How Fun to Receive a Silver Medal During the Olympics!


I love watching the Olympics and hearing the stories behind the athletes’ struggles to make it there.

What a joy it was to receive my Silver Medal from Illumination Book Awards during the Olympic season! My novel, A Rebel in My House, was awarded 2018 Silver Medal for Inspirational/Romance Fiction.

If you enjoy reading historical romances, I invite you to read this novel set during one of our nation’s most famous Civil War battles, the Battle of Gettysburg.


New Civil War Novel Releasing in July

Sandra’s newest novel, A Rebel in My House, is a Civil War romance set in Gettysburg during the famous 1863 battle. This novel releases on July 15th!

When the cannons roar beside Sarah Hubbard’s home outside of Gettysburg, she despairs of escaping the war that’s come to Pennsylvania. A wounded Confederate soldier on her doorstep leaves her with a heart-wrenching decision.

Separated from his regiment and with a bullet in his back, Jesse Mitchell needs help. He seeks refuge at a house beside Willoughby Run. His future lies in the hands of a woman whose sympathies lay with the North.

Jesse has promised his sister-in-law he’d bring his brother home from the war. Sarah has promised her sister that she’d stay clear of the enemy. Can the two keep their promises amid a war bent on tearing their country apart?



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Join me today at Beach Reads Bonanza!

Sandra Merville Hart




I’m participating in a multi-author, multi-day Facebook event that will be fun for all.

There will be prizes and one huge giveaway where attendees can earn entries just by participating. There will be many ways to enter for the event-long giveaway, one of them as simple as following this blog!

I’d love you to join me at Beach Reads Bonanza Facebook event today at 1 pm Central. Since my novella is a Civil War romance, we will talk about fun facts from that time, battlefields we’ve visited, and any old family stories from your history. There’s lots to talk about.

Hope to see you there!

Beach Reads Bonanza Facebook Event


Welcome to Historical Nibbles!


I’m so glad you stopped in at Historical Nibbles!

Old recipes are an example of what you’ll find on Historical Nibbles. I own several books of recipes from days gone by that I’ve long desired to try, but have you ever looked at an old recipe? A small teacup of flour or a large spoonful of sugar are not accurate measurements to this modern girl. There’s a lot of trial and error in my future that I’ll share with you.


 I’d also love to learn how to cook over an open fire. My current level of expertise in outdoor cooking is roasting hot dogs or wrapping potatoes with aluminum foil and coaxing them under the embers. There’s a lot to learn.

I’m an author of historical romances so research is a big part of my writing. Fun facts learned during novel research will be shared in the In Our Past articles.

American history is my favorite so watch for tidbits from our history in that same section.

ink-316909_960_720As an author, I love to curl up with a good book at the end of the day. I will share reviews of books I’ve enjoyed.

Please join me each week as we take Historical Nibbles together!

-Sandra Merville Hart