New Book Abby & Holly Series Book 5 is Now Here!

I am excited to announce that my newest book in the Abby & Holly Series – Book 5: The Copper Key is now here! This series has been so much fun to write. I will be starting on Book 6 soon. It’s easier to do it this way than wait and lose the momentum of the series.

This series carries life lessons for MG/PT/YA such as: friends and family are important, be kind, caring and respectful of others, and bullying is never tolerated or accepted. The series is dedicated to my granddaughter and my step granddaughter.

The cover was created by my talented husband, John. He has created all my covers. Kudos to John for his continued work on making my book covers beautiful!

I hope you will check out all the books in this award-winning series soon. Boys and girls and adults enjoy these books.

This Abby & Holly Series has won 8 Book Awards – 6 Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards and 2 Readers’ Favorite Book Awards – Bronze Medal, and an Honorable Mention!

Abby & Holly Series Books 1-6 with 8 awards (promo by John

Abby & Holly Series provides more fun and ghostly adventures with cousins, Abby & Holly, as they discover things in their old Victorian and go back to the past to solve mysteries. There are ghosts, a haunted house, time travel, mysteries, and magic. Life lessons will also be learned about friendship, family, respect, love and caring for one another, and bullying will never be accepted or tolerated! MG/PT/YA will be hooked and parents will feel good about the quality of books their children are reading! Adults are reading and enjoying them also!


The main protagonists, cousins Abby and Holly, find paintings by a young teenager from the past with a copper key taped to the back of one of the paintings. Annabelle Bradley, this teen’s remains were found in their attic in Book 4.

The girls’ search begins to find the source of this key. They hope to use this key to unlock secrets or something valuable from the past. Will this key uncover another mystery for the cousins? How far will the girls go in their search for truth or will they have to go back to the past? Will they be able to return home without somehow changing history?

Here are the other books in this series. The first three are stand alone stories but the next three will be somewhat of a continuation of an ongoing story. All books are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

This is an award-winning series that has won 3 Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards and a Readers’ Favorite Book Award – Bronze Medal.

Reviews of Series on Amazon:

Book 1 Abby & Holly Series School Dance

Michael DeLucia5.0 out of 5 stars ENTHUSIASTIC 5 STARSReviewed in the United States on December 24, 2019Verified PurchaseAbby & Holly School Dance is part of a series, but it stands completely on its own. I didn’t read the other books in the series and that had no effect on the story, so don’t shy away because you haven’t read the other books. That said, I am now looking forward to finding Abby & Holly in Spina’s other books.

It’s is an award winning work written by author Janice Spina that has all the components of the quintessential YA novel. It deals with middle school issues such as bullying, friendship, standing up against one’s peers, and ghosts! Well, there are no ghosts in reality, but it’s certainly a cool topic for people of all ages.

I got the book based on a friend’s recommendation because I have a 4th grade granddaughter and wanted to read it before giving it to her. I loved it and she loved it as well! Janice Spina is able to jump right into the mindset of a sixth grader and that’s one of the reasons why the book is exceptional! An enthusiastic 5 Stars!!!

Book 2 Abby & Holly Series Unforgettable Events

Michelle Clements James5.0 out of 5 stars A Stellar Book With Important LessonsReviewed in the United States on October 20, 2018I am so excited about the Abby and Holly Series for girls, but it could be equally enjoyed by boys. In Abby & Holly Series Book 2: Unfortunate Events, Abby’s cousin, Holly, is faced with some difficult issues. While her parents are away on overseas jobs, Holly is living with Abby. Things go downhill when her parents return for a visit and her mother becomes ill. Throughout this trying time, Holly has a tremendous amount of support from Abby, her Aunt Jane and Uncle Bob, and two ghosts who live in Abby’s house, Felicity and Minerva. Of course, their friends Davey and Derek are there to help, too.
As with all of Spina’s children’s books, Unfortunate Events teaches life lessons such as respect, kindness toward others, and the importance of being polite. This book concentrates on handling the unexpected and overcoming life’s disappointments. The unexpected was Holly’s mother’s illness and hospital stay. With the love of her extended family, Holly was able to cope with her worry for her mother. Disappointment was addressed when her father announced that he was flying out to finish his work overseas. He explained to Holly the importance of fulling his obligations to his employer.
I highly recommend Abby & Holly Series Book 2: Unfortunate Events to all middle-graders, both girls and boys. The storyline is one that will keep children interested with its elements of suspense and mystery. Though there are references to a childhood crush, they are not a major component of the story and certainly not enough to deter boys’ interest. And who doesn’t love a friendly little ghost or two! As with all the author’s children’s books, this one is true to her ideals of writing books that encourage
children to read while incorporating those all-important life lessons. As a book I think every parent will want their daughters and sons to read, I give Unfortunate Events 5 stars!

Book 3 Abby & Holly Series Secrets of the Trunk

Trish5.0 out of 5 stars Family fun!Reviewed in the United States on September 6, 2019Abby 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!

Book 4 Abby & Holly Series The Hidden Stairway

Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
5.0 out of 5 stars Another exciting tale by Janice SpinaReviewed in the United States on March 6, 2020This is the newest book in the series of books about Abby and Holly, cousins who live in an old, mysterious house. This time, the young ladies are searching for missing pieces of a puzzle. Why were Annabelle’s ashes left in the attic? Where did the antique jewels come from and who left them in the attic. Why did Annabelle die young? There are lots of intriguing twists in the plot to keep readers eager to learn what happens next.
Abby and Holly traveled back in time to look for answers to all of their questions. Readers will love this story and the other books by gifted author, Janice Spina. I highly recommend this book, as well as the others. You’re sure to love them

Review of Abby & Holly Book 5:

Trish5.0 out of 5 stars Fun, fun, fun!Reviewed in the United States on May 6, 2020Those adorable cousins are back again! Abby and Holly find themselves faced with another mystery that needs their attention. This fun loving duo find a strange old copper key in a very unlikely place. Because of their adventurous nature, the girls embark on a new journey to discover what this key opens. Follow them into the past to correct an unjust act of one person in order to help protect another. Janice Spina’s stories will keep your child’s interest while always remaining wholesome and age appropriate. Such fun

This Abby & Holly Series has won 8 Book Awards – 6 Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards and 2 Readers’ Favorite Book Awards – Bronze Medal, and an Honorable Mention!

Abby & Holly Series Books 1-6 with 8 awards (promo by John

I feel pure joy writing for children and hope with God’s help and blessing to continue to write many more fun adventures for children to read and enjoy. I do enjoy writing for MG/PT/YA and 18+ too!

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!


Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!








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.
This entry was posted in Abby & Holly Book 5 coming, Abby & Holly School Dance, Abby & Holly Series, Abby & Holly Series Book 2 Unfortunate Events, Abby & Holly Series Book 4, Abby & Holly Series, Book 3 Secrets of the Trunk, cover reveal, MG/PT/YA Books, middle-grade books, middle-grade series, New book coming from Jemsbooks, preteen books, Writing, book reviews and publishing, poetry, children's books, YA and novels, Young adult and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

14 Responses to New Book Abby & Holly Series Book 5 is Now Here!

  1. Congratulations, Janice! Awesome news. Cheers! 🙂

  2. wolfpug says:

    Another fun adventure! Shared

  3. Pingback: New Book Abby & Holly Series Book 5 is Now Here! – wolfpug

  4. Woot! Congratulations, Janice. Hugs on the wing!

  5. Congratulations Janice and in the diary for a new book promo on Sunday 17th as I am sure there will be some reviews by then too…Have a lovely weekend..hugsx♥

Leave a Reply

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

You are commenting using your 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.