Thursday, October 14, 2021

THE SAND POUNDER: - Love and Drama on Horseback in WWII by M. J. Evans



Book Details:

Book Title:  The Sand Pounder - Love and Drama on Horseback in WWII by M. J. Evans
Category: Young Adult Fiction (Ages 13-17)
Genre: Historical Fiction
Publisher:  Dancing Horse Press, 284 pages
Release date:  September 2021
Format available for review:  Print softback, ebook (mobi file for Kindle), PDF
Will send print books out:  USA
Tour dates: October 4 to October 22, 2021
Content Rating:  Rated G - Completely clean

“The Sand Pounder is one of those rare historical novels with a charm that appeals to both young and old readers.” - Vincent Dublado for Readers’ Favorite 

“M.J. Evans does an excellent job of winding the era's history and the lesser-known job of the Sand Pounders into a realistic story of a mature teen's determination to make a difference in her world.” - Diane Donovan for Midwest Book Review

“A gripping YA historical novel packed full of twists, turns and memorable characters. Highly recommended!” - The Wishing Shelf Book Review (UK)

Book Description:

Fearing an invasion by German and Japanese forces during World War II, the U.S. Coast Guard enlisted horsemen to patrol the beaches along the east and west coasts. The unit was called "The Sand Pounders" and they rode their horses up and down the beaches from 1942 to 1944.

In Tillamook, Oregon, a young equestrian decided to join them. There was only one problem...they were only accepting men. That didn't slow her down.

​"The Sand Pounder" is a Young Adult historical fiction set during World War II. 
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Meet the Author:

Award-Winning, Best-Selling author, M.J. Evans grew up in Lake Oswego, Oregon, and graduated from Oregon State University. She spent five years teaching junior high and high school students before retiring to raise her five children. She is a life-long equestrian and enjoys competing in Dressage and riding in the beautiful Colorado Mountains.

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My Review
THE SAND POUNDER: - Love and Drama on Horseback in WWII by M. J. Evans was a pretty great read. While the story, plot, and setting where very different the overall feel reminded me a bit of the Disney Mulan movie. However, I have to say that I ended up liking this book more than the Disney story and it would make a marvelous movie! 

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