A Novel That Touches Your Heart – How Far Is Heaven!

How Far is Heaven is a novel I wrote several years ago in between working. It came to me one night in a dream. It kept repeating in a dream nightly until I began to write it down. This is a paranormal/romance/mystery that will capture your heart! Keep the tissues close by.

One thing that all parents are frightened about is anything happening to their children. It was difficult to write this story since I was constantly putting myself in the position of the mother. I poured my feelings into it because I knew how I would feel. Tears were shed during and after this was completed. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I enjoyed writing it. It may make you a believer of angels and help from on high.

This book is also available on Barnes & Noble.


Parker and Priscilla Wilfork are happily married with two children. Life seemed perfect and peaceful until Parker goes on a business trip and does not return. Priscilla finds her world turned upside down when she searches for answers to how and why Parker disappeared.

One night Priscilla has a dream that Parker is an angel. Does this mean that Parker is now dead? After two years and no sign of Parker except in her dreams, Priscilla makes the decision to tell her children that their father has gone to Heaven.

Priscilla tries to get their lives back together until one day Deanna disappears too. Now Priscilla must go on a quest to find her daughter before it’s too late. She fears her daughter’s disappearance might be connected in some way to her husband’s. Can Priscilla go on with her life if she loses Deanna too?

With the help of a handsome police Sergeant, Blake Furelli, they work together to try to find Deanna and solve the mystery behind Parker’s disappearance. During this trying time, Blake, who suffered a loss of his own, feels drawn to the ethereal beauty of Priscilla.

I recently received a lovely review from DG Kaye that put me on Cloud 9! Thank you, Debby, and all those readers who have read and reviewed this book or any of my other books. Your reviews are appreciated and needed!


DGKaye 5.0 out of 5 stars Suspense, Family and Compassion April 5, 2019 Format: Kindle Edition How Far is Heaven  offers a great mix of mystery, romance and angelic messages.A seemingly happy couple – Parker and Priscilla are broken up by a tragic incident when Parker ventures out for a business trip but never returns home. Priscilla finds help with trying to find her missing husband from a compassionate police Sargent, Blake, who makes it his mission to solve the mystery of her missing husband.
In the midst of the investigation, more grief fills Priscilla when her 8 year old precocious daughter, Deanna, goes missing. We are left wondering how these two events are connected  and we’re kept hoping through the investigation that Deanna will be found. Through the tragedy that ensues, Priscilla tries to keep it all together for the sake of her missing daughter and for her little boy. As the investigation continues, Blake finds himself taking a great shining to Priscilla as he feels a common bond with Priscilla’s loss and his own recent suffering of a great loss. Blake’s compassion for Priscilla grows into a friendship.Meanwhile, sweet Deanna keeps her hopes of being found alive because of her spiritual connection with her father’s spirit and the ‘promise’ he made her that he’d always protect her.
This book is a moving story of tragedy with faith and love sustaining everyone to keep hope alive while trying to maintain peace and normalcy within a loving family, all the while keeping us glued till the end, as we wait and hope to find out if the little girl will be found and what happened to her father.Love never dies, even after death.

Lorraine Price 5.0 out of 5 star Stunning Portrayal of a Father’s Love and Protection For His Child Even After Death June 14, 2016 Format: Kindle Edition I absolutely loved this story! I even read it twice. It started with a hook and kept me intrigued the whole way through. I really liked the plot, the romance, the danger, and the ending. There was no dragging. It took me a minute to get all of the nasty boys’ names placed with who and what they were doing, but I just had to back up and re-read it to figure it out. There is a lot of action taking place in this book, and I didn’t want to put it down. Get your copy today!

Sarah Reviews 5.0 out of 5 stars A Satistfying Read! July 28, 2016 Format: Kindle Edition The ever-talented Janice Spina does it again. Like in her other books, whether written for young children, teens or adults, “How Far is Heaven” hits the mark. You’ll find it all in this entertaining book; suspense, emotions, good values, and a satisfying ending that fills you with anticipation for Spina’s next creation. Highly recommended.

P.S. Winn 5.0 out of 5 stars Great mystery suspense connected to a wonderful spiritual journey June 24, 2017 Format: Kindle EditionThis is a beautiful story with a great ending. Patricia Wilfork is a happily married woman. So, when he husband mysteriously disappears she is lost for an answer as to why. Along with her two children, Patricia tries to rebuild her life still not knowing what happened to her husband. When Patricia’s daughter also disappears the story twists and turns with a spiritual edge and readers are taken on a great journey. The author does a wonderful job mixing the spiritual aspect with a mystery thriller that will please readers of all genres.

Amazon Customer 5.0 out of 5 stars “How Far is Heaven” is a page turner. Right …September 7, 2016 Format: Paperback Verified Purchase “How Far is Heaven” is a page turner. Right from the beginning, I was “hooked.”
Mystery, suspense, family morals, and a bit of romance made this novel well worth reading. Also intriguing, was the supernatural element of the story. I definitely look forward
to the next novel by Janis Spina.
I was also honored to see my name on the dedication page.

Thank you so much for stopping by to learn about my novel, How Far Is Heaven. Thank you for your support.


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About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 42 books: 20 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, two young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 7 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 36 Book Awards and a few finalists awards. All Janice's books are available on Amazon.com, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 3 of a YA fantasy series an and book 2 in an angel series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. There are books in the works about a dog for ages YA. Her hobbies are crocheting, sewing, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog http://jemsbooks.blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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6 Responses to A Novel That Touches Your Heart – How Far Is Heaven!

  1. tidalscribe says:

    Anyone’s great fear – a loved one disappearing and of course anything could have happened. sounds like a great book.

  2. Great post opening and awesome reviews!

  3. Have a great week, Janice! ❤ xo

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