New Book from Jemsbooks is here! Abby and Holly Series, Book 3 Secrets of the Trunk!

I am once again excited to share a new book with all of you, Abby & Holly Series, Book 3, Secrets of the Trunk. If you have read my books before, I thank you. If not, then now is the time to peruse online and check out these exciting mysteries, adventures, ghosts, and other things that go bump in the night.

I have so much fun writing for this age group. Of course, I will continue until I have no more stories to tell. Will that happen? Who knows, but I am enjoying the ride until it does, if ever. As long as children of all ages are enjoying my books and learning valuable lessons I will continue.

As with each book I write, I feel an immense sense of relief but at the same time sadness – the book is done. With this series I can go right into the next book, which I have already started, and continue with the same characters. It’s really not goodbye with a series. I will keep revisiting them and bringing them to life once again.

I already shared with you the wonderful cover my husband, John, created for me. I love it! Hope you do too! He also created the cute illustrations for the chapter headings.

I have put an introduction into each of my series books to explain a little about the characters and each book. This will enable readers to pick up and understand the story lines. But it is always good to begin reading a series from the beginning.

These middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, like all my children’s books, carry life lessons in each story. These lessons help children see the importance of being kind to others, respect elders, parents and each other, respect differences in others, bullying is never tolerated or accepted, family and friends do matter, and love one another.

Abby & Holly Series, Book 3 Secrets of the Trunk – Amazon Paperback link
Books will link with both formats shortly.
Abby & Holly Series, Book 3, Secrets of the Trunk

Here is the link to Amazon Kindle and coming soon to Goodreads and Barnes & Noble.


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.

Each of these books are standalone books but the characters do grow and evolve in personalities. In order to get into the characters begin with Book 5 of Davey & Derek Junior Detectives where these characters, Abby & Holly, were first introduced.

Here are three reviews already received on Amazon:

Michele Rolfe
5.0 out of 5 starsGhosts to the RescueSeptember 5, 2019 Cousins Abby & Holly have some help from the resident ghosts Felicity & Minerva figuring out the secret of the Trunk! The girls have scary encounter with a “playful” sprite & Felicity & Minerva step in to help & protect the girls. Was worried about the end, but it is perfect beginning to the next book!! LOVED the things the girls go through & how they solve The Secrets of the Trunk!

Trish5.0 out of 5 starsFamily fun!September 6, 2019 Abby and Holly, cousins and best friends, find themselves intrigued with a mystery they uncover while cleaning the attic in their home. Follow the girls on a treasure hunt leading to danger and excitement. Such fun! I love that the author leaves their story open for future adventures for the cousins. In this day and age, it is great to find such wholesome reading for our children, Nice job, Janice Spina!

Michelle Clements James
5.0 out of 5 starsThe story book instills life lessonsSeptember 6, 2019Format: PaperbackThis is a skillfully written story that logically follows Book 2 in the series. Abby and Holly are determined to solve the mystery of the old trunk and elicit the help of their ghost friends, Felicity and Minerva. When things get a bit out of hand and turn dangerous, the girls turn to their moms and to Abby’s dad for help.
Abby and Holly are typical young middle-grade girls who are adventurous, sweet, kindhearted, and thoughtful. Their ghost friends are helpful and caring. All the characters are well-drawn and believable, that is unless you don’t believe in ghosts.
As with all the author’s children’s books, this book instills life lessons, especially that everyone should treat all others with respect. The life lessons introduced in Secrets of the Trunk are how to handle the unexpected and how to overcome disappointments.
I loved this book, as I have all the other middle-grade books by Janice Spina. I recommend it as a book for your middle-grade child to read by themselves or as a book you’ll read together.
This book was given to me by the author in exchange for my honest review.

Link to Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Books 1-6.

I hope you will check out the complete series and watch for more books coming later this year and into 2020. Link below to Abby & Holly Series Books 1 & 2.

Abby & Holly Book 1 School Dance just won a Bronze Medal from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards! So excited!!! Doing a happy dance!!

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Blessings & Hugs!



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, 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 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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14 Responses to New Book from Jemsbooks is here! Abby and Holly Series, Book 3 Secrets of the Trunk!

  1. Darlene says:

    Congratulations!! I love writing for this age group as well.

  2. wolfpug says:

    Shared! LOVE the cover! Your books are AWESOME!!

  3. Pingback: New Book from Jemsbooks is here! Abby and Holly Series, Book 3 Secrets of the Trunk! – wolfpug

  4. macjam47 says:

    I enjoyed every page of this book! It is an exciting addition to the series. 💕🤗💕

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