Saturday, August 4

The Reunion by Dan Walsh

Everything lost can be found.

Aaron Miller knows a thing or two about loss. He's lost love. Dignity. Second, and even third, chances. Once honored for his heroism, he now lives in near obscurity, working as a handyman in a humble trailer park.

But God is a master at finding and redeeming the lost things of life. Unbeknownst to Aaron, someone is searching for him.

With deep insight into the human heart, consummate storyteller Dan Walsh gently weaves a tale of a life spent in the shadows but meant for the light. Through tense scenes of war and tender moments of romance, The Reunion will make you believe that everyone can get a second chance at life and love.

Dan Walsh is the award-winning author of several books, including The Discovery and The Reunion. 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.

Title: The Reunion
Publisher: Baker Publishing
Imprint: Revell Books
Pub Date: September 01, 2012
ISBN: 9780800721213

This is the third book I have read by Dan Walsh, and he is at the top of my list of all time favourite authors. In his latest novel The Reunion, he tells the story of a lonely veteran of the Vietnam War. He essentially lost his family, his self-esteem and his identity after being injured in the war.

His ex-wife had remarried and didn't allow his kids to have any contact with Aaron, and his children assumed he was living on the streets and might even be dead. Aaron was working as a maintenance man in a run down trailer park, and he lived in a shack. But he had an amazing impact on many lives, and over the years had become a hero to many people.

Many years later, some guys from his Vietnam days hired a reporter to find their old friend Aaron. There was no way they could imagine the life that Aaron was living, when he was in fact a national hero, and had hidden it from everyone he knew.

I don't often have tears when I read a novel, but this one really got to me. I loved the passion (and even the pain) portrayed by these characters. It's never too late to make amends and restore connections with the past, and this story is a true inspiration. Loved it!!

Disclosure: Ebook received through Net Galley courtesy of Baker Publishing/Revell Books, in exchange for my honest review.

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