Book Review: The Sand Pounder + Giveaway


 

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Book Details:

Book TitleThe 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
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. 


My Review

I enjoy reading WWII stories and thus the reason I wanted to check out this book. Yet, you could say that this book is a surprise hit. As I have read many books centered around WWII; this is the first one I  can recall reading that focused on "sand pounders". 

The sand pounders were the U.S. Coast Guard Mounted Patrol. I would say that they played a vital role during WWII like the code breakers. It is books like this that grow my intrigue of past historical events. Most of the WWII books I have read focus on the military or aviation but not the other brave men and women that helped as well. 

It was great to see a strong female character as the lead. Jane aka John did not shy aware from danger. She faced it and took her role very seriously. She is joined by love interest Stephan. Yes, there is some romance between Jane and Stephan but it is not the main focal point. Readers of all ages will enjoy reading this book. 

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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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Comments

Dear Cheryl,
Thank you so much for taking the time to read and review my new novel. I so appreciate you!
M.J. Evans

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