#TuesdayTeaser Crusader’s Path by Mary Ann Barnal (@BritonandDane)

The #TuesdayTeaser features an interesting line or short excerpt from a story.  #TuesdayTeaser features a line or excerpt from a story. The excerpt from the book will be shared along with the book blurb and where you can find the book in case the line piqued your interest.

“There were no guards to challenge me as I left the encampment and headed towards the ridge of a cliff overlooking the sea. I had to think, to clear my mind, to dwell on what was to come: if I lost focus, if I hesitated, if I perished!” ~Crusader’s Path by Mary Ann Bernal

Book Blurb: From the sweeping hills of Argences to the port city of Cologne overlooking the River Rhine, Etienne and Avielle find themselves drawn by the need for redemption against the backdrop of the First Crusade. Heeding the call of His Holiness, Urban II, to free the Holy Land from the infidel, Etienne follows Duke Robert of Normandy across the treacherous miles, braving sweltering heat and snow-covered mountain passes while en route to the Byzantine Empire. Moved by Peter of Amiens’ charismatic rhetoric in the streets of the Holy Roman Empire, Avielle joins the humble army of pilgrims. Upon arrival in Mentz, the peasant Crusaders do the unthinkable, destroying the Jewish Community. Consumed with guilt, Avielle is determined to die fighting for Christ, assuring her place in Heaven. Etienne and Avielle cross paths in Constantinople, where they commiserate over past misdeeds. A spark becomes a flame, but when Avielle contracts leprosy, Etienne makes a promise to God, offering to take the priest cowl in exchange for ridding Avielle of her affliction. Will Etienne be true to his word if Avielle is cleansed of the contagion, or will he risk eternal damnation to be with the woman he loves?

Buy Links:

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