Into the Mist

(Coming soon)

Book 3 in the MOONSEED trilogy

When love calls, will time wait?

In the first book of the series, Bridge to the Past, two desperately unhappy women became time travelers, or moonseed, when a near-fatal accident propelled each of them into a different century.

Shy and beautiful Victoria traveled back to rural California in the late 1890s to inhabit the body of Katherine Kamarov, a friendless young widow accused of murdering her husband. At the same time Katherine awakened into Victoria’s privileged life among the modern San Francisco elite and her cold marriage to a handsome but remote architect.

In the second book, Borrowed Promises, each woman’s new life blossomed through a summer season. Victoria adapted to a slower-paced world and learned to sidestep the embarrassing fallout of Katherine’s indiscretions, even as she tried to discover how and when she might return to her own time. Yet all the while her heart was putting down roots in Katherine’s world and especially in her friendship with Katherine’s winsome cousin, Michael.

At the same time, Katherine was falling for Victoria’s husband, Ryan, who struggled against his feelings for the woman his wife had suddenly become—a woman who was a baffling mixture of cruelty, sensuality, and tenderness.

Now this third book of the series, Into the Mist, finds the women hopelessly in love with their new lives. Through the fall and winter months they discover within themselves unexpected resources and strengths as they face tragedies, betrayals, and losses, and each realizes that through the year of exchange she has emerged a different person altogether.

As the new spring moon approaches, threatening to return each woman to her own time, Victoria and Katherine must come to terms with who they know themselves to be and how they can hold on to what matters most should they be forced back through the barrier of time.

Borrowed Promises

Now available in Paperback and e-book formats

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Book 2 in the MOONSEED trilogy

Can borrowed love last a lifetime?

On the night of the new spring moon, a near-fatal accident propelled Victoria Reeves-Ashton over a century back in time to awaken in the body of Katherine Kamarov. Now, after three months of pretending to be Katherine and laboring to repair relationships damaged by Katherine’s brash and selfish personality, quiet and gentle Victoria finds that her heart is putting down roots in Katherine’s world, in her family relationships, and especially in a deepening friendship with Katherine’s winsome cousin Michael.

Hidden letters reveal the story of other moonseed—time travelers like herself—and Victoria realizes that she and Katherine will likely be returned to their own times the following spring. Tension mounts when a rich and handsome suitor applies to marry her, and Victoria must choose whether to accept him for Katherine’s sake or to follow her own heart.

Meanwhile, Ryan Ashton, the husband Victoria left behind, is baffled by the woman his wife has suddenly become. Unwilling to believe her story about an exchange in time, Ryan struggles to understand the stark transformation of his timid, remote wife into a sexually aggressive and captivating siren. Against his better judgment, he falls hard for this new woman who is a perplexing mixture of cruelty, sensuality, and tenderness, a woman who he suspects has the power to either break his heart or heal the aching loneliness he has lived with all his life.

In this second book of the Moonseed trilogy, Borrowed Promises follows Victoria and Katherine through a summer season where love ripens, family ties deepen, and each woman must decide how deeply she can invest in a borrowed life that may be snatched away unless she can find some way to keep it.

Bridge to the Past

Now available in Paperback and e-book formats

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Book 1 in the MOONSEED trilogy

Victoria Reeves-Ashton longs to escape her meaningless life. Trapped in a loveless marriage, haunted by dreams she can’t remember, she craves the love and safety that have always eluded her despite her breathtaking beauty and privileged life among the modern San Francisco elite.

Then her careless wish on a mysterious coin causes a near tragedy that snatches her back over a century in time, into the life of the coin’s previous owner. Victoria awakens in the body of Katherine Kamarov, a rancher’s daughter living in rural California in the late 1800s—a selfish, friendless young woman who is accused of murdering her husband.

Ryan Ashton hates to admit that his marriage to Victoria is failing. Still stinging from a disastrous first marriage, he had hoped for a second chance at happiness with the quiet and beautiful Victoria. But after ten months of fruitless attempts at intimacy, he is ready to concede defeat. Then a tragic accident nearly takes Victoria’s life, and his wife regains consciousness no longer shy and repressed but sexually brazen and defiant. Baffled by the change, Ryan is repelled by her ruthlessness yet also excited by her new sensuality, and he dares to hope that here at last is a woman who can satisfy the longings of his lonely heart.

Against the romantic backdrop of California wine country and historic San Francisco, Bridge to the Past unfolds as the first book in the Moonseed trilogy, which follows Victoria and Katherine season by season through the same year but separated from each other by a wall of time, each woman looking for her destiny in the other woman’s mirror.

A Devotional Walk with Forgiveness

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When we’re in the clutches of a painful personal injury, our desire to forgive is typically feeble. What we want is justice. An apology. To erase what’s happened and go back to the way things used to be. We want compensation for what we have lost. Sometimes we want pure, cold revenge.

What we want, however, isn’t always what we need. Jesus talked about forgiveness repeatedly because he knew that, although it does not come easily or naturally, forgiveness is nevertheless the remedy for our brokenness. When acts of cruelty or betrayal expose our vulnerabilities, instead of turning to God for help and healing, we often throw up a defensive wall of unforgiveness. Then we hide behind it, trying to recapture our sense of power and restore our belief that the world is safe and fair, a place where the wicked are punished and the innocent are vindicated. But instead of protecting us, our refusal to forgive works against us—it traps us in our anger and pain; it hardens our hearts against the love we need; it keeps us from working through the grief of our loss and moving on. Worst of all, it hurts our fellowship with God and muffles the voice of his Spirit in our lives.

Jesus knew the suffering of injustice, cruelty, and personal betrayal. Nevertheless, he not only taught us but showed us forgiveness by dying on the cross for the sake of God’s love for us. We who call him Lord can truly follow him only if we are willing to explore his teachings about forgiveness: what it means, how to practice it, and how God can use it to bind our wounds and restore wholeness to our lives and our relationships.

“Adopting the health fitness ‘workout’ metaphor, Judith Ingram guides us on a five-week interactive daily exercise program of spiritual fitness focused upon incorporating forgiveness into our spiritual lives as a consistent, ongoing practice.”
—Dr. M. James Sawyer, Th.M., Director of Sacred Saga Ministries, professor, author of The Survivor’s Guide to Theology, co-author of Reinventing Jesus, with J. Ed Komoszewski and Daniel B. Wallace, and co-editor of Who’s Afraid of the Holy Spirit?

“Forgiveness is a key building block to spiritual and mental health. Judith presents a practical, day-by-day, step-by-step program to make forgiveness a lifestyle.”
—Dr. James Osterhaus, psychologist, consultant, author, professor

“I have never read such a thorough inspection of forgiveness that guides the reader to prayerfully inspect wounded relationships and to continually grow in spiritual fitness for power to overcome.”
—Dr. Scott Farmer, Senior Pastor, Community Presbyterian Church, Danville, California

“I appreciated Judy’s practical approach in seeing forgiveness as a daily spiritual exercise that keeps us fit in our relationship with God and with those persons God has placed around us.”
—Rev. Daniel R. Siems, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church of Galesburg, Illinois

Bridge to the Past by Judith Ingram – Prologue by Judith Ingram

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A Devotional Walk With Forgiveness – Week 1 Day 1 by Judith Ingram

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Borrowed Promises by Judith Ingram – Chapter 1 by Judith Ingram

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