In the Heart of a Mustang by M.J. Evans-I Read Book Tour-Review/Giveaway
Book Title: In the Heart of a Mustang by M.J. Evans Category: YA Fiction (Ages 13-17), 359 pages Genre: Contemporary Coming of Age Publisher: Dancing Horse Press Release date: October, 2017 Format available for review: print, mobi file (for Kindle), gifted Kindle copy, ePub, PDF, NetGalley download Will send print books out: USA Tour dates: July 27 to August 7, 2020 Content Rating: PG. Some suggested violence but not explicit
A boy is told that his father was a brave and virtuous man, a soldier who traded his life to save the lives of countless others. He was the man that Hunter needed to emulate. The only problem is the whole story is a lie, all of it. The truth, which Hunter discovers as he begins his sophomore year of high school, is that his father has actually spent the boy’s entire life in jail, paying his debt to society, but not mending his ways. A wild mustang mare, is rounded up by the BLM. The spring rains had been sparse, the forage on the plains even more so. The mare and her herd are rescued from certain starvation and placed for adoption. In a sandy corral at Promise Ranch, a home for troubled teenage boys, the boy and the mare meet. A weathered, old cowboy brings them together – a mentor for one, a trainer for the other. The bond that forms between boy and horse becomes one that saves the lives of both.
And I thought
In the Heart of a Mustang is a great read. This book
spoke to me from so many different levels.
As a horse enthusiast I was absorbed in this story. It didn't matter to this mature adult that it is a middle grade read. I love a good horse story and this one is.
As an adult experienced with 'at risk' and incarcerated youth I was just moved by this story.
In my experience the relationship with a horse can change a person.
In the Heart of a Mustang shares that message.
If you have a young person that has the lest bit of interest in horses please share this one with your reader.
On my blog I write over and over about how the
experience of being around and with a horse can change and mold a child's life.
M. J. Evans shares a story that will speak to you.
M.J. Evans shares her own knowledge that is spot on.
Check this one out.
I received a complimentary copy.
My review will appear on retail sites and Good Reads.
In the Heart of a Mustang will be featured in future posts at My Journey Back-the-Journey Back blog and makes my Christmas list.
Thank you M.J. Evans and I Read Book Tours for the chance to experience In the Heart of a Mustang.