War on Giffort Street is a novella about love and how far people will go to save their dreams.
Meghan Danahy never does anything halfway, and when she falls in love with Dennis Kipphut, she falls hard. She is dazzled by his looks and in awe of his determination, working nights to put himself through college. Her dream of a rosy future with him is shattered when he draws a low number in the Vietnam War draft lottery. He is sure to be drafted as soon as he graduates.
Meghan knows that her father’s connections can keep Dennis safely at home. But Coyle Danahy wants his only child to marry the son of a banker or lawyer, not the son of a night watchman. Seeing Dennis sent off to Vietnam seems like a perfect solution to end the relationship. The Danahy’s house becomes a battleground as graduation draws closer, Meghan’s passion for Dennis and her desire to help him colliding with her father’s absolute resistance. Confident that the situation will play out as he hopes, Coyle underestimates just how far Meghan will go to save the man she loves.
Targeted Age Group: 18 -65
Book Price: 2.99
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About the Author:
I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t reading. Books were my escape from the legendary Buffalo, New York winters and probably contributed to my becoming a writer. Now I live in Central Virginia near the Blue Ridge Mountains. It’s a trade: hot, humid summers for harsh winters. I handle the hottest days as I would a blizzard. I stay inside and read. In the Giffort Street stories, collected in Harry Danced Divinely, I re-created the street where I was raised and populated the houses with imaginary characters. Almost every story has at least one room that was like a room in my house.