Author Sara-Savannah Sparrow Releases a New Novel, Based on a True Story, Titled “Firsts and Lasts” to Rave Reviews

Author Sara-Savannah Sparrow Releases a New Novel, Based on a True Story, Titled "Firsts and Lasts" to Rave Reviews
“Second chances, taking risks, breaking barriers, overcoming fear, learning to love again was my inspiration,” Sparrow says. “It’s all about overcoming the odds and persevering.”
“Firsts and Lasts,” Sara-Savannah Sparrow’s debut award-winning novel, is a sweet blend of comedy, romance, and life lessons and the winner of a 2023 Firebird Book Award

New York, NY, USA – January 1, 2023 – Author Sara-Savannah Sparrow won her first book award as a new, independent author following the release of her debut novel, Firsts and Lasts, in October 2022. The book, winning a 2023 Firebird Book Award, is a true story of love based on the author’s experiences. It is a steamy romance that takes a deep dive into unconditional love, second acts, and finally, finding what one seeks. Firsts and Lasts is a suspense-filled, page-turner, with each chapter ideally building on the last as readers devour each private slice of Sparrow’s story. “Second chances, taking risks, breaking barriers, overcoming fear, learning to love again was my inspiration,” Sparrow says. “It’s all about overcoming the odds and persevering.”

About the Book

Firsts and Lasts tells the tale of an older woman meeting a much younger man. Sara, a 40-year-old single mother confined to her home for nearly three years during the COVID-19 pandemic in New England, yearns to break free from her self-imposed, protective isolation for the summer. She soon meets Zach, a college student on summer break, working 1,500 miles away from his home in New Orleans, striving to be the first in his family to graduate from college. The plot unfolds as a dating app error leads to the unlikely encounter between Sara and Zach.

Readers immediately warm up to the novel’s sincere heroine, Sara, who has spent the past decade dedicated to her work, her wellness, and, most of all, her young daughter. The single mom does not have time for anything else. So, when a shocking court decision gives her ex shared custody, Sara doesn’t know what to do with her time.

COVID has let up a bit, and she’s craving to be out again. She has a fresh slice of freedom, but she’s still the same old, no-good-at-love Sara. Right?

While attending her best friend’s out-of-town wedding, Sara is struck with sudden pangs of an incomplete life and unfulfilled longings and faces her intense loneliness. After too many failed attempts, she’d given up all hope for her own “happily ever after” years ago, but maybe it was time to try again.

Impulsively, she downloads a new dating app that confidently promises to discern exactly the type of man she wants, which according to the algorithm, is apparently a slew of tan, barechested hunks half her age! Entertained, Sara figures she has nothing to lose by chatting with one. The last thing she expects is to make a genuine connection. But sweet, thoughtful, respectful, twenty-three-year-old Zach is a surprise. One night of chatting turns into two, then three. Before long, Sara catches herself fantasizing about a summer truly her own and maybe even about meeting this different-from-all-the-rest, mysterious younger man in person. She has nothing to lose, just some fun to gain and her heart. Right?

Reviews

“A captivating story of taboo love. Sara’s inner turmoil draws you in till the end. It’s a battle of the heart and society’s conventions. This spicy tale keeps your attention, raising fire in your heart and maybe even bringing tears to your eyes. You’ll become very attached to the main characters and want to defend them. The descriptive tour of Vermont and Massachusetts attractions makes you want to visit the area for yourself. A fun read that pulls at the heartstrings and makes you yearn for more!”

“The perfect touch of comedy, fiery passion, romance, and life lessons. A page-turner and eye-opener. You will love these two from the start and have a hard time putting the story down.”

“I could not put this book down! A story about acceptance and true love; I found myself excited to see how Sara and Zach interacted next! A very realistic story based on a pandemic romance; you will be rooting for these characters the whole time!”

“Hot and steamy read! The author leaves you wanting more as she captures the spiciness of a summer romance!”

“I thoroughly enjoyed this novel! I would give it a 7 out of 10. It is a spicy slow burn with heartfelt characters. It’s about living despite your difficulties and your past and not allowing your limitations (self-imposed, medical, or lack of experience) to control your happiness.”

“A captivating story of taboo love. Sara’s inner turmoil draws you in till the end. It’s a battle of the heart and society’s conventions. This spicy tale keeps your attention, raising fire in your heart and maybe even bringing tears to your eyes. You’ll become very attached to the main characters and want to defend them. The descriptive tour of Vermont and Massachusetts attractions makes you want to visit the area for yourself. A fun read that pulls at the heartstrings and makes you yearn for more!” “This is a wonderful story that tugged at my heart quite a few times.”

“Firsts and Lasts by Sara-Savannah Sparrow is a must-read romance novel. Centered around the taboo romance of Sara and her much younger love interest Zach, this book will touch the reader’s heartstrings with its steady romantic build.” – E.H.

To read Firsts and Lasts by Sara-Savannah Sparrow, please visit Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BL4ZNNZ5

About the Author

Sara-Savannah Sparrow is a debut author, dedicated mom, lover of nature, Kripalu-trained yoga teacher, certified meditation instructor, and an EDS survivor. She resides in the beautiful Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts, braving the four seasons, writing out her heart’s desires on a hero’s journey. Currently, she is in the process of writing the sequel to First and Lasts. (Expected in March of 2023)

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