Thursday, October 21, 2021

Blog Tour and Giveaway: The Sand Pounder - Love and Drama on Horseback in WWII by M. J. Evans


Join Us For This Tour:  October 4 to October 22, 2021
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. 

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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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Oct 20 - Rajiv's Reviews – book review / giveaway
Oct 21 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Oct 22 – Writer with Wanderlust – book review / guest post / giveaway

Enter The Giveaway:


THE SAND POUNDER Book Tour Giveaway


My Review: 

The Sand Pounder: Love and Drama on Horseback in WWII is another great book by M J Evans. Readers will be taken to events just after the bombing of Pearl Habor by the Japanese and the Americans enter the war. It tells about a teen girl named Jane, who joins the United States Coast Guard and becomes part of their Beach patrol called the Sand Pounders. She and her best friend, Star, become quite the team. However, she has to keep a secret that no one can find out who she really is. I thought her story was fabulous. I enjoyed Jane’s bravery and courage. She was determined to serve her country. I loved the historical details that was sprinkled throughout the book. It felt like I was transported back in time and being part of the scenes along with her. It is not a long read and I had no problem having the whole tale read in one sitting. I thought it was wonderful time spent. 

I am giving The Sand Pounder: Love and Drama on Horseback in WWII a very well deserved five plus stars. I highly recommend it for young adult readers who enjoy reading historical fiction, specifically those set during the second World War. I would love to read more like this by M J Evans in the near future. 

I received a paperback copy of The Sand Pounder: Love and Drama on Horseback in WWII from the publisher, but was not required to write a positive review. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.


  1. Thank you for the wonderful review of "The Sand Pounder." I'm so excited that you loved it enough to give it 5+ Stars!!

  2. It sounds like an interesting book. Thank you for sharing.