Elizabeth, your new book is written so well. I would recommend it to every one I know that faces the
challenges that you have. Congratulations on the book!
Cares Of This World is the sequel to Leave It With Him, and second in the saga of the Johansen Family. The series takes Luke Johansen and Bobbi West from their mid-teens into adulthood. Novel Three finds Luke on a new path in life. One that challenges his faith as he waits for the Lord. The fourth and fifth books in the series jump back in time to Luke’s grandparents and then Bobbi’s grandparents.
This saga is written to show individuals walking with the Lord.
Faith, priorities, and God’s grace are frequent themes throughout the series.
Johansen Family Saga
"I really enjoyed reading your book. It brought back memories of the Boston Harbor area for me. The character development made everything so real. Each character stuck in my mind for some time."
"I just finished your book and wanted you to know how much I enjoyed it. I couldn't put it down for two days. You made the Northwest sound like a great place to live. Thanks for such an encouraging book."
"I am on Chapter 25 or thereabout so about half way through. I think I'll make this book without putting it down and not getting back to it. That's kinda rare for me. Tribute to you."
"First, I have to congratulate you on your book. It's fantastic! I truly enjoyed it over the Christmas break. I usually don't care for romance books but yours is different. I like the fact that the book is really about Luke and Bobbi developing and building friendship. My sons asked me whether this is a kissing book (aka Princess Bride like) and I told him the only kissing comes at the end of the book :) Your faith shone through the book and it inspires me to trust God more after reading your book. Thank you! It is also obvious that you are an avid boater. Your vivid descriptions of the sights around Olympia and San Juan waters make me want to visit these places."
"If you seek stories about the adventure and romance that everyday life has to offer, then Leave It With Him is for you. The author does a good job of portraying the trials and tribulation that Luke goes through as the things any ordinary teenager would experience. I also like the way that the character’s relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ is used to help the reader connect with God. This book is fun & exciting to read and I look forward to reading more about the lives of Luke and Bobbi in the future."
"This book offers every emotion possible. It lends clarity to the beauty God has created for us both emotionally and geographically. It shows blessings of not only life, but of friends, family, and the Lord Jesus.
It offers accurate history of Puget sound and surrounding areas as well as one of the oldest mainstays of industry and occupation. It holds good continuity and content both fictional and factual. There is much action, suspense, heartache, and the joy life has to offer when all are in harmony.
I am excited to read more works of this aspiring new author in the future ! !"
Teri J. Bodette
“In Elizabeth Lonseth’s Leave it to Him, we became acquainted with Luke and Bobbi, two special young people who see in each other the light of faith and the deep desire to live lives of purity and integrity.
They fall in love and when we meet them again in Cares of this World, they are business partners and eventually they become life partners as well. But when their relationship is threatened, they must rediscover the spiritual bond that first united them. Through Luke and Bobbi’s struggles and triumphs, the reader is reminded that true and lasting love is possible when a relationship is based on forgiveness, mutual respect, and trust in God.”
"I wanted to let you know that the cold weather got me in the mood to do some reading this fall and I finished your book the other day. You are just incredible: I just don't know how you do it. I especially loved the ending. It must have taken so much research to put those books together. I hope you gain a great deal of success as time goes on as you really deserve it."
"Enjoyed reading both your novels and am sharing them with friends/family. So fun reading about the times and places I am so familiar with --- brought back great memories!!"