelves:
The name of the book I’m writing this report on is One Tiny Miracle. I’ve been reading this book for a while now. So far it’s been a very interesting book. Some parts are harder to understand than others. It was really easy to relate to although not all the situations are the same. I would recommend this book to anyone who is good at keeping track of several stories at once. In all, it’s a very good story with a lovely plot that many people can understand and relate to.
In this book there are man
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Jo Notary
192p The most precious gifts in life are worth risking your heart for 26
Dr. Ben Richardson is trying to make yet another new start, this time in the emergency department at a Melbourne hospital. It's been nearly four years since he lost his wife and unborn child 14and he still hasn't let go. So it comes as quite a surprise to him when his eye is drawn to a beautiful pregnant woman on the beach.
When Ben realizes Celeste is a nurse at the hospital, he wants to keep his distance. She reminds him to
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Poongothai A
It was an Ok read for me. Ben was in a dilemma for most of the book and it was a little irritating the way he behaved with the heroine. Celeste was a strong character who kept the book from becoming a total disaster
Sara
I read this book for the A Book A Day Keeps the Boredom at Bay challenge. 19– The worst worldwide influenza pandemic ended in 1919. Read a book from the medical genre, or a book with a character who is a Doctor or Nurse, or a book where someone dies from the flu.

So, first my disclaimer: I really dislike everything to do with the medical profession. That being said, this was a cute, fairly typical Harlequin style romance. The hero was a bit of an asshole throughout, but has an instant change of h
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Brianne
Dec 29, 2014 Brianne rated it liked it
Shelves: medical
I liked the book for the first three quarters. Thought the ending was too rushed for the issues the characters were dealing with
Julianna
Apr 01, 2013 Julianna rated it liked it
was a good read. liked how they both had doubts and worries to work through and that she stood up for herself and her baby.
Dinjolina
Oh! What a cute book!
Sarah
Sep 28, 2013 Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
i loved it. it was sweet
Tonileg
Contemporary medical romance set in Australia near a beautiful beach where two people unlikely (and not looking for love) find it anyway.
Dr. Ben Richardson has more baggage then the usual man at this young age because he lost his wife while she was pregnant with their child almost four years ago, but his heart is too scared to move on and find a new life-mate. So when he finds a hugely pregnant lady on the beach near his new apartment, he figures that he can just help and be friends because no o
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Rachelle Ayala
Apr 10, 2013 Rachelle Ayala rated it really liked it
This was a cute story set in Melbourne Australia. I didn't really get the local color of the place, so other than the place names, it could have been anywhere. There was a lot of head-hopping and telling which distracted me. I had to go back and figure out whose head we were in every few paragraphs. But I liked the theme about letting love grow rather than forcing it.

The setting is an emergency room where the hero is a doctor and the heroine is a pregnant nurse. The hero has an aversion to babie
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IMHO~C
3 Sweet Stars for One Tiny Miracle
I downloaded this book for free and thought it was a very sweet story. An emergency room doctor, whose pregnant wife died tragically four years ago, and a naive young nurse who finds herself pregnant and alone live in the same apartment complex. Brought together by proximity at home and at work they find themselves naturally drawn together. While Ben has come to accept the death of his wife, he has never been able to fully grieve for his unborn child. After Cele
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Tina
Apr 09, 2013 Tina rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
Romance novels are definitely my guilty pleasure and this one had everything I love! Ben has gone through so much in his life, losing his wife and unborn child. We watch him struggle with his emotions while trying to move. It's really heartbreaking to watch/read. Then he meets Celeste and we all fall in love with her. She's a soon-to-be single mom who is also struggling with her life. She doesn't have a lot of money and no family or friends to turn to besides Ben. Through their friendship, we wa ...more
Lesley Nowlin
Jul 07, 2013 Lesley Nowlin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Romance
This book was free on kindle. I was drawn to the beautiful baby on the cover and decided to check this one out. It was well worth the read.

