Sep 10, 2015

Book Review: Please Release Me by Rhoda Baxter

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Review by Suze

Sally has reached her ultimate goal, she's said yes to Peter and now that he's her husband she'll never have money problems again. He is pretty good looking and kind enough, so she considers herself lucky. Only on the day of their wedding something goes horribly wrong. Sally ends up at a hospice, she's in a coma and Peter visits her as often as he can. He keeps talking to her and she finally gets to know more about the man who's now her husband.

Sally has been a patient at the hospice for several months now and Peter is a regular visitor at the hospice where they're taking care of her. There he meets Grace, who's visiting the person who's like a second mother to her. After a long time of mourning Peter is ready to start rebuilding his life. Grace has to do the same. She's taken care of so many people that she lost part of herself in the process. Because of a storm everything changes and Sally finally finds a way to communicate. Only if that's making things better for her and for the people around her is the question...

Please Release Me is a wonderful novel about two women and one man. Sally is in a coma, but Grace can see her ghost and they can talk to one another. I loved that aspect of the novel. It's the perfect way for the reader to get to know the two women better. Sally hasn't had an easy life, but that doesn't mean she can use people. Sometimes I felt bad for her and at other times I was angry at her for being so mean. Grace is really wonderful and she doesn't deserve to be manipulated. 

Peter is the ideal man. He's a bit nerdy, he has his own company that is doing well, he's kind and he cares about other people. He's the perfect catch. There's a lot he has to learn as he's also kind of naive. I found that endearing. Please Release Me is such a sweet story and I think it has a wonderful romantic theme. I really enjoyed reading this book and couldn't put it down. I love Rhoda Baxter's writing. It's vivid and her stories are unusual. I like that her main characters are smart. What I also really enjoyed was the fact that Peter and Grace both have such good characters. They're really likable in a good way. The ghost aspect is fabulous, I liked how Sally was portrayed. Everything about this book is exactly right and I highly recommend it.


  1. I'm glad you liked my nerdy hero. I have a soft spot for nerds, as you probably guessed! That said,Sally was a hoot to write.
    Thanks for the lovely review.

  2. I could get lost in this book. Thanks for the review.

  3. Fabulous review, Rhoda! Well done you. :) Thanks for sharing, Suze. xx

  4. Thanks for the review, looks like another good one


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