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Bell-Bottom Gypsy: A Jessie Morgan Novel (Jessie Morgan Series Book 1)

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A wild 1970s ride – an adventurous coming of age journey along America’s back roads.

At twenty, Jessie Morgan is fed up with just about everything. It’s September 1971 -- time to drop out, tune in, and turn on. She leaves college and Detroit in the rearview mirror, hitting the road in her 1965 yellow Volkswagen convertible. Wandering byways from Kentucky to Key West to Mo
Kindle Edition, 247 pages
Published March 26th 2019
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Kerry Reis
Sep 09, 2019 rated it liked it
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FOR MATURE ADULT READERS! In the early hippie generation 70s, Jessie Morgan, having been raised in a Michigan Catholic family under an overly strict father, has dropped out of college and taken a VW Beetle on a lifetime road journey. At a North Carolina farm, she has her first sexual connection with Twisty, a guy who is quite taken with her. However, her journey continues down to Key West, and later back up to Montana. Twisty reconnects along the journey, but is he truly the right connection for ...more
Mark Schultz
Sep 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this story! I graduated from high school in 1971. Growing up on a small farm in a small town, I didn’t do anything wild. I moved to San Francisco shortly after. I was really shocked the first time I saw Haight-Ashbury, it looked like a war zone. I met a lot of hippies and other counterculture types. This story rings with a great deal of truth on many levels. Many young people were searching for a new foundation for their life. Doing life like the family was no longer acceptable. ...more
Norma Nikutowski
May 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was delighted to travel with Jessie Morgan in her VW bug from Detroit to Kentucky, Florida, and Montana. On her trip she hangs out with all sorts of people, works odd jobs, and experiences many adventures. Maggie Plummer vividly describes characters and locations immersing the reader into Jessie’s journey. Even if the story happened in the seventies it was easy to relate to Jessie’s struggles and the search for herself by relying on the kindness of strangers and leaping into uncertainty.
Allen Madding
Apr 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An adventurous tale that will keep you reading

Jessie Morgan's adventure across the country will keep you reading until the very end. Sometimes you just want to crawl in your car and drive away, and Jess does.
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Maggie Plummer is a multi-genre author based in northwest Montana. Along the winding trail to becoming a novelist, she has worked as a journalist, book editor, school bus driver, fish processor, Good Humor (ice cream) girl, fishing boat mate, and race horse hot walker, among other things.

Maggie earned her bachelor's degree in Journalism in 1983, from the University of Oregon.

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