Readers’ Favorite Book Review of Abby & Holly Series Book 3: Secrets of the Trunk!

I was thrilled to received this wonderful review of Abby & Holly Series Book 3: Secrets of the Trunk from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards!

Abbey and Holly Series: Secrets of the Trunk, Book 3 is a young adult paranormal mystery by Janice Spina. Abbey and her cousin Holly were sorting through old books in the library of the house they had recently moved into. They met a dust sprite and found old diaries with references to a trunk and its unknown content. Felicity and Minerva, their ghost friends who occupied the house, were wary of the sprite and her intentions and warned the cousins to be careful. Holly and Abbey attempted to open the trunk but were unsuccessful. They were surprised when it unlocked itself, but they rummaged through the items and found a box with writing on it. While prying it open, they found themselves inside the trunk, which suddenly glowed before shutting them inside.

Would you live in a house haunted by a friendly ghost? Abbey and Holly don’t seem to mind and Felicity is very protective of them. The girls are very well-mannered, but possess curious natures, while their mothers have cool, caring personalities. This is exactly what Janice Spina wanted to convey through her writing; that family, friendship, respect, and good manners are very important. The characters displayed these traits throughout this intriguing mystery with engaging dialogue. I was disappointed that I could not learn everything about the mystery as the ending left me in suspense, but I did enjoy reading The Secrets of the Trunk, Book 3 in the Abbey and Holly Series. John Spina’s illustrations and book cover are nice too.

It’s always a joy to receive a review. That is what we authors live for – to hear feedback from readers. Thank you, Readers’ Favorite for this lovely review!

If your MG/PT/YA have not read this series now is the time to check it out in time for Christmas. These books will delight readers and parents alike with the good values they promote and the fun adventures that all girls love.

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!

Jemsbooks Children’s books are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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

Jemsbooks make perfect gifts for all occasions! Grab your copies for all the MG/PT/YA on your list for Christmas. They will thank you for these books for you will open up their imaginations and introduce them to fun adventures, ghostly visits, a haunted house and magical mysteries.

MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR! May your blessings be many! God Bless!

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 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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2 Responses to Readers’ Favorite Book Review of Abby & Holly Series Book 3: Secrets of the Trunk!

  1. Fantastic, Janice. Sharing for you.

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