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Lexy George

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EVERYONE DESERVES A SECOND CHANCE, don’t they? That is the question ANNA is asking herself when FREDDY unexpectedly comes back into her life.


Lexy George

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They had a brief but intense romance ten years ago but it all ended in a bitter misunderstanding. Is it too late to persuade him she is the one for him?
Probably, she has to admit to herself because

“As far as CHICK-LIT was concerned she was well over the hill. Perhaps there was a category for Old Hen-lit?”

Anna has made a new life for herself running Knightsfield, a manor house now used as a conference centre but she’s never forgotten Freddy. Briefly her hopes are raised when he, now a garden designer, is contracted to carry out a televised conversion at the Knightsfield estate – a year long project.

Unfortunately Freddy now has a young slim and sassy Anna’s not even sure what this means) girlfriend who also happens to be the granddaughter of her elderly employers who depend on Anna to run their business.

Because she can’t let them down Anna has to stay to watch the growing romance between Freddy and his new girlfriend

She soothes her ruffled sensibilities with chocolate and a new hairstyle. She’s also flattered by the attentions of two much younger men. Anna’s not sure if she’s ready to take on a toy boy but the opportunity is flattering.

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. How will it all be resolved and will there be a second chance for a happy ending, maybe more than one?

If you see a connection between How Could She Persuade Him and Jane Austen’s book, Persuasion the author will be very flattered. It is her favourite Jane Austen and the title and main character’s names are inspired by that book although the main story and outcomes are quite different.

Lexy George

At a local poetry competition with two winners

EDITOR:  How Could She Pursuade Him can be bought here.

Meet The Author...
Lexley George
Who Am I?

I’ve been writing poetry and short stories for some time but “How Could She Persuade Him” is my first venture into a novel which I self-published through Amazon. (see the advert).

My favourite Jane Austen book is “Persuasion” and this was the inspiration for my novel. Anna, the heroine is older than most rom-com heroines, ‘old hen’ rather than ‘chick’ lit. As she laments, “Why was it that in all romances the heroine had to be young, sassy, and slim? Why indeed?

I suppose all novels are to some degrees autobiographical but I’m not Anna although she does have some of my characteristics – especially comfort eating!

Apart from writing I love cooking for friends, reading and trying to keep fit with dancing and swimming – something has to counteract the over-eating! I also belong to a reading group and host one for local writers. I do try to concentrate on writing though and have just produced a collection of poems* and am working on another novel. This is more of a psychological thriller.

When I was younger I lived for a few years each in the West Indies and the Middle East - both great experiences. I also enjoyed teaching evening class cookery for quite a while, before starting my own catering business in Wales. One of my regular clients was a recording studio and despite knowing nothing about pop music after the 1960s, it was a great experience getting to know all the groups. They were always very worried if I liked the piece they were working on!

Now my husband and I are lucky enough to have retired to live between Southampton Water and the New Forest. When we have time we really appreciate the beauty of the area. However, like most of us “people of a certain age” between all the activities and family visits to our four children and nine grandchildren we wonder how we ever had time for a “proper” job.

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