"This second chance romance is set in the perfect setting of Painted Pony Creek. Curl up in your favorite reading chair and get lost in the pages of this book." —Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author, on Country Strong COUNTRY STRONG is the first book in a brand new western romance trilogy from #1 New York Times bestselling author Linda Lael Miller! For the men of Painted Pony Creek, it's never too late for a second chance... Cord Hollister is a true cowboy at heart. As a man who has devoted his life to training horses under the big skies of Montana, he thrives on the stability of ranch life. But when a girl arrives in Painted Pony Creek with a shocking secret, Cord's orderly life is upended. She's the spitting image of the first woman who broke his heart—a woman he hasn't seen in years—and he'll do whatever he can to help her. He just can't do it alone... Shallie Fletcher left heartbreak where it belongs—in the past. And she's done everything she can to reinvent herself and move on. But when an opportunity arises to partner with a therapeutic riding program for kids, Shallie can't resist seeking out Cord for lessons. Back in school, he was the crush she couldn't forget, even though he had eyes only for her best friend. Seeing him now floods her with memories...and fills her with hope. Could the one who got away be the one who stays? Don't miss Country Proud, the second book in Linda Lael Miller's Painted Pony Creek series about three best buddies whose strength, honor and independence exemplify the Montana land they love.