Posted on August 09, 2014
The award-winning novel by Sebastian Cole, Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love, is now available at Smashwords, Google Play, and Scribd.
Posted on March 04, 2014
Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love is now available for Kobo eReader devices. Also available for Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, and iTunes.
Posted on October 19, 2013
Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love now has over 300 reviews on Amazon. It’s hard to believe that only 3 weeks ago Sand Dollar had 200 reviews, and a few weeks before that it had 100. And Sand Dollar’s average rating is holding strong at 4.3 stars (out of 5 stars). I’d like to thank everyone who has contributed to my success. Word of mouth is the key, and people are starting to take notice…
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.”