Peggy Sue Got Pregnant

Peggy Sue Got Pregnant

by Deanna R. Adams

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ISBN-13: 9781619352452
Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing
Publication date: 06/19/2013
Pages: 422
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.86(d)

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Peggy Sue Got Pregnant 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could not put this book down! I absolutely loved the spunk hidden within Adams' words. The way she wrote the book created such a realistic viewpoint of each character. It's truly an excellent novel written with love and passion by Adams. I can't wait for the sequel!
Rodaley More than 1 year ago
“It wasn’t about sex”, wow, what a line to draw you in! Peggy Sue Get Pregnant A Rock and Roll Love Story, by Deanna R. Adams, is a great read! I was drawn in within the first two pages! Now, I had to know how Peggy Sue got pregnant!  Reading through, Dee Adams did a great job of recreating the locale, the images of people’s clothes, cars, and houses, along with the moods, attitudes and mores’ of the time! More youthful readers might seem to find these unreal by today’s standards, but it serves to remind us just how far society has come! Thank you for helping us live through Peggy Sue! 
KellytwoKF More than 1 year ago
Sex and rock ‘n’ roll had a few rough years together, early on in their courtship. Separately, each of them changed our country in ways the younger generation will never understand, even though they are the greatest beneficiaries of the turmoil of that era.  To understand how it was in the late 50s, one could do no better than to read PEGGY SUE GOT PREGNANT. The sub-title says it all – A Rock ‘n’ Roll Love Story. Some folks might mistakenly label it as a romance, but it’s really Popular Fiction, strongly based on the real things -- sex and the music. By that I mean, readers of the male persuasion could and should enjoy it as much as their female counterparts will.  For those too young to understand, the very first records of this genre were a combination of various ‘types’ of music, but the first time it was called ‘rock ‘n’ roll was in 1953 or so, in Cleveland, Ohio. (That’s the main reason the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is located here – our citizenry demanded it by popular vote!) The first BIG hit was Bill Haley’s “Rock around the clock” in 1954. I know, I was there. I was 17.  Peggy Sue Lawrence was still 16 in early 1957 living in Hereford Texas, her family having moved there from Cleveland due to her father’s work. She soon met up with Frankie London, a handsome young man who greatly aspired to be a musical star, primarily in the up-and-coming genre.  He was 20, to Peggy’s 16. It didn’t take long for her to fall for the tall young man, who not only wrote songs, but sang great, and played the guitar in his own band. He’d even cut a record in Nashville!  And then things went awry. Frankie got a big break, and Peggy Sue got pregnant. She didn’t want to tell him and mess up his life, but neither could she tell her parents. This was 1957, after all, and such things didn’t happen to ‘good girls.’  Thanks to her mom’s sister, still in Cleveland, Peggy Sue found a safe harbor. No way could a 17-year-old who’d not yet graduated from high school keep her child, but Aunt Jo and Uncle Ray offered to adopt the baby, as they couldn’t have any of their own. But – forever after that, Peggy Sue could only be known as a cousin to her own daughter, Charlee. The only other person who knew the truth was Libby, Peggy’s best friend, still in Texas.  But secrets are SO hard to keep!   As sometimes happens, the thing you really like becomes a source of knowledge and eventual employment. Such was the case with Peggy Sue and her intimate acquaintance with this burgeoning new kind of music. She talked her way into a job at a record store and was on her way. From that beginning, she met radio personalities, and quickly realized she knew more than she thought she did.  DJs were the kings of radio at that time, and she found a keeper, although it took a while to realize it.  This is a sweeping page-turner of a book. The music nearly jumps off the page at you, as you live Peggy Sue’s life right along with her and her ever-growing circle of friends and reconnection with her brother. It kept me up way too late two nights in a row, as I tried to finish reading the book, so I could get on with my life. It’s that good. Only in my case, growing up in Detroit, I had different DJs and early musical heroes. I’d be willing to bet that most readers will experience the same feelings.