Megan Danahy loves Dennis Kipphut.
Meghan's father wants to be rid of him.
Meghan Danahy never does anything halfway. 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 their happy future together 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 surviving 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.
Meghan's passion for Dennis and her desire to help him collides with her father's absolute resistance. The Danahys' house becomes a battleground as graduation draws closer.
Confident that the situation will play out as he hopes, does Coyle underestimate how far Meghan will go to save the man she loves?
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… This is one of the best historical treatments of the Vietnam War era I have read to date. The Kindle Book Review