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 doesn’t want his only child to marry the son of a night watchman. Seeing Dennis sent off to war seems like a perfect solution to end the relationship. The Danahys’ 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.

What Readers Are Saying

Entertaining and worth the read.”
Military and Veteran’s Fiction Review Blog
“Schwartz has created a great read that details how wars affect people over the long-term, while covering the honorable thought process that patriotic Americans experience while defending their country (however they choose to defend it). This is one of the best historical treatments of the Vietnam War era I have read to date.”
The Kindle Book Review
“This was a fantastic read.”
Brian Robertson
“This is an excellent book. I would highly recommend this to be a good read since I didn’t want to put it down.”
Kathy Sigafoos
“This story takes an interesting perspective, that of a young man who is dodging the draft…It grabs the reader’s attention and lures their intellect very early on. Their strong-minded drive for what they believe in is appealing, as is the love story that grows amidst the drama and chaos.”
InD'Tale Magazine April, 2014
“”War on Giffort Street” is an incredibly riveting portrayal of the devastating effects the Vietnam war had on the young men of draft age and those closest to them.”
Nancy F.