#1 Inspirational & Christian Fiction Bestseller!
Over 100,000 units sold worldwide. One of the most popular indie Inspirational/Christian Fiction books on the market!
“Unconventional is a wonderful story full of heart, humor, and what it means to truly be successful. An A+ novel for the keeper shelf.” –Gemma Halliday, NY Times and USA Today bestselling author
“I loved UNCONVENTIONAL, a stirring love story and spiritual journey that will surely touch your heart. You’ll remember James Frost for a long time!” –Cecelia Dowdy, inspirational romance novelist
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.
UNCONVENTIONAL is designed to inspire readers to reach for their dreams. Buy this book. Read it. Share it with everyone you know. You – and they – will be glad you did!
Being Different Is Good
Once in a while, I find a book like Unconventional by J. J. Hebert, a book that I did not want to end. Books like this are hard to find and are so very rewarding when they do come along. This well written and structured book is entertaining as well as educational. The author has constructed a clever cast of characters I could totally relate to. This story is so well rounded I believe most everyone can relate to the main characters, James and Leigh in their complicated yet easy to understand roles in the story.
I really appreciate the authenticity and well-researched story content. A great deal of work went into this book, and it is obvious as it had me turning pages nonstop. This story personally taught me to embrace unconventionality as opposed to societies norm. To be different from peers and cultural stigmas which stifle creativity within us all. Being different is a good thing. All the prolific people in our history had one thing in common, they were all unconventional.
Everyone should spend an afternoon reading this inspiring and heartfelt bestseller. Since this book flowed without interruption, I must mention the proof and editing of this book are outstanding. As far as the cover art, I feel it suffices. Although the great story within supersedes the illustrative art on it. Altogether a fantastic read which deserves a five-star rating.