Posts tagged “Romantic novels

SAND DOLLAR eBook Now Available at Smashwords, Google, and Scribd

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.

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SAND DOLLAR eBook Now Available at Kobo

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.

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Rave Reviews for Sand Dollar Continue to Pour In

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…

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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


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


“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



“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.”


“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!!!!”

“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

Sand Dollar is a Winner in ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Awards

Posted on June 28, 2013

I’m pleased to announce that Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love is the bronze winner of ForeWord Reviews Book Of The Year Award in the Romance category.

NEW BOTYA sticker-Winner bronze
Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook, Love Story, Love, Romance, Fantasy, Fiction, Tear jerker, Heart wrenching

“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.”

“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

King of the Pond

Posted on June 12, 2013

“As I lay there watching Robin sleep beside me, I realized that she was right all along. I didn’t need to live in a castle — a shack in the woods with her would do just fine. And for that matter, I didn’t need to be prince of the ocean either, because with her by my side… I was king of the pond.”

Sebastian Cole, Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love

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

“Mr. Cole wrote a fantastic first novel that makes you believe in a forever kind of love”

Posted on June 08, 2013


“Several times while reading this book as to what kind of rating it should have. In the beginning, I really liked it and the characters, but then Noah seemed quite neurotic and Robin seemed like a very wishy-washy kind of woman. But as the story progressed and certain things about Robin’s childhood come to light, then her behavior starts to make sense as well as the influence of an unscrupulous doctor. Mr. Cole wrote a fantastic first novel that makes you believe in a forever kind of love and the possibility of there really being a soulmate out there for those who want one. Definitely worth reading!!!” — J. D. Hale

NOT a typical love story, but a great read!!

Posted on June 07, 2013


“Noah and Robin meet and fall deeply in love, but many things happen that prevents a “happy ever after” life together. Robin has a secret, and Noah is ruled by parents who have their own ideas of how his future should be. This is a wonderful tale that will hold your interest from start to finish. I could not put it down until I finished it. It also has a surprising ending, which explains some of the unusual things that happen in the book. The author has written a great story.”
Barbara Ashworth

“I for one will remember and recommend this book, starting with my husband.”

Posted on June 07, 2013

★★★★★  Sand Dollar

“To be able to understand true love and be able to write it; this Author has the prose and hook to draw everyone in as we all have a bit of romance in US. I for one will remember and recommend this book, starting with my husband.” — Lisa Foster