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The Reunion: A Novel

by Dan Walsh

Baker Publishing Group | September 1, 2012 | Trade Paperback

The Reunion: A Novel is rated 5 out of 5 by 4.
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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 304 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.68 in

Published: September 1, 2012

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0800721217

ISBN - 13: 9780800721213

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Fantastic Aaron Miller went off to fight in war and came back a different man. But in that time he started to get himself into a bad spot , he wife and kids left him and he ended up on the streets. He tried to go on with life but was always wondering what his family was up to. Dan Walsh is a fantastic author. You finish the book with a box of kleenex beside you and not want ing to put it down until the last page and although you are at the last page you are still wanting to know what is going to be happening to the characters after. All of Dan Walsh's book could very easily turned into movies isf someone chose to do it and they would be fantastic. Make sure that you set aside time to read this because you will be wanting to know what happens next and it is not easily put down. Everything about the book is fantastic: the characters, the descriptions of settings and things that are happening. All around a fantastic book Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group
Date published: 2012-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Profound Christmas Read Dan Walsh's words have the power to lift his characters (and subsequently his readers) up from the depths of despair and into the light. The poignant message behind his latest release is inspiring. Be prepared for many goosebump moments as Walsh weaves his magic. And a gentle reader warning: you will need copious amounts of tissues on hand for the triumphant and incredibly moving climax. This is the kind of story that would easily translate onto the big screen and would make an amazing Christmas movie. Hallmark Channel, are you listening? The Reunion has touched me in a profound way. God bless the author and his writer's voice! "Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group".
Date published: 2012-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly Emotional, THE BEST!! Dan has once again successfully created a story that touches ever emotion within a soul. "The Reunion" is an unusual type of story. I imagined a book about a family who comes together , after years apart and on and on. Boy, was I wrong!!! The topic of the book was a complete surprise and one which was dealt with deep sensitivity and understanding. The characters become so real to me, I shed tears as I made my way through this book. I don't believe anyone could keep from feeling the depth of the emotions. The only real problem with this book was, I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN UNTIL I READ THE LAST PAGE and even then, I didn't want it to end. I wanted this uplifting story of gratitude, forgiveness, and return to faith , to last forever. The characters listened to God and followed his plan. I believe that is what touched me so deeply. The plot was one of entrancement and at times great surprise. There was romance, great grief, great happiness, facing hard situations. You name it, it was there. The twists and turns kept me glued to my seat as I read and read and read! Aaron Miller is one of the main characters. He knows all about loss and sadness. He has lost love, dignity and most important of all, chances. He was once a hero to many and honoured as such in battle. Aaron had received the highest honour of all from the president- a very important medal. Then, why does he end up as a handyman at a trailer park, living in a hut??? Dan shows us very clearly how God can redeem anything we think we have lost in life. It isn't gone forever, we just have to accept when we will follow His plan and then He finds us again and brings it back to us. Someone important is searching for Aaron and this changes his life forever. Little does he realize , as he feels lost, he has continued to rescue many and bring them back to God. God rewards those that listen and follow his commands and although Aaron was tempted to resist, he came through and was rewarded in a grand way- with family and best of all appreciation , worthiness and love. Aaron has been a hero to many- he has no idea what impact he has had on their lives , until he is made to listen. Dan manages to prove to us that EVERYONE can get a second chance at love and life, BUT only if they follow the Lord's desires and plans, all in His time and ways. Definitely a five star book. Please keep writing Dan!! CAN HARDLY WAIT FOR THE NEXT BOOK!! What more could I ask? You touch my heart and encourage me with every book you write. Thank you !! "Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group".
Date published: 2012-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Get ready to cry! You know that feeling when you get to the end of a book and your eyes kind of hurt because you've been crying so much? If not, you'll know exactly what I'm talking about when you finish this book! "The Reunion" is a masterpiece, with incredible characterization and a deeply moving story of selflessness, sacrifice, and new beginnings. I was completely swept up into Aaron's world, quickly coming to admire the man who made so many mistakes and yet who lived a life that made a profound impact upon the world. I found myself wishing that I could have just a small measure of the impact Aaron had! Walsh has written a story filled with grace, celebrating the power of faith in God to utterly change lives. The book ends beautifully, and during the last few chapters, I felt like I was given a glimpse of what heaven will be like one day. Any book that can achieve that is worth reading over and over again! It was with a tremendous feeling of satisfaction that I closed the pages of "The Reunion", and I hated to see the story come to an end. I cannot recommend this book higher, and award it 5 out of 5 stars. Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
Date published: 2012-10-10

– More About This Product –

The Reunion: A Novel

by Dan Walsh

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 304 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.68 in

Published: September 1, 2012

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0800721217

ISBN - 13: 9780800721213

About the Book

An emotionally charged story about a forgotten war hero who discovers the love he lost can be restored.

From the Publisher

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.

From the Jacket

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.


Review:

"This book has a pretty big cast of characters, but Walsh does it well and, as the storylines collide the reader becomes fully invested in each individual HEA.
"Aaron''s humility, born of failure and whitewashed by grace, is almost a tangible thing. A flashback to Vietnam is action-packed and tense with a sense of doom, but in the present, it fuels John''s desperation to find Aaron. The romance between Karen and Dave is the sort that lets you feel the butterflies of falling in love right along with them, yet your heart breaks when other men''s failures threaten to poison Karen''s chance at love.
"With a gift for pulling the heartstrings and encouraging a slow build of tears within his reader, Dan Walsh is quickly becoming one of my favorite go-to storytellers for sweet romance and intricately woven parallel storylines."--USA Today, Happily Ever After


Praise for Dan Walsh

"Dan''s books grab your heart and don''t let you go until the last page."--Dr. Gary Smalley, bestselling author and speaker

"Walsh [makes] the reader feel like a dear old friend."--RT Book Reviews

"Dan Walsh''s novel-within-a-novel is rich with intrigue, history, and romance. Character-driven and wistful . . . a sublime delight that shouldn''t be missed."--USA Today on The Discovery


Dan Walsh is the award-winning author of several books, including The Unfinished Gift, The Deepest Waters, 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.

About the Author

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.