Linda Watkins Hi, sorry for not answering sooner, but I just saw your question today. I, in no way, influence the ratings or reviews that are posted for my novel. Those are provided solely by the readers. MATEGUAS ISLAND currently has a 4.77 overall rating on Goodreads, so, obviously, all the reviews and ratings are not 5-Star. If you want more information on the ratings/reviews, you will have query the readers, not me. Hope you're having a great day!