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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (170 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: J. J. Hebert Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer Publisher: SpringBrook Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Young James Frost just knows, deep in his bones, that he's a writer. He writes far into early mornings, after his wearying hours of scrubbing toilets and sweeping floors. He loves writing that much. But it's not only the joy of words that keeps him grinding; it's his desire to retire the janitor's mop. He sees being published as the key to living an improved life. James has another deep-seated conviction: that he's not good enough. He secretly longs to be accepted. However, the conventional others in his life seem all too willing to remind him that he's wasting his time.Then he meets and falls in love with Leigh, the one bright spot in his endless misery of self-doubt. A quiet but resolutely religious girl, she has to fight off disapproval of her own from overly critical parents, whose insults are countered by James's often-voiced admiration of her. Likewise, Leigh's faith in his talents begins to build his confidence, eventually allowing her to introduce him to a different way to help himself: relying on God.

Ultimately, James's newfound faith is sorely tested to the point of doubt when his dream to be published seems to melt into a mirage, smothered by countless rejection slips from agents and publishers. His faith is also battered by having to fight highly emotional battles and suffer fear and loss. Just when James appears hopelessly sapped by devastating events, one last door opens, and he's rocked by an epiphany.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Danae | 2/4/2014

    " The was a very good read, and considering that it was self-published I was impressed with the quality of the writing and editing. I loved most of the book and had planned to give it 5 stars. However, toward the end I felt like portions were overdone. After James moved into his own place for example I feel like the author spent way too long describing his depression. I understand that he was going through some very difficult things, but I got the point 5 sentences before the author stopped describing it. I also in general do not like stories that start off with everything going horribly wrong and then all the sudden everything starts going great. I did appreciate the author showing James' hard work, but I would have appreciated a little more variation in the way things happened. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sherry | 1/24/2014

    " I got this a free book from amazon and I really Loved this Book, James Frost is a strugglin author trying to get his Book published. He has to work as a janitor to make a living and he hated his job. With no formal education its hard and people look at him like hes dirt. He Meets a Lovely girl who believes in him and with her Love and understanding his dreams do come true!! Its heartwarming, and full of Christian Value!! With Gods Love all things are Possible for those who Believe!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Staci | 1/9/2014

    " I enjoyed Unconventional from the cover art to the final page. Sometimes a story or a character will compel the reader to examine life from a fresh perspective, and Unconventional does just that. The clever parallels drawn between Robert Frost and the main character, James Frost, convey a foundation of inspiration that lovers of the poet will really appreciate. An entertaining and very touching read, I recommend it to anyone who loves a great story. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Michelle | 12/21/2013

    " Not a fan. It did not read well. "

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