New Review of Abby & Holly Series Book 4!

I am thrilled to receive this new review of my newest book in the Abby & Holly Series. It’s always exciting to receive a review! It feels like Christmas!

Mystery “Fran”5.0 out of 5 stars Another winner from J.E Spina!Reviewed in the United States on March 4, 2020Format: Kindle EditionThe Hidden Stairway, the next book in the Abby & Holly series, is another winner. When they discover an old trunk in a previous book, cousins Abby and Holly travel back in time to get some answers about the trunk’s contents. Mystery, suspense, and adventure abound, amid the overarching themes of kindness and caring that are the hallmarks of J.E. Spina’s books. I loved it, and I know young readers will too.


Join the cousins, Abby and Holly, as they search for clues about who placed an urn up in their attic with the remains of a young girl who lived a century ago. Their old Victorian holds many secrets and the girls are determined to solve this mystery with the help of two ghost friends, Felicity and Minerva, who inhabit their home.

As the girls are searching for clues in their basement they discover a hidden stairway. Upon entering the stairway they find themselves unexpectedly catapulted back in time to a century ago. Will they be able to return with the answers to the mystery? If not, who will help them get back? Or, will they be forever lost in time.

This series has been a joy to write. It makes me feel like a kid again! The story is told through the eyes of the two cousins who are as close as sisters. There is a mystery, ghosts, haunted house and fun adventures in time travel that will keep readers turning pages to find out what happens next. This is an award-winning series for Middle-graders/Preteens/Young Adults. Parents love it too because of all the life lessons that are incorporated in the story such as be kind and caring toward others, respect parents and others, and family and friends matter.

Once I have a title I can whip through the story with the characters guiding the way. Sometimes I don’t know how the story will end. It is a surprise to me. I am a pantser, meaning I write by the seat of my pants. As my fingers fly over the keyboard it’s as if I am a reader and not the author. I sometimes don’t know where the characters are going to take me. It can be quite unnerving at times but freeing and exhilarating. That’s what makes writing so much fun. Please join me in Abby’s and Holly’s adventures for a thrill of your life or your children’s! Thank you!

Please check out all the books in this award-winning series for some fun adventures for your MG/PT/YA. They will love them and so will you. Watch for Book 5 coming this year and Book 6 in 2021.

Abby & Holly Series Books 1-4

Please leave a review for books you love wherever you purchased them. We authors will love you back and appreciate your efforts to share our work. Word of mouth is the best way to spread word about a book.

Blessings & Hugs!


About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 35 books: 17 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, 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 26 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.
This entry was posted in Abby & Holly Series, Abby & Holly Series, Book 4, book reviews, MG/PT/YA Books, Writing, book reviews and publishing, poetry, children's books, YA and novels and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to New Review of Abby & Holly Series Book 4!

  1. macjam47 says:

    Congratulations on another wonderful review of Abby & Holly Series Book 4 – The Hidden Staircase! This is a fabulous story!

Leave a Reply to jjspina Cancel reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.