Cutting It Close (ebook)

Sixteen-year-old Jayleen Morgan is determined to be the Canadian barrel racing champion. First she must win her local Fraser Valley competition. She is not sure if she will be good enough. She respects the ability of her horse and knows she needs hard work and good coaching to make it a reality. Jayleen is ready to do whatever is necessary, but her coach doesn’t seem to have equal faith in her ability. To succeed, Jayleen knows she will need to find someone who really believes in her talent.

Filled with exciting descriptions of rodeo competitions, Cutting It Close tells the story of how a spirited young woman finally decides to take charge of her own destiny.


Adoptive parents need more than basic parenting skills and information. They need specific education around adoption and the effect of adoption on their children. Knowledge and skills help when dealing with the “I don’t belong” anxiety of their children. And humor is essential.

Mother of a step-daughter, biological daughter, and two adopted sons, Crook explores the changing world of adoption from her particular view which includes that basic skill–humour. Adoptive parents will find information and insights based on academic research but written in an informal style.

Marion Crook, PhD, is the author of twenty-one previous books which include novels and books on such subjects as women’s health, teen suicide and body image. She is an adoptive parent and lives on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia.

Published by Arsenal Pulp Press
Vancouver, BC, Canada

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