Jesse Frayne, whose parents are well-known Canadian journalists and authors June Callwood and Trent Frayne, was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. She entered the writing world in 1987 with five half-hour scripts for The Fred Penner Show on the CBC. The births of her four children changed her gastronomical focus and began the process which led to the writing of a cookbook, Great Food for Happy Kids.
Just Keep Breathing
Jeanie and Frank are both involved in demanding careers and have young children who are clamouring for their share of their parents’ time. Just as Jeanie decides to leave her job as a horse trainer, deferring to her husband’s movie industry career, one of the principals of the race track where she works is murdered and she is thrown back into the maelstrom of racetrack politics and the care of the valuable horses. Frank’s seeming indifference to the pressures of her life puts the marriage into jeopardy. When the entire family heads off to Jamaica for a well-earned vacation, Frank’s increasing absences lead Jeanie to question the very foundations of their relationship. However, an unusual bequest in the murdered owners’ will puts Jeanie in a situation where she must make the biggest decision of her life and brings the novel to an exciting climax where Jeanie has the most to lose.