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Country Strong

(Painted Pony Creek #1)

3.35  ·  Rating details ·  17 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Don’t miss Country Strong, the first book in Linda Lael Miller’s brand-new Painted Pony Creek series about three best friends whose strength, honor and independence exemplify the Montana land they love.

Coming soon in early 2020!
Hardcover, 336 pages
Expected publication: January 21st 2020 by Hqn
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Ann Lorz
Reviewed for Romancing the Readers Blog:

It's been a while since I've had a new Linda Lael Miller to read. She's one of my favorite authors that I always say is a comfort read for me. I usually read her contemporaries over her historical's but I'm sure historical readers would enjoy them.

I was so happy to see her having a new series out. I couldn't wait to read it. This being a new series we have all new characters to fall in love with.

We are introduced to three childhood
R Rais
Dec 18, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thank you #netgalley and #HARLEQUIN - Romance (U.S. & Canada) for the eARC.

It's been a long while since I read from this author. Got excited to read this book from the blurb. But unfortunetly from the first chapter it was a struggle to read it.

A good premise when a girl, who look so much like the girl that once torn this three men friendship, come in the middle of the rain and claimed one of them is her father.

But then the monologue. It's so long and boring and dragging my feet to skip
Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I was excited to get this book as I've always enjoyed books by this author in the past. Unfortunately, this one was difficult to read. I hate to write negative reviews, and find it difficult to critique a writer, as I am not one. However, as I promised to give an honest review in exchange for the eARC ... I found the dialogue between the characters to be poorly written, as if written by an amatuer. The writing was choppy and made it difficult to connect with the characters - most specifically ...more
Jan 05, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Shallie Fletcher had a crush on Cord Hollister years ago in high school but he only had eyes for her best friend Reba. Reba had her eyes not only on Cord but on his two best friends Eli and JP as well. When it all came to light she skipped town. Now years later Shallie is back in town at Cord's ranch to learn about training horses. Cord gets a surprise when someone who looks just like Reba but much younger shows up in town too. I have not read a Linda Lael Miller book in a long time. I was ...more
Kathleen Gray
Jan 16, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Carly wants to know the identity of her father. Her mother, Reba, had relationships with three men- Cord, Eli, and JP- and then she left town. Shallie, who also left, is back because she'd like Cord to train her so that she can participate in therapeutic riding for kids. Shallie never quite got over her sweetie Cord and you know the two of them will find their way to an HEA. That doesn't make the telling any less interesting, especially since Miller has wisely added the additional Carly plot ...more
Jan 15, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good start to a new series by Linda Lael Miller. The focus is on Carly who arrived in town to find out which of 3 men are her father. Her mother Reba slept with all of them and wasn't sure who was the father.

Now Reba's best friend Shallie is also back in town to determine if her feelings from HS for Cord can be revived. A good story of life, redemption, and family.

I received a free ARC eBook from Net Galley and the publisher in exchange for my honest opinions.
Jan 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ticks all the boxes you expect a Linda Lael Miller romance to tick. Full review at
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For anyone who follows my book reviews, you already know that I tend to start at or near the end of a series, so I was eager to get in at the beginning of a new series, Painted Pony Creek, by a talented author I've been reading for years, Linda Lael Miller, and I wish I could say I was absolutely thrilled with this novel, but since it took me what seemed like forever to get through this book, the best I can do is give it 2.5 stars. It was sort of okay but left a lot to be desired, in my opinion. ...more
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The daughter of a town marshal, Linda Lael Miller is a #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of more than 100 historical and contemporary novels, most of which reflect her love of the West. Raised in Northport, Washington, Linda pursued her wanderlust, living in London and Arizona and traveling the world before returning to the state of her birth to settle down on a spacious property ...more