Are you ready for a new book in the Abby & Holly Series? Introducing Abby & Holly Series, Book 3, Secrets of the Trunk. Well, I have been avidly working on Book 3 of this series for both girls and boys. This is another mystery, adventure, ghost hunt for all ages to read and enjoy.

These characters, Abby & Holly, were first introduced in Book 5 of Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series when the cousins, Abby & Holly, enlisted the help of the twin detectives to rid their old Victorian of some pesky ghosts. The girls now have their own series which I have enjoyed writing immensely.

I hope to continue to write a few more in this fun series. These books have been enjoyed by all ages including grownups who happily pass along the books to their children and grandchildren.

As in all Jemsbooks for children there are life lessons to be learned by reading these entertaining books. In this book the girls learn that family matters and is important and are always there to lend a hand and support them in all that they do. Also, be kind and considerate of others, show respect to each other and parents and elders and think of others before yourself.

With all the craziness in this world our children need good examples to follow. That is one of my goals when I write and create stories. I want children of all ages to know what is right and wrong. I cover some tough subjects in this series to help children understand how they should behave in many different circumstances that will come up.

Here is the cover for this new book created by my husband, John. I love it! I hope you will too.


Join Abby and Holly in Book 3 as the cousins discover a new presence in their old Victorian while they are cleaning out the library of old books. They are not sure if this specter is benign or otherwise. This being leads them to the old trunk they discovered in Book 2 which holds many secrets and puzzles that they feel compelled to solve.

They enlist the help of their ghost friend, Felicity, who inhabits their home. She is a benevolent entity that once lived in their house from a century ago. She watches over the girls and vows never to leave them unless they request her to do so.

There will be surprises and ghostly visits that will keep readers enthralled as Abby and Holly work together to uncover the secrets of the trunk.

This book will be available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble soon.

Thank you for stopping by to read about my new book! This is an award-winning series that has received two Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards. I hope you will keep watch for this book and check out the other two books in this fun, adventure, mystery, ghost series.


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Blessings & Hugs!


About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 37 books: 18 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, one young adult book, written under Janice Spina, and 5 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 28 Book Awards and a few Finalists in contests. AWARDS: 4 MOM'S CHOICE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Lamby the Lonely Lamby, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon, Louey the Lazy Elephant, Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear 11 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Books 1, 2, 3, 5, & 6. Abby & Holly Series, Books 1-6 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION - Davey & Derek Book 1, READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Book 3 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - BRONZE MEDAL - Abby & Holly Book 1 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION — Abby & Holly Book 2 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 5 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey BOOK EXCELLENCE AWARD - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 Authorsdb Cover Contest Silver Medal - Davey & Derek Book 5 FINALISTS: Authorsdb First Lines Contest, - Hunting Mariah and Mariah's Revenge were Finalists Red City Review Awards - Finalist - Davey & Derek Book 4 READERS’ FAVORITE BOOK AWARDS - 5-STAR REVIEW - Davey & Derek Book 4 All Janice's books are available on, 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 1 of a YA fantasy 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. Her hobbies are crocheting, 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 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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  1. macjam47 says:

    Oh my gosh! I love, love, love that cover! It is perfect.

  2. dgkaye says:

    I loveeeeee the cover Janice, and the goodness in the book for children, especially in these times. Nice to see you around, I guessed you were busy putting another book together. Wishing you much success. ❤

    • jjspina says:

      Thank you, Debby! Yes, I’ve been busy with family and the book. Working on the next book now too. Not on social media too much lately. Can’t find enough time to do that too. Sorry I haven’t kept in touch. My husband thanks you for the compliment on the cover. I love it too! 💕🤗😘

  3. Wonderful cover as always Janice and look forward to promoting… looks great. hugsxx

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