Across the Herring Pond
Trafford Publishing, 2007 - 355 pages
A young American journalist has come upon a travel journal of a 19th century Cornish squire, who is in fact her own great-great-great grandfather. Quite taken with her discovery, she fantasizes viewing early America as it was almost 200 years ago, traveling as his companion.
Empowered by the mind's inner vision, and with the magic of invisibility at her command, Evelyn Ashlin takes a bold leap backward through time, determined to meet face-to-face with her ancestor and persuade him to let her ride on the coattails of his fascinating adventure. Her portal of entry is an heirloom painting through which she is led magically to the land of Cornwall and the world of 1810.
At first, both annoyed and mystified by the presence of a female "spirit", Squire James Hosking finally gives in to her wish when promised a trade-off gift he cannot refuse - a glimpse of the future.