‘Sand Dollar’ by Sebastian Cole

BOOK BLURB: What if you lost your true soul mate, the one person in life you were meant to be with? Would your love ever truly die? Not if you’re Noah Hartman, who refuses to let go of Robin after she inexplicably abandons their love and disappears from his life seemingly forever, her hidden secret yet to be discovered.

And when you finally accept your fate and do your best to move on with your life, what do you say when the unthinkable happens: your true love Robin reappears as your wedding ceremony to another woman is about to commence, looks deep into your soul with her loving, tear-filled eyes, and tells you the one thing you’ve desperately longed to hear for all of these years?

But the ending to this heart-wrenching love story has yet to be written, as Noah, old and sick in a hospital bed, tells his story of love and loss to Josh, a wise orderly at Mount Sinai Hospital. As his family members arrive to bid him goodbye, Noah discovers a far greater truth about his past, present, and future. Things are definitely not as they appear as the pieces of a shattered love are put back together in the remarkable final chapter of Noah’s life.

EXCERPT: 

“It’s a sand dollar. I’m sure you’ve seen one, probably even held one in your hand, huh, Josh?”

Noah kicked his fins and dove down about ten feet, picking up the sand dollar and resurfacing to get air through his snorkel. From beneath the water’s surface, he proudly displayed his newfound prize to Robin.

“No two are exactly the same. Its simplistic design and imperfect form may appear somewhat… well, ordinary. Most people probably wouldn’t think twice about it. So why should this seemingly insignificant object capture so much of my attention?”

BOOM ! The precious sand dollar in Noah’s hand exploded. In what seemed like slow motion, the sand dollar disintegrated through his fingers into a thousand tiny grains of sand that evanesced into obscurity.

“Because for me, the sand dollar represents life, and how fragile life really is. What was once so very precious to me, suddenly and without warning, disintegrated and vanished before my eyes. Just like the sand dollar, life holds no promises. Seemingly solid and secure in our grasp, the blessings we have in our lives today are easily shattered tomorrow. The lesson learned: never take your loved ones for granted. And if you’re ever lucky enough to find that one person in life who makes you love more than any other person could possibly make you love, you treat every day together as if it were your last. You cherish every moment.”

“However, for me, this lesson came too late, for she was already gone, seemingly lost forever. And there was nothing I could do to put the pieces back together. I would spend my life wishing I could somehow travel back, back in time, to the day I first laid eyes on that precious beauty.”

The precious beauty of Robin’s young face was shadowed by sadness as she nervously searched Noah’s worried eyes for reassurance.

“If only I’d known how fragile she really was. If only I’d known her hidden secret. I would have held onto her so differently… never letting go…”

FEATURED AUTHOR: Sebastian Cole

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20 thoughts on “‘Sand Dollar’ by Sebastian Cole

  1. This is not the kind of story I’d normally read however the excerpt leaves me curious and wanting to know what happens :) Thanks for the info about this book.

  2. I loved the except of “sand dollar’ I remember when I found my first sand dollar on a beach in the Caribbean at age 5. At that time I didn’t know what it was but I carried it home with me. A year later while looking at an Encyclopedia in our home library I found a picture of it.

      • The main characters in the book, Noah and Robin, discover a fragile sand dollar while snorkeling on their honeymoon in St. Barts. However, the sand dollar takes on new meaning when it explodes in Noah’s hand. And soon after, their relationship falls apart, leaving Noah wishing he could somehow travel back in time to set destiny back on its rightful path, if only he could. Moving on with his life with a heavy heart, Robin would forever be the one who got away… that is until she shows up years later at his wedding to another woman. But is she too late?

  3. Thanks, Kristine! Where in the Caribbean did you find your sand dollar??

    The main characters in the book, Noah and Robin, discover a fragile sand dollar while snorkeling on their honeymoon in the Caribbean (St. Barts). However, the sand dollar takes on new meaning when it explodes in Noah’s hand. Soon after, their relationship falls apart, leaving Noah wishing he could somehow travel back in time to set destiny back on its rightful path, if only he could. Living his life with a heavy heart, Robin would forever be the one who got away… that is until she shows up years later at his wedding to another woman. But is she too late?

  4. Hi Melanie and Sebastian!

    Please forgive me for not stopping by sooner!

    Melanie – Thanks for having Sebastian over today! I’m proud to say he’s a fellow Rhode Isalnder!

    Sebastian – I wanted to let you know how much I loved reading Sand Dollar! I had to read it fast because my older son stopped over the day I started reading it and told me I had two days to read it and that he’d be back to pick it up! After he finished reading it he gave e a call and said it’s a story he’ll never forget!

    • Hi, Jeanne. How was your trip? Thanks for saying such nice things!! I’m glad that you and your son enjoyed reading it. If either of you would like to write a review on Amazon, that would be very helpful for me. Thanks and take care.

      Sebastian :)

  5. Hi, Jeanne. How was your trip? Thanks for saying such nice things!! I’m glad that you and your son enjoyed reading it. If either of you would like to write a review on Amazon, that would be very helpful for me. Thanks and take care.

    Sebastian :)

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