by Sandra Merville Hart
I was thrilled to receive three wonderful endorsements for Byway to Danger. Book 3 in my “Spies of the Civil War” series released on July 19, 2022. It’s set in the Confederate capital of Richmond and Fort Monroe, both in Virginia, in 1862.
“Several years ago I had the distinct pleasure of vetting Sandra Hart’s first manuscript submitted to our publishing company. Her story was about the Battle of Lookout Mountain, and became her acclaimed first novel A Stranger on My Land. I was amazed then at her level of research and the small details she got right. Not to mention her intriguing story and her courage in offering a fresh look at a battle that had been covered many times before. Now, several books later, I’m delighted to say that not only has Sandra maintained her quality, but her level of research and attention to detail has only improved from what was already an impressively high standard. In her new book, Byway to Danger, the third in her Spies of the Civil War series, Sandra has taken her writing to new heights. She sprinkles awesome historical details throughout her story that enrich the story without overpowering it. I could almost smell the goodies cooking in the bakery that is our heroine Meg’s base of operations. Sandra Hart has crafted a wonderful story, with rich characters and a taut, roller coaster of a ride through the streets of Confederate Richmond, Virginia, and the incredibly tense lives of the undercover Union spies who live there. Yet even in constant danger, love can grow like a flower through concrete, and this too Sandra nurtures with a fine and delicate hand. Byway to Danger is simply a delightful, wonderful read…I hated to see it end!”
~ Kevin Spencer, Author, North Carolina Expatriates
“Award-winning and Amazon Bestselling Author Sandra Merville Hart brings us another Civil War sweet romance you will not want to miss. Byway to Danger combines her gentle storytelling style with a plot full of secrets, danger, and sweet romance that kept me glued to the page. This is the last book of the Spies of the Civil War series and stands on its own but, if you missed the other books, after reading this you’ll want to read the other two books.”
~Catherine Castle, Multi-Award-Winning Author
Byway to Danger is an intriguing look into the heroism of the men and women loyal to the Union living in the South. Sandra Merville Hart’s novels always satisfy this history buff with details that bring the characters to life. The love story between Meg, a Union spy and former Pinkerton, and Cade Yancey, the baker she works for who is also a conductor on the Underground Railroad, is touching as they both overcome past heartache to find love together. I found myself transported back to a time when danger lurked everywhere but also where joy still reigned.
~Cindy Thomson, Author of the Ellis Island Series and the Daughters of Ireland Series