Last Day for Byway to Danger eBook Sale!

by Sandra Merville Hart

This is the final day for BookBub’s Featured Deal sale for Byway to Danger, Book 3 in the “Spies of the Civil War” series!

This means that Byway to Danger eBook version will only be available for 99 cents one more day!

Here’s a bit about the book:

Everyone in Richmond has secrets. Especially the spies.

Meg Brooks, widow, didn’t stop spying for the Union when her job at the Pinkerton National Detective Agency ended, especially now that she lives in the Confederate capital. Her job at the Yancey bakery provides many opportunities to discover vital information about the Confederacy to pass on to her Union contact. She prefers to work alone, yet the strong, silent baker earns her respect and tugs at her heart.

Cade Yancey knows the beautiful widow is a spy when he hires her only because his fellow Unionist spies know of her activities. Meg sure didn’t tell him. He’s glad she knows how to keep her mouth shut, for he has hidden his dangerous activities from even his closest friends. The more his feelings for the courageous woman grow, the greater his determination to protect her by guarding his secrets. Her own investigations place her in enough peril.

As danger escalates, Meg realizes her choice to work alone isn’t a wise one. Can she trust Cade with details from her past not even her family knows?

Buy your copy today!

Endorsements for Byway to Danger

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

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?



Click here to receive the special pre-order price!


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