New Book Inspires Readers to Grow Through Life's Trials

Carol Welty Roper returns to the literary limelight with the release of "Forty Days with Ruth" (published by Trafford Publishing). Inspired from a real story, the book follows a young woman who must survive in the prairie alone.

It is 1898 and Ruth, an adventurous young Texan, elopes with Riley Welty, a carefree and impulsive man whom she barely knows. They run away across the Red River and into Oklahoma Territory to claim free land, only to face various trials. Because they run out of food, Riley leaves Ruth to go hunting. Due to storms and flooding, he is unable to return to her for 40 days. Through this whole ordeal, Ruth must survive not only physically but also emotionally and spiritually.

"'Forty Days with Ruth' is a timeless story of growing from adolescence into adulthood. It is a story of self-discovery and forgiveness. This is a universal story that surpasses time, ethnicity or culture because it is the basic human condition of survival in a hostile environment," Roper shares.

Told through Ruth's memories and dreams, the book reminds readers that they are never truly alone. "This is a teaching story to show how each of us can trust the fact that during crisis and bad times a strength within us, from the God of the universe, will make each of us more than conquerors," Roper adds.

Visit to purchase and know more about "Forty Days with Ruth."

"Forty Days with Ruth"
By Carol Welty Roper
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 160 pages | ISBN 9781490789583
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 160 pages | ISBN 9781490789590
E-Book | 160 pages | ISBN 9781490789576
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Carol Welty Roper studied nutrition with a minor in chemistry and psychology. She believes in the power of story as a vehicle to convey important wisdom and knowledge. She also embraces many forms of self-expression through her poetry, pencil and acrylic art, quilting, song writing and cooking. Her signature for her historical fiction is the cookbook in the appendix of each novel. Roper is the author of "TillySong," "Catcoon" (with Logan Bowers), "Good Knights for California Football" (with Isaac Bowers), "Rebecca's Revenge" (with S.D.Cargle) and "Forty Days with Ruth."

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC, author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an "on-demand publishing service," and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford's experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit

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