Similar to a Nicholas Sparks Novel, But Uniquely Different
Posted on October 16, 2012
Similar to a Nicholas Sparks novel, but uniquely different, Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love is a thought-provoking, emotional read that, among other things, might even have you yelling at the main characters at times. Unlike your typical fairytale romance, the characters in Sand Dollar have real life issues that must be dealt with. And all too often it’s the ones we love the most who end up hurting us the most. A mixture of joy and heartache, this realistic portrayal of life is what sets Sand Dollar apart.
Another difference is the element of suspense – making it difficult to put the book down – for with each new twist that’s woven into the plot comes a new revelation about the heroine’s past. When the story opens, Noah, who is old and sick in a hospital bed, tells of his undying love for his soul mate, his one true love, Robin, who also happens to be the one who got away. The story is told from Noah’s point of view with two timelines: when he’s old and when he’s young. Eventually, these two timelines intersect with a surprising plot twist, and the story then moves forward with the most beautiful of endings – an ending that you’ve just got to read for yourself. In an engaging note from the author that follows, “the one who got away” becomes the centerpiece of discussion, because, after all, don’t we all have one of those?
This entry was posted on October 16, 2012 by Sebastian Cole. It was filed under Menu Item and was tagged with Books, Emotional Read, Epic Novel, heart, love, love story, Nicholas Sparks, romance, soul mate, tearjerker, The Notebook, The One That Got Away, the one who got away, true love.