New in Christian Historical Fiction: An Uncommon Crusade

Hi friends,

I’m excited to announce to you my debut release–AN UNCOMMON CRUSADE–available now on, and on Kindle! To find out more, keep reading below . . . or better yet, visit my website at I’d love to know what you think! ~ Caron Guillo
Elisabeth, Simon, and Hugo join an ill-fated commoner’s crusade to Jerusalem in search of wealth, glory, and redemption. But their dreams are destroyed when Elisabeth and Simon are sold into slavery and Hugo finds himself adrift at sea.

From the dark forests of thirteenth century Germany, through treacherous alpine passes, to a sprawling estate in Egypt, three lives become linked in a desperate journey.

“A very powerful story . . . it made me feel a little more human when reading it.”
—Amazon Top Reviewer

“In An Uncommon Crusade, Caron Guillo transports her readers back to a time when youthful exuberance died a thousand deaths. Some, however, found faith and courage in defeat. With warmth and humor, Guillo weaves an unforgettable story of hope and perseverance in a cruel and unforgiving world.”
—Jack Cavanaugh, Co-Author with Bill Bright of The Great Awakenings series

“From the first breath this epic journey seizes the mind and the soul in an intelligent and passionate web of brokenness and hope….Caron’s story captivates because it’s our story…of innocence lost and redemption unexpectedly found. You will undoubtedly find yourself in these delightful pages!”
—Jerome Daley, Life coach, speaker, & author of Soul Space and The New Rebellion Handbook

“Caron Guillo weaves a rich tapestry with An Uncommon Crusade, ushering you into another time and place with characters you can’t help but love. Her unique writing style blends three journeys into a powerful story of understanding, forgiveness, and transformation.”
—Jodi Thomas, New York Times Bestselling Author & Writer in Residence, West Texas A&M University

“Although this novel uses the Children’s Crusade of 1212 as its background, it is not a historical chronicle, but a very personal story, with few of the actual political players of the period appearing in a major role. Instead, the story traces the lives of several of the young followers of Nicholas of Cologne as they travel to Jerusalem, and over the years after the Crusade disperses. Each of the characters . . . comes across as bold, rich, and easy to relate to rather than overworked. The author does a good job weaving the divergent stories together, both in terms of the pacing and in the way they come together at the end of the tale . . . an enjoyable story with believable characters and an exciting plot.”
—Publishers Weekly

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  • Oohhh wow this looks really good!

  • Thanks, Renee! I hope you’ll give it a try.

  • Sounds interesting! 🙂

    • I found it a fascinating moment in history, Julie, and so enjoyed the research. Of course it was the characters that wrote the book. Their stories gripped my heart!