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3.75  ·  Rating details ·  2,126 ratings  ·  134 reviews
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
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published November 2009 by Mills & Boon
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Paula Legate
Jul 08, 2013 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
Melody Cox
Nov 11, 2016 rated it liked it
I have just completed this book for the second time. I actually read this in 2012 or 2013. It was one of the first books I read when I began my new obsession...reading romance. The first time I read it I loved it but had very little to compare it to and since I was a beginner I had no 'triggers' because at the time I was unaware what triggers were. I thought it was great because there was such a happy ending.

What I now find is not so great after more than a thousand books later. It took the
Dawn Pittman
Jul 14, 2012 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.
Apr 28, 2013 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
Kate McMurry
May 18, 2013 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
Kathie (katmom)
Apr 01, 2013 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
A really heartwarming story about unexpectedly finding love after losing everything.

Widowed Ben meets pregnant Celeste while walking along the beach near his new home. What starts as a chance meeting turns into a friendship of sorts while Ben tries to deal with the ghosts from his past.

I don't usually read medical romances, but glad I tried this one. It was sweet and enjoyable. I couldn't help but adore Ben. He tried so hard to fight his feelings for Celeste but he got there in the end.
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 ...more
Apr 01, 2013 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.
May 06, 2013 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
Valencia Sekale
Nov 27, 2019 rated it liked it
I haven't finished reading the book, but oh my word....
annie r bradshaw

Wonderful read, you never know where love is going too find you. Even with all your baggage, love can help you get rid of it if you let it.
Jovie Sanchez
Aug 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tear Jerker...Beware!

Very sweet book, quick and easy read. Takes you through a journey of a man’s difficult loss and his struggle to love again.
Apr 22, 2019 rated it liked it
Haha...I do read romances once in a while and medical romances are the best. Read this in one day.
Pamela Fernandes
Mar 11, 2017 rated it it was ok
I liked Carol's other books but this one seemed disjointed at times. Ben is an emergency consultant, his wife dies after developing a sub-arachnoid hemorrhage while pregnant.
Now his pregnant neighbor also a nurse in his unit is slowly developing feelings for him, so is he. But the story feels incomplete. Both Celeste and Ben have absolutely no friends, don't mix with their colleagues and have no social life or interests. This makes for cookie cutter characters that I couldn't relate to. Also
Jan 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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
I have owned this book for several years, and I finally decided to read it as part of a retinue of sweet, HEA books. The story was a little melodramatic, but it was compelling enough to finish in just a couple of sittings--maybe even one if I hadn't needed to go to sleep.
Van Lesley
Jul 06, 2013 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
Rachelle Ayala
Apr 09, 2013 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
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
Apr 04, 2013 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 ...more
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
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
Jo Notary
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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 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
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
Dec 04, 2013 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
Jan 13, 2014 rated it it was ok
Not great at all.
I liked the medical context and life of the emergency department. There were a few details that I could have done without in this field, but however it felt realistic and interesting.
Now that's about it. I did not like and did not believe in any of the two lead characters. Both have heavy baggage, but I never could care about it, not about their ability to have a happy ending. They just remained characters, very completely emotionless, which should not have been the case
Sara G
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
Angel **Book Junkie**
I liked this book..The trouble is I usually love medical emergency books and Carol Marinelli wrote the amazing Wife lost and found. I just did not like this book as much as I liked the others. I really could never connect with Ben. I understand he lost his wife but don't drag another woman into your heart when you can not love her the way that she needs to be loved. Enough said about that. This book was warming and definitely a Harlequin. I will read this author again soon!

Dec 31, 2015 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.
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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
“I think we can manage a little more than that,’ he promised. His hand was creeping up her top now, her breast soft and warm beneath his fingers. This was so much more than a kiss as his fingers skilfully caressed her nipples.” 0 likes
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