Amazon Reviews

Thanks for the Great Reviews on Amazon!

Posted on September 27, 2013

I read every review on Amazon for my debut novel, Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love, and it warms my heart to know that I’ve profoundly touched the lives of others through my writing. And lately, the reviews on Amazon have been flying in at a rate of 10 per day, 70 in the last week, for a total of 200 reviews along with an average rating of 4.4 stars (out of 5 stars)! I’d like to thank everyone who has contributed a review. Every little bit helps when you’re trying to break in as a first-time author. And thanks to you, my dreams are becoming a reality.

– Sebastian Cole  :)

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Love Truly Defined!

Posted on September 16, 2013

★★★★★

“My kind of romance story. God knows our hearts, and provides our needs. To have the kind of love written in this book / ebook, is probably not as rare as we think. For those who actually HAVE this kind of love… treasure it! Life is but a vapor and soon passes away, as Noah teaches us throughout his story, life and love, but also as fragile as a sand dollar.” – Deborah’s Kindle

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“This book shows us how to never give up on love.”

Posted on September 16, 2013

★★★★★

“Great read. Love, faith and true happiness of self and others is the key to living a full and satisfied life. This book shows us how to never give up on love.”
Michelle Corpuz


“Sand Dollar is probably one of the best books I’ve read in a long time.”

Posted on September 15, 2013

★★★★★  Couldn’t put it down

“Sand Dollar is probably one of the best books I’ve read in a long time. Life, love, mistakes, things that happen that make you who you are. I definitely recommend reading this book. Makes you stop and think about what’s really important in life. Read it, you won’t regret it.” — Amanda


Excellent Read

Posted on September 15, 2013

★★★★★

“Great Story line, very believable characters. And who can put put down a great story of love? I surely can’t!” — MrsAFJ


“Dreaming was the only way I kept him alive.”

Posted on September 12, 2013

★★★★★  Awesome in every way

“I read this book overnight as a birthday present to myself. I could relate to this story as I too like everyone else have that one true love that got away. For many years I dreamt of him, looking for him where I first met him in the old Sears building downtown Charlotte. I would see him and call him but he never responded. Dreaming was the only way I kept him alive.”

Karen


“If you LOVED The Notebook, you will, with no doubt, LOVE Sand Dollar!”

Posted on September 09, 2013

★★★★★  4.5 ROMANTIC, UNDYING LOVE STARS

“If someday you should ever think of me and miss me, know in your heart that I’d want you to find me once again. No matter how distant in time or space..FIND ME.”

“We don’t choose love…love chooses us.”

If you LOVED The Notebook, you will, with no doubt, LOVE Sand Dollar! This book had me at page one and did not let me go. You hear the love story spanning 60+ years between Noah and Robin from Noah’s POV. The narration of this book is flawless!

The story opens with Noah at his wedding, and Robin shows up after many years. That first chapter is heart grabbing, emotional, tearful!

“I wanted to hate you so bad, but I couldn’t stop loving you long enough to hate you. If there were any way I could have erased your memory from my brain, I would have done it in a heartbeat. But not a chance of that…not with my heart refusing to let go. I would have given my left lung just to hold you in my arms for one more day, just one day. Thirteen years, and not a day gone by that I didn’t pray you’d come back, look into my eyes, and say the words that you just said to me.”

Noah was a born romantic. He always wanted a wife, a woman to love, a woman to love him, his soul mate! He believed in this and when he met Robin he knew he had found that perfect woman!

“For me, I guess it was kind of like trying on different pairs of shoes. You know…until you try them on and wear them for a while, you really don’t know if they’re going be a good fit. But I wasn’t looking for just any woman; I was searching for one in particular–my soul mate. I had no idea where to find her, but I knew one thing for sure: I’d know her when I see her.”

“No one else ever looked at me that way before–or after for that matter. The connection in our eyes, the window to our souls, couldn’t possibly be any stronger. Yeah, I had found my soul mate all right, and my life would never be the same.”

As you become engrossed with Robin and Noah’s love for one another, you will be cheering them on. You will become mad at Robin. You will become frustrated with Noah and all his “too nice” tactics. You will never stop fighting for them to make it.

“Why do you keep looking at me like that?” he asked.

“Because you give me butterflies.”

“I know what you mean. When I look at you looking back at me like that…I get them too.”
My heart ached, my heart healed, my heart pounded for joy. Their is huge amounts of emotional investment in this book and every damn word is worth it!!

“Stay…so every morning when I open my eyes, you’ll be the first thing I see. Stay…so everyday when I’m with you, I can show you all over again exactly how much you mean to me. And stay…so every night when you lay your head next to mine, you’ll know…you’ll know just how much you’re loved.”

Noah’s love for Robin never stopped and even though Robin had to fight some inner demons her true love for Noah never left.

“I guess what I’m really trying to tell you is…we loved each other’s souls, and as long as we had each other, we were happy. And in the end, that’s all that really matters.” — Sara


“It is well worth reading, even if you have to shed a tear or two.”

Posted on September 09, 2013

★★★★  Wonderful rainy day read

“This is a great story about some interesting and believable people. It is well worth reading, even if you have to shed a tear or two.
I would like to see more books by this author.” — Mary Alice Golden


“It takes you on one hell of a roller coaster ride, only to bring you to a very unexpected ending.”

Posted on August 25, 2013

★★★★★  Must Read!!

“This book is a captivating and mesmerizing read! I so enjoyed this book. Once I started reading it, I couldn’t put it down. I got completely caught up in the on-again off-again love between Noah and Robin. It takes you on one hell of a roller coaster ride, only to bring you to a very unexpected ending.” — Angie Harmon


Heartrending

Posted on August 16, 2013

★★★★★

“The story kept me on edge hoping they would get back together…constantly. However, that wouldn’t have made for very good reading.” – Pat


“I recommend this book to everyone!!!”

Posted on August 15, 2013

★★★★★  Sand Dollar

Sand Dollar is a romantic love story with a few twists and turns. An eighty year old man named Noah is on his death bed as he reflects back on his life and tells the story of his soul mate, Robin.

I loved this book! The author did a great job on the plot and the characters. I felt for each character in the book, and at times I hated each character. I understand why Robin did some of the things she did based on her condition but I found her very frustrating at times. I thought Noah was a very beautiful person and I felt very bad for him throughout the book. The book itself was very well written.

I really enjoyed Sand Dollar and gave it a 5/5. I look forward to reading more books by Sebastian Cole in the future. The cover of the book is also very beautiful.

I recommend this book to everyone!!!” — Brittany Schneider


Lou’s Review of Sand Dollar at Amazon Canada

Posted on August 15, 2013

★★★★★  Good Book!

“I really enjoyed reading this lovely, love story. It was a sweet book with twists to it and worth reading.” – Lou1


A love that goes beyond all beyonds

Posted on August 09, 2013

★★★★

“At the end of the book, the author mentioned that the story is true, though how it will pan out in real life is yet unknown. This ultra-romantic love story spans decades in the lives of all the characters. It demonstrates that love can withstand the test of time, even go beyond it. If I have one critique, it’s that the breaks in time were not clearly defined. The book indeed played out like a screenplay, as the author himself mentioned, since it’s a dream to see this story on film. Other than that, all I can say to the real-life Noah is that yours is a love beyond all beyonds; and for that I give it to you.” — NenetteU


“It is an amazing story about love, disappointment, and the human spirit.”

Posted on July 25, 2013

★★★★★  AN AMAZING LOVE STORY!

“This book was recommended to me by my husband who told me that Sabastian Cole was a local author who wrote in the style of one of my favorite authors, Nicholas Sparks. I read the book during my flight to Alaska and found it to be an amazing story about two people who found each other against incredible odds and were meant to be together. The undying love that Noah, the main character, had for his soul mate, Robin, was unfathomable. As I read the book, I kept thinking to myself that I would have given up and moved on with my life. However, as all great love stories are told, Noah never gave up. It is an amazing story about love, disappointment, and the human spirit. I found myself unable to put it down! This a a MUST READ!!!!!!!” – soulgirl


Not your average love story

Posted on July 25, 2013

★★★★

*** SPOILER ALERT ***

“First of all, I’d like to thank Sebastian for sharing this book with me and allowing me the opportunity to read and critique it. I wanted to wait a week or so before reviewing so that I could allow a little time for the story to marinate in my head. Sometimes I find that by waiting, I realize the book affects me more than I realized at the time I finished reading it. That’s the case with this one.

In all honesty, I really couldn’t stand Robin for the majority of the book. She was selfish and extremely high-maintenance. Yes, high-maintenance seems like the wrong word to use here considering she had almost no money and didn’t seem to expect a lot of material things, however, I felt like she was just NEVER happy with what she had. Come to find out, she had a disorder that caused a majority of this so I came to forgive some of her misgivings as the story came to a close, but she still wore me out a lot while reading.

Noah’s character, on the other hand, was much stronger and easier to love. He tried everything he could to prove to Robin his “undying love” and he had a true honesty about him. Even when he was with Sarah, he was completely up front about who he was and how he felt.

What made me appreciate this book was actually less the love story and more Noah’s relationship with his family (and then of course the end but I’ll get there in a minute). For one, I loved Noah’s bond with his brother. I felt like that was something that Sebastian could not fake. They were there for each other through thick and thin and could truly understand each other. Also, the pressure Noah received from his family and the expectations to marry “a good Jewish girl” were very realistic. Having been exposed to many of these expectations (and having had friends be the Shiksa), I felt like I could actually hear the words coming out of Noah’s mother’s mouth. All of the family dynamics, though sad, were what I truly appreciated about the story.

Then, there was the end. The end was my favorite part of the book. I loved Josh and how his character was revealed at the end. I think that was the most romantic aspect of the book. I felt like Noah’s path to Heaven (and then Josh moving down the hall and time to listen to Robin’s story as she transitioned to Heaven) was a beautiful way to bring the book together and romanticize death. This part of the story is probably what affected me most and made me truly love this story.”

REG


“When I saw this quote on Facebook, I knew this book was for me!”

Posted on July 25, 2013

★★★★★  Loved this Book!!!

“‘If someday you should ever think of me and miss me, know in your heart that I’d want you to find me once again. No matter how distant in time or space… FIND ME.’ ~ Sebastian Cole, Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love. When I saw this quote on Facebook, I knew this book was for me! I loved, loved, loved Sand Dollar. It is a beautiful story about life, true love and loss. I highly recommend it! Sebastian Cole is a very talented writer, and I am looking forward to his next book!!!!”
deedy


“Will recommend to my friends and will reread many sections of this book.”

Posted on June 30, 2013

★★★★★  Sand Dollar

“Well written beatutiful story. Will recommend to my friends and will reread many sections of this book. Mr. Cole did a great job with this book!” — Gail


“The best love story I have ever read.”

Posted on June 28, 2013

★★★★★  Sand Dollar

“The best love story I have ever read. Could not put it down, especially at the end when it all came together for me.” — Diane Price


“Can’t wait for the author’s next work of genius.”

Posted on June 20, 2013

★★★★★  Outstanding story

“What an excellent book! Highly recommend this book. Can’t wait for the author’s next work of genius. An amazing love story indeed.” – Snow Princess


“A beautiful love story that made me late for work”

Posted on June 19, 2013

★★★★★  Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love

“This is a beautiful love story that made me late for work because I just couldn’t stop reading it. I loved this book & I can’t wait to read more from this author.”
Pam


“I thoroughly enjoyed this book”

Posted on June 17, 2013

★★★★★  Sand Dollar

“I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I’m a confirmed romantic and I think more people should feel the same way. Life is too short not to.” – Beverly Wagner


“I will gladly recommend this book to my friends and family”

Posted on June 17, 2013

★★★★  Sand Dollar

“A good read, easy, interesting. I totally enjoyed reading it… I will gladly recommend this book to my friends and family..” — Diane Marion


“I loved this book!!!!!”

Posted on June 13, 2013

★★★★★  Sand Dollar, a must READ

“I loved this book!!!!! I will read it a gain. Also have shared with my family whom also thought it was great!” — Becky Darnell


Tootsie’s Review of Sand Dollar at Amazon

Posted on June 09, 2013

★★★★★  Entertaining Novel!

“Nice, light reading that holds your attention. I loved the twist in this simple, rewarding story. It makes you think…what if???” — Tootsie 880


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