HOW COULD SHE PERSUADE HIM by Lexy George A Romantic Comedy WITH RECIPES Anna and Freddy had a brief but intense romance ten years ago but it all ended in a bitter misunderstanding. She's made a new life for herself running Knightsfield, a mar house w used as a conference centre but she's never forgotten him. Briefly her hopes of a second chance are raised because he, w a garden designer, has been contracted to carry out a televised conversion at the Knightsfield estate - a year-long project. Unfortunately Freddy w has a young, slim, and sassy girlfriend who also happens to be the granddaughter of Anna's employers. To make matters worse, after their first meeting she's devastated when she overhears Freddy saying I barely recognised her...she used to look so young. She was well, very slight then. Anna's t sure she can stay and watch the new romance growing but she can't let her elderly employers down, they depend on her to run the business. She takes comfort in food, especially chocolate, which obviously doesn't help her constant struggle to lose weight. Perhaps her restyled hair will help though and there's also a new friendship with a much younger man. As the year progresses the story unfolds against the backdrop of Knightsfield. Well-meaning friends, embarrassing relatives, concerned employers, ailing staff, a grumpy cameraman and even the family dog, all play their part. If you see any connection between How Could She Persuade Him and Jane Austen's book, 'Persuasion', Lexy George will be very flattered. It's her favourite Jane Austen and was the inspiration for this book. PS: THERE'S RECIPES TOO at the end of the book. Enjoy! IF YOU ENJOYED THE BOOK PLEASE REVIEW ON AMAZON. Thank you.
Lexy George has been writing poetry and short stories for some time but this is her first venture into a novel. She isn't Anna but has some of her characteristics - especially comfort eating! When Lexy isn't writing she loves cooking for friends, reading and trying to keep fit with dancing and swimming - something has to counteract the over-eating! She also belongs to a reading group and hosts a local writing group. Lexy has previously lived in the West Indies and the Middle East - both wonderful experiences. She also taught cookery for many years before starting her own catering business in Wales when she was lucky enough to cook for a local recording studio. Now she and her husband are lucky enough to live near Southampton Water and enjoy the local scenery when time permits between all the activities and family visits to their four children and nine grandchildren. No wonder they don't have time any more for a 'proper' job!