Two New Chick Lit Novels Bring Romance to the Worlds of Hotel Catering and Country Music

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Two new romantic chick lit novels -- "Once Upon a Thyme," and "Let Down Your Hair" -- offer a promising debut from former film/television writer Lottie Green.

Two new novels from debut author Lottie Green are taking the worlds of hotel catering and country music by storm.

It's twins for debut novelist Lottie Green -- a former film and television writer and producer. Washington area resident Green's two debut novels -- "Once Upon a Thyme," and "Let Down Your Hair" -- have just been published in both paperback and Amazon Kindle e-book editions.

"Once Upon a Thyme" tells the story of Conner Montgomery, a thirty-five-year-old, painfully shy executive chef at The Imperial Arms Hotel. Conner has spent most of her life hiding in her kitchen, but dreams of getting out from under the thumb of Wilhelmina Tate, her boss and benefactor. Her chance soon arrives when she's given the esteemed assignment of preparing the menu for the social event of the year – an extravagant gala for the very wealthy and sophisticated hotel empire heir Philip Garrity. Philip wants to break away from the family business and be a restaurateur and thinks Conner's unique cuisine can help him do that. The only problem is – he thinks Conner Montgomery is a reclusive, old man.

Afraid that telling Philip the truth will ruin her chances of getting hired, Conner tells Philip her name is Helen and she's the sous chef. If Philip needs to ask Conner anything, it can go through her. Conner enlists the help of her kitchen family to assist in the deception, and the lie rapidly ensnares Conner in romantic and comedic adventures, set it the world of high-end hotel catering and cuisine. Conner is finally going to go after what she's always wanted – even if she's got to pretend to be man to do it.

More information on "Once Upon a Thyme" is available online at

"Let Down Your Hair" introduces Ruby Lee Lester, daughter of country star Arnie Lester. Ruby is a hard-edged, thirty-five-year-old self proclaimed heathen and one-hit-wonder country singer. She spends most of her time holed up in her downtown Nashville honkytonk bar Eden, aka The Garden.

Safely secluded in her home away from home, Ruby tries her hardest to forget how her ex-manager/boyfriend stole all her money and conned her into signing over her song rights. She sets her mind to a life as a "bad girl," sleeping around, smoking too much, and drinking to excess. And she vows above all to never cut her hair, make music, or be "managed" again. For ten years this life works for Ruby – until a family tragedy suddenly puts Ruby in charge of her twelve-year-old nephew, Ben...and his Hebrew school education.

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About Lottie Green

"Once Upon a Thyme" and "Let Down Your Hair" are the twin debut novels from Lottie Green, an experienced television and film writer and producers' and actors' assistant. Green grew up in the hotel business, living in 20 different cities around the U.S. before the age of 16. According to Green, life as a modern-day Eloise spoiled her, and "My idea of camping is a hotel without room service." Green has an M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University. She resides in the Washington, DC area with her husband, Scott Kutos, where she is currently writing a science fiction book trilogy.

Lottie blogs about books, writing, and life in general at She is also active on social media:
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