It’s always exciting to publish a new book even if this is my 31st book!!! Abby & Holly Series Book 6 is now here on Amazon as Kindle and soon as a paperback! Check it out today for your middle-grader/Preteen/Young Adult readers! It is a wholesome and clean series that has won four book awards so far! Parents love it too!

This is available on Barnes & Noble now.

This new book is just in time for your summer reading list! Hop onto the Abby & Holly train for a fun ride with lots of surprises, ghostly visits, time travel, magic, and valuable life lessons to be learned.

All covers of my books are designed by my talented husband, John. I hope you love the new one as much as I do!


Follow along with cousins, Abby and Holly, as they learn about some changes in history from their ghost friend, Felicity, who lived back in 1818. These changes came about when the girls traveled back to the past to their Victorian when it was once a boarding house.

While they were in the past they met a young woman, Annabelle Bradley, who was a talented artist. The cousins became friends with Annabelle in the short time they knew her. They also became involved in her life through her letters and diaries that they found in their home in the future.

The girls are distraught over how Annabelle died and want to go back and somehow change history to prevent her murder. In order to do this, they must enlist the help of their friends, Davey’s and Derek’s, great aunt, Gigi, who is a benevolent witch.

Will Gigi be able to put the girls back in time in the right place to make this change possible? If they do go back, will the girls be able to return without possibly endangering themselves and end up lost forever in the past due to the faulty timeline.

This is the last book in the series unless I receive a high demand to write more. If you haven’t read any of the series yet, here are all the other books. Some are stand alone – first two – while the last three continue a story.

Abby & Holly Series Books 1-6

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!

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!

Book Reviews of Series on Amazon: Book 1 Abby & Holly School Dance

Michael DeLucia
5.0 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 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 Unfortunate 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

Mystery “Fran”
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a great book for kids in middle grades (3-5)!Reviewed in the United States on September 17, 2019I recently read Janice Spina’s newest book for middle grade readers, the Abby and Holly Series, Book 3: Secrets of the Trunk. I had not read the previous books, but was immediately engaged with this fun mystery involving cousins and BFFs Abby and Holly. This book has ghosts, an old trunk, secrets, and my favorite, a mystery for the girls to solve. The themes of friendship, respect, and caring are cleverly woven into the story. As a former teacher of reading, I heartily recommend this book to your middle grade children or students.

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.

Book 5 Abby & Holly Series The Copper Key

5.0 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!

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.
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  1. Fantastic! Celebrating your every success.

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