Saturday, September 15, 2012

"The Reunion" Book Review

Forty years ago, Aaron Miller saved the lives of three men on the Vietnam battlefield---only to come home and lose everything. Now he's a handyman in a trailer park who fixes everybody else's problems but is unable to heal the deep wounds that haunt him. Has the Redeemer given up on him, too?

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.

Author Bio

Dan Walsh is the award-winning author of The Unfinished Gift, The Homecoming, The Deepest Waters, Remembering Christmas, and The Discovery. A member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Dan served as a pastor for 25 years. He lives with his wife in the Daytona Beach area, where he's busy researching and writing his next novel.
Dan Walsh is the Christian Nicholas Sparks. He has such a gift for developing his characters and breathing life into them. In this particular book we follow quite a few different people that we know are woven together before they know they are woven together. Aaron is a Vietnam Vet who had a rough time when he returned home and now he has finally gotten his life together, but living in a storage shed at a trailer park isn't exactly what he had planned on. Dave is a journalist, writing a book about Vietnam Vets and still recovering from his failed marriage. John is a Vietnam Vet who is looking for the man who saved his life back in Vietnam. Karen is bitter about the dad that walked out on her years ago and the fiance that followed suit 4 years ago.

When Dave is given a mission to find the man who won the Medal of Honor all those years ago, stories start to wind together. This is a moving story of the unsung, rejected heroes of Vietnam. Those that fight for a losing cause, that faced humiliation and rejection upon their return and lived with the terror of that war year after year ever since. A topic that doesn't get approached enough and Dan Walsh does an amazing job with this story. A modern day story with historical undertones - very good!

*****THE DEEPEST WATERS is actually my favorite Dan Walsh book - I recommend it highly!

For the for the next week, starting today and running till next Monday, September 17th, Dan Walsh is celebrating the release of his new novel, The Reunion, with a 10-book giveaway contest! Five winners will each receive a signed copy of The Reunion, as well as his third novel, The Deepest Waters. (He’s including this book because it was named a finalist for an ACFW Carol Award for book-of-the-year). Click on the link below to see how easily you can enter the contest!

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