Sunday, September 16, 2012

The Reunion by Dan Walsh ~ review

The Reunion
  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Revell (September 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0800721217
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800721213
This book is also available as an e-book

There are people in this world we pass right by without giving a second thought. They are almost invisible. Yet some of them have amazing stories to tell, if we'd only take the time to listen . . . 
Aaron Miller was an old, worn-out Vietnam vet, a handyman in a trailer park. Forty years prior, he saved the lives of three young men in the field only to come home from the war and lose everything. But God is a master at finding and redeeming the lost things of life. Aaron is about to be found. And the one who finds him just might find the love of his life as well. 
Expert storyteller Dan Walsh pens a new tale filled with the things his fans have come to love--forgiveness, redemption, love, and that certain bittersweet quality that few authors ever truly master. Fans old and new will find themselves drawn into this latest story about how God cares for everyone.

My take on this book:
Aaron Miller lost his wife and children because of a decision he made. He was a soldier in the Vietnam war, a hero who saved three lives! Once he returned to the states he faded into obscurity, working as a handyman in a Florida trailer park,his heroic act forgotten by all but the three men he saved, and he likes it that way. David Russo is a newspaper reporter who lost his father to the war, he really never felt closure and decides  to write a book about the men who served in the Vietnam war. When he learns about Aaron he decides to make it his mission to find him.

This story really touched me. I was really drawn into this story and hoped that there would be a happy ending.  It was easy to see the author put a lot of research into the story, the historical detail was wonderfully done. The topic of Vietnam war vets is one that doesn't get enough attention, these men served our county unfailingly often to come home to less than stellar welcomes. The author's notes at the end of the story reveals that this book is based on real life events, and has me wanting to read more about the people he mentioned.

A complimentary copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Available September 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

1 comment:

  1. I loved loved loved this book! After finishing it I downloaded all of Walsh's books to my kindle.


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