Book Review: The Reunion

9 Aug

721213_w185There 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.

dan-picAbout Dan Walsh (from Amazon):

I was born in Philadelphia in 1957 (guys don’t care if you know) to a mostly blue-collar, hard-working Irish family. My Dad was the first person on either side of the family to earn a college degree. It took him nine years, working during the day, going to college at night, using the GI Bill from his war days in Korea. In the mid-sixties, General Electric hired him as an engineer for the Apollo space program. We packed up and moved to Florida, which is really where I grew up.

I spent my childhood years playing basketball and surfing. In the spring of my senior year in high school I met the woman who would become my wife, Cindi. We dated for a brief period. I asked her to marry me and, to my great surprise, she said yes. We were married near the end of 1976. We have two children, now grown.

The desire to write novels first began in high school. But I didn’t have the time to pursue this passion until 2007. To find out more, visit my website at

My Impressions:

The Reunion, by Dan Walsh, is the second book that my book club has read, but certainly will not be the last. We met last night, and the verdict is a unanimous thumbs up for this moving book about one man’s humility in the face of great sacrifice. Aaron Miller is a handyman at a trailer park in northern Florida. Once addicted and living on the streets, Aaron has found God and cleaned up, but his past decisions and his experiences in Vietnam still haunt him. Aaron won the Congressional Medal of Honor, yet none of his friends know that. What they do know is he is still a hero — in the big things and in the small. The Reunion is moving. It will definitely touch your heart. More than one of us said they were weeping by the end of the book. We also thought the book would make a great movie.

So if you like a story that will leave you feeling good, a story with characters that speak to the best in man, and a story that presents the hope of second chances, pick up The Reunion.

Highly Recommended.

(I purchased this book for my Kindle. The opinions expressed are mine alone.)

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3 Responses to “Book Review: The Reunion”

  1. Susanne August 10, 2013 at 9:45 am #

    I have had this book out of the library twice and never got around to it before it was due. From your review I think I’ll go back and definitely read it this time.

    • rbclibrary August 10, 2013 at 2:22 pm #

      Read it! It was great!

  2. Sue W August 10, 2013 at 4:09 pm #

    Enjoyed this book when I read it.

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