Aaron Miller is the handyman at Bentley's Trailer Park and
Campground in a quiet little north Florida town. He lives
in a storage shed at the park, is happy with his life and
just quietly goes about doing his job, helping out whenever
and wherever he can. He's just grateful for what God has
given him. Life hasn't always been this good. Aaron is a
Vietnam Vet who came home with physical and mental
injuries. The physical healed, but the mental took him down
a dark path for a number of years. Addicted to pain
killers, then recreational drugs and alcohol, Aaron found
himself jobless and homeless. He lost his wife and two
children and hit rock bottom. That's when he found God.
That's when Aaron's life changed for the better and when he
found true happiness.
Dave Russo is the wire editor for his local newspaper in
Gainesville, Florida. He's also an aspiring writer, trying
to put together a book about Vietnam War heroes. He lost
his own dad to that war and wants to honor him with this
book. We weren't so kind to these war veterans when they
returned home, not the way we hold returning soldiers in
high esteem today. On a business trip to Houston, Dave
visits wealthy oil tycoon and Vietnam veteran John Lansing,
hoping for an interview. He gets way more than he bargained
John Lansing is a decorated war hero, but he doesn't want
to talk to Dave about himself. John wants to talk about the
man who saved his life in Vietnam; a real hero who received
the Congressional Medal of Honor for saving a whole platoon
of men who were ambushed by the Viet Cong. Lansing offers
Dave $20,000 to find this man so he can properly thank him
for what he did, and another $20,000 to fund Dave's book,
if he can locate Aaron Miller.
Dave's investigation leads him to Aaron's children, Steve
and Karen Miller, in Fort Worth. After meeting with Karen,
he learns that Aaron could be living in Florida. His last
known address was Perry, only a little ways north of Dave's
home in Gainesville. There is also a spark of romance
between Dave and Karen, but they aren't sure it will work
with a four state distance between them. Will Dave and
Karen track down her dad and bring him to meet the man he
saved? And how will Karen feel about being reunited with a
father she's never known?
This story takes some unusual twists and turns during the
investigation. Dave finds so much more than he was looking
for in interviewing people whose lives Aaron Miller
touched. We need more Aaron Millers in our world today.
Dan Walsh has given us a touching story about
reuniting with loved ones and friends after unfortunate
separations. Fans of contemporary inspirational fiction
will enjoy this one.
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
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.