Jera’s Jamboree review : Miracle at the Museum of Broken Hearts by Talli Roland

Miracle at the Museum of Broken Hearts : A Christmas Novella by Talli Roland 

Format: Kindle Edition

File Size: 220 KB

Print Length: 64 pages

Publisher: Notting Hill Press (22 Dec 2011)

Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.

Language: English


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 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 bring about a happy ending before Christmas rolls around? And does every relationship truly deserve a second chance?

Miracle at the Museum of Broken Hearts is a novella of 20,000 words, and also gives readers a sneak peak at the first chapter of Talli Roland’s novel Build A Man.


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 significance to him. She determines to find out more and heal the hurt she sees.

Miracle at the Museum of Broken Hearts is an engaging and entertaining novella.  As well as a well-paced plot, Roland writes with humour.  The reader gets an immediate sense of the characters personalities and identifies with them.  Rose’s optimism becomes toned down with reality as she comes to understand what is make-believe and what is real.  My favourite scene has to be on 15th December (open day).  I was cheering for Rose when she made the right decision!  I’m also a great believer in the underlying strength that families can offer each other so thoroughly enjoyed this thread too.

I loved Roland’s idea for the museum and how she crafted it into a novella. I remember last year someone on Twitter had been to an exhibition about items from broken relationships and I found this searching on Google “Museum of Broken Relationships”.  What a brilliant creation.  It’s so true that we have rituals for life changing events in our lives … but not the ending of a relationship.


Buy it and spread the word

Miracle at the Museum of Broken Hearts has been on my Kindle since last Christmas!

At the time of my review, you can purchase your own Kindle copy for £0.77.  A bargain!

Talli’s 2012 Christmas novella, Mistletoe in Manhattan is out now priced £0.77 on Amazon.

Holly may never forget this Christmas… even if she wants to!

As the daughter of Christmas-any-time party planners, Holly West has been surrounded by the holiday spirit since birth. Trouble is, she’s not exactly filled with festive cheer. In fact, Holly can’t wait to ditch the Santa suit for champagne and celebs, and become a party planner to the stars.

When TV star Dean Layton hires her parents’ company to throw his holiday bash in Manhattan, Holly jumps at the chance to help, confident she can handle a little Christmas in exchange for access to Dean’s exclusive world.

But New York and Dean’s over-the-top demands are more than Holly bargained for. Can Holly deck the halls and make it a party to be proud of, or will this Christmas end her dreams for good?

Mistletoe in Manhattan  also gives readers a sneak peek of Talli Roland’s novel The Pollyanna Plandue out late November.

I’m a fan of Talli’s, you can read my review of Watching Willow Watts here … and Build a Man here.

To learn more about Talli, go to or follow Talli on Twitter: @talliroland. Talli blogs at


2 thoughts on “Jera’s Jamboree review : Miracle at the Museum of Broken Hearts by Talli Roland

  1. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and review my novella, Sharon! I’m so pleased you enjoyed it. I love writing that scene when the museum opens.

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