Some of the reviewers weren't happy with Carol Marinelli's writing. I would like to offer my two cents. First, Carol Marinelli is a British author. I've read several British authors, and come to realize their writing style and use of words is a little different from American authors. In my honest opinion, I don't this should be held against the author in revi
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Jo
Dec 31, 2015 Jo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 100-to-199-pages
One Tiny Miracle brings a doctor and a young unmarried expecting nurse together to heal from their hurts and challenges in life. The doctor lost his wife to a brain hemorrhage and the young nurse was tricked by a married man into an affair that she cut off when she found out he was married. These two have their ups and downs but find peace and happiness while sharing One Tiny Miracle at a time.
Rachel
Jun 10, 2014 Rachel rated it liked it
A sweet easy read under 200 pages (it says closer to 200 on here; on my nook it was listed as 128) that was great for in between huge epic sagas. While not Shakespeare, it kept my interest and was perfect for my mood. Was free on nook when I got it a couple years ago but nook books that are free often stay that way so if it sounds good to you and you have a nook or nook app it just might be free; check it out!
Alison
Honestly, I didn't expect to enjoy this book (short + free often equals a waste of time), but there's a lot to like here. The author conveyed deep emotion, whether it was Celeste's anxiety over being single mom to a preemie, Ben's grief over the loss of his wife and daughter, or their growing attraction to each other.

One complaint, and it's a big one: too much head hopping.
Fernanda
Nov 24, 2015 Fernanda rated it it was ok
:) well!!!!
é mesmo uma "historia"!
com pouco desenvolvimento dos personagens, com menções mais ou menos cansativas dos porques dos "dramas".
a trama é pouco credivel, mas ao mesmo tempo induz nos a leitura para ver se de facto alguma "coisa" mais, acontece!
deixou um gostinho de ..... meio ensonso.
Angela
Feb 14, 2015 Angela rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Kinda boring and predictable. Most of the book was spent with Ben arguing with himself about wanting to be with her. The was no real romance or falling in love. They met, they talked, and suddenly he was a tortured soul over his past loss and wanting to spend his life with this woman. Meh. Very unrealistic. The heart doesn't work that way.
Kathy
Mar 26, 2014 Kathy rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. A very heart warming story of a single pregnant girl who doesn't even have the support from her parents. The father of her baby is married and wants nothing to do with her or the baby. She is a nurse and meets widower Ben who is still grieving over the loss of his wife and unborn daughter. what a beautiful story of 2 hurt people who find each other and learn to be more than friends,
The UHQ Nasanta
2.5 stars

Liked it but not as much as I liked Emergency: Wife Lost and Found. It got pretty depressing whenever Ben thought about his loss, and then frustrating as he went hot and cold toward Celeste. I admired Celeste for standing up for herself and for her baby even though it would have been easier to quickly accept Ben's declaration of love. I did find Ben's acceptance of Celeste's demand rather sudden.

One thing I do appreciate with this author's medical romances is how real the hospital sett
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Dana Martin
Feb 12, 2014 Dana Martin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good wholesome reading........

Very well written. moves rapidly and enjoyable!! Very likeable characters that you can relate to. you will find yourself drawn into their lives and caring about what happens with them.
Amanda Chalifoux
Dec 04, 2013 Amanda Chalifoux rated it it was amazing
Really good story about a woman who becomes pregnant.. The man wants nothing to do with her or baby she is carrying. Her family disowns her kind of because he is pregnant and she doesn't wanna tell them who the baby's father is or where he is. She moves to this place that isn't in the same county as her ex so she doesn't have to work in the same place as him.. She mets this nice dr. at her new job at this hospital she is a nurse is training. He is really nice to her and tells her to try to slow ...more
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Carol Marinelli was born in England to Scottish parents, then emigrated to Australia, where there are loads of Scottish and English people who did exactly the same, so she’s very at home there.

She lives in the outer suburbs of Melbourne—pretty much in her car, driving her three children to their various commitments.

Carol writes for the Harlequin Presents and Medical lines and she also writes conte
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