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The Passenger


She's a 1940s ghost whisperer. He's the son of a ghost. 
Blessed (or cursed) with the ability to communicate with the dead, Elizabeth Reilly travels to the Clemente Vineyard to help the spirit of an old man return home. There, a living man's wounded soul offers her the challenge of a lifetime.

The Passenger, a 1940s ghost story set in the California wine country, tells a tale of family connections, life-changing choices, and love—lost and found.

Coming in 2024 from The Wild Rose Press

The Passenger by Joie Lesin

Praise & Reviews

Reviews for the first edition:

"...In The Passenger, Joie Lesin weaves an intricate and emotional tale of loss and love, tragedy and hope. I enjoyed this book immensely! I turned the last page with a satisfied sigh.

 ~Joy Nash, USA Today Best-Selling Author of The Grail King and Immortals: The Awakening


"Paolo and Adriana's story is heartbreaking, but out of that tragedy comes the possibility of new love between Gio and Elizabeth. I recommend The Passenger to anyone looking for a touching romance with a splash of paranormal mixed in."

 ~The Long and Short Reviews


"...readers are treated to vivid description of the land, the grapes and the people who worked the land in a time that was much more simple."

 ~The Romance Studio


"The 1940's is portrayed so vividly that the time and place become characters of their own. I could see the clothing, hear the music and feel the scratchy car upholstery. It is a ghost story, a story of love and loss that bridges the gap between the living and the dead."

  ~Romance Reader at Heart


Amchair Interviews says:  Bringing love from the “other side” makes for a good story.

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