Posted on November 3, 2012
Love this book!
“This is a great book! A heart warming story of a love between two people meant to be together. I would recommend this book to anyone who has loved.” — majek
Posted on September 19, 2012
I am truly grateful for all of the wonderful reviews that SAND DOLLAR: A Story of Undying Love has received thus far; and I am humbled by the comparisons that have been made to an incredible author whom I greatly admire, Nicholas Sparks.
Here’s what people are saying:
“This smashing debut by Sebastian Cole reads like the best of Nicholas Sparks with just enough schmaltz. Moving and emotive, it’s every bit THE NOTEBOOK.” — Jon Land, best selling author of STRONG AT THE BREAK
“In the vein of THE NOTEBOOK and numerous other classics, SAND DOLLAR proves once again that true love never dies.” — Marsha Oglesby, Hollywood producer
“If you LOVED The Notebook, you will, with no doubt, LOVE Sand Dollar!” — Sara at Amazon
“I enjoyed this book very much, and would recommend it to any Nicholas Sparks’ fans out there, like myself. If you are debating whether to read this book, DO IT.” — Kiersten at Amazon
“Sebastian Cole did an AMAZING job with this book. It is a great love story with real life characters and real life problems. He reminds me of Nicholas Sparks with his ability to play on your heart strings throughout the entire book.” — Kelani at Amazon
“Like THE NOTEBOOK. Really Great read, great love story!! I could not put the book down! I have definitely recomended to all my friends and book club to read.”
— Valerie at Amazon
“Excellent modern romance! It definitely was similar to Nicholas Sparks or Richard Paul Evans. Not only was it a great love story, but it was also suspenseful.”
— Amy Z Drew at Amazon
“Mr. Cole’s work is exceptional, well written and beautiful, to compare him to Nicholas Sparks is accurate, but I feel that Mr. Cole is and will continue to blaze his own path and leave his own mark as a writer.” — Michelle C. Jordan at Amazon
“Recommend this book for any Nicholas Sparks fan! Great love story! Get tissues!” — Mary Levie at Amazon
“I have read every Nicholas Sparks book and I can tell you, this is right up there with them! I look forward to reading his future books!” — Lori at Amazon
“Being an avid Nicholas Sparks fan, I’m very particular about my romance novels, but Sebastian Cole did not disappoint!!” — iclimbedatreetoseetheworld at Amazon
“Sebastian Cole says on his website that his story is a cross between THE NOTEBOOK and THE SIXTH SENSE, and that is a perfect description. If you are going into this story thinking it will be another cookie cutter story of undying love, you will not get that with this one. Cole twists and turns this plot (which is why I couldn’t put it down) to where you can’t assume anything about the ending. You HAVE to read it.” — Kate Patrick
“I highly recommend this to all avid readers of Modern Romance. If you like Nicholas Sparks, here’s a book for you!” — Book Addict
“This tale is not just for all you Nicholas Spark’s fans, but for all of us that at one time or another have let that ‘one, true and pure’ love get away.”
“SAND DOLLAR is a love story reminiscent of THE NOTEBOOK, as the author confesses, but still remains uniquely its own story.” — Epic Book Quest
“Overall this is a great Romance. Any fan of Nicholas Sparks will absolutely adore Sebastian Cole.” — The Blogging Book
“It is a heartbreaking love story that will stay with you even after you put it down. If you are a fan of The Notebook, then this is the book for you.”
— Shut Up & Read
“In the tradition of Nicholas Sparks, whom Cole cites as his favorite author, SAND DOLLAR is a sentimental love story about finding and losing one’s soul mate. Cole metes out important information at a good pace, keeping the reader as baffled as Noah by Robin’s strange changes of heart, and carefully manipulates details to lead to a real surprise ending.” — Feathered Quill Book Reviews
“Most of all, books like both THE NOTEBOOK and SAND DOLLAR help everyone to realize that time is passing and that we should always tell those we love how much joy they’ve brought us and that the difficult times made us stronger and the people we are today.” – Jeanne Miro
“When I was told that this was the next great love story I was cynical, but it is totally true. Noah and Robin’s story is the greatest love story I have ever read. This is a story that will touch you to the depth of your heart.” — A Novel Review
“It was one of the greatest love stories ever told! I hope to see it in the movies because I will definitely go see it!” — Riau
“A beautiful love story reminiscent of Mr. Sparks’ THE NOTEBOOK, SAND DOLLAR plays upon the notion of the road not taken. Readers will be enchanted by the deep abiding love between two characters that seem peppered with insurmountable odds.” — Coffee Time Romance
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Posted on June 18, 2012
Even the sky was gloomy as Noah sailed by the old, abandoned lighthouse on this cold, raw, November day. He was heavily bundled in a thick wool sweater, down jacket, wool hat, and wool gloves. The cold air added a drab shade of blue to a face reddened by the unforgiving wind. With no other boats out on the white-capped bay, Noah was utterly alone.
“It was as if the life had been sucked out of my body, and there was no happiness in the part of me that was left behind. I thought perhaps I could find God out there on the water, but he was nowhere to be found. I determined he must not exist… because it was just me… all alone.”
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Posted on May 21, 2012
Forty-nine-year-old Brittany walks into my hospital room and joins Scott, Sharon, and Josh around my bed.
“Thanks for coming, Britt,” I say appreciatively.
“This is little Brittany?” Josh exclaims, surprised. “Wow, she sure turned into a beautiful woman, didn’t she?”
Brittany places her hand gently on my face and looks deep into my eyes with her warm, loving eyes. I return the sentiment.
“How’s your mom doing?” Scott asks her.
“I just left her room,” she says, looking over at Scott. “Olivia’s still there with her now. When she and Noah arrived in the ambulance, she was hysterical. The doctor had to sedate her twice just to calm her down.”
“Is Robin okay? What happened?” I ask, concerned.
“She’s okay now,” Brittany says, moving my hair away from my eyes and mouthing the words I love you to me. “She’s resting comfortably. Besides, she’s much better off not knowing what’s about to happen to Noah,” she says, looking back at Scott.
“Britt, what are you talking about? What’s about to happen to me? Can’t I just go home?”