Heart-tugging tale heartily recommended
Dan WalshÃ¢ÂÂs prose penetrates routine life with the behind-the-scenes drama so easily overlooked. He draws readers into the lives of his memorable characters as they deal with troubling circumstances and grow into more than they thought they could become. The Reunion illustrates this well. The poignant tale weaves together lives once torn apart and leads them toward healing. Vietnam vet Aaron Miller considers himself more a failure than a hero down on his luck. Can the life and family he lost ever be restored? Watch the masterful plot unfold and take your breath away. I heartily recommend this novel to readers of all ages, no matter your preferred genre.
May 2, 2013
I like all of Dan Walsh's books. I especially like The Reunion. I work in a small town library and have purchased all of his books to date. I've donated them to the library and I have about 12 of my friends waiting to read them. Just finished The Dance and eagerly awaiting the next one.
April 2, 2013
A must read book
This is a powerful book! It will linger with you even after you have put it down! The characters develop and change over the course of the narrative. I gave this book 5/5 stars. There is so much to this story that I canÃ¢ÂÂt begin to explain it all as I would give away some of the best parts of the plot. All I can say is if you are looking for a book that flows well, is an easy read and an impressive story, this is it! I loved this book and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a great book to read!
I would like to thank the publisher for the copy of this book I enjoyed reading. I gave an honest review based on my opinion of what I read.
January 24, 2013
Restoration can always be found in any life!!!
Sometimes life isn't about us. It's about the difference we make in the lives of people around us. Aaron Miller is one such person. Thinking he has little to offer the world as a retired Vietnam veteran, he spends his time working as a maintenance man for a little trailer park in Florida. Reflecting back on his life offers him the justification for the life he currently finds himself in. After serving in Vietnam and saving the lives of three men in his squadron, he was injured and thus found a way out of the way. Disabled in both body and spirit, Aaron tried to find his way back to his wife and children. When his PTSD symptoms and addictions to pain medications caused a division in his house, his wife told him that they would be better off without him.
So Aaron left, and spent the next few years eking out a living on the streets. When he finally found the strength to get clean, he tried to make his way back home for a second chance. His wife told him that his kids no longer asked about the whereabouts of their dad and it's for the best to give them a second chance at a better life with her new husband and now father to their kids. Heartbroken, Aaron found solace living in the storage shed while trying to save money to purchase a small trailer in the park he helped to maintain, but that seems to be a dream far out of his reach.
In the Reunion by Dan Walsh, restoration seems to be the theme. Aaron's old habits die hard and soon he finds himself helping people out around him who seem to be filled with no hope. Aaron becomes more than a hero to them. While he keeps his own past buried, he works to offer hope to those who need it the most. Dan Walsh is instrumental at getting this powerful message across in this wonderful inspirational book about looking at the lives of the men and women who serve in our military. It gives us insight into the details we may never fail to inquire about but a story that each needs to share if only given the chance. I think he does a wonderful job at conveying that just because they finish their tour of duty, these wounded men and women still have a much needed purpose in life. This is a book to be treasured and shared. Be warned however, this may require more than a boxful of tissues by the time you reach the end. A well deserved 5 out of 5 stars in my opinion.
December 29, 2012