The latest from S.B. Roth
Eutychus & the Triple E Ranch
Housekeeper & Nanny
Ten Sleep Wyoming
Evangeline answered and headed to Wyoming. She wasn't going to be an old maid she declared. She’d always wanted children but now that she was so old, she decided to take care of someone else's children.
Eutychus Dempsey, widower, lost his wife as she gave birth to their twin girls. Raised in the church all his life, he knew God had an answer, but after waiting six months he found only one answer. . . to his advertisement. He told her to come.
Evangeline wasn’t sure, but she knew she wouldn’t let any man tell her what to do, and when the preacher came for a visit, she got a little worried.
Eutychus understood the preacher, but he didn’t like the idea proposed.
Sometimes God’s ways aren’t ours, but the preacher was right. It didn’t look good for the housekeeper to be living in the house with him. So, he married her.
He didn’t understand what would happen when he tied himself to the housekeeper.
Out of the Blue
Friendship for Julie Joy Snow was automatic when she met Calvin. It was too bad he was only five years old, or she would have married him. Now his dad—his dad was near perfect to be her best friend. That was it. Then his best friend came to visit at the vacation beach cottage.
After a bad breakup five years ago, Zane had decided he was an idiot to let her go. He’d lied to his girlfriend so he wouldn’t hurt her feelings. Stupid! He was overdue for a relaxing week at the beach with his best friend Mitchell, plus he hadn’t seen Calvin in a long while.
Surprise! Neither expected for their first meeting after five years to happen on the beach in Florida. Zane wanted to explain – Julie wanted him to get lost. Would Mitchell be the one to bring them together?
Psalms 121:1-2—I look up to the mountains; does my strength come from mountains? No, my strength comes from God, who made heaven, and earth and mountains.
Waiting on Hope
Little Hope Perkins is back in Lordsburg, as Dr. Miriam Hope Perkins. Greeted by family and friends, her eyes looked for Lazarus. Lazarus had been her best friend since grade school.
Dr. Ephraim Rolf, her partner in the clinic, had demands, but so did she. He’d find out quickly that she didn’t jump to any man’s commands. Women may not be able to vote, but they could speak and demand, that’s where Hope excelled.
Thad Banks the newest sheriff started out on the wrong footing with Hope. After a gunshot wound brought him into the clinic, she discovers her little brother was part of the chase. This set Thad on the defensive and Hope was not impressed.
Each man had his strengths, and each had his weaknesses. Hope didn’t need any of them, until trouble came to her home.
Redemption on Lookout Hill
A little soul-searching led Evelyn to Lordsburg, New Mexico. Why? Because Billy Joe Perkins was there. She had come to make amends and marry the only man she had loved. The only problem, he was in love with someone else.
Dee helped rebuild her home and life; Tom Cannon had known Evelyn as a saloon girl. When he saw her again, Tom thought he’d died and gone to heaven, but he was wrong, Quinn Brooks, a newspaper man from the east. At first, she wasn’t impressed with any of them, and let them know.
Overcoming her reputation, Evelyn learns to depend only on Jesus. True love comes with the one who depends on Jesus too.
Apache Mountain Refuge:
Christian Romance (Lordsburg Romance Series - Beginning in 1880s Book 1)
Holly felt desperate. Desperate because she wasn’t walking with God. Desperate cause she was left at the altar and knew she would be thought of as an old maid.
Billy Joe Perkins had ridden into Lordsburg with hurt in his heart. Women seduced a man, took their heart, and then bang; they shot you dead. His grandma had taught him to treat women right. He thought he had, but no more.
A kidnapping and a bank robbery lead to a mountain refuge in a massive snowstorm. Holly and Billy Joe learned that getting along would be their saving grace.
Holly knew it wasn’t BJ that saved her, it was God. BJ just followed God’s instructions whether he knew it or not.
The Park Bench Trilogy: Three Sweet Romance Novellas
Quote - I accepted a long time ago that love is found in strange places, among odd people, at peculiar hours. – Jon Mills
Three couples trying to find where God is guiding them, leaving the reader with three stories of relationships. A heartbreak, a friendship, and a renewal. Three women and three men who are looking for answers. One an answer to an unexpected meeting, one a way to explain their choices, and one recovering from loss.