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ForeWord Reviews 2012 Book of the Year Award Finalists Announced

Posted on March 13, 2013


Sebastian Cole
Sebastian Cole LLC

ForeWord Reviews is pleased to announce the 2012 Book of the Year Awards list of finalists. Representing more than 700 publishers, the finalists were selected from 1300 entries in 62 categories. These books are examples of independent publishing at its finest.

Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook, Love Story, Love, Romance, Fantasy, Fiction, Tear jerker, Heart wrenching

Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love is a finalist for the 2012 Book of the Year Awards in the Romance category. Sand Dollar is an epic, heart-wrenching love story about the one who got away. It is best described as a romantic fantasy, kind of like The Notebook with a Sixth Sense twist. Similar to a Nicholas Sparks novel, but uniquely different, Sand Dollar is a thought-provoking, emotional read with real life situations that might even have you yelling at the main characters at times. And not only is it filled with plenty of twists and turns that will make it hard to put the book down, but the ending will knock your socks off!

Reflecting over forty years of personal life experiences, Sand Dollar is Sebastian Cole’s debut novel. Born and raised in New England, Sebastian joined his family’s business after graduating from Brown University in the 80s. A true romantic, his life is defined by following his heart and pursuing his dreams, which is why he has become a novelist. Sebastian writes from the heart, believing in true love, love at first sight, and finding that one person in life you’re meant to be with.

Sand Dollar was also a finalist in the ForeWord Firsts debut literary competition for first-time authors. The book has a rating of 4.7 stars (out of 5) on Amazon, along with rave reviews, many of which compare him to his favorite author, Nicholas Sparks. Irrespective of the book’s success, touching the lives of others through his writing has been the single most gratifying thing he’s ever done in his life.

ForeWord’s Book of the Year Awards program was created to highlight the year’s most distinguished books from independent publishers. Award winners are chosen by librarians and booksellers who are on the front lines, working everyday with patrons and customers. ForeWord Reviews, a quarterly print journal established in 1998, is dedicated to exclusively reviewing independently published books to provide booksellers, librarians, agents, and publishing professionals with reviews of the best titles from small, alternative, and academic presses.