Last week I shared with you a new movie that was a must see, Unconditional.  Well, I just got done reading the book Unconditional: A Novel and it was such a good story.  I cannot remember the last time a book brought me to tears and this one did!  The story is based on true events and although the book starts out with a tragedy (I will not give too much away :) the end leaves you feeling uplifted!  What I love about this book is that it shares the story of a woman who is a children's book author and it shares a book she is working on called Firebird .  Well, it is a real book that you can get for yourself!  

Here is the plot of Unconditional, have your read it yet?

Samantha Crawford, an acclaimed storybook artist, seemingly had it all until losing the love she cherished most. Now fighting despair, she is obsessed with tracking down the murderer of her husband. With no leads and no hope, Sam prepares to take her life until providence intervenes and she is reunited with her childhood friend, Joe Bradford.

Dying of kidney disease, Joe spends his last days serving fatherless children in an under resourced community. Observing Papa Joe’s tireless love for “his kids,” Sam begins to find new purpose until she comes face to face with her heart’s desire. The innocence and hope of a child competes with the lure of revenge in an effort to show Sam how, even in life’s darkest of circumstances, Love is above all